March/April 2013 Issue (Volume 46, Number 2)

Business Facilities: March/April 2013

First Word | Delivering The Goods

Snapshots: 60 Seconds | with Lt. Gov. Kim Guadagno, State of New Jersey

Special Report: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy | The unprecedented and deadly devastation wrought by last fall’s catastrophe demolished entire communities from Montauk Point to Cape May. A $60-billion rebuilding effort is underway. In this Special Report, BF takes a detailed look at each state’s chosen path to recovery and provides a handy guide to available aid.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report | As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is flowing back into the biotech sector. So there’s no better time for us to roll out our most comprehensive tour to date of biotech leaders on both sides of the Atlantic.

Feature Story: Economic Development Awards |
It’s time to give out our annual honors to the organizations that have
established and consistently executed the best practices in service to their locations. And our annual Achievement Awards pay homage to the programs that succeed in matching their tools to their growth targets, delivering the goods.

Business Report: Texas | There’s always a good time to be had at the annual South by Southwest (SXSW) festival in Austin. This year’s hoedown brought more than 30,000 eager participants to the state capital to sample an eclectic mix of high-tech and culture.

Location Focus: United It Stands | Don’t let that regional map of agencies fool you, New York’s empire of development is focused on a common goal.

Feature Story: Accelerating In Alabama | Nestled in the piney woods down South is a rising economic powerhouse charging to the top of our automotive and aerospace rankings and putting competitors in its rear-view mirror. In our exclusive interview, Gov. Robert Bentley tells us why global giants like Airbus and Mercedes have put down deep roots in Alabama.

Feature Story: The Story Of Storage | With ever increasing, pertinent information housed in data centers, the evolution from large and complex to leaner and greener was inevitable.

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