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The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.


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The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

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Latest: KanPak U.S. Opens New Warehouse In Kansas - The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

KanPak U.S. Opens New Warehouse In Kansas

The 202,800-square-foot Arkansas City facility will serve customers such as Chick-fil-A and Whataburger, among others.

Government Shutdown Negatively Impacted Nearly One In Five Business Owners

A new survey from Paychex found 19 percent of business owners said the government shutdown had a negative impact on their business outlook, 68 percent said they were unaffected, and 13 percent reported a positive impact.

Spirit AeroSystems Expands Again In Kansas

A year after announcing investment plans at its Wichita, KS site, Spirit AeroSystems has announced new plans to hire an additional 1,400 employees.

Park Aerospace Plans $19M Expansion In Kansas

The expansion will allow the company to double its number of employees in Newton, KS from 73 to 146 in the next five years.

Where Are The Most, Least Expensive U.S. Office Markets?

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Crystal Group Opens New Iowa HQ, Manufacturing Facility

The designer and manufacturer of rugged computer and electronic hardware is creating 50 new jobs, increasing production at the Hiawatha, IA facility. 

Chinese Delegation Visits Kansas, Tours Institute Of Baking

The Jayhawk State gets a visit from its “sister state” in China, Henan Province.

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Hormel Foods Creating 210 New Jobs With Iowa Expansion

A major expansion of the company’s Burke Corporation manufacturing facility In Nevada, IA will result in an approximately $150 million investment.

Overstock.com Picks Kansas City For New Distribution Center

The online retailer will create more than 100 jobs at its new 517,000-square-foot operation in Kansas City, KS.

CVS Health Opens Retail Distribution Center In Missouri

The new facility in the Skyport Industrial Park will create more than 360 new jobs across the Kansas City, MO region.

Kansas City Area Lands New eCommerce Fulfillment Center

Turn5 will create more than 100 jobs in the region with its new 365,000-square-foot distribution center in Lenexa, KS.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

Palmer Manufacturing To Invest $16M In Kansas

The steel and fiberglass tank manufacturer will increase its workforce to 201 people at its Garden City, KS facility.

Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

Workforce investments, not downsizing, are manufacturers' priority as plans for automation increase, according to new L.E.K. Consulting survey.

Editor’s Picks: Incentives

Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.

Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 14th Annual Rankings Report keeps pace with the evolving priorities of economic development and tracks red-hot growth sectors, kicking off with the state rankings report.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

Digital Transformation: A Safer Supply Chain

As the logistics industry moves the global supply chain onto digital platforms, experts are warning that vulnerabilities to cyberattacks must be addressed.

GEICO Creating 500 Jobs At New Kansas Service Center

The auto insurer evaluated multiple U.S. locations for the operation, choosing to invest nearly $10 million in Lenexa, KS.

Asian Markets Spur Exports Surge from Minnesota

More than $7 billion in goods were shipped from Minnesota to Asia in 2017, with shipments to Japan notching a 30 percent increase over the previous year.

Andersen Breaks Ground On $40M Minnesota Expansion

The window and door company recently broke ground on a 60,000-square-foot expansion of its manufacturing campus in Bayport, MN, expected to create at least 40 jobs.

U.S. Tax Overhaul Makes Biotech Players Hungry For Big Deals

Industry analysts are predicting that 2018 will turn out to be a banner year for merger and acquisition activity in the biotech/pharma sector, with up to $200 billion in assets changing hands.

ImmunoPrecise Opens U.S. Headquarters In North Dakota

The full-service, therapeutic antibody discovery company has opened its new U.S. headquarters in Fargo, ND.

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.

Viega Announces Major Expansion At Kansas Campus

The construction and plumbing industry supplier is building a new ProPress® Copper manufacturing facility, and planning a new master distribution center at its in McPherson, KS campus.

ServiceMaster DSI Selects Shawnee, KS For Headquarters

The disaster restoration and cleaning services company will initially transfer 100 jobs and plans to hire an additional 100 new employees in the future.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation.

U.S. Labor Market Tightens, Demand For Skilled Workers Continues

Manufacturing companies report the biggest growth in hiring plans, up +7% from Q2 2017, according to the latest ManpowerGroup Employment Outlook Survey.

Amazon Creating Over 1,500 Jobs In Missouri

The high-tech operation in St. Peters will be the online retail giant's first fulfillment center in Missouri.

Transformers

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

U.S., Canada Home To Nearly 500 Zero Energy Buildings

California is by far the front-runner in zero energy building activity, with Oregon boasting the second largest count, according to the New Buildings Institute.

Missouri Lands Faurecia’s $60M Manufacturing Facility

The new 250,000-square-foot automotive manufacturing plant will bring 300 new jobs to the Kansas City metro region.

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.

Small Business Outlook Highest In A Decade

For the first time since 1997, the majority of small businesses reported increases in revenues, and the overwhelming majority are confident in the future of their business.

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

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.

How To Solve The Top 5 Labor Shortage Issues

An exclusive, in-depth look at the issues that employers, economic developers, and parents can address to help solve the current labor shortage challenge, from McCallum Sweeney Consulting. 

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Many Workers Want Workplaces To Stay Closed Until Vaccines Available

More than half of workers say employers should offer vaccine incentives, 42 percent say employers should delay re-opening, finds new Eagle Hill research.

West Virginia Governor’s Report: Rising To The Challenge

West Virginia is leading the nation in the fight against COVID-19, finding innovative ways to distribute vaccines. WV also is leading the way to the first high-speed hyperloop transit system.

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