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Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.


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Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

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Latest: Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track - Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

Border Without Walls

Economic development cooperation on the U.S.-Mexico border is getting stronger.

Ryder To Invest $16.5M, Create 606 Jobs In Spring Hill, TN

Ryder Supply Chain Solutions will expand its warehousing, transportation, kitting and assembly operations in Spring Hill, TN. The announcement represents an investment of $16.5 million and the creation of 606 new jobs.

Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.

Business Report: New Hampshire – High Liner Foods Opens U.S. Headquarters In Portsmouth

The Canadian seafood producer includes a culinary innovation R&D facility in its new HQ at the Pease International Tradeport.

Ready to Roll

Cuba gets ready for a surge in economic development as relations with the U.S. are restored.

A&R Logistics Expanding In Southern Indiana, Creating 32 Jobs

Louisville-based A&R Logistics Inc. is investing more than $3.9 million to relocate its Jeffersonville, IN warehouse and trucking facilities to River Ridge Commerce Center, creating 32 jobs in Southern Indiana.

Georgia-Pacific Signs Leasing Deal In Rancho Cucamonga, CA

Goodman Birtcher signs one of the largest logistics leasing deals in the past 10 years in Southern California with Georgia-Pacific taking 1.6 million square feet of space at the company's facility in Rancho Cucamonga, CA.

State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas

The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

On the Wrong Track

Our failure to invest in infrastructure puts the United States in a precarious position.

Lincoln Equities Group (LEG) To Develop Brownfields Site In Piscataway, NJ

Lincoln Equities Group has retained Brad Fenlon, executive managing director with Colliers International in Parsippany, NJ, to handle leasing and marketing of the site.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.

FedEx And Medline To Join Prologis International Park Of Commerce In Tracy, CA

Medline Industries, Inc. and FedEx are the first customers at Prologis International Park of Commerce, a new master-planned park in Tracy, CA.

Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.

Really Big Plans

A $6.8-billion mega-development over Washington's Union Station will complete the vision of its original architect.

Omnitracs Opens Its New HQ In Downtown Dallas, TX

The company relocated from San Diego to downtown Dallas into a space designed by BOKA Powell. The growing transportation technology firm houses over 500 employees. 

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.

Nissan To Undergo Major Expansion At Smyrna Facility

Automotive manufacturer to invest $160 million and support the creation of 1,000 new jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Greg Canfield, Alabama Secretary Of Commerce

Alabama is accelerating its jobs incentives and upgrading its training programs to attract prospective businesses to the state.

Target Opening Fulfillment Center In York County, PA

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development announces 250 new jobs in York County.

Feature Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.

LightInTheBox Opens First North American Fulfillment Center

LightInTheBox started the North American Fulfillment Center project in late 2014 in collaboration with the company's technical team, which helped with the preliminary site selection and renovation.

Supersized, (Almost) Ready to Go

It's time to take a closer look at the economic bonanza that will result from the expanded Panama Canal.

State Focus: Indiana – A State Of Action

Indiana continues to prove that it can get the job done.

Flexsteel Opening Distribution Facility In Edgerton, KS

Flexsteel will locate its new facility in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility.

Integreon Expands Global Delivery Center In Fargo, ND

The facility will consolidate almost 350 Integreon Associates from two existing facilities in Fargo.

Target Corporation To Locate New Online Fulfillment Center In Memphis, TN

Fortune 50 retailer to invest $50 million; will create more than 400 new jobs.

Kubota Tractor To Open New Distribution Center In Edgerton, KS

Kubota plans to have the facility operational during the third quarter of 2015.

Signature Systems Group Relocating Headquarters To Dallas, TX

The new facility will provide room for future organizational growth and will feature a state-of-the-art distribution center and product showroom.

Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’

So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.

Amazon Announces Plans To Invest In Illinois

The company will create 1,000 full-time jobs and invest $75 million in the heart of the Midwest.

Hilti Announces HQ Move From Tulsa, OK To Plano, TX

Tulsa-based test lab, Repair Service and Distribution Centers will also be relocated to Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Petco Breaks Ground On Distribution Center In Reno, NV

Construction on the LEED-Silver project began in September 2014, with completion scheduled for May 2015.

First Word: Look at the Bright Side

If you’re as tired as we are of hearing about rampaging terrorist threats, gloomy climate-change predictions and virulent diseases, then this issue of Business Facilities is the antidote.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

BDI Pharma To Open New Irving, TX Distribution Center

Specialty pharmaceutical distributor more than doubles warehousing capacity and adds additional shipping capabilities; expands operating hours for customers nationwide.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Memphis, NOLA Are Logistics Leaders; Houston Is No. 1 In Use...

Memphis and New Orleans continue their domination of logistics categories while Houston leads in renewable energy and Youngstown is tops in export growth.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Business Report: Wisconsin Spurs Milwaukee Redevelopment With Brownfield Grants

Wisconsin Economic Development Corporation grants will assist with former Pabst, Schlitz brewery redevelopments and two other projects.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Free Webinar: The Labor Market In A Remote Economy

Learn best practices site selectors can use to analyze labor market trends in real time and to evaluate workforce availability before choosing a location for a major project.

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper.

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