Advanced Manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing is the integration of technology based systems and processes in the production of products (fit, form, and function) to the highest level of quality and in compliance with industry specific certification standards.

Cover Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla's lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast's gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia's skyline.
Bendix Spicer assembly line worker.

Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake Expands In Bowling Green, KY

To encourage the investment and job growth in Warren County, the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority preliminarily approved the company for tax incentives up to $500,000 through the Kentucky Business Investment program.
Voxx backseat audio system.

VOXX International To Expand Orlando, FL Headquarters And Manufacturing Center

VOXX International Company will expand manufacturing center and add $16.5 million in capital investment along with 134 new jobs.
About 2,000 people are employed at Toyota’s manufacturing facility in Blue Springs, MS, where the best-selling Toyota Corolla is made. Overall, more than 3.2 million vehicles of all types have been produced in Mississippi.

State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All

Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.
Energy Power Systems.

Energy Power Systems Announces New Manufacturing Facility In Pontiac, MI

EPS has enjoyed great support from the State of Michigan, including the Legislature, the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Department of Environmental Quality; Oakland County; and the City of Pontiac.
Iowa (IA) State Flag.

Iowa Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Iowa financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
Gov. Bentley with Polaris hat.

Polaris Plans Alabama Facility

Polaris said the Alabama manufacturing facility will feature multiple assembly lines and state-of-the-art technologies.
Advanced manufacturing gears.

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."

Game Changer

Tennessee takes workforce training to the next level--high school.
Georgia (GA) State Flag.

Georgia Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Georgia financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
Florida (FL) State Flag.

Florida Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Florida financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
BF September October 2014 High Tech Hubs Cover.

September/October 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 5)

This issue of Business Facilities features a tour of high-tech hubs, an update on the call center industry, a visit with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and summaries of activity in several other states and industries.
Colorado (CO) State Flag.

Colorado Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Colorado financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
Italian motorsports innovator, Dallara, built the first American installation of their futuristic race simulator in Indiana.

State Focus: Indiana – A State Of Action

Indiana continues to prove that it can get the job done.
Nissan, Smyrna.

Nissan And Tennessee Partner To Train Future Manufacturing Workforce

The training center will develop a pipeline of skilled workers for Nissan’s Tennessee manufacturing operations and critical opportunities for current and prospective employees to learn valuable skills in advanced manufacturing.
Cybersecurity.

Ghost Systems Cybersecurity Company Opens Up Headquarters In Incline Village, NV

Ghost Systems opens global headquarters in Incline Village, NV, with offices and SafePlace Centers also opening in Reno, NV.
Kentucky (KY) State Flag.

Kentucky Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Kentucky financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
Massachusetts (MA) State Flag.

Massachusetts Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Massachusetts financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.
TSYS Global Headquarters.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.
Bridgestone off road tires.

Bridgestone Opens Off Road Radial Tire Manufacturing Facility In Aiken County, SC

South Carolina plant extends company leadership in large and ultra-large earthmoving tires for mining and aggregates applications.

Rankings & Awards

July / August 2022 Issue

July / August 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 4)

Business Facilities' July / August 2022 issue features our 18th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, healthcare, fintech, and corporate HQs.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.

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