Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.
Jack Rogers

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.
Valmiera will make fiberglass, like the rolls above at its plant in Latvia, at a new facility in Dublin, GA.

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.

Against The Grain Building New Brewery In West Louisville, KY

The new facility will increase production to service draft and bottle sales in Louisville and all of Kentucky by 150 percent, as well as improve national and global sales by 250 percent.
TTI Floorcare

TTI Floor Care North America To Expand Cookeville, TN Operations

As TTI Floor Care’s operations expand and product lines are moved to Cookeville, the company plans to return portions of their production capacity from China and Mexico.
Bowling Green

Constellium-UACJ Break Ground In Bowling Green, KY

Japanese, European partnership to supply aluminum sheets to automotive manufacturers.
Gov. Corbett

Low-Interest Loans Support Manufacturing Growth In Pennsylvania

At its recent meetings, PIDA approved nearly $15.1 million in low-interest loans for 12 projects in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Mercer, Mifflin, Northampton and Westmoreland counties that are projected to create 229 new jobs and retain 664 jobs.
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.
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: 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.