Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation (WEDC)

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.
Siloam Springs Arkansas

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.
Richland WA Lamb Weston

Global Demand For French Fries Spurs ConAgra Expansion

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston will invest $200M to expand its french fry processing operations in Richland, WA, creating 128 jobs.
New Jersey

Business Report-New Jersey: Jet.com Expands HQ in Hoboken

The e-commerce enterprise will double the size of its corporate offices at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, and Allied Specialty Foods decides to stay put in New Jersey.
Illinois Business

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.
Cargill

Cargill Protein HQ To Remain In Kansas

After working with the state of Kansas and the city of Wichita, Cargill has decided to keep its protein business headquarters in Kansas.
Reno Nevada

Mary’s Gone Crackers Expands, Relocates HQ To Nevada

Manufacturer of organic and gluten-free healthy snacks will open a 420,000-square-foot manufacturing and R&D facility in Reno, creating 200 jobs.
food processing

Michigan Hot Dog Maker To Expand, Hire 140 Workers

Kent Quality Foods received a $750,000 performance-based grant from the Michigan Economic Development Corp. to support the $35M expansion.
Wilmington IL

Batory Foods Expanding In Illinois

The new 678,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will be located at RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL.
Nashville Tennessee

Harry’s Fresh Foods Creating Nashville Production Facility

With its new facility, Harry’s Fresh Foods will be able to reduce travel distance for products, which will have an environmental benefit for all of its products.
Kansas

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.
food processing

Food Processing: Generating Growth for Good Eats

The recent consolidation of food industry giants via mega-mergers is not slowing the exponential growth of major food processing hubs.

World Water Day

The first White House Water Summit aims to mobilize a national effort to conserve and expand our water resources.
yogurt manufacturing

Chobani Expanding World’s Largest Yogurt Manufacturing Plant

The company will invest nearly $100 million to expand its Twin Falls, ID yogurt manufacturing operation.

ConAgra Foods Lamb Weston To Expand In Oregon

The $30 million investment will add additional processing capacity for making formed products such as hash brown patties and potato puffs.
Develey Mustard & Condiments

Condiment Maker To Invest $20M, Create 150 Jobs In Tennessee

Develey Mustard & Condiments Corporation will invest $20 million in its first North American production facility, creating 150 jobs in Dyer County over the next five years.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.
Versailles Kentucky More Than A Bakery

Bakery Company Chooses Kentucky For Third Location

More Than A Bakery, LLC plans to build a $57.1 million facility in Versailles, KY. The bakery and distribution facility will employ 310 people.
Jack Daniel's To Undergo $140M Expansion

Jack Daniel’s To Undergo $140M Expansion

The $140 million investment will be used to build two new barrelhouses and expand the existing bottling facility at the company's Lynchburg, TN facility.
Richelieu Foods Expanding In Wheeling, IL.

Richelieu Foods Expanding In Wheeling, IL

Richelieu Foods Inc. will expand its manufacturing capacity by leasing a 115,000-square-foot food grade manufacturing plant in Wheeling, IL.
tax credits

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: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.