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Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.


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Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.

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Latest: STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State - Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.

STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State

Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.

IEDC Selects International Executive, Veteran For Economic Development Post

Anderson replaces Charlie Sparks who served with the agency since its creation in February 2005 in roles ranging from director of the north central region to vice president of business development.

Steady Optimism Among U.S. Commercial Real Estate Executives, Increased Investor Appetite

National real estate leaders discuss state of the industry and emerging opportunities.

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

Tennessee Is BF’s 2013 State Of The Year

With a diverse, well-executed growth strategy, the Volunteer State takes top honors in Business Facilities annual competition.

City Momentum Index Identifies The World’s 20 Most Dynamic Cities

San Francisco, London, Dubai, Shanghai and Wuhan lead Jones Lang LaSalle's list of dynamic cities.

Colliers International Predicts Moderate Growth For The Global Economy In 2014

Global investors will look to second-tier foreign markets for new investment opportunities.

Toyo Tire Breaks Ground For Expansion Of U.S. Manufacturing Plant And Warehouse

Newly expanded facility will be responsible for creating 650 new jobs in Georgia, once it is completed.

Allevard Sogefi Announces $28 Million Expansion, 250 Jobs In Prichard, WV

Sogefi will add engine intake manifolds to the product line in Prichard, adding to the more than five million pumps and filters it already produces annually.

High Global Investor Confidence, Increased Interest In The U.S.

Despite economic and political turbulence, global commercial real estate investors will be more willing to take risks in 2014

U.S. CRE Turning Around In 2014, According To New PwC/ULI Report

Report best bets: San Francisco top city for 2014; industrial sector becomes favored investment property type.

KI Logistics Locating New HQ, Operations In Greenville County, SC

The $11.5 million investment will generate at least 149 new jobs.

Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

State export program serves as national model for defense communities.

Team USA Goes for Gold

SelectUSA kicks off a full-court press to lure $1 trillion in foreign direct investment to the United States.

Invest In America Commends President Obama For Focus On Foreign Investment

Coalition of businesses, non-profits, and trade associations unite to applaud the Obama administration's effort to preserve America's economic competitiveness, but call for additional action.

Archival Coverage: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

The first-ever Summit brought together 1,200 attendees from nearly 60 countries; economic development officials from 47 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories; cabinet officials; and some of the world's top CEOs to discuss the advantages of investing in America nd the importance of foreign direct investment as a source of job creation and economic growth.

Patriot Porcelain LLC Chooses Howard County, IN For Plant

The new facility, which is expected to be fully operational by June 2014, will allow the company to relocate its overseas lavatory and toilet manufacturing to its Kokomo operations.

Hankook Tire Co. To Locate First U.S. Manufacturing Facility In Montgomery County, TN

Global tire manufacturer to invest $800 million, create 1,800 new jobs in Clarksville, TN.

Yokohama Tire Manufacturing Mississippi Holds Groundbreaking Ceremony At New Plant Site

Servicing a network of more than 4,500 points of sale in the U.S., Yokohama Tire Corporation is setting out to be a leader in technology and innovation.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

Benteler Steel/Tube Break Ground At Port Of Caddo-Bossler In Louisiana

European company’s first U.S. steel facility will result in more than 2,200 direct and indirect jobs in Northwest Louisiana.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Irish Healthcare Technology Firm Opens New Headquarters In Nashville

Lincor Solutions relocates to launch U.S. expansion effort.

More Toyota Power Coming To Detroit Metro Area

Toyota to invest $28M in Ann Arbor powertrain R&D expansion.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Tesla Motors Opens Assembly Plant In Tilburg, Netherlands

Tilburg Assembly Plant scene of first Model S deliveries to Dutch, Belgian, French and German customers.

BUSINESS REPORT: West Virginia — Italian Gas Systems Supplier Plants Flag In Weirton

Marcellus shale drilling in WV spurs Pietro Fiorentini to set first U.S. manufacturing facility.

Dr. Schneider To Create 155 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Russell Springs, KY

German automotive supplier to invest more than $29 million in Kentucky; Russell Springs beat 69 other potential locations to win new plant.

BUSINESS REPORT: Minnesota — SICK Inc. Relocates And Expands Facilities In Minnesota

The sensors and safety systems maker moves production to the new Eagle Creek Industrial Park. From the May/June 2013 issue.

Hanwah L&C Continues To Grow In Opelika, AL

Hanwha L&C Alabama, LLC is a part of the automotive division of Hanwha L&C Corporation based in Seoul, South Korea.

Kayser To Create 121 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Fulton, KY

German company to invest $17.5 million in its first U.S. plant; project stems from Governor’s visit in January.

Continental Automotive To Invest In NC Facility

Investment of more than $35 million in Fletcher will create 40 new jobs and 88,000 additional square feet of production and warehouse space.

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