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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.

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Latest: 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.

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.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

The global life sciences industry has adopted an attitude of cautious optimism, expecting reliable growth that will fall short of pre-recession investment surges.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

Advanced Manufacturing Driving Pittsburgh’s Economic Growth

Capital investment in southwestern Pennsylvania totaled $2.9 billion in 2015, marking the ninth consecutive year capital investment in the region exceeded $1 billion, according to the Pittsburgh Regional Alliance’s (PRA) ninth annual Business Investment Scorecard.

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.

Uber To Add Advanced Technologies Center In Pittsburgh

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company will establish an additional ATC research facility which will be used for testing self-driving cars.

Pennsylvania Awards Early-Stage Tech Businesses Nearly $18M

The Keystone Innovation Zone Tax Credit supports entrepreneurship in and around Pennsylvania's colleges and universities.

Bosch To Open New Technology Center In Pittsburgh

Robert Bosch LLC will locate its new Research and Technology Center in Pittsburgh’s Strip District, which is becoming a hub for emerging tech-and innovation-focused companies.

Alcoa Expands R&D Center Near Pittsburgh

Alcoa is expanding its Pennsylvania R&D center to capture growing demand for complex, high-performance parts for aerospace and beyond.

Four Things NOT To Do To Be A Smart Cities Leader

A new study of smart cities by the UK research organization Nesta has uncovered valuable insights by looking deeper at smart cities underachievers.

All Fresh Farms To Build New Facility In Pike County, PA

Based in Florida, All Fresh Farms is an indoor hydroponic production and packaging operation that specializes in growing lettuce mixes, kales, and basil.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

Universal Pasteurization Company Opening Facility In Chester County, PA

The company received a funding proposal from the Department of Community and Economic Development.

Fuel for Growth

Pennsylvania's new governor wants the natural gas boom to power economic development efforts in the state.

Target Opening Fulfillment Center In York County, PA

Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development announces 250 new jobs in York County.

Pennsylvania’s Inn At Buck Hill Falls Set For Redevelopment

Changes in ownership and financial troubles led to the closing of the Inn in the early 1990s; the property has been abandoned ever since, despite numerous attempts to resurrect it.

Cover Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla's lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast's gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia's skyline.

Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla's battery factory in Nevada, Washington's retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.

What Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers?

New research highlights cities where the largest percentage of CFOs view innovation as an employee strength.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.

Low-Interest Loans Support Manufacturing Growth In Pennsylvania

At its recent meetings, PIDA approved nearly $15.1 million in low-interest loans for 12 projects in Berks, Bucks, Lehigh, Mercer, Mifflin, Northampton and Westmoreland counties that are projected to create 229 new jobs and retain 664 jobs.

Flying Without Altitude

A major U.S. airport looks to expand its revenue by drilling under its runways.

PNC Tops Off Its New Global Headquarters In Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza reflects the company's ongoing support of green building practices.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.

Armstrong Celebrates PA Plant $41 Million Expansion

By on-shoring LVT manufacturing from China, Armstrong expects to realize a more competitive cost structure with shorter lead times and improved customer service.

Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth

An energy revolution is sweeping across the U.S., creating thousands of jobs and making it likely we’ll achieve the long-sought goal of energy independence by 2020 or sooner.

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

Bootstraps for Building

Allentown, PA revitalizes an aging city center by offering developers a unique way to offset construction costs.

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

Schindler Opens Elevator Manufacturing Facility In Hanover, PA

First elevator manufacturing facility in North America to achieve LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

Pennsylvania Secures $1.2 Billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center In Philadelphia

World-class complex will create more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction; will be the one of the tallest buildings on the East Coast.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

One Year Later

The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is "incomplete" as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

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