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Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.


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Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.

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Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face

Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Free And Easy Trading At Ports Of Entry

Foreign trade zones, located in or near U.S. Customs ports of entry, enable duty-free movement of foreign and domestic merchandise. there are more than 200 U.S. FTZs, each a driver of regional economic growth.

Miami: A Thriving Business Climate Adds Flavor To FDI

The diverse cultures, flavors and talents of Miami make it a unique global address for high-tech players in a rapidly growing hub.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.

Utah: Good To Great

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community.

Making It Happen In Joplin, Missouri

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Joplin region, where they can leverage a low cost of living, world-class transportation infrastructure and a regional workforce.

Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants

Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.

Edmonton, Alberta: On The Short List For Global Players

The Edmonton Metro region is an innovative hub of emerging growth sectors with a diverse and talented population creating opportunities for investment right now. 

North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry

When it comes to the entire food chain—from agriculture to agribusiness to food and beverage manufacturing—North Carolina is second to none.

Kansas: Setting A Bountiful Table In The Heartland

As the nation’s top wheat producer, Kansas has long been an agribiz leader. The Sunflower State also is in the top tier for food manufacturing.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ryan Combs, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Ryan Combs, Executive Director at North Carolina's Research Triangle Regional Partnership, discusses foreign direct investment, higher education, and biotech in the region.

Nevada, Canada To Open Mining Incubator In Elko, NV

MineConnect will give rural Northeastern Nevada access to the heart of the Canadian mining industry.

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.

Data Centers: Growing By The Gig

As more companies put their business activities on the cloud, data centers with the potential for scalability and proximity to cloud “on ramps” are better poised to compete, according to CBRE’s latest report.

Texas: Bigger And Better

From a skilled, growing workforce to low taxes and competitive incentives, everything is bigger and better in Texas.

Florida State Focus: Changes And Challenges

From COVID challenges to the road to recovery, not unlike many others, Florida is dealing with new territory in 2021.

Aerospace: The Sky’s The Limit

While defense spending has remained stable, commercial aviation has been on life support during the coronavirus pandemic. It may take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels of passenger jet air traffic.

Electric Vehicles: Charging To The Top

Electric vehicles are no longer the wave of a distant future: 2021 will be a breakout year for e-vehicles in the wake of General Motors’ announcement that it will end production of internal combustion engines in 2035.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Certified And Ready To Go

Precertified sites—A.K.A. shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

Top Utilities: Power Players

Electricity demand in the commercial sector was down by 6 percent while the industrial sector saw a 6.9 percent reduction in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.

North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Bronze Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Centene is bringing its $1B East Coast headquarters to Charlotte, NC, creating more than 1 million square feet of new office space.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our 2020 Deal of the Year competition drew the most diverse (and impressive) field of projects to date, making it much tougher to narrow down our annual list of Honorable Mentions.

Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the region's Economic Gardening program, along with its status as a high-tech, life sciences and food processing hub.

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.

Insurance Industry Locations: Shaping The New World Of Insurance

The Hartford Region is home to the headquarters of most of the leading global players in the insurance sector. The insurance industry generates more than $16 billion in output in the region, employing more than 70,000.

Biotech: Prosperous Partnerships

From supplements to skincare, it may be surprising to learn that biotech companies are routinely being sought after to help resolve issues such as taste and sustainability.

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

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