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Plastics Industry

Plastics On The Move

The eighth largest industry in the U.S. continues to grow as demand for plastics in construction, automotive, and electrical/electronics markets expands.
orporate headquarters decisions

Corporate Headquarters: Finding A Home Base For Business

Workforce, infrastructure, and quality of life factor into corporate headquarters decisions. Choosing where to move or expand this operation depends on these aspects and more.
Fintech Locations

Forward-Looking Financial Locations

As FinTech activity continues to grow, financial services firms are finding locations with ecosystems to support their burgeoning business needs.
healthcare industry locations

Looking To A Healthy Future

Significant population shifts, the pandemic, and Industry innovations are shaping the site decisions healthcare and medical device companies are making.
e-commerce and distribution

Locations For eCommerce And Distribution: Made To Order

As consumer buying patterns evolve, eCommerce and distribution operations require a changing set of location-related assets  for success. 
Sustainability Industry

Strategic Sustainability

Among the growing green markets across the U.S. and Canada, recycling operations, electric vehicles, and supporting technology are making inroads.

The Automotive Industry: Driven To Success

Since the 2003 opening of Nissan’s assembly plant in Canton, Mississippi has been a key player in the automotive industry.
Ports And FTZs

Ports And FTZs: Searching For A Safe Port

Ports and Free Trade Zones have taken on much greater importance as supply chain issues increase and demand for product grows from businesses and consumers.
Manufacturing Industry Locations

Locations For The Manufacturing Industry: On The Bright Side

Economic developers are going to great lengths to highlight their advantages as competition dramatically increases for new manufacturing locations.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
food processing locations

Food Processing Locations: Processing A New World In The Food Chain

Quality and freshness remain the two top priorities in the food processing industry. Can suppliers keep up?
intermodal facilities

Locations For Intermodal Facilities: Connecting The Dots

The pressure is on communities to provide as many intermodal services as possible as supplier demands for seamless transition intensifies.
aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
Louisiana film production

Louisiana Is Built For Film And TV Production

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

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.
Tourism Industry

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.
supply chain

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.
Agribusiness

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.
fintech

Finance & Insurance: Fintech’s Future Is Now

Biometrics, artificial intelligence and blockchain are being embraced by the financial services and insurance sectors, fueling a wave of fintech startups.
Health Care

Real-Time Data Drives Post-Pandemic Health Care

Building a resilient post-COVID health care workforce will require data-driven solutions to meet evolving employee needs, according to Deloitte’s 2021 Global Health Care report.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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