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Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has a proposed a $1-billion endowment for the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) program. Dr. Paul Risser explains how the fund will create research projects that attract jobs. BF: EDGE has focused investments in aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology, energy and weather science. Will the new funding include other initiatives? PR: In 2009 […]


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Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has a proposed a $1-billion endowment for the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) program. Dr. Paul Risser explains how the fund will create research projects that attract jobs. BF: EDGE has focused investments in aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology, energy and weather science. Will the new funding include other initiatives? PR: In 2009 […]

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Latest: Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has a proposed a $1-billion endowment for the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) program. Dr. Paul Risser explains how the fund will create research projects that attract jobs. BF: EDGE has focused investments in aerospace, agriculture, biotechnology, energy and weather science. Will the new funding include other initiatives? PR: In 2009 […]

60 Seconds with with Paul G. Risser, Ph.D. Executive Director EDGE Fund Policy Board

Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry has a proposed a $1-billion endowment for the Economic Development Generating Excellence (EDGE) program. Dr. Paul Risser explains how the...

Follow the Bouncing Globe

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

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

State of the Year Award

The Volunteer State surges into a leadership position in green-collar job creation with an aggressive and innovative economic development strategy.

The New Incentives Guide

Financial incentives to expand or relocate your business can make the difference in where you choose to grow. This year, we are zeroing in on the newest and most innovative incentives that have been introduced or expanded in the past year.

Weathering the Storm

Business activity never stopped in Minnesota, even during the worst economic downturn since the Great Depression.

Alabama Corporate Moves

Hanwha Expands, Creates Jobs in Opelika Hanwha L&C Alabama (formally known as Maxforma Plastics LLC) announced that the company will begin a second major expansion...

Cambridge, Minnesota

Metro Spotlight

The Politics of Site Selection

Coherency and cooperation among political entities can help move a location to the forefront of the selection process.

60 Seconds with Andy Shapiro, Managing Director, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co.

In a tough economy, some are questioning the use of tax incentives to convince businesses to relocate. Andy Shapiro, Managing Director of Biggins Lacy...

Green Giants

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

State of the Year: Tennessee

Tennessee has been named the winner of Business Facilities’ third annual State of the Year Award.

The Roaring 2010s

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

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!

Medical Plastics: Getting Bigger As Boomers Get Older

The need for medical plastics continues to grow despite the economic downturn as there is greater demand for life-saving and quality of life products to meet the needs of our aging population.

Gateways to 21st Century Business and Industry Solutions

U.S. ports and foreign trade zones are poised to play a huge role in economic recovery, forming a vital interface between the nation and the world.

Michigan Corporate Moves

Michigan Gets $1.35 Billion from DOE for Advanced Battery Development Vice President Joe Biden recently announced that 12 Michigan projects have been awarded...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

ATK Expanding Iuka Plant To Make Aero CompositesAlliant Techsystems, Inc. (ATK) is expanding its Iuka, MS facility to manufacture composite structures for next-generation commercial...

Kansas is Riding an Economic Head Wind

From bioscience to alternative energy, a bevy of emerging growth sectors have discovered "there's no place like home" in the Sunflower State.

Picking a Shovel-Ready Location

If “time-to-market” is increasing your company's sensitivity to site readiness issues, you will need to evaluate criteria used in site certification offerings.

60 Seconds with Mario Brossi, North American Senior Representative, Switzerland Trade and Investment Promotion

Switzerland has surpassed the U.S. as the top-ranked country in the World Economic Forum’s annual Global Competitiveness survey. Mario Brossi, who has dual Swiss...

Cream of the Crop

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

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.

California, a Chameleon that Stands Out

The Golden State has a proven ability to adapt. The difference is that California tends to change before its background, causing the state to stand out and lead rather than follow unnoticed.

Ardmore, Oklahoma

Metro Spotlight

Supply Chain Strategies for Success

An optimal distribution network is intelligently designed to minimize costs by providing the right goods, in the right quantity, at the right place, and at right time.

Texas Corporate Moves

Toyota Moving Tacoma Truck Production to San Antonio Toyota Motor Corp. has announced that it will relocate production of the Tacoma pickup from a plant...

Ohio Corporate Moves

Amylin Pharmaceuticals Plant Nears Completion in West Chester, OH Amylin Pharmaceuticals is nearing completion on a $400 million manufacturing facility in West Chester, OH that...

Inside LiveXchange

Business Facilities LiveXchange is an invitation-only event for corporate executives responsible for choosing a new location for their companies’ next facility. Delegates meet with...

60 Seconds with Bruce A. Kellogg, Chairman, OSCRE Americas, and Senior Vice President, Industry Relations, Argus Software...

The Open Standards Consortium for Real Estate (OSCRE Americas) is preparing to merge with PISCES Ltd to form OSCRE International. Bruce Kellogg, chair of...

Let’s Have a Good, Clean Fight

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Business Facilities 2009 State Rankings

This year’s annual Rankings Report arrives as every state in the nation is struggling with the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. The...

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.

TEXAS: Deep in the Heart of Business

The Lone Star State is committed to doing whatever it takes to keep Texas wide open for investment and development.

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