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The outcome of this month's referendum in the UK may determine if the European Union is headed for the dustbin of history.


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The outcome of this month's referendum in the UK may determine if the European Union is headed for the dustbin of history.

Brexit or Fix It?

The outcome of this month's referendum in the UK may determine if the European Union is headed for the dustbin of history.

Digital Factory

The widespread implementation of digital manufacturing platforms rapidly is outpacing the availability of skilled workers to run them.

Graphene Moxie

Graphene, the material that will revolutionize the world, is ready for its close-up in the commercial sector.

LMI Aerospace To Expand In Missouri, Create 60 Jobs

LMI Aerospace plans to invest more than $17.5 million to expand its Washington, MO machining operation, creating 60 new jobs over the next three years.

Insitu To Open Commercial UAS Facility At MSU

The unmanned aircraft systems facility will be located within MSU's Thad Cochran Research, Technology and Economic Development Park.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Airbus Expanding In Virginia

Airbus plans to invest $1M in its Loudoun County, VA facility, making it the company's largest distribution center.

Third Phase Of Alabama Robotics Technology Park To Open Soon

Phase 3, which represents a $9 million investment and is scheduled to open in late spring or early summer, is the Integration, Entrepreneurial and Paint Dispense Training Facility.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America.

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”

Valmiera Glass To Invest $90M In Georgia

The Latvian-based fiberglass manufacturer will expand its operation in Dublin, GA, creating 425 jobs and generating $90 million in investment through 2022.

Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.

Crystal Ball 2016

Step aside, Monmouth and Quinnipiac: BF's got the odds-on favorites for next year's headlines.

Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.

National Dishonor

The VA appears to have mismanaged the health records of nearly a million veterans; about 900,000 veterans are still waiting to get on the VA's backlog for health services; and—brace yourself—as many as 300,000 veterans may have died awaiting access to health services they were promised but never received.

GE Aviation Investing $200M In Pair of Alabama Plants 

Ohio-based GE Aviation will invest $200 million to build a pair of plants in Huntsville that will produce silicon carbide materials used to make ultra-lightweight ceramic matrix composite components for jet engines.

Figeac-Aéro Building North American HQ in Wichita

Figeac-Aéro will invest more than $20 million to expand its Wichita, KS manufacturing facility and build a new 68,000-square-foot building. The company plans to create 200 jobs during the next five years.

Cyber Pearl Harbor

The number of incidents involving hacking into key infrastructure has tripled in the past two years. Most of these cyber-intrusions appear to be exploratory in nature, but a few have crossed the line and caused physical damage.

21st Century Ghost Town

A bricks-and-mortar SimCity is set to rise near Las Cruces, NM.

Alcoa Expands R&D Center Near Pittsburgh

Alcoa is expanding its Pennsylvania R&D center to capture growing demand for complex, high-performance parts for aerospace and beyond.

Rolls-Royce Investing Nearly $600M In Indiana

Rolls-Royce plans to invest nearly $600 million in its operations and research in Indianapolis over the next five years.

Boeing To Create Up To 200 New Jobs In Macon-Bibb County, GA

Boeing Commercial Airplanes will invest $81.7 million to retrofit and equip its existing defense-related facility in Macon-Bibb County, GA for the manufacturing of 747-8 fuselage panels, creating up to 200 new jobs.

Border Without Walls

Economic development cooperation on the U.S.-Mexico border is getting stronger.

Boeing Oklahoma City Expands Facilities, Business Presence

Boeing Oklahoma City recently broke ground on a new 290,000-square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees. The new structure, the third in Boeing’s existing campus, will open in summer 2016.

No Credit Here

The Export-Import Bank of the United States becomes a political football.

State Focus: Nevada: Soaring To New Heights

Home to some of the premier training facilities for the U.S. Air Force, Nevada’s aerospace industry is heading for the stratosphere.

Business Report: New Hampshire – High Liner Foods Opens U.S. Headquarters In Portsmouth

The Canadian seafood producer includes a culinary innovation R&D facility in its new HQ at the Pease International Tradeport.

Dassault Systemes, Wichita State University Partner On Advanced Manufacturing Center

Wichita State University's National Institute for Aviation Research (NIAR) and Dassault Systemes will partner on an advanced manufacturing center on the Innovation Campus.

Aircraft Technical Support Creating 140 New Jobs in Roswell, NM

Aircraft Technical Support (ATS), a Florida-based international aviation service and support company, will expand its Roswell operations and expects to hire 140 new workers in the next year.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

Boeing Opens Research Center In Huntsville, AL

Boeing's new research and technology center in Huntsville, Alabama will serve as the company's hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

NASA Invests In Hundreds Of U.S. Small Businesses To Enable Future Missions

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA manages the SBIR program for STMD. NASA's 10 centers manage individual projects.

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