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Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.



Connecticut

Connecticut Sees Growth In Workforce, Emerging Industries

A growing population and a digital direction for the financial and insurance industries could set Connecticut up for success.
Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ In New, Existing Companies

Two economic development programs awarded a combined $13.5 million to more than 175 businesses in 2023 alone, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Illinois

Business, Civic Leaders Build On Illinois’ Momentum

Incentives, ‘leading infrastructure,’ and a skilled workforce contribute to the influx of companies making moves in the Land of Lincoln.
Arizona

Arizona Attracts ‘Record Investments,’ ‘Major’ Economic Wins

Arizona saw nearly 100 companies commit projects to the state in 2023, In addition to its interest in growing its semiconductor industry footprint.
Life Sciences Industry Locations

Life Sciences Industry Continues To Thrive

Locations attract biotech, pharmaceutical, and medical device companies by meeting their need for educated workers and access to resources.
New Jersey Economic Growth

New Jersey: Economic Growth Renewed

New Jersey saw a landmark year in 2023, with artificial intelligence (AI), life sciences, and manufacturing contributing to the Garden State's economic growth.
Exploring The Energy Future

Exploring The Energy Future

As industries seek to diversify energy sources, government initiatives remain central to these efforts.
Mississippi

Why? Mississippi

Bill Cork, Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority, shares how the Magnolia State supports speed-to-market through ready sites, workforce training, and strategic location.
Military Communities

Military Communities Serve As Opportunity Zones For Nearby Cities

Opportunity zones help defense contractors address nation’s aging military industrial base. Plus, Viewpoint: Federal Opportunity Zones As Business Recruitment Tool
Manufacturing Industry

Digital Adaption Key To Manufacturing Industry

Embracing new technologies will be an important avenue as growth is projected to continue in the manufacturing industry.
South Carolina economic development

South Carolina: Supporting Business From Launch To Legacy

The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s new brand campaign reinforces the state’s commitment to companies’ long-term success.
North Carolina BioPharma Crescent

North Carolina’s BioPharma Crescent: Fertile For Manufacturing

This five-county region in eastern North Carolina is home to biopharma firms from around the world.
Pennsylvania Economic Development, Governor Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Renews Economic Development Strategy

Governor Josh Shapiro outlines how the Keystone State’s first economic development strategy in more than two decades will spur growth and interest.
Site Selection For Advanced Manufacturing

Site Selection For Advanced Manufacturing

These modern manufacturers value workers, speed-to-market, and a supportive environment in location decision-making.
March/April 2024 Issue

March / April 2024 Issue: A New Season For Location Decisions

Business Facilities' March / April 2024 issue focuses on manufacturing, including site selection for advanced manufacturing and digital adaption. Plus, food processing, life sciences, and much more.
LiveXchange

20th Annual Business Facilities LiveXchange A Success!

Site selection professionals and economic developers came together in Richmond, VA this week to explore opportunities for corporate relocation and expansion projects through one-on-one meetings, conference sessions, and networking events.
Northwest Ohio

Why? Northwest Ohio

Dean Monske, President & CEO, Regional Growth Partnership, shares how workforce and project-ready sites are spurring a renaissance for distribution operations and other industries in northwest Ohio.
Wisconsin Economy

Community, Business Leaders Bolster Wisconsin’s Economy

The Badger State could add more than 190,000 jobs across occupations from 2020 to 2030, according to Job Center of Wisconsin projections.
New England

New England Continues To See Economic Improvement

As part of its rebounding economy, the New England region has seen its unemployment rate reach its lowest point since 2000.
Missouri

Show-Me State Prioritizes Infrastructure, Workforce Development

Myriad companies have moved into Missouri communities around Kansas City, St. Louis, and Joplin over the past year.
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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.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.