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The economic impact of U.S. seaports has a far reach, extending from the direct to the indirect and beyond. There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs that depend on ports.


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The economic impact of U.S. seaports has a far reach, extending from the direct to the indirect and beyond. There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs that depend on ports.

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Ports And FTZs: Tidal Wave

The economic impact of U.S. seaports has a far reach, extending from the direct to the indirect and beyond. There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs that depend on ports.

Data Center Industry Locations: Data-Driven Growth

As the demand for data continues to expand exponentially, new data centers are being built on sites closer to consumers (also known as “edge” locations) and modular, pre-fab units are speeding construction.

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Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

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Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

The “coolest” section of Dallas, TX seals the deal for ride-sharing giant Uber’s new U.S. General and Administrative Hub, which will bring 3,000 new jobs to the city.

Silver Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Commerce, GA will be the home of SK Innovation’s lithium battery plant, which will build advanced batteries for hybrid and fully electric vehicles for VW and other OEMs.

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

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2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

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2019 State Of The Year: Texas

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Business Facilities’ Editor: Texas Dominated The Decade

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Michigan’s Fiat Chrysler Expansion Is BF’s Deal Of The Year

Michigan Economic Development Corp. has been awarded BF’s 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) expansion

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times.

Tennessee’s Property Evaluation Program Gets Bigger

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Permian Basin Is Booming In Southeast New Mexico

Logistics are being upgraded to support expanding oil and gas production, including a larger regional airport in Lea County now offering non-stop flights to Denver.

Hoosiers Are Poised For Hardwoods Industry Growth

The new Indiana Hardwood Strategy is aimed at attracting hardwood processing facilities to the Hoosier State and expanding existing mills.

Mississippi: Business Is Blossoming In The Magnolia State

Mississippi has reduced the amount of capital investment and the minimum number of jobs required to receive aerospace and data center incentives.

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

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Building A Better Maryland

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The Land of Lincoln offers a highly educated workforce and a logistics network that is hard to match.

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Despite a trade war with China that’s clobbering U.S. farmers, locations that have established strong agribusiness and food processing sectors continue to thrive as production moves closer to markets.

Inland Empire: A National Model For Apprenticeship

An advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program is being expanded in California's Inland Empire and desert regions with a $700,000 grant.

Starting Up Is Big In Texas

No stranger to the top, the Lone Star State takes another number one from the other 49 in a new WalletHub report that ranks where to start a business.

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.

Mississippi: Making The World Take Notice

With a world-class logistics network and a highly skilled workforce setting new standards for success in advanced manufacturing, Mississippi is aiming for the top.

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.

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.

September / October 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 5)

The September/October 2019 Issue features the booming logistics and transportation industry. Plus, a look at Qualified Opportunity Zones and Business/Industry/Tech Parks.

Kentucky: GM Bowling Green Plant To Add 400 Jobs

The Warren County facility will build the next-generation Corvette, America’s most advanced series-production sports car.

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development.

Digital Mobility: Yellow Light For Driverless Cars

Connectivity is transforming the automotive industry, but the rush to fully autonomous vehicles has hit a speed bump: robot cars can’t figure out human behavior.

Curaçao: A “Cultural Hybrid” For Growth In The Caribbean

Curaçao is ready to meet your business needs with multicultural talent and a bevy of economic free zones.

Public Power Fuels Growth In North Carolina

ElectriCities’ nonprofit membership organization provides economic development support to 70 communities throughout North Carolina.

Learning From The Top In Louisiana

A statewide program is building on the success of Louisiana Economic Development’s CEO Roundtables to provide peer learning for emerging businesses.

New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

All six New England States experienced gains in wages and salaries in 2018, with the income surge averaging more than four percent in 2Q 2018.

Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State

With a booming economy fueled by a business-friendly climate and a thriving startup ecosystem, Arizona was fourth among U.S. states in GDP growth in 2018.

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity

With its affordable cost of living, highly skilled workforce, culture of innovation and premier quality of life, businesses are turning to Michigan for new opportunities.

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