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.
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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...

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.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: The Entergy Region

Entergy’s four state territory spanning Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas is home to the largest industrial base in the U.S.