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The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.


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The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

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Latest: March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2) - The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

EZ STAK Continues Growth In Upstate New York

The company's new 75,000-square-foot Watertown facility will provide increased space for manufacturing, powder-coating, assembly, shipping and receiving, upfitting trailers, and a customer showroom/training center.

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

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year.

Squarespace Creating More Than 150 Tech Jobs In NYC

The tech company will expand its global headquarters into new space in the West Village, growing its New York City presence 20 percent by 2022.

D3 Engineering Expanding Operations In Upstate New York

The embedded product development company is expanding operations and will create up to 50 new jobs at a new location in Monroe County, NY.

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 

Clean Energy: New York Joins Top 5, Maryland Is Most Improved

Across the U.S, states are promoting clean energy with energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and more, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Cree, NY State Form $1B Partnership To Create World’s Largest Silicon Carbide Device Facility

More than 600 Cree jobs will be created at the Marcy Nanocenter on SUNY Poly Campus in collaboration with the New York Power Electronics Manufacturing Consortium.

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Islip, NY: Long Island’s Corridor Of Growth

Islip has a bustling airport, a busy foreign trade zone next door and an attractive location in the middle of Long Island’s largest industrial corridor.

CBC Manufacturing Consolidating Operations In Upstate New York

The holding company will invest $4.45 million, and create and retain more than 80 new jobs in the City of Rochester over the next five years.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

Netflix Expanding With New Production Hub In New York City

An expanded office space in Manhattan and six sound stages in Brooklyn will create up to $100 million in investments and thousands of jobs within five years.

Workforce Training & Talent Acquisition

Today’s workforce training and talent acquisition is a multi-faceted effort that brings targeted skills to students, and new workers to locations they’ll be happy to live in.

March / April 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 2)

The March / April 2019 Issue features a look at workforce training programs, manufacturing growth, biotechnology and STEM leaders. Plus, data centers and green development.

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.

BREAKING NEWS: Amazon Cancels Plans For NYC Headquarters

Amazon has released a statement announcing the company is canceling its plans for a New York City headquarters as part of its HQ2 project.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

For excitement alone, we probably should call Amazon’s HQ2 the “Deal of the Century.” Jeff Bezos’ mega-project produced the first tie in the history of our annual competition.

Diageo North America Investing $31M In NYC Office Relocation

The alcohol beverage company will invest $31 million to create a new primary North America office at 3 World Trade Center, drawing 350 jobs to New York City.

Amazon HQ2 Sites Share BF’s 2018 Deal Of The Year Award

New York and Virginia, which each got selected to host Amazon’s HQ2 mega-project, are co-winners of the Gold Award in our 2018 contest.

Peloton Expanding NYC Footprint With New Corporate Headquarters

The fitness technology and media company will move into a 312,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art office space at Hudson Commons in 2020.

A Tale Of Two Cities: Amazon Picks NYC, Northern Virginia For New HQ

After an epic site selection process, Amazon will invest $5 billion and create more than 50,000 jobs across two new headquarters. Plus, Nashville lands 5,000 jobs.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

CA Tops In Cybersecurity Jobs, NY Is Drones Leader

California and New York topped two new high-tech rankings categories appearing in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released today.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

New York: Niagara Falls Revitalization Moves Forward

Work has begun on Restore the Gorge, a $2.1-million project that augments Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $70-million revitalization of Niagara Falls State Park, aimed at strengthening the tourism industry in downtown Niagara Falls.

More Than One In Four Job Seekers Willing To Move For A New Job

San Francisco, New York City are top destinations for workers who want to move; Providence, RI and San Jose have the highest percentage of workers applying to other cities.

Advanced Manufacturing: The Cobots Are Coming

Collaborative robots (a.k.a. cobots), designed to work alongside human workers, are the next big thing in advanced manufacturing. More than 150,000 cobots will be in use by 2020, a number expected to exceed 700,000 by 2025.

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

London, Los Angeles, New York Top Cities For Global Real Estate Investment

The latest JLL data shows resilience in the global real estate market, despite geopolitical uncertainty.

Those Days Are Over

There will be zero tolerance now for sexual harassment in the workplace, studio, or halls of Congress. And we ask: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Gets Smarter, Faster

Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency of U.S. advanced manufacturing.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Everybody’s trying to guess which city will land Amazon's coveted second headquarters. Moody’s Analytics applies a more data-driven approach.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Maryland National Capital Region Forms Economic Development Alliance

Representing the majority of Maryland’s population and economy, six counties will work together with each other and federal and state partners towards regional initiatives and COVID-19 economic recovery.

Blount Partnership Establishes Small Business Relief Fund

The fund provides disaster relief to small businesses in Blount County, TN that develop innovative solutions to overcome catastrophic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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