Gov. Bentley

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

From the Ground Up

The end of the Space Shuttle program could have meant the end of a jobs bonanza on Florida's Space Coast, but the folks who enabled us to send men to the moon didn't let that happen.

Deloitte Report: Continued Decrease In Defense Sector Revenue And Earnings, Growth in Commercial

Overall, the top 20 U.S. A&D companies' revenues increased 5.5 percent to $354.7 billion, primarily driven by record-setting commercial aircraft production, which offset the negative revenue decline within the defense subsector.

Study: Unmanned Aircraft Industry Poised To Create 70k New U.S. Jobs In Three Years

New study finds enormous job creation potential following integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.
The Miami campus building, the largest campus in the Boeing Flight Services global training network. After the consolidation, Miami will be established as the pro forma training campus for Boeing in the Americas.

Boeing To Consolidate Flight Training Facilities From Seattle To Miami

Idea meets strategy of bringing training closer to customer operations. Flight simulators and certain operations to locate in Miami, where facility and capabilities will better serve global airlines.
Rendering of new Boeing facility in West Jordan, UT

BUSINESS REPORT: Life Sciences Grow High-Wage Jobs in the Beehive State

The average wage for jobs in the Utah life sciences industry is $59,480, or 53 percent above the private-sector average of $38,932. From the January/February 2013 issue
Atlantic Aviation

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Points of Entry for Cash-Rich Cargo

At least $13 billion in public investment is earmarked for port development in the next decade. With the expansion of the Panama Canal and steady growth of U.S. exports, developers and investment interests are bullish on U.S. ports. From the January/February 2013 issue

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce

Airbus is putting its North American manufacturing hub in Mobile. We asked AL DOC chief Greg Canfield about the impact on the state’s growing aerospace industry. From the January/February 2013 issue

COVER STORY: 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Baxter International's decision to make a $1.3-billion investment in an expansion of its bio/pharmaceutical manufacturing promises to propel the Peach State into the front ranks of national biotech powerhouses. From the January/February 2013 issue.

Ball Aerospace Completes Final Phase of $75M Colorado Expansion

Capital investment in Boulder manufacturing plant more than doubles spacecraft production to accommodate business growth and new programs.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Headquarters Will Relocate to Minnesota

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.

My Kingdom for a Horse

Boeing's 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing's new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787's lithium battery to catch fire.

Airbus, Caterpillar, Bridgestone, eBay Earn Honorable Mentions from Business Facilities in 2012 Economic Deal...

Four projects were cited for Honorable Mentions in Business Facilities' 2012 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition.
NYC, Port Authority NY/NJ, Sitt, Global Gateway Alliance

Millionaire Sitt Invests $1 Million To Improve NYC Airport Infrastructure; Launches Global Gateway Alliance

The Global Gateway Alliance was established to address the major challenges facing the metropolitan region’s airports that, if left unaddressed, will serve as a major impediment to the long-term growth of New York City.
Pictured here is an image of the new Boeing Salt Lake building.

Boeing Purchases New Building In Salt Lake County, UT

Boeing expects to refurbish the 850,000 square foot building to complement the company's current operations in Salt Lake County. Sitts & Hill will design the space inside the building's factory area. Design and construction are expected to take two years.
The 70,000-square-foot production facility will be constructed in two phases; each phase will be tied to SM-3 and SM-6 production contracts.

Raytheon Opens New Missile Factory In Alabama

State-of-the-art facility in Huntsville, AL will produce weapons to defend U.S. and allies. Nov 27, 2012 @ 11:28 AM

Delta Relocates Latin America and Caribbean HQ to Brazil

Delta Air Lines relocates Latin America and Caribbean Commercial Headquarters to Brazil; airline to become the only U.S. carrier with a company officer residing in the region. Nov 6, 2012 @ 3:08PM

United Begins Construction Of New Hangar At Washington Dulles

Hangar will be airline's first at Washington Dulles airport. More than 200 area construction workers will build the facility. Oct 26, 2012 @ 10:01 AM

AAR to Open New Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Duluth, MN

The aircraft maintenance provider received FAA approval to commence operations and has already begun hiring in Duluth. Oct 17, 2012 @ 11:00 AM
Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The Dayton Development Coalition

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The...

Joseph E. Zeis, Jr. will be heading the new Ohio Aerospace and Business Aviation Advisory Council. From the March/April 2012 issue

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Great News! 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 1, 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: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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.