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The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.


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The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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Latest: New Report Ranks Cities By Ease Of Doing Business - The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

New Report Ranks Cities By Ease Of Doing Business

The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Gordon Food Service Creating Over 400 New Jobs In Indiana

The food service distributor will expand in Indiana with a new 500,000-square-foot warehouse facility at the NorthPoint Industrial Park in Westfield.

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.

Creative Works Adding 70 Jobs In Indiana

The homegrown prop maker for the entertainment industry will invest more than $1 million to expand its operations in Morgan County, IN.

Acrisure Investing $33M In Michigan HQ Relocation

The global insurance broker will create 400 new, high-paying jobs in downtown Grand Rapids, is area's first to win Good Jobs for Michigan support.

Amazon Expands Chicago Tech Hub, Will Create 400 New Tech Jobs

Amazon will expand its office in downtown Chicago by more than 70,000 square feet, allowing the company to double its tech workforce in the city.

Conagra Building New Innovation Center In Chicago

The Conagra Brands Center for Food Design will be a state-of-the-art snacking innovation center with up to 50 food designers and culinary staff.

Messer To Build New Air Separation Plant In Indiana

To meet growing demand from Midwest manufacturing and healthcare industries, the industrial gas company will invest $38 million in a new, large-scale air separation unit in Indianapolis.

First-of-its-Kind 5G Zone To Foster Innovation In Indiana

The new 5G hub will invite businesses, researchers, and universities to develop next-generation solutions in Indianapolis.

Hoosier Logistics Doubling Indiana Workforce In Multi-City Expansion

The logistics and supply chain management provider will invest more than $5.65 million to grow its operations and buy new equipment over the next five years.

Sequel Wire And Cable Investing $53M In Indiana

The wire fabrication startup will establish operations in Marshall County, IN, and expects to create 120 new jobs by the end of 2024.

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities.

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Precertified sites—also known as shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

Auto Truck Group Expanding Indiana Operations

The work truck upfitter will invest more than $6 million in a new, 72,000-square-foot facility in Allen County, and create up to 50 new jobs.

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 15th annual rankings report maintains BF’s standard for credible and comprehensive results. Rankings categories may evolve over time, but our commitment to an unbiased assessment of valid metrics never wavers.

Business Facilities’ 2019 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including job growth, economic growth potential, tech opportunities and more.

Amazon Will Expand, Create More Than 2,500 Full-Time Jobs In Ohio

Two new Amazon robotics fulfillment centers in Akron and Rossford will total more than 1.4 million-square-feet.

TOC Logistics International Creating 87 Jobs In Indiana

The global supply chain logistics company is investing more than $1.8 million to expand its Indianapolis headquarters.

Sub-Zero Group Investing $70M In Wisconsin Expansion

The premium appliance manufacturer will create 100 jobs as it adds a 350,000-square-foot R&D facility in Fitchburg.

Location Spotlight: Game-changing Logistics Hub in Northwest Ohio

A nationally acclaimed logistics development company is preparing to unveil a master-planned park which will be able to accommodate more than 4 million square feet of industrial space. This park will also lay adjacent to one the country’s most critical intermodal terminals. NorthPoint Development is on a fast track to putting up the $250 million park which is expected to serve as a significant advantage for industrial supply chains in the Midwest.

Logistics & Distribution: Delivering The Goods In A Real-Time Economy

Efficiency, optimization and speed have always been top priorities in logistics and transportation. Today, as digital transformations are ushering in the next revolution of industry, known as Industry 4.0, these priorities are even more crucial.

Allison Transmission Investing $400M In Indiana Growth, Innovation

Planned growth of the company’s core businesses, innovation and vehicle testing center will bring more than 300 jobs to central Indiana.

Chinese Steel Wheels Manufacturer Chooses Indiana

Startup manufacturer Indiana Wheel Corporation will invest nearly $23 million and create more than 100 jobs at its new 300,000-square-foot production facility in Plymouth, IN.

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.

Modula Will Invest $26.5M In Ohio

The Italy-based advanced manufacturing company will create 100 jobs at the Cincinnati Region's historic Dayton Daily News Building.

EFP Corp. Investing More Than $6.5M In Indiana Expansion

The Northern Indiana packaging manufacturer is expanding to a 100,000-square-foot building in the Vanderburgh Industrial Park in Evansville, IN.

Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice

Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI.

Hoosiers Are Poised For Hardwoods Industry Growth

The state has unveiled its new Indiana Hardwood strategy, aimed at attracting new hardwood processing facilities to the Hoosier State and expanding existing mills.

Michigan Incentives Will Help FCA Create 6,433 New Jobs

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' historic project will generate $4.5 billion in investment as it builds a new state-of-the-art assembly plant in Detroit and expands production at five existing Michigan facilities.

Cummins Investing $68M, Adding Jobs In Indiana

As it celebrates 100 years in Indiana, the company will establish its Electrified Power business headquarters in Columbus, and increase its presence in Indianapolis and Greenwood.

Pinnacle Technology Group Opening New Ohio Location

Attracted to the region’s diverse and skilled workforce, the company will hire 35 people to work in its new $570,000 facility in Maumee, OH.

MetaCX Adding 75 New Jobs In Indiana

The Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) startup will invest $1.4 million to scale up its operations in Indianapolis, creating up to 75 high-wage jobs by 2023.

GM Bringing More Than 450 New Manufacturing Jobs To Ohio

General Motors will invest $700 million and create more than 450 manufacturing jobs at its operations in Toledo, Parma and Moraine.

Indiana Lands $37M Saab Investment

The defense and security company will manufacture training aircraft structures for the U.S. Air Force T-X pilot training program, creating 300 jobs at Purdue University-affiliated Discovery Park District Aerospace.

Swiss AgTech Company Picks Indiana For First U.S. Production

Cormo USA Inc. will invest $29.5 million to establish operations in Rushville, IN, creating up to 250 new jobs by the end of 2023.

STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class

The battle for America’s future as a global technology leader is being waged in locations that have initiated innovative programs to increase the number of graduates with STEM skills.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

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