INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.
Bentley

BUSINESS REPORT: Alabama – Donghee America Plans $48-Million Fuel Tank Plant In Auburn

Alabama’s automotive manufacturing sector is hitting on all cylinders, as OEM assembly plants and the supplier network that supports them continue to expand. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Air Canada Opens Global Operations Center In Brampton, Ontario

The new facility will serve as the central control for the airline's operations, with 400 employees overseeing, on a 24/7 basis, nearly 600 Air Canada flights each day.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.
AAR

AAR Announces 500 New Jobs In Lake Charles, LA

State will establish Aircraft MRO Center of Excellence for aviation training at SOWELA Technical Community College.

General Dynamics Dedicates New Facility in Healdsburg, CA

General Dynamics Ordnance and Tactical Systems manufactures large, medium- and small-caliber direct and indirect-fire munitions, mortar weapons and systems, artillery projectiles, bomb bodies and Ball Powder® Propellant.

Magnablend Reopens Former Superconducting Super Collider Facility In Waxahachie, TX

With manufacturing facilities in key locations for all major domestic shale plays, Magnablend is positioned to support U.S. energy development and independence.

BUSINESS REPORT: Arkansas — Dassault Invests $60 Million In Little Rock Expansion

The maker of Falcon jets will introduce 3D design at its Arkansas production facility, which will grow to 1.25 million square feet when the expansion is completed in 2016. From the May/June 2013 issue.

Moon Express Opens Facility In Huntsville, AL

Huntsville propulsion development facility will be key to landing first commercial spacecraft on the moon.

SPECIAL REPORT: The Carolinas Are Bringing The Business

On what seems to be a job-creation winning streak, Carolina economic developers must be doing something right. From the May/June 2013 issue.

GE Aviation Opens R&D Center In Bromont, Quebec

Multi-million dollar investment in advanced manufacturing supports aerospace industry.

DHL Opens Global Hub in Northern Kentucky

International logistics leader inaugurates its newly expanded hub for the Americas; project represents a $105 million, four-year effort.

Rome Wasn’t Built in a Sol

A robot still working on Mars nearly a decade after it was supposed to conk out puts America's crumbling infrastructure to shame.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

Southern Air Relocates To Northern Kentucky

Global airline relocates headquarters to Kentucky, creates up to 150 jobs.

Winners and Losers

Our expert says the new demographics for development mean the most viable way to create jobs may be to steal them from your competitors.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.