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data center locations

Data Centers Grow Despite Fears Of ‘Complete Halt’

Northern Virginia and Portland, OR tied at No. 1 as top data center regions in North America, according to a Cushman & Wakefield report.
Intermodal Facilities

Intermodal Facilities: Moving Up, Around, And About

Intermodal facilities enable goods to flow through the U.S., and locations are updating their offerings.
certified sites

Proper Planning Aids Shovel-Ready Site Development

American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds related to certified sites must be used by the end of 2024.
Airbus

Aerospace And Defense Industry Locations: Cleared For Takeoff

As the aerospace and defense industry continues to grow, companies look for suitable locations.
tourism and hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality Find ‘Renaissance Era’

With COVID-19 Pandemic travel restrictions in the past, the tourism and hospitality industries are on track to defy expectations.
digital media and film industry

Digital Media & Film: Ready For Their Close-Up

The digital media and film industry produces entertainment in locations that offer scenery, talent, and more.
Agribusiness

Sowing Seeds For The Ag Industry

Despite slow growth predictions, the agriculture industry is seeing new technologies move agribusiness forward.
Semiconductor Industry

Semiconductor Industry Set To Electrify Over Next Decade

Long-term growth is projected for the semiconductor industry due to continued innovation, artificial intelligence, and demand for electric vehicles.
EV Industry Locations

The EV Industry: Charging Ahead

As electric vehicles gain sales momentum, here's a look at some of the regions that are attracting manufacturers in the EV industry.
Locations Life Sciences

Biotech/Pharma Industry Locations: Leading With Life Sciences

Access to world-class and innovative resources for advances in biotech and pharma is crucial to site selection decisions.
Logistics Industry Locations

Logistics Industry Locations: Bold Moves

Locations that foster logistics success benefit companies seeking to reach customers in record time with quality service.
Healthcare Industry Locations

Healthy Growth: Healthcare And Medical Devices Industry Locations

These communities are successfully attracting healthcare and medical device companies with skilled workforce and cutting-edge facilities.
Financial technology

Fintech: Counting On Technology

Innovation from legacy companies and hot new startups alike is driving growth in fintech and related business.
Plastics Recycling

Plastics Looking For Sustainability

Plastics companies are strategizing how to boost profitability while satisfying recycling and consumer demands.
Arizona corporate headquarters

Headquarters Locations: Building A Strong Corporate Home

There are many critical factors to consider when businesses decide where to locate their corporate headquarters.
Conroe Economic Development Council

Commercial Real Estate: The Lay Of The Land

Locations are emphasizing available commercial real estate to attract companies, and business owners are finding sites with amenities that fit the bill.
Electric Vehicles Automotive Industry

Electric Vehicles: Charging Up The Automotive Industry

Electric vehicles and other factors are transforming the auto market. Locations are touting supply chain, ready workforce, and more.
Manufacturing Automation

Manufacturing Moves To Automation

With advances in technology the manufacturing industry has been able to grow exponentially.
Ports and Foreign Trade Zones

Ports & FTZs: Expand The Reach Of Commerce

Support from federal and local governments has allowed ports across the United States to increase its import and export capabilities. 
eCommerce Distribution Locations

eCommerce & Distribution Locations: Goods To Go

As the demand for eCommerce and distribution space continues, locations are building facilities and emphasizing their regional advantages.
tax credits

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.
Economic Development Awards

Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
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.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.