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States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.


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States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

Deal of the Decade

States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Gogo To Relocate Headquarters And Expand In Chicago, IL

World leader of in-flight wifi to bring 500 jobs to new Chicago location.

With a Wave and a Smile, He’s Gone

America says its final goodbye to President Kennedy on the 50th anniversary of his death.

Raytheon To Expand Mississippi Radar Factory

Expansion tied to expected growth in airborne radar, electronic warfare markets.

Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

State export program serves as national model for defense communities.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Illinois – Strong Demand Lifts Industrial Parks In Wheeling, IL

The economic outlook is positive as operations and employment continue to expand, and new industrial construction inquiries are streaming into Wheeling. From the July/August 2013 issue.

We ARE the Government

It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.

Boeing Announces Montana Site Expansion And 787-10 Work

Construction will begin this fall on the south side of the existing facility, with estimated completion by the fourth quarter of 2014.

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.

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 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.

Quallion Opens New Lithium Ion Battery Factory In California

Factory provides domestic source of critical materials used in US government satellite batteries; expected job creation of over 50 positions at new factory.

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.

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