mergers

Industrial Products M&A Activity Surges In Second Quarter

Average deal value rises substantially, and cross-border deals picking up as risk tolerance rises. Financial investors are also playing greater role in Industrial Products M&A activity.

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.
metro2014rankings

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.
Food Processing Baked Goods

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.
Building a Nation of Makers

New Report Examines How To Create Manufacturing Jobs

UVa Miller Center's Milstein Commission has released a report on creating manufacturing Jobs; report is first in a series on restoring middle-class jobs.
Coca-Cola

Business Report: Coca-Cola Bottling Recommits To Chattanooga

The soft drink giant, which opened its first bottling facility—Chattanooga Coke—more than a century ago, picks the city for a new distribution center.
Chatham Megasite

Certified Chatham Megasite Is Vital Step For Local NC Economic Growth

A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified to ensure accurate, reliable data.
Hatch

Hatch Stamping Company Selects Portland, TN For New Manufacturing Plant

Automotive components manufacturing company to invest $17 million and create 101 new jobs.
Module X

Module X Solutions Announces 357-Job Expansion In Shreveport

Project will result in 930 new direct and indirect jobs upon completion.
Gov. Pence

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.
DKP

Michigan, Kentucky-Based Steel Processors Pick Indiana For Joint Venture

Serving the automotive, appliance and agriculture industries, DKP Indiana processes aluminum and steel coils and blanks.
Amada Schaumburg

Business Report: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute

The $320-million digital lab is one of four innovation hubs in the Obama administration’s program to spur advanced manufacturing.
Nissan Canton

Nissan Revs Up Production At Canton, MS Plant

Production of the all-new 2015 Nissan Murano crossover later this fall means 500 new jobs for Nissan's Vehicle Assembly Plant in Canton, Mississippi.
Tejas Nebraska

Business Report: Oilfield Supplier Tejas Tubular Sets New Plant in Norfolk, NE

A new 350,000-square-foot steel products manufacturing facility will create more than 200 new jobs.
Logistics Job Security

Confidence Growing Among Manufacturing And Logistics Workers

Job security and economic outlook within the manufacturing and logistics sectors on the upswing according to a recent survey from Randstad.
Kansas Manufacturing

U.S. Commerce Department Designates South Kansas A Manufacturing Community

The program is designed to accelerate the resurgence of manufacturing nationwide by supporting long-term economic development strategies that help communities attract and expand private investment in the manufacturing sector and increase international trade and exports.
Mahindra GenZe

Ann Arbor SPARK Supports Mahindra GenZe; Company Expands To U.S.

International company expands to U.S. with new vehicle research and high tech manufacturing facility.

Florence Manufacturing Announces $7 Million Investment In Manhattan, KS

The company will expand its production capabilities and add capacity to support significant growth in Florence’s core business lines. With the expansion, Florence will employ more than 400 workers in Manhattan.

TM Track Machines Opens Railcar Repair And Tamper Manufacturing Facility In Kansas

TM Track Machines is a startup company that was formed by Terry Peterson and Mike Williams. The company purchased an existing railcar repair facility in Parsons that had closed in 2013.
Armstrong

Armstrong Celebrates PA Plant $41 Million Expansion

By on-shoring LVT manufacturing from China, Armstrong expects to realize a more competitive cost structure with shorter lead times and improved customer service.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.