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The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

State of the Year: Texas

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

Batteries Are Included

The solution to an environmental disaster in California may hold the key to the future of renewable energy.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Microsoft Investing Over $251M In Virginia Data Center

The Mecklenburg County project—Microsoft Corp.’s fifth expansion in Virginia—will create 44 new jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Val Hale, Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development

Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah Governor's Office of Economic Development discusses the Beehive State's growing financial services sector, its position as a data centers hub, and efforts to keep its growing youth population living and working in Utah.

Open Borders

Seattle and Vancouver ponder the creation of a Cascadia Innovation Corridor that would span the U.S.-Canada border.

Venyu Solutions Opens Tier III Data Center In Shreveport

Following $20 million capital investment, historic former department store becomes Louisiana’s first Tier III data center.

Facebook Locates Latest Data Center In New Mexico

The Los Lunas data center will be one of the most advanced and energy-efficient data centers in the world.

More Than Maple Syrup

A green grid and a 1-gig broadband connection are transforming Burlington, VT into a thriving high-tech hub.

House Bill 1223 Helps Bring Skybox Data Center To Plano, Texas

Legacy One will be one of the only data centers in Texas that qualifies for House Bill 1223, which can provide industry-leading data center sales and use tax abatements for large data center users across their servers, power, infrastructure and operations.

Iron Mountain Picks Northern Virginia For Data Center Campus

The project allows Iron Mountain Data Centers to enter the Greater Washington metropolitan area from a strategic location with robust power and fiber infrastructure that will accommodate highly secure data center applications.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.

Eye Phone

Apple and Google vow to defend our privacy even if it kills us.

Peak 10 Opens Third Raleigh Data Center

The expansion is a response to demand for Peak 10’s managed services and data center solutions to support the Research Triangle region’s continued growth as a technology hub.

Facebook To Locate First Data Center in Ireland

Ireland has been Facebook’s international headquarters since 2009, but the Clonee data center will be the social media giant’s first in that country.

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.

Google Chooses Clarksville, TN For $600M Data Center

Google will invest $600 million in the the former Hemlock Semiconductor site in Clarksville, TN which it will transform into its eighth U.S. data center, creating 70 new jobs.

West Michigan Lands Largest Third-Party Data Center In Eastern U.S.

Las Vegas-based Switch will establish a new $5 billion SUPERNAP data center in Gaines Township in greater Grand Rapids, MI.

Microsoft Expanding In Mecklenburg County, VA For Fourth Time

Microsoft Corp. will invest $402.4 million to expand its data center site in Mecklenburg County, VA, creating 42 new jobs.

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.

Facebook Expands Data Center Operations in Forest City, NC

Facebook will expand its Forest City, NC data center operations, investing more than $200 million to build a new 480,000-square-foot data center facility on its existing campus.

Google to Build $600 Million Alabama Data Center

Google will build a $600 million data center in Alabama’s Jackson County, creating up to 100 jobs at a facility powered by renewable energy.

Virtual Employees

Uber gets a reality check from the California Labor Commission.

Data Center Trends: The Present And The Future

The happening trend of today could be an obsolete thing of tomorrow—just as the prospective trend of the future could be only a dream of today.

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