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Canada & International

Hyosung Heavy Industries Locating First U.S. Production Facility In Tennessee

The South Korea-based company will invest $86.9 million and create 410 new jobs in Memphis over the next seven years.

Waterlogic Chooses Texas For North American Headquarters

The drinking water dispenser company will invest $1.6 million and create up to 164 jobs in Grapevine, TX.

Structurlam Picks Arkansas For Its First U.S. Plant

The $90 million precision-engineered mass timber production facility will create 130 jobs in Conway, AR.

USA - Far West

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. 

Inland Empire: A National Model For Apprenticeship

An advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program is being expanded in California's Inland Empire and desert regions with a $700,000 grant.

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.

USA - Great Lakes

Nice-Pak Products Adding 90 Jobs In Indiana

The New York-based wet wipes manufacturer will expand its operations in Mooresville, IN with help from up to $900,000 in conditional tax credits from the state.

Data Center Company First To Qualify For New Illinois Tax Incentive

STACK INFRASTRUCTURE will be the first company to make use of Illinois’ new sales tax exemption on equipment purchases at its Chicago data center campus.

Location Spotlight: Consumers Energy

If you’re expanding or relocating, consider Michigan and Consumers Energy – let’s work together to accelerate your business.

USA - Great Plains

Kansas Picked For $200M Walmart Distribution Center

The retail giant will create 300 full-time jobs at its new distribution center at the Kanza Fire Commerce Park in Topeka, KS.

Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO

Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region.

Casey’s General Stores Investing $50M In Missouri

The new state-of-the-art warehousing, logistics and distribution facility in Joplin, MO will create up to 125 new jobs.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

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.

Building A Better Maryland

A Better Maryland is a new development plan that provides resources and tools for the Free State's long-term economic success.

Pittsburgh International Airport Creates Epicenter Of Additive Manufacturing

Argon gas supplier Arencibia will be the anchor tenant at Neighborhood 91, the first-ever cluster strategy with a production focus of 3-D printing.

USA - New England

Pawtucket, RI Launches $400M Economic Development Project

The project will transform Pawtucket’s riverfront with extensive development, including a new United Soccer League (USL) Championship soccer team and stadium.

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. 

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors.

USA - Rocky Mountains

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. 

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.

TN Named Best Business Climate, NC No. 1 In Growth Potential

Tennessee has been named the state with the Best Business Climate and North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

USA - Southeast

Hyosung Heavy Industries Locating First U.S. Production Facility In Tennessee

The South Korea-based company will invest $86.9 million and create 410 new jobs in Memphis over the next seven years.

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Structurlam Picks Arkansas For Its First U.S. Plant

The $90 million precision-engineered mass timber production facility will create 130 jobs in Conway, AR.

USA - Southwest

Refresco Investing $12M In Oklahoma Expansion

The independent bottler will add 75 new jobs at its Fort Gibson, OK manufacturing operation.

Waterlogic Chooses Texas For North American Headquarters

The drinking water dispenser company will invest $1.6 million and create up to 164 jobs in Grapevine, TX.

United Alloy Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The metal fabrication and powder coating company will create at least 100 new jobs at its new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX.

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Featured Location Spotlights

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Featured Location Videos

BF Location Video: Iowa: Ready For Business

Iowa offers opportunities as far as the eye can see, especially in bioscience, advanced manufacturing and finance. See how your company could profit from our pro-business environment.

The Editor's Blog

Transformers

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

State By State Incentive Guides (All)

Alabama Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alabama financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Alaska Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Alaska financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arizona Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arizona financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

Arkansas Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of Arkansas financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

California Incentives and Workforce Development Guide

A comprehensive list of California financial aid, loans, grants, abatements, workforce development, exemptions, funds & capital investment opportunities.

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Surveys & Research

Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees

A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind.

U.S. Policy Shifts Create Global Economic Disruption, Growth Opportunities

A new Frost & Sullivan analysis prepares decision-makers for scenarios that could unfold in light of major recent U.S. trade policy upheavals, the upcoming presidential election, and changing world dynamics.

New Report Ranks Cities By Ease Of Doing Business

The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

Workplace Satisfaction: What Do Workers Want?

Here are the top 10 factors that keep employees engaged and productive in the workplace, according to new research from Aerotek.

Can Generation Z Rescue Manufacturing?

2019 L2L Manufacturing Index reveals Generation Z's interest in manufacturing, but the industry needs to fight for their attention and participation.

Top 10 Issues Affecting Real Estate In 2019-2020

U.S. infrastructure is the leading concern among the issues expected to have the most significant impact on real estate, according to The Counselors of Real Estate.

Sponsored Content

Polk County – Florida’s Best Place For Business

Polk County, Florida located along the heart of the I4 corridor is a multifaceted economic engine centered on innovation, technological advances, manufacturing, logistics and so much more.

Hoosiers Are Poised For Hardwoods Industry Growth

The new Indiana Hardwood Strategy is aimed at attracting hardwood processing facilities to the Hoosier State and expanding existing mills.

Georgia Ports Authority To Double Port of Savannah Capacity

To keep up with growing container trade, the GPA plans to double Garden City Terminal’s annual capacity from 5.5 million to 11 million TEUS. Improvements will include a new container port on Hutchinson Island, expansion of GPA’s ship-to-shore crane fleet and berth improvements.

Podcast: A Conversation With Stephen Moret

Artificial intelligence won’t be making site selection decisions any time soon, according to Virginia Economic Development Partnership President/CEO Stephen Moret.

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.

All Articles

Hyosung Heavy Industries Locating First U.S. Production Facility In Tennessee

The South Korea-based company will invest $86.9 million and create 410 new jobs in Memphis over the next seven years.

Kansas Picked For $200M Walmart Distribution Center

The retail giant will create 300 full-time jobs at its new distribution center at the Kanza Fire Commerce Park in Topeka, KS.

Refresco Investing $12M In Oklahoma Expansion

The independent bottler will add 75 new jobs at its Fort Gibson, OK manufacturing operation.

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Nice-Pak Products Adding 90 Jobs In Indiana

The New York-based wet wipes manufacturer will expand its operations in Mooresville, IN with help from up to $900,000 in conditional tax credits from the state.