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Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.


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Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

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Latest: FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth - Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Patriot Porcelain LLC Chooses Howard County, IN For Plant

The new facility, which is expected to be fully operational by June 2014, will allow the company to relocate its overseas lavatory and toilet manufacturing to its Kokomo operations.

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.

Nano Utica Will Make Mohawk Valley New York Hub Of Nanotech Research

Investment by leading technology companies will create 1,000 new jobs, establish computer chip commercialization consortium to jump-start Nano Utica under construction at SUNYIT.

IBM Breaks Ground On New Technology Center In Baton Rouge, LA

IBM Services Center: Baton Rouge, already operating at a temporary site, represents Louisiana’s largest software development project to date, with innovative public-private partnerships in higher education and urban development.

Growing Companies Invest More In Their Mobile Workforce

Total Employee Mobility® Benchmarking Report shows high growth companies invest more per mobile employee.

Panasonic Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Headquarters In Newark, NJ

Two Riverfront Plaza is first new office tower for downtown Newark in more than two decades.

Louisville, KY Getting More eBay

eBay Enterprise, an eBay Inc. company, plans to expand operations in Louisville, creating more than 150 new, full-time jobs and investing up to $45 million in the Commonwealth.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

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

BUSINESS REPORT: Kansas – Agricultural Biotechnology Research Is Growing In Kansas

As biotech continues to expand in the Sunflower State, consumer giants Staples, Starwood and a revived Hostess Bakery also call Kansas home. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: A Life in Publishing – BF’s 40th Anniversary

Ed Coene reflects on his career as a publisher in a 2010 feature commemorating BF's first four decades.

Irish Healthcare Technology Firm Opens New Headquarters In Nashville

Lincor Solutions relocates to launch U.S. expansion effort.

Ameren Illinois Opens Champaign Smart Grid Technology Applications Center

Facility will promote smart grid research and development; support economic development and foster job creation in Illinois.

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 – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

Switch Automation’s COO Peter Rake will head new office.

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.

CVS Caremark Opens Mail Service Pharmacy And Customer Center In Mount Prospect, IL

High tech customer center will serve as catalyst to spur pharmacy and health care innovation.

Leidos Headquarters To Be In Reston, VA

Planned national security, health and engineering solutions company Leidos to move into Reston Town Center.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

Industrial Warehouse Space, Distribution Center Demand Remains Strong

Colliers International cites increased industrial demand despite slowing economic growth; North American vacancy rate declines for eighth consecutive quarter.

Jewelry Producer Opens New Plant in Floyd County, IN

The jewelry designer operates two Indiana locations and has already begun filling new management and production positions in New Albany.

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.

EDAWN Exceeds New Jobs Goal of 2,000 for the Reno-Sparks Region

The top three industries represented included manufacturing (11 companies), back office/business support (10 companies) and logistics (seven companies).

ARAMARK To Open Business Services Center In Nashville, TN

Global services company to invest $20 million, create more than 1,000 jobs.

Jacobs Automation Opens In Northern Kentucky

Manufacturer of automation technology invests more than $1.7 million; will create new jobs.

Piedmont Natural Gas To Open LEED Facility In NC

Rockingham location will become Piedmont's third LEED-certified facility.

FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

Many site selectors are surprised to learn the country is an economic leader in Asia and a top-shelf business destination. From the May/June 2013 issue.

ELM Services LLC Expands In Overland Park

ELM Services LLC recently moved from space on College Boulevard to Corporate Woods, where the company has made nearly $850,000 in capital investment.

Northwestern Mutual Acquires Office Building In Palo Alto, CA

The company's real estate investments enhance its dividend-paying capacity while supporting economic growth in the communities in which it does business.

Omaha, NE To Become One Of The Fastest Broadband Cities In America

The trial project will add more than 50 skilled jobs to the metro area, with CenturyLink hiring people for installations and repairs.

HomeServe USA To Expand Chattanooga, TN Operations

HomeServe partners with many of the nation’s leading water, gas and electrical utilities to offer their services. The company plans to create 100 new positions in Chattanooga.

Tech Park Opens New Digital Media Incubator: Level Up Lab

The Lab was made possible in part through an investment from the Delta Regional Authority, a federal-state partnership that is congressionally mandated to help create jobs, build communities, and improve lives in the 252 counties and parishes of the Delta.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

The 24,000 square-foot structure is situated on 10 acres and has built to service trucks with engines that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

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