Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

The Last Word With Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

Even in the age of COVID-19, the process of selecting the right site for a business remains a crucial part of business activities across the country.
NVGTN Pasco County, FL

Ecommerce Company NVGTN Building New HQ In Florida 

Three-year-old athletic wear company NVGTN has purchased a 100,000-square-foot facility in Pasco County, FL; plans to hire 30 new employees at its new headquarters this year.
Tractor Supply store Maumelle, Arkansas distribution center

Tractor Supply Investing $100M In New Arkansas Distribution Center

The company's 10th distribution center will create more than 450 new full-time jobs by the end of 2023 and service about 250 Tractor Supply stores.
Retailers

Retailers Embrace Five Shopper-First Trends In 2022

To meet customer expectations in the year ahead, retailers must evolve as platforms, reimagine store experiences, monetize data, transform as financial companies, and optimize returns.
November / December 2021 Issue

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.
Illinois

Illinois: Building The Future In The Land Of Lincoln

With a talent pool approaching 7 million—a third of whom hold a bachelor’s degree or higher—Illinois has the skill sets needed to fill 21st-century jobs.

Rural King Distribution & Manufacturing Capabilities Expanding in Waverly, Ohio

Rural King, ‘America’s Farm and Home Store’, expands its distribution & manufacturing center operations in Waverly, Ohio. The family-owned farm store operates more than 120 stores in 13 states,
ASOS Fulton County, GA

ASOS To Invest More Than $100M In Georgia Expansion

The online fashion and beauty retailer will expand its Fulton County, GA e-commerce fulfillment operations.
Avondale, AZ

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.
Belton, MO

Chewy To Expand, Create Over 1,200 New Jobs In Missouri

Online petfood retailer Chewy, Inc. will open a new 800,000-square-foot eCommerce fulfillment center in Belton, MO.
ALDI Loxley, AL

ALDI To Invest $100M In New Alabama Regional HQ

The retail grocer's new regional headquarters and distribution center will bring 200 new jobs to Loxley, AL.
Delaware

Amazon Is Expanding In Delaware

A new distribution facility will create more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs, bringing Amazon’s total employment in the state to 3,500.
Microsoft, Atlanta, GA

Microsoft Adding 1,500 New Jobs In Atlanta

The company will invest $75 million in a new facility focused on artificial intelligence (AI) and cloud services in the West Midtown section of Atlanta, GA.
H-E-B

H-E-B Pledges $3M To Support Texas During COVID-19 Pandemic

H-E-B is helping communities, funding groundbreaking research, and supporting its employees and warehouse partners during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Topeka, KS COVID-19 response

Topeka Launches HOST Relief Program In Response To COVID-19

Through private donations and matching public funds via GO Topeka, Helps Others Support Topeka provides capital to Topeka and Shawnee County, KS businesses.
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

Indian River Supports Local Businesses Through COVID-19

In Vero Beach, FL, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is supporting local business and encouraging manufacturers to produce personal protection equipment.
back to work

Back To Work: How To Reboot In A Post-COVID-19 World

As lockdowns begin to ease and pressure to restart the economy ramps up, companies need to determine how to keep employees safe as they go back to work.
Dollar General

Dollar General To Invest $35M, Hire 50,000 Employees

The national retailer is increasing its hiring efforts to support community and customer needs during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Food Lion

Food Lion Donates 6M Meals To Nourish Neighbors

The $600,000 donation will provide nutritious meals to schools, seniors with limited resources and other neighbors, and support Feeding America® in its COVID-19 response efforts.
Hanover County, VA

Wegmans Investing $175M In Virginia Distribution Campus

The grocery retailer’s new regional distribution operation in Hanover County, VA will create 700 new jobs.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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