March/April 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 2)

Business Facilities: March/April 2014 BF March-April 2014

FIRST WORD | We’re No. 1

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… | with Lesley Whatley, Director, START-UP NY

BUSINESS REPORT: Lindt Expands To Add Ghirardelli Line In Stratham, NH | A 100,000-square-foot expansion will allow Lindt to produce Ghiradelli chocolates in Stratham.

COVER STORY: New Energy Powers Growth | An Energy Revolution has put the U.S. back on top as the world’s leading energy producer. Take this panoramic tour of the locations that are powering growth by unlocking vast reserves and hooking up renewable energy to their transmission grids.

FEATURE STORY: 2014 Economic Development Awards | The magazine has trained its scope on all of the initiatives and programs that came its way in the past year and has picked out those that set the standard for excellence.

LOCATION FOCUS: New York – The Empire State Leverages Its Strengths | Find out how the Empire State is allowing new and expanding businesses to capitalize on its educational campuses and communities.

BUSINESS REPORT: Businesses Are Finding It’s Better In The Bluegrass State | Thanks to its ability to give businesses the tools they need, the Bluegrass State has seen a surge of investments.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Logistics – Going With The Flow | Here’s the lowdown on how tailored logistics and transportation solutions are the essential link in the growth chain.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: MidAmerica’s World-Class Flow Chart | Learn how strategic water planning gave a 9,000-acre industrial park in Oklahoma a leg up on the competition.

STATE FOCUS: Minnesota’s Formula For Success | Minnesota’s favorable business climate and quality workforce have steadily increased the state’s economic activity.

BUSINESS REPORT: Garden State Growth Zones Aim to Lift New Jersey’s Cities | NJ’s Garden State Growth Zones offer special incentives to developers who invest in urban centers.

BUSINESS REPORT: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX | Openings, expansions and relocations will bring more than a thousand jobs to the Lone Star State in the near future.

STATE FOCUS: Arkansas – Easy To Reach, Easy To Grow | A strong transportation infrastructure makes Arkansas an ideal location for businesses that want to move bulk commodities and consumer goods.

BUSINESS REPORT: Chicago Will Host Digital Manufacturing And Design Innovation Institute | The Windy City will be home to a new $320-million Digital Manufacturing and Design Innovation Institute.

BUSINESS REPORT: Oilfield Supplier Tejas Tubular Sets New Plant in Norfolk, NE | Tejas Tubular will build a 350,000-square-foot facility and create more than 200 jobs in the greater Norfolk area.

STATE FOCUS: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance | The Keystone State is on a mission to invent the next era of business innovation while taking care to support the needs of industries today.

FEATURE STORY: Aiming For The Top In Utah | Gov. Gary Herbert is closing in on his goal of making Utah the most dynamic state economy. In this Governor’s Report interview, the Beehive State’s chief executive shares the state’s formula for success.

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