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With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

Drivers Not Wanted

Drivers Not Wanted

With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.

Houston: From Super Bowl XXXVIII To Super Bowl LI

As Houston gets set to host the Super Bowl this weekend, take a look at the massive transformation America's fourth largest city has experienced in the 13 years since it last hosted the NFL event.

Mexican Standoff

The Dealmaker-in-Chief blows up his first really big negotiation.

High-Growth Sector

Statewide legal marijuana is a $6.7-billion industry that may all go up in smoke if the Justice Department enforces federal laws prohibiting it.

Crystal Ball 2017

Don't get tricked by fake news: BF's got the real deal on next year's headlines.

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.

$60M Porsche Experience Center Opens In Los Angeles

The 53-acre complex will serve as the company's premier West Coast destination for the public, and features a driver development track, a race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant.

Electoral Time Bomb

The Electoral College is a Constitutional crisis waiting to happen.

Greed Tops Glory

As one epic baseball curse falls, another rises in its place.

Does Talent Trump Location?

Talent shortages are reshaping the workplace paradigm, with the war for talent influencing all aspects of real estate decision-making, according to CBRE.

Vox Populi

The keepers of the nation's treasures have turned to online crowdfunding to preserve them.

High-Water Mark

An obsolete federal cost-benefit analysis is preventing Cedar Rapids from building a new $600 million flood control system.

July / August 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 4)

The 12th Annual Rankings Report stars in Business Facilities' July / August 2016 issue. Plus, a look at New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, New England, Advanced Manufacturing, and Food Processing.

New Jobs To Drive Migration To Middle America

Strong job growth on the coasts has been drawing people away from Middle America, but experts predict the trend will reverse.

Tourism: A World of Scenic Wonder

As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial year, the crown jewels of America’s scenic treasures are gearing up to break last year’s record number of visitors, which topped 305 million.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Columbus, OH Wins $50M Smart City Challenge

The winnings will be used to link neighborhoods and improve mobility for residents, encourage additional growth, and provide an environment for technology companies to locate in Columbus.

Tennessee Targets Downtowns For Revitalization

The 12 communities chosen will take part in the fifth round of the state’s downtown revitalization program.

Homeland Insecurity

It's time to take the $65-billion annual budget of the Department of Homeland Security and spend it on the people who can really protect us.

Silicon Valley Tech Firm Relocating HQ To Indiana

Determine Inc. CEO cites Indiana’s workforce, strong technology sector, centralized location, and quality of life as factors in the move.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

The retail industry has an impact on more than just the clothes in our closets and our daily coffee fix.

Oscar Expands In Arizona

The region’s large, skilled workforce, high quality of life, pro-business climate and creative office space options like The Circuit were attractive draws for the company.

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