The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away
Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)
The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.
Collins Aerospace To Create 60 Jobs With Kansas Expansion
Collins Aerospace will use its new 279,000-square-foot facility for the manufacture of its interior product line.
Innovation Hubs: Where Innovation Lives
An $80-billion program proposed by President Biden is aiming to spur sustainable growth by supporting the establishment of innovation centers in regions hampered by underinvestment.
Medline Invests $77.5M In New Kansas Distribution Center
Medline has outgrown its current facility; will create 100 jobs at new distribution center in Bonner Springs, KS.
Kansas: Where Innovation And Fun Converge
You can find Hutchinson’s history 650 feet under the ground in its famous salt mines. On the surface it’s a thriving business hub.
Finance & Insurance: Fintech’s Future Is Now
Biometrics, artificial intelligence and blockchain are being embraced by the financial services and insurance sectors, fueling a wave of fintech startups.
New Program Aims To Strengthen Kansas’ Manufacturing Supply Chain
CONNEX™ Kansas allows manufacturers to connect with each other, find suppliers, explore production capabilities and manage their supply chain.
Berry Global Group Expands Production In Kansas
Berry Global Group's $61 million investment will create over 60 jobs in Lawrence, KS.
Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings Report
Millennials are migrating into Connecticut from New York City and Boston in droves, making Greater Hartford, CT the top-ranked Millennial Magnet in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.