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.

State Focus: Minnesota’s Formula For Success

The North Star State has definitely seen the economic light, with achievements that read like a recipe rundown.

Klein Tools Continues U.S. Investment With New Texas Manufacturing Facility

Gov. Perry and local officials thank Klein Tools for bringing jobs to Mansfield, TX.

Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.
Brownback

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.
Chrysler

Chrysler Adds Staff, Expands Sterling Heights, MI Plant

Slated to close in 2010, the Sterling Heights Assembly Plant rises from the ashes with nearly $1 billion in investments; new paint and body shops transform plant into flexible, state-of-the-art manufacturing facility.
ASI

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.
CCAM

Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing To Partner With The Department Of Defense Technology Development...

In addition to funding from consortium members, the institute will receive a portion of the $140 million federal funds designated for manufacturing innovation institutes.
Gov Tom Corbett

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.
Apple Mesa

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Navigant Report: Advanced Energy Industry Grew Twice As Fast As The World Economy In...

According to new research from Navigant, the advanced energy market is bigger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide, equal to the airline industry in the U.S.

COVER STORY: State of the Year – Tennessee

Tennessee, already an automotive powerhouse, motors into our winner’s circle with a diverse growth strategy that’s hitting on all cylinders.

BUSINESS REPORT: New California Incentives Offer Credits For Job Creation

The Golden State has replaced its Enterprise Zone program with what it calls a “more modern” set of tools, including a bevy of new tax credits.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of...

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

Axiall Selects Louisiana For Potential $3 Billion Investment In Chemical Facilities

Ethane cracker and related derivatives plant could result in more than 2,400 new direct and indirect jobs.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

Toyo Tire Breaks Ground For Expansion Of U.S. Manufacturing Plant And Warehouse

Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.

Ford Adds Jobs, Invests Millions In Buffalo Stamping Plant

Ford will invest $150 million in Buffalo Stamping Plant and add 350 new jobs at the facility to support future product growth.

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March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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