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


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

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Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

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

Freshpet Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 100 Jobs

The refrigerated pet food maker will invest more than $84 million to expand its operations in Hanover Township, with help from state and local grants and tax credits.

Air Liquide Investing $45M In Pennsylvania Expansion

The France-based specialty chemicals company will create and retain nearly 270 jobs in the Keystone State's Lehigh Valley. 

Air Products Building New Global Headquarters In Pennsylvania

The industrial gas company's new Lehigh Valley headquarters will take advantage of sustainable technologies and reduce operating costs.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

Spartan Motors Receives Grant For Job Creation In Pennsylvania

The company's East Coast truck body manufacturing facility expansion will bring nearly 200 jobs to Ephrata, PA over the next three years. 

LORD Corporation Investing $80M In Pennsylvania Expansion

After a rigorous national site selection process, the global company opted to expand and upgrade its manufacturing facility in Saegertown, PA.

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.

IRIS USA Creating 95 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The injection-molded plastic products manufacturer and distributor will expand operations into Pennsylvania and establish a manufacturing facility in Hazle Township.

Infosys To Create 1,000 High-Tech Jobs In Connecticut

The global IT company will invest $20.6 million in a new technology and innovation hub in Hartford, CT with help from the state's First Five Plus Program.

Amazon Expanding Pittsburgh Tech Hub, Creating 125 New Jobs

The Pittsburgh tech hub—which invents and builds new products and services for Amazon customers—will add 125 new tech jobs, doubling its workforce.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.

PAC Creating Over 160 Manufacturing Jobs In Pennsylvania

The manufacturer of flexible packaging will invest more than $28 million to expand into the greater Bethlehem area.

Silgan Containers Expanding In Pennsylvania

North America’s largest metal food packaging manufacturer is investing $15 million to expand into the Lehigh Valley.

Assurant Expanding In Pennsylvania, Creating 307 Jobs

Assurant will invest approximately $4 million to support the growth of its mobile phone repair business, with help from Pennsylvania grants and tax credits.

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.

Evoqua Relocating Headquarters To Pittsburgh

The water solutions provider will create 63 new jobs and invest more than $2.5 million in Pittsburgh.

Embassy Powdered Metals Expanding In Pennsylvania

The powdered metal manufacturer will invest more than $3M to acquire American Sintered Technologies in Cameron County, PA and retain both companies’ existing workforces.

Workforce Development: The Next Generation

The most successful workforce development efforts are teaming with education resources to develop job-specific vocational studies in high schools, community colleges and universities.

Eurofins Adding 350 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The company will invest $59 million in the Lancaster County expansion project, which includes construction of a new facility and purchasing new state-of-the-art laboratory instrumentation and equipment.

Potato Chip Company Growing In Pennsylvania

Dieffenbach's Potato Chips Inc. plans create up to 100 new jobs at its new 188,000-square-foot potato chip manufacturing facility and warehouse in Bethel Township, PA.

Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

The blue-ribbon judging panel for our 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition had so many great projects to evaluate, they bestowed a record seven Honorable Mention Awards.

Lineage Logistics Growing National Network

The warehousing and logistics company will expand two facilities in Texas, and has acquired two more in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

SAP Creating 392 New Jobs In Pennsylvania

The software company will build a  $72M facility on Pittsburgh’s North Shore, and expand its workforce at its Newtown Square location with the help of grants and tax credits from the commonwealth.

Mississippi Lands Business Facilities’ 2016 Deal Of The Year

The $1.45 billion Continental Tire plant in Clinton, MS wins the magazine’s Gold Award for Economic Development Deal of the Year.

Almac Group Creating 312 Jobs In Pennsylvania

The company will invest more than $24.4M in two expansion projects, both in Montgomery County, with the help of a Pennsylvania First Program grant.

Five Below To Expand, Relocate National HQ In Philadelphia

The specialty retailer will invest $10.5 million and create 154 new jobs at its new headquarters facility.

15 Years Later

What has not changed since September 11, 2001.

Plastics Company Locating U.S. HQ In Pennsylvania

Retal PA, LLC is investing at least $15M in a U.S. headquarters and manufacturing facility in Donora Borough, PA, creating 88 new, high-paying jobs.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Amazon Will Create 5,000 Full-Time Jobs In Pennsylvania

Over the next three years, the company will invest at least $150 million in new fulfillment and distribution operations located across the commonwealth.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… with Dennis Davin, Secretary, PA DCED

Pennsylvania's Davin provides a rundown of the state's economic development initiatives, plus a look at NYC's new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

June 26 or Bust

There may be "still a lot of work to do," but officials insist the expanded Panama Canal will be open for business by the end of next month.

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