Europe

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Europe.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Anticipating Smart Grids, DNV KEMA Expands Lab In Arnhem, The Netherlands

In November 2012, DNV KEMA announced a EUR 70 million investment into expansion of its High-Power Laboratory to create the first laboratory in the world in the extreme testing segment for the upcoming market for super grids.
Kemmerich components and assemblies are along for the ride in many well-known car brands.

Kemmerich USA To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Kentucky

German-based automotive supplier to locate U.S. headquarters in Murray; will invest more than $12 million and create 120 jobs.

WaferGen Gets Grant To Expand In Luxembourg

WaferGen Bio-systems has been awarded a one million euro grant by the Luxembourg government to expand the company's European operations. Oct 4, 2012 @ 9:59 AM

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: GERMANY & BELGIUM

Restarting the Engine for European Growth: Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies.
Ghent, East Flanders, Belgium

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Germany and Belgium – Restarting the Engine for European Growth

Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies. From the May/June 2012 issue.

Mexico: Loving Free Trade Ever Since NAFTA

Mexico has reached FTAs on a bilateral as well as on a multilateral basis. It has signed bilateral agreements with Chile, Bolivia, Costa Rica, and Nicaragua, while concluding multilateral accords with Canada and the U.S. under NAFTA; with Venezuela and Colombia; and with Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador (these three accords came into effect on January 1, 2001).

Bavaria: Idyllic, Iconic Germany

Luster, muster and clusters—the State of Bavaria has it all. A magical capital, an indefatigable work ethic and a sound economic development model ensure this German giant's overwhelming success.

Supply Chain Priorities

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You’ve got a new partner, Bjorn

After some brief consultations with their new friend in Moscow, Iceland's leaders hastily announced that oil-rich Russia had agreed to loan the country $5.4 billion, roughly the equivalent of a third of Iceland's GDP.

Austria: Hungry for International Trade

Its domestic economy may be limited, but Austria pulsates at the heart of the European Union and excels at exporting its diverse products to the United States.

Germany: Europe’s Economic Juggernaut

World-famous for its expertise in automotive manufacturing and brewing beer, modern Germany also has established itself as a media magnet, an IT hub, and a finance center.

Hot Logistics Locales

Supply chains now have global reach, and product flow often is measured in weeks rather than days. The contingencies of logistics and DC networks have changed dramatically.

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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