Business Facilities September / October 2017
ON THE COVER – Centers of Technology: The Future is Now | Locations far and wide have figured out the formula for leveraging their higher ed assets and planting the seeds that grow into high-tech hubs. Join Jenny Vickers as she tours the tech centers where innovation and commerce have joined forces.
New Mexico: Catalyst for High-tech Growth | In an exclusive interview with BF, Gov. Susana Martinez gives us her blueprint for transforming New Mexico into a business friendly growth leader that is outpacing the competition for big-ticket projects, including a big “like” from Facebook.
Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development | Gill discusses the commonwealth’s workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM-related jobs, and Build-Ready Certification.
Mississippi Has the Winning Ticket | Mississippi has proven time and again that it has a winning combination—including a skilled workforce, low tax rates and one-stop permitting process—for stimulating corporate growth and success.
The Rise of the Machines | The logistics industry has seen a major shortage of truck drivers over the past few years, but the rise of autonomous road transportation eventually may render this issue moot.
Advanced Manufacturing: Smarter and Faster | Smart sensors and digital process controls are poised to exponentially improve the efficiency and safety of U.S. advanced manufacturing operations.
Revival in the Heartland | Reinstatement of the EDGE program puts Illinois in contention for an auto manufacturing plant which could hire 4,000 workers.
Moving to the Top of the Class | A newly enacted, public-private initiative aims to ensure at least 70 percent of Iowa’s workforce has a post-secondary education.
Jump-starting Rural Development | Blueprint 2.0 leverages state partnerships in Colorado to address economic development goals of rural areas.
MD is Commercializing Clean Energy | The University of Maryland’s new Green Energy Institute will develop and attract private investment and commercialize clean energy innovations and deployment solutions.
The Grand Parkway to Success | Tomball’s Business & Technology Park offers quick access at an ideal address on nearly 100 acres.
Tennessee: Tyson Foods Expansion | The company plans to spend approximately $80 million to add 25,000 square feet to its Union City facility.
New Mexico: Aerospace and Oil | While Raytheon adds 60 jobs to its Albuquerque operations, the SE oil patch is seeing a flow of investments.
South Carolina: Growth Leader | In Q1, York County had the highest employment percentage increase of the nation’s 346 largest counties.
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