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Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.


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Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

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Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.

KeyBank Foundation Donates Funds To Revitalize Cleveland Public Square

The $4 million gift is the first corporate grant to The Group Plan Commission and brings the project within range of the funding required to initiate construction.

War Without Borders

Pope Francis was right: World War III has already started.

Single Malt or Blended?

Scotland is deciding whether Great Britain becomes Medium-sized Britain

Let Them Eat Crude

If your grocery runs out of Cheerios, blame North Dakota.

Tale of Two Cities

Their acronyms may rhyme, but KC and AC appear to be moving in opposite directions.

Flying Without Altitude

A major U.S. airport looks to expand its revenue by drilling under its runways.

Children of the Sun

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $500,000 to help an Oklahoma town grow butterflies.

Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states.

Dollar Menu

Vladimir Putin's response to U.S. and European sanctions seems a bit cheesy to us.

Packing and Leaving

New laws and public scrutiny are spurring a wave of relocations for some traditional industries.

More Jobs Than Workers

North Dakota is coming up with creative ideas to address its chronic workforce shortage.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

Rebranding Reno

The self-styled Biggest Little City in the World bets on a high-tech jackpot.

All the Way Back

The United States finally has recovered all of the jobs we lost in the Great Recession.

Turbocharging Motown’s Recovery

JPMorgan Chase commits $100 million to help rebuild Detroit.

Remington Outdoor Company Moving To Alabama

More than 2,000 new jobs will be created with Remington's expansion to Huntsville.

The Reckoning

Memo to climate change deniers: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

ICC Relocating West Coast Operations

New office in Brea, CA will integrate all West Coast activities, serve as "home away from home" for employees and partners.

Florence Manufacturing Announces $7 Million Investment In Manhattan, KS

The company will expand its production capabilities and add capacity to support significant growth in Florence’s core business lines. With the expansion, Florence will employ more than 400 workers in Manhattan.

For Whom the Road Tolls

Say goodbye to your free ride on the nation's physical and digital superhighways.

Molecular Miracle

As flexible as rubber, thinner than a human hair and 200 times stronger than steel, graphene is about to change the world.

Armstrong Celebrates PA Plant $41 Million Expansion

By on-shoring LVT manufacturing from China, Armstrong expects to realize a more competitive cost structure with shorter lead times and improved customer service.

MicroPact Doubles Size Of Northern Virginia Headquarters

MicroPact is expected to take over space early this summer in a building that is just off the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County.

Hacking and Hijacking

It may be time to rethink the rush towards in-flight Internet service for airline passengers.

Bootstraps for Building

Allentown, PA revitalizes an aging city center by offering developers a unique way to offset construction costs.

Take a Break, Noah

California is facing the worst drought in its history, a 500-year shortfall of biblical proportions.

One World Science, Inc. Relocates Corporate HQ To Reno, NV

Nutraceutical manufacturer relocates corporate headquarters to Reno, NV.

Call to the Bullpen

Rhode Island readies a new economic development pitch as it cleans up the mess left by the Curt Schilling fiasco.

The Drone Age

A new era dawns as the FAA clears six drone test sites for takeoff in the U.S.

Entergy And Philips Help To Light Up Little Rock

New dynamic lighting, a gift to city from Entergy, turns Little Rock's River Bridges into beacon of civic pride. Former President Clinton was on hand to flip the switch.

Crystal Ball 2014

BF doesn't need NSA's help to eavesdrop on the future--we've got a direct connection to next year's headlines!

Blue Thursday

It probably will take a federal law to prevent big retailers from ruining Thanksgiving.

Stadium Arcadium

The Atlanta Braves write another chapter in the long-running saga of publicly financed sports palaces.

One Year Later

The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is "incomplete" as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

Hurricane Hazel

Hazel McCallion, mayor of Canada's sixth-largest city, is still going strong at the age of 92.

New Partnership Encourages Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure

Report is first effort of “NatLab,” a cross-sector partnership between the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EKO Asset Management Partners.

We ARE the Government

It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

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

Kansas Creative Arts Industries Commission Announces Grant Recipients

The nine grantees were selected by the CAIC through an application and review process. The selection process included a review by an independent panel consisting of arts and economic development professionals.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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