Canada & International

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

China Sunergy Will Create 200 Manufacturing Jobs In California

The Chinese solar company considered the East Coast and Midwest before deciding to locate its first U.S. facility at the McClennan Business Park in Sacramento, CA.

Location Spotlight: City Of Zibo

Zibo is listed as one of China's Top 50 Cities in Competitive Strength year after year since 1992. In 2015, Zibo ranked 40th in China's Top 100 Cities of Comprehensive Strength and 35th in Forbes' Best Commercial City in Mainland China.

USA - Far West

China Sunergy Will Create 200 Manufacturing Jobs In California

The Chinese solar company considered the East Coast and Midwest before deciding to locate its first U.S. facility at the McClennan Business Park in Sacramento, CA.

Drought and Deluge

Whatever the future brings us, it always seems to arrive in California first.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

USA - Great Lakes

WorkHere Creating 161 Jobs In Central Indiana

The workforce-focused tech startup plans to continue its growth in Indiana, and expand its app to new markets.

Levementum Adding 175 Jobs In Indiana

The Arizona-based tech consultancy will expand its Indianapolis operations, creating 175 high-wage jobs by 2021.

Safety Management Software Company Expanding In Wisconsin

Report Exec has moved to the former Oak Creek Police Department building, where the founder started his career in law enforcement before launching the company.

USA - Great Plains

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

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.

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.

Automotive Software Company Picks Kansas City For Corporate HQ

AutoAlert will bring 200 new jobs to the city, which was selected for its revitalized and growing downtown area, access to tech talent, and convenient transportation options.

USA - Mid-Atlantic

Irish Firm Selects Rochester for U.S. Expansion

Energy storage startup NEST iON Limited will locate its new R&D facility at Kodak's Energy Storage Hub at the Finger Lakes Eastman Business Park.

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.

USA - New England

High-Growth Sector

Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.

The Rockport Group Moves Global Corporate HQ

The shoe manufacturer will occupy a new 70,000-square-foot office space in Newton, MA, just outside of Boston.

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.

USA - Rocky Mountains

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

Packsize International Selects Utah For Global HQ

Packsize International, an On Demand Packaging® company will expand its Salt Lake City, UT operations, adding up to 354 jobs and an expected $9.2 million in capital investment.

High-Growth Sector

Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.

USA - Southeast

High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

Hydroponics startup AppHarvest will grow produce above ground with a $50 million investment in a reclaimed mine site in Eastern Kentucky's Pike County.

Sedgwick Claims Management Services Expanding Tennessee HQ

The technology-enabled risk and benefits solutions management company will create 150 new jobs in Memphis, TN.

Richmond Lands Global Healthcare Services Company Project

After considering 60 other cities, Owens & Minor has decided to locate its new Client Engagement Center in downtown Richmond, VA, creating 300 new jobs.

USA - Southwest

Aramark Opens Processing Facility In Texas

The new McKinney, TX plant will increase the company’s capacity to provide cleanroom services throughout the Southwest, and is expected to add 120 jobs over three years.

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.

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

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Featured Location Spotlights

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

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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BF Location Video: Mars Chocolate Topeka Candy Production Plant Officially Opens

Mars Chocolate North America officially opened the doors of a new, state-of-the-art, roughly 500,000-square-foot candy production facility in Topeka, Kansas.

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Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

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Surveys & Research

Workplace Of The Future Key To Attracting, Retaining Talent

To win the talent war, corporations need to provide best In class, high-tech workplaces, according to research from CoreNet Global and ISS World Services.

U.S. Companies Show Increased Business Confidence for 2017

New Deloitte study finds optimism has increased following the presidential election, yet uncertainty looms over new policies and regulations ahead.

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.

U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturing Jobs Up

The largest industry employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has grown nearly 19 percent since 2012, according to a new economic impact study.

Manufacturers Expect Near-Sourcing To Increase

According to new research from LMA Consulting, 70% of manufacturing executives say near-sourcing will increase within the next five years.

Five Hiring Trends To Watch For In 2017

CareerBuilder's annual job forecast finds 40% of employers plan to hire full-time, permanent employees in 2017, predictions for how the Trump administration will impact hiring are mixed.

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Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Granex Opens First U.S. Location In Tampa

Granex ships more than 300 truckloads of granite and marble slab every year across North America and more than 350 containers across the world from the Port of Tampa Bay.

All Articles

Topeka, Kansas: Location Spotlight Of The Week

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.

Aramark Opens Processing Facility In Texas

The new McKinney, TX plant will increase the company’s capacity to provide cleanroom services throughout the Southwest, and is expected to add 120 jobs over three years.

WorkHere Creating 161 Jobs In Central Indiana

The workforce-focused tech startup plans to continue its growth in Indiana, and expand its app to new markets.

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

High-Tech Greenhouse Creating 140 Jobs In Kentucky

Hydroponics startup AppHarvest will grow produce above ground with a $50 million investment in a reclaimed mine site in Eastern Kentucky's Pike County.