September / October 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 5)

The September/October 2019 Issue features the booming logistics and transportation industry. Plus, a look at Qualified Opportunity Zones and Business/Industry/Tech Parks.

Business Facilities September / October 2019

September / October 2019 issueON THE COVER

Logistics: In It For The Long Haul | Record growth is taking place in America’s $1.64-trillion logistics and transportation industry. It seems everywhere you look, new and better ways are being found to move goods to market faster, cheaper and more efficiently. Join us on a tour of some of the hottest haulers.


Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity | The U.S. Treasury Dept. has designated total of 8,764 Qualified Opportunity Zones (QOZs) in all 50 states, offering federal tax credits for private investments in disadvantaged communities. Plus, a how-to on Understanding Opportunity Zone Guidelines.

Editor’s Picks: Business/Industry/Tech Parks | Business, industrial and technology parks are magnets for attracting a skilled workforce—a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors.

Mississippi Is Ready For Liftoff | The Magnolia State is surging to the top with a skilled workforce that is setting new standards for success in advanced manufacturing. Join us as Gov. Phil Bryant gives us his recipe for success.

Making Connections In Michigan | Advanced manufacturing makes up a huge part of Michigan’s business structure, blending its traditional work ethic and a high-tech innovative vision.


Advancing In The Inland Empire | InTech has been awarded a $700,000 grant to expand its advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program.

Starting Up Is Big In Texas | Is there anything that isn’t big in Texas? Learn how the Lone Star State is cornering the market for business startups.

Building A Better Maryland | A Better Maryland is the new state development plan that includes 10 goals—along with the visions, objectives and agencies that will achieve them.

Harvesting Growth In Stormy Weather | Although America’s farmers are feeling the impact of the current trade war with China, locations that have established strong agribusiness sectors continue to thrive.

Business Is Blossoming In MS | Mississippi has reduced the amount of capital investment and the minimum number of jobs required to receive aerospace and data center incentives.

Data-driven Doctors Will Text U Now | Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, with transparency as a top priority and a focus on relationship-driven partnerships.

World-class Workers In IL | One of Illinois’ greatest assets is its people. This talent pool of nearly 6.5 million is hard to match.


Tennessee: Select Sites Are Ready | TNECD has selected four counties to participate in the latest round of the Select Tennessee PEP, which helps communities identify opportunities for site development.

New Mexico: Permian Basin Booming | Southeastern New Mexico is upgrading its logistics network to facilitate growth generated by oil and gas production in the Permian Basin.

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