Webinar Recap: Emergency Prevention, Preparedness, Response and Recovery – Are You Ready?

View this video to find out how to evaluate your emergency plans, technologies, and training to ensure the safety of people, the protection of property, and the prevention of business disruptions.
One of the prime reasons for Islip’s attractiveness to local, national and international businesses is the proximity these businesses have to Long Island-MacArthur Airport (LIMA), pictured here.

State Focus: New York – A Startup Empire Grows In New York

Since its inception in 2013, more than 80 companies have embraced the Empire State’s innovative START-UP NY program, which created tax-free zones linked to New York’s system of higher education.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

Moving Forward in Maryland

Gov. Larry Hogan puts economic development at the top of his agenda.
80cc Go-Kart.

Monster Moto Announces 287-Job Minibike And Go-Cart Manufacturing Project In Ruston

Company will produce youth-market vehicles in project resulting in more than 570 new direct and indirect jobs.
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Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.
The new Baker Hughes facility on the outskirts of Houston is the epicenter for all Baker Hughes personnel training in the Western Hemisphere. The 91,205-square-foot Classroom Building is the primary venue for classroom, lecture-type learning in a three-story steel-frame structure offering spacious window views.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.
The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.
Rocket motors and solid propellants are manufactured at ATK’s Promontory, Utah facility.

State Focus: Industry Is Not The Only Thing Buzzing In Utah

Utah continues to soar to new heights in business, community and quality of life.

First Word: Job One

Rogers writes, "The most successful locations in today’s ultra-competitive market are reaching down deep to meet this challenge—in some places, all the way down to their elementary schools."

Business Report: Missouri – E-Commerce Fulfillment Center Set For Kansas City

ReallyGoodStuff.com will invest $3.4 million in its new facility, which will serve as a hub for online orders of school supplies.
Gov. Bill Haslam recently presided over the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. The two-day conference featured educational sessions on a wide range of topics. 

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.
One-piece nickel plate (20cm square and 2cm thick) used in injection moulding for production of optical parts.

CVMR To Establish Global Headquarters In Oak Ridge, TN

Advanced materials manufacturer to invest $313 million and create 620 jobs in this move from Toronto to Tennessee.

First Word: Ahead Of The Curve

Business Facilities’ 2014 State of the Year may seem like a step backward, but Tennessee is the magazine's first back-to-back SOTY winner.
Volkswagen’s expansion of its assembly plant in Chattanooga positions the German automaker to achieve its goal of selling at least 1 million vehicles in North America.

Feature Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.
Advanced manufacturing gears.

Data Download: West Leads In Advanced Manufacturing

Dan Levine, Oxford Economics writes, "As the large metro areas find themselves in an increasing competition for highly mobile talent and jobs, there will probably be continued convergence in community and economic development strategies; particularly in urban centers seeking to attract technology talent and promote business incubation."

Game Changer

Tennessee takes workforce training to the next level--high school.
Rogers State University is a regional four-year university serving northeastern Oklahoma and the Tulsa metropolitan area.

State Focus: Oklahoma – Oil, Cattle and Much, Much More

The Sooner State is diversifying into a variety of hot growth sectors, including a rapidly expanding hub of data centers.
ClearCapital.

Clear Capital Moves Headquarters To Reno, NV

Real estate valuations, data, and analytics technology company will add 400 jobs to the region.

IBM, Fluor, University Of South Carolina To Create Innovation Center

The collaboration is part of an ongoing effort to expand student skills and understanding of applied computing to meet the growing demand for highly skilled IT professionals and business leaders.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.