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The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.


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The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.

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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.

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.

Louisiana Is Built For Film And TV Production

Louisiana’s many advantages­ — including incentives, facilities and skilled crews — attract major productions.

LiveXchange Goes Live Once Again In 2021

Corporate executives, economic developers hailed the return of an in-person Business Facilities LiveXchange event, while participating in more than 265 one-on-one meetings.

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.

The Tourism Industry: Headed For Recovery

U.S. domestic travel has almost returned to its pre-COVID levels, but business and international travel segments are seeing an uneven recovery.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy

Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy’s new VP of Economic Development Strategy, discusses the future of economic development, clean energy, and the “new normal.”

The Automotive Industry: The Road To Everywhere

While we are still deep in the drive toward technical and autonomous, what’s old is new and what’s mine is yours when it comes to next year’s auto trends.

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.

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.

GE Appliances Launches Imaginative New Co-Creation Center In Connecticut

A destination for co-creation, CoCREATE Stamford will merge innovation, education and inspiration, and bring small appliances manufacturing back to Connecticut.

Tennessee: Thermo Fisher Puts $100-Million Plant in Wilson County

Waltham, MA-based Thermo Fisher Scientific‘s new single-use technology assembly facility will create 1,400 new jobs.

Alabama: Hanwha Cimarron Puts $130 Million Plant In Opelika

The new facility in Northeast Opelika Industrial Park will produce carbon fiber-wrapped, high-pressure storage tanks.

New Mexico: Intel Plans $3.5 Billion Expansion In Rio Rancho

Semiconductor giant Intel will create 700 high-wage jobs at its chip fab in Sandoval County, New Mexico.

Mississippi: Milwaukee Tool Expands In Grenada And Clinton

Hardware maker Milwaukee Tool expects to create 800 new jobs in Grenada, MS and will add 400 more in Greenwood, Jackson and Olive Branch.

Iowa: A $4 Billion Economy Grows In Ottumwa

With shovel-ready sites, a skilled workforce and a strategic location, Ottumwa, IA has everything you need to grow.

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.

Opportunity Zones: Boom Or Bust?

Opportunity zones allow investors with unrealized capital gains to sell those assets and reinvest the gain in a QOZ with a bigger after-tax return.

Arizona Wants You To Visit

A new $101-million program is designed to spur recovery of the state’s tourism industry using American Rescue plan funds.

Everything Is Big In Texas—And Getting Bigger

The Lone Star State has been the top state for exports for 19 consecutive years, surpassing the combined total for its three closest competitors.

Logistics: Constant State Of Change

Massive disruptions to global supply chains during the pandemic have forced the logistics sector to rapidly adapt, with manufacturers moving their supplier networks closer to home.

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.

Rankings & Awards

2021 Deals of the Year

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.
2021 States of the Year

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.

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