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Los Angeles Tops 2024 ENERGY STAR Cities List

Washington, DC; New York; Atlanta and San Francisco round out the top five cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings that cut energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.

Lilly Will Invest Additional $5.3B In Indiana Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

New investment brings Lilly’s total commitment at LEAP Research and Innovation District in Lebanon to $9 billion, 900 new jobs.  

Rural America’s New Industrial Revival: Reshoring-Ready

Rural communities are attracting corporate investment attention, and many have already made moves to deliver what companies need to succeed.

Los Angeles Tops 2024 ENERGY STAR Cities List

Washington, DC; New York; Atlanta and San Francisco round out the top five cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings that cut energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.

Bridor To Invest $220M In Utah Bread, Pastry Manufacturing Facility

Bridor will begin building its Greater Salt Lake City facility this year, with completion scheduled for 2029. Plus, Minova and Mountain Billy Gun Lab grow in Utah with help from the state’s REDTIF program.

Coca-Cola United To Open New Facility In Birmingham, AL, Creating 50...

The popular beverage distributor to invest $330 million in multifaceted facility, which currently employs 750.

Kohler Unveils New Arizona Manufacturing Facility

New Kohler manufacturing facility will employ more than 400 workers in Casa Grande. Plus, Arizona strengthens ties with South Korea.

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.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

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From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.

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Surveys & Research

Los Angeles ENERGY STAR

Los Angeles Tops 2024 ENERGY STAR Cities List

Washington, DC; New York; Atlanta and San Francisco round out the top five cities for ENERGY STAR certified buildings that cut energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
job satisfaction

Post-COVID Job Satisfaction: Great Resignation Or Great Regret?

Workers who changed jobs during COVID are now regretting it, suggests a new survey from The Conference Board. Plus, find out which work style is tops with employees.
life sciences

Survey: Life Sciences Incubators Anticipate Continued Growth

In this first CBRE survey of its kind, incubators across the U.S. were asked about expectations related to funding and overall growth.
facility location decisions, site selection

Site Selection In 2024: What Risks Define Business Investment Decisions?

Ongoing scarcities and geopolitical forces are among the factors that are impacting facility location decisions, according to a new study from the Site Selectors Guild.
Innovation And Talent

Innovation And Talent: Top Performing Cities

Continued movement to more affordable, lifestyle-centric cities is further diversifying the landscape for innovation-focused companies and investors, according to JLL.

BF Editors’ Blog: On Location, Best Picture Nominees

The film and television industry has significant economic impact. With the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, here's a look at the filming locations for the Best Picture nominees.

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Richland County, SC: At The Center Of South Carolina’s Eco Devo Boom

Discover affordable expansion and attractive lifestyle opportunities in Richland County, in the heart of South Carolina's economic expansion.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

York County, South Carolina: Growing With Charlotte And Beyond

At the heart of the Carolinas’ largest metro, York County offers a diverse, thriving economy, great living choices, and room to grow.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS Locates In West Texas

With a vision to modernize the digital infrastructure required to support produce demand worldwide, PLANT AGRICULTURAL SYSTEMS chose the heartland of American agriculture to do just that. 

Lilly Will Invest Additional $5.3B In Indiana Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

New investment brings Lilly’s total commitment at LEAP Research and Innovation District in Lebanon to $9 billion, 900 new jobs.  

Coca-Cola United To Open New Facility In Birmingham, AL, Creating 50 Jobs

The popular beverage distributor to invest $330 million in multifaceted facility, which currently employs 750.

Rural America’s New Industrial Revival: Reshoring-Ready

Rural communities are attracting corporate investment attention, and many have already made moves to deliver what companies need to succeed.

Air Products To Invest $70M In Missouri Manufacturing, Logistics Expansion

Driven by growing Interest in energy transition technologies in the biogas, aerospace and marine industries, Air Products' expansion will create 30 new jobs in Maryland Heights, MO.

Littelfuse Opens New Manufacturing Plant In Piedras Negras, Mexico

The electronic manufacturer's 106,000 square foot facility has already made an impact on the local communities.