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Latest: Business Facilities LiveXchange Registration Closes Today! - Today is your last chance to register for this dynamic event that connects growing companies with economic development agencies from across the U.S.

Business Facilities LiveXchange Registration Closes Today!

Today is your last chance to register for this dynamic event that connects growing companies with economic development agencies from across the U.S.

Workhuman Adding 150 New Jobs At Dublin HQ

The Irish technology firm is growing its workforce as part of a $4.5 million expansion of its headquarters. 

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions.

Merck Investing $70M In Biopharm R&D Facility Expansion

The German company, which operates its biopharm business as EMD Serono in the U.S. and Canada, will invest $70 million to expand its Billerica, MA facility.

Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.

This Just In: New England Will Win Super Bowl LIII

RiseSmart's unemployment rate-based Big Game Predictor has picked the Super Bowl winner with 74 percent accuracy. Boston's rate is lower. Sorry LA.

Government Shutdown Negatively Impacted Nearly One In Five Business Owners

A new survey from Paychex found 19 percent of business owners said the government shutdown had a negative impact on their business outlook, 68 percent said they were unaffected, and 13 percent reported a positive impact.

Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets?

Here's a rundown of the most and least expensive private sector office markets in the United States based on total operating expenses, courtesy of BOMA International.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region.

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

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

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

Devens: Winning The Battle For Business

Where troops in full battle gear once lined in formation, high-tech execs squint to take aim at targets today—this time with new patents and breakthroughs in their sights.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Editor’s Picks: Incentives

Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.

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.

Rhode Island: An Engine For Economic Growth

Businesses located within the Quonset Business Park account for 14 percent of Rhode Island’s manufacturing jobs, with another 1,300 coming soon from Electric Boat.

Seven Stars Cloud Group Establishing Global HQ In Connecticut

The $283 million technology and innovation headquarters project is expected to create 330 jobs in West Hartford at the former UConn Campus.

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.

Northeast Should Make The Short List

The Northeast region—including Rochester, NH—has a compelling message of great locations, great talent, and amazing innovation.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Connecticut Expansion Will Create 400 Jobs

PwC will invest $20 million on the expansion, which includes establishing Stamford, CT as the headquarters for its Insourced Solutions for Tax (IST) division.

General Dynamics Electric Boat Investing $800M In Connecticut

The company will retain and grow its workforce to more than 13,000 jobs over the next 17 years, with help from up to $63 million in state incentives. 

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.

Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641

With an excellent quality of life and a robust set of available tax incentives and credits, Stamford, Connecticut leads the pack in commercial and residential development.

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.

Defense: The Best Offense

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. aerospace industry guarantees it will get a big slice of the pie.

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.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

How To Solve The Top 5 Labor Shortage Issues

An exclusive, in-depth look at the issues that employers, economic developers, and parents can address to help solve the current labor shortage challenge, from McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.