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Michigan is investing in a connected, smart manufacturing future, heralding a new age of automotive design and autonomous vehicles


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Michigan is investing in a connected, smart manufacturing future, heralding a new age of automotive design and autonomous vehicles

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Industry 4.0: Making Connections In Michigan

Michigan is investing in a connected, smart manufacturing future, heralding a new age of automotive design and autonomous vehicles

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors.

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S.

Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines

Just as with any planning technique, comparison of the potential benefits of Qualified Opportunity Zones to other tax deferral or elimination strategies remains crucial.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Precertified sites—also known as 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.

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually.

STEM Leaders: Moving To The Head Of The Class

The battle for America’s future as a global technology leader is being waged in locations that have initiated innovative programs to increase the number of graduates with STEM skills.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Growth

Life-changing biotech breakthroughs are poised to move out of the labs and into the marketplace, as the emerging science of genomics uses DNA to customize medicine.

Top Utilities: Power Players For Development

Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated.

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

Ports & FTZs: The Value of Entry

Whether going on a business trip, exporting cars or utilizing the benefits of an FTZ, you’ll experience firsthand how the U.S. Customs and Border Protection entity lives up to its mission of “enabling legitimate trade and travel.”

Startups: Knowledge-Based Heart Of Canada

Fredericton, Canada has developed an entrepreneurial hub that is a one-stop shop where startups can access a variety of programs to spur new businesses.

Editor’s Picks: Incentives

Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.

U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands.

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.

Top Utilities: The Power Behind Growth

The leading utilities are finding innovative ways to seal the deal on new development projects. They’re also ahead of the curve on low-cost efficiency, smart-grid technology and the conversion to renewables.

50th Anniversary: A Half A Century Of Building Inspiration

As we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Business Facilities and a half-century of milestones for our publisher, Group C Media, we renew our pledge to uphold the highest professional standards of our founder, Ed Coene.

Ports And FTZs: Enter With Less Risk

Ports and FTZs are beneficial locations for all of your business needs, providing the transportation link that gets your goods where they need to go.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.

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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