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WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.


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WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

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Latest: BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders - WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Business Facilities In The News: Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah Shine in Business Facilities’ 9th...

The Digital Journal reports, "Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings."

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, UtahShine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier.

ELM Services LLC Expands In Overland Park

ELM Services LLC recently moved from space on College Boulevard to Corporate Woods, where the company has made nearly $850,000 in capital investment.

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

Omaha, NE To Become One Of The Fastest Broadband Cities In America

The trial project will add more than 50 skilled jobs to the metro area, with CenturyLink hiring people for installations and repairs.

Kasa Companies Announces Expansion In Salina, KS

Company will expand and automate Kasa Fab paint line.

Auto Supplier To Build New Manufacturing Facility In Riverside, MO

Yanfeng USA Automotive Trim Systems, an industry leader in interior component supplies, to make $45 million capital investment.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Who Invented the Chocolate Eggcream?

President Obama is scrambling to fix a 2011 law, intended to prevent broadly defined patent infringement claims, that appears to have backfired.

SynTech Research To Locate Facility In Stillwell, KS

SynTech Research provides research services for the agricultural, biotechnology and food industries. The company anticipates capital investment levels exceeding $3.7 million.

Starwood Announces New Customer Contact Center In Wichita

The center’s inaugural class will include approximately 180 positions. Starwood plans to expand the center significantly over the next five years and hire up to 750 more employees in Wichita.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

Study points to risk in nation's capital, New York City, America's breadbasket and 46 states.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Hostess To Reopen In Emporia, KS; Will Create More Than 300 Jobs

The investment in the Emporia baking facility is being funded by affiliates of Apollo Global Management, LLC and Metropoulos and Company, which purchased selected Hostess assets out of bankruptcy in April 2013.

Facebook Announces New Data Center For Altoona, IA

Wind energy is one of the factors behind Facebook's decision to locate its latest data center in Iowa.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

First ACT Certified Work Ready Community Announced In Joplin, MO Area

Currently, 87 employers in Jasper County have declared their support for the NCRC as an element of hiring. More than 3,000 Jasper County individuals have earned the NCRC at the Bronze, Silver, Gold or Platinum levels since 2006, with more than 1,000 of those earned since January 2012.

Overland Park, KS Is Home To Staples Promotional Products

Overland Park will remain the location for the primary administrative offices for Staples Promotional Products, the largest promotional product distributor in North America and a business division of Staples Advantage.

Eagle Creek Software Services And South Dakota Team to Create 1,000 Jobs

New $10-million technology center to open in Vermillion, SD; scholarships and career track at University of South Dakota will train workforce.

New Grand Ocean International Opens North American Office In Omaha, NE

New Grand Ocean International, a Chinese-owned agribusiness based in Thailand with operations throughout eastern Asia, held a grand opening ribbon cutting recently on its newest and only North American facility in Omaha.

Assured Vehicle Protection Moving to Overland Park, Kansas

The Kansas Department of Commerce has announced that Assured Vehicle Protection Inc., which organizes and manages dealer-owned reinsurance companies, will relocate to Overland Park.

LOCATION FOCUS: Kansas – Diversification From The Ground Up

The Sunflower State is much more than America’s breadbasket. Today, the state is home to thriving manufacturing, service, wholesale and retail industries. From the January/February 2013 issue

Viracon Selects Owatonna, MN for $30+ Million Investment

Investment in state-of-the-art coater will allow the architectural glass manufacturer to enable new products and efficiencies.

D.H. Pace To Locate HQ, Local Operations In Olathe, KS

The residential and commercial door company plans to bring over 280 jobs to the state over the next five years as a result of the move, which consolidates four existing locations.

GM Invests $600 Million in Fairfax, KS Plant

GM opened the present facility of the Fairfax plant in 1987. Currently, 3,877 employees work at the plant, which stretches over 572 acres. The manufacturing area contains 85 acres under its roof and has a pre-construction floor space of 3,044,561 square-feet. In 2012, GM produced 283,213 vehicles at the plant.

Pinnacle Airlines Corp. Headquarters Will Relocate to Minnesota

Pinnacle presently occupies 170,000 square feet at One Commerce Square in downtown Memphis, which houses approximately 500 employees. Tentative plans call for the move to Minnesota to be completed by May 2013.

Black Gold Rush

The key to unlocking California's economic rebound may be sitting deep in Monterey shale.

Health Outcomes Sciences Moves to Overland Park, KS

A healthcare IT firm, HOS will move its offices into the Southcreek Office Park, where it is projecting to add new jobs in the future. Dec 14, 2012 @ 12:47 PM

SumTotal Systems To Take Up Residency In W. Des Moines

With over 100 employees, the company expects to add staff to its new West Glen Town Center home. Nov 13, 2012 @ 10:32 AM

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

Fidelity Announces $20 Million Data Center in Greater Omaha

Fidelity Investments becomes first financial services firm to build a data center in Nebraska under the Nebraska Advantage tier. Oct 19, 2012 @ 2:35 PM

AAR to Open New Aircraft Maintenance Facility in Duluth, MN

The aircraft maintenance provider received FAA approval to commence operations and has already begun hiring in Duluth. Oct 17, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

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