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Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

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Latest: Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report - Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Deli Star Establishing New Missouri HQ

Deli Star selected St. Louis, MO for its new headquarters and manufacturing facility thanks in part to a highly-skilled and available talent pool, low business costs, and quality of life.

Kansas, Sunflower Electric Launch New Certified Sites Partnership

Thanks to a new partnership, sites certified through Sunflower Electric's Certified Sites Program will automatically be certified by the Kansas Department of Commerce.

Did You Miss Our Labor Market Recovery Report Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Emsi EVP Josh Wright crunches the latest labor market data and shares his outlook on sectors and regions poised for recovery, the impact of remote work, and more.

Shut Down Your Zoom…Face-To-Face Meetings Are Back!

This year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event will be live and in-person at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, October 26-28, 2021.

Kansas Dairy Ingredients Investing $45M In Kansas Expansion

Kansas Dairy Ingredients (KDI) Cheese Company will expand its operations in Southwest Kansas, creating 40 new jobs in the Hugoton community.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.

May / June 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 3)

The May / June 2021 Issue features a look at millennial magnets and customized training programs. Plus, how the manufacturing industry can keep and attract workers.

Business Executives’ Optimism About U.S. Economy Hits Three-Year High

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. executives say their companies plan to expand in the next 12 months, up from 58 percent last quarter, finds new AICPA survey.

Minnesota: Building What Matters In The Land Of The Lakes

The Minnesota Investment Fund is turbocharging growth in the thriving medical device and biotech sectors in the Land of the Lakes.

Topeka, KS To Develop $13M Downtown Innovation Campus

The 70,000-square-foot campus will include wet labs, co-working, office and meeting space and a rooftop for events.

Tech, Manufacturing Projects Land Kansas More Than 580 Jobs

TTEC Holdings will create 450 on-site and remote work jobs in Overland Park; Sicut Enterprises will create 132 manufacturing positions in Neodesha. 

Hilmar Cheese Company Bringing 247 New Jobs To Kansas

Hilmar Cheese Company plans to invest $460 million to build a major production facility in Dodge City, KS.

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Making It Happen In Joplin, Missouri

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Joplin region, where they can leverage a low cost of living, world-class transportation infrastructure and a regional workforce.

Link Mfg. Building High-Tech Manufacturing, Training Facility In Iowa

Link's 50,000-square-foot expansion project sets the stage for continued growth in Sioux Center, IA and will help the company accommodate a new, broader product line.

Topeka and Plug and Play Partnership Sparks “Culture of Innovation”

GoTopeka has announced that Plug and Play, a global innovation platform that specializes in creating industry-specific accelerator programs, has selected its first batch of startups for its animal health and ag tech program in Topeka. Learn more.

Kansas: Setting A Bountiful Table In The Heartland

As the nation’s top wheat producer, Kansas has long been an agribiz leader. The Sunflower State also is in the top tier for food manufacturing.

95 U.S. Manufacturing Plants Earn 2020 ENERGY STAR Certification

These ENERGY STAR certified plants saved nearly $400 million on energy bills — equal to the payroll value of over 8,000 U.S. manufacturing jobs.

Top Utilities: Power Players

Electricity demand in the commercial sector was down by 6 percent while the industrial sector saw a 6.9 percent reduction in 2020 due to the impact of the pandemic on the U.S. economy.

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our 2020 Deal of the Year competition drew the most diverse (and impressive) field of projects to date, making it much tougher to narrow down our annual list of Honorable Mentions.

Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

Pretzels, Inc. Building New Production Facility In Kansas

The pretzel and snack products manufacturer will make a significant investment in the construction of a new 146,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art production facility at VenturePark in Lawrence, KS.

Empirical Foods Breaks Ground On $250M Facility In Kansas

The ground beef facility in Garden City, KS is expected to be finished between 2022 and 2023, and will create 250 new jobs. 

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.

Nor-Am Cold Storage Adds 90 New Jobs In Kansas

Nor-Am Cold Storage has invested $30 million in a new 148,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in Dodge City, KS.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.

Rolls-Royce Investing $13.9M In Minnesota Expansion

The multi-phase expansion will add production lines, testing capabilities, and manufacturing jobs at the company's Mankato, MN Power Systems business unit. 

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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