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All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.


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All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

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Latest: The Canal Gets Bigger, and U.S. Ports are Ready - All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

The Canal Gets Bigger, and U.S. Ports are Ready

All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

Winning the Alternative Energy Future

The U.S. alternative energy industry has seen enormous growth over the past few years. Although the U.S. has a lot of catching up to do to match to global leaders, states across the country are in the process of aggressively investing in the development of renewable energy resources, spurring economic growth and creating jobs.

2010 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Gold Award With a $3.6-billion expansion of Samsung’s semiconductor fabrication facility in Austin, TX, the capital of the Lone Star State has put everyone on...

A Global Tech Leader Rises in Upstate New York

GlobalFoundries’ Fab 8 in Malta will be the most advanced semiconductor manufacturing facility in the world, producing microchips with components as small as 22 nanometers.

The Rise of the Aerotropolis

The Race to Plan the “Ultimate City” Starts at the Airport

2010 Editors’ Location Picks

A galaxy of emerging stars made this year’s selections a tough choice for our panel of editors. Here are the standouts that caught our eye with sparkling innovation and steadfast growth.

Race to the Bottom

KPMG's 2010 Competitive Alternatives study reveals that the push to be the location with the lowest cost of manufacturing is heating up ...

The Age Of Alternative Energy Arrives

Locations across the country have made alternative energy central to their economic recovery strategies. The clean energy future is here, and the race is on to claim a leadership position in solar, wind, geothermal and biofuel technology and manufacturing.

Biotech is Growing from the Ground Up

That patch of crabgrass next to your driveway or the algae floating next to your boat may soon be powering your vehicles, as the race to produce next-generation biofuels kicks into high gear.

BOUNCING BACK: The Global Recovery Takes Hold

The interdependence of global markets left no one unscathed during the Great Recession. Reshaped economic models aimed at innovation are growth engines for recovery.

2009 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

South Carolina, already home to more than 100 aerospace-related companies, lands a crown jewel: Boeing’s second 787 Dreamliner plant

Editors’ Location Picks

In a tough year, we were tempted to use "survival of the fittest" as the criteria for our annual location showcase. However, this year's selections not only are surviving—they're thriving!

Global Challenge: A Clean, Green High-Tech Future

There is a fierce competition overseas for a better future through innovation. In our 15th annual Global Issue, we take a look at some of the leaders.

2009 Metro Rankings

The economic squeeze has intensified the competition between localities at all levels. Here we give our annual assessment of the best of the best--the cities, towns and MSAs which have executed the most successful strategies and deserve to take a bow as our rankings leaders.

2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report

The ongoing economic downturn is putting every state to the test, intensifying the competition for a dwindling number of new projects and development initiatives. Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reveals those that are thriving as well as surviving.

Bridging the Digital Divide

Innovative communities, big and small, are connecting to the global marketplace.

Building Block for Growth

Many of the leading biotech players are "doubling down" on their investments in hard times, betting that the growth industries of the future are poised to emerge from their laboratories.

Building A Greener Economy

In the midst of a deep recession, sustainable development, green building, smart growth and alternative energy move to the top of the priorities list.

Deciphering High Tech’s Hype

A moneymaking matrix of innovation and investment, high technology encompasses a dizzying series of subsectors. Here, we aim to demystify this enigmatic industry while introducing some emerging markets and distinguishing the well-established hubs.

Iowa’s Culver Battles Economic Downturn with a Surge of New Jobs

A $700-million infrastructure initiative, national leadership in IT services and wind-power manufacturing give the Hawkeye State plenty of reasons to be bullish about the future.

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Gold

Gold Award: Infrastructure, Education and Quality of Life Convince Rolls-Royce To Deliver a Jet-Powered Boost for Growth in Virginia

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Silver

Silver Award: Tennessee Snares the Big Prize: Volkswagon's $1-billion Assembly Plant

2008 Economic Deal of the Year Awards: Bronze

Bronze Award: $2-billion Uranium Processing Plant Will Fuel Enrichment of Eastern Idaho's Economy

Prime Location: Kodak Develops a Megasite in Upstate New York

Eastman Business Park offers existing facilities, onsite power and water supplies, and 300 acres of undeveloped property for sale or lease.

Anatomy of a Deal: Studley Finds a New Space for MySpace

An inside look at how a leading broker found the perfect site in Los Angeles for Fox's burgeoning Interactive Media unit.

Essential Relocation Tips

For the third consecutive year, we've asked a select panel of industry experts to provide some need-to-know information about how, when, and why to relocate.

Editors’ Location Picks 2008

These gems didn't just catch our eye with a quick flash. Their consistent economic development sparkle earned them front-and-center display in our annual showcase.

Economic Development 2.0

E-cities. Cyber communities. Broadband economies. Byte by byte, digital infrastructures are being built all around us, and visions of the future are becoming reality.

2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reflects the fierce competition driving economic development across all regions. We have beefed up our criteria for selecting the best of the best to keep pace with the sophistication and diversity of these efforts.

The Greening of America

Cities large and small are racing to mandate sustainable building practices, while developers and property owners are discovering that "going green" makes good business sense.

Economic Development in a Flash

How Micron and Intel's Joint Venture Became Utah's Largest Business Investment

Businesses on the Move

In our fourth annual top executive interview, KPMG's relocation and expansion expert, Hartley Powell, reveals site selection trends and the truth about financial incentives.

Outside the Biotechnology Clusters

Every year, more locations promote themselves as hot spots for biotechnology. Do any of them have the potential to become the next San Diego or Boston? Business Facilities has uncovered a few areas showing promise.

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