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Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.


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Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.

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Advanced Manufacturing: The Cobots Are Coming

Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.

FTD Companies Relocating HQ To Chicago

The global floral company’s headquarters relocation to Chicago is part its new strategic growth plan.

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.

Anixter Expanding Illinois Distribution Center

The 238,000-square-foot expansion will make the Alsip, IL facility the company’s largest and most advanced distribution center.

Food Manufacturer, Distributor Expanding In Illinois

Located in Montgomery, IL, Carl Buddig and Company’s fourth manufacturing facility in the state will create up to 300 new jobs in the coming year.

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocate truck production from Mexico, and add 2,500 new jobs.

Location Spotlight: Wheeling, Illinois

Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Illinois Revives Premier Corporate Tax Incentives

Gov. Bruce Rauner has signed legislation reinstating the Economic Development for a Growing Economy incentives program (EDGE), a vital tool in winning big-ticket projects.

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Outcome Health Creating 2,000 New Jobs In Chicago

The company's new 392,000-square-foot Outcome Tower marks the city’s emergence as a national health-tech leader.

Cyber Security Company Expands Chicago Headquarters

Trustwave will add more than 300 employees at its new Chicago headquarters; City Colleges of Chicago is launching a Cyber Security Boot Camp.

Logistics Leaders

The logistics and distribution industry is poised for a great leap forward as new technology digitally transforms the supply chain from end to end.

Illinois: New State Support for Entrepreneurs

The Advancing the Development of Minority Entrepreneurship program will mentor start-ups in Peoria, Rockford and Chicago.

Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables.

March / April 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 2)

The March / April 2017 issue features our annual tour of workforce development programs across the U.S. Plus, the impact of low-cost power, and a look at the aerospace and manufacturing industries, Louisiana, New Mexico, Kentucky, New York, Minnesota, Illinois, and Cape Coral, FL.

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

The U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.

Logistics USA: Moving A $1.4 Trillion Haul From Here To There

Systemic improvements in cost efficiency are delivering better pricing to the logistics sector, but gaps in infrastructure are still a problem.

Illinois: Unveiling the Future of Digital Design and Manufacturing

Chicago’s new National Innovation Institute, built with $70 million in federal funding, is paving the way for the advanced manufacturing breakthroughs of the 21st century.

Illinois Lands International Pharmaceutical Service Provider

Vetter plans to invest $320 million and create 300 jobs at its Des Plaines, IL manufacturing facility.

Renamed Decatur Central Railroad Gets New Operators, Rehab

OmniTRAX affiliate partners with Topflight Grain Cooperative to operate, drive business to and rehabilitate the Cisco to Decatur line.

Keeping In Touch

A constant dialogue between local businesses and economic development organizations is a key that unlocks growth. Elk Grove Village sets a great example.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.

Batory Foods Expanding In Illinois

The new 678,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will be located at RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL.

Chicago Celebrates Technology Startup Hub Expansion, 700 New Tech Jobs

Chicago is celebrating more than 700 new jobs created by 16 tech companies, and the newly-completed expansion of the city’s digital startup hub, 1871.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

The recent consolidation of food industry giants via mega-mergers is not slowing the exponential growth of major food processing hubs.

California, Illinois, Texas Lead The Charge Toward A Modernized Power Grid

For the third year in a row, California is the highest-ranked state when it comes to moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the 3rd Annual Grid Modernization Index (GMI).

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