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The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.


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The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

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Latest: March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2) - The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.

Merck Building New Biotech Development Facility In Switzerland

Merck will invest $275 million in a new research and manufacturing facility in Corsier-sur-Vevey, Switzerland, which will house approximately 250 employees.

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.

Ascend Finalizes Plans For $175M Project In Alabama

The project will expand production capacity at the company’s Decatur, AL manufacturing facility and construct energy cogeneration units at the site.

Three Companies Expanding, Investing $4.9M In Kansas City, MO

Homebase, Simplifyy and Mark II Transfer Station are expected to bring a total of 388 new jobs to the Kansas City, MO region.

Mersen To Invest $65M In New Tennessee Manufacturing Operations

The French advanced materials and electrical power company will create approximately 100 jobs in Columbia, TN.

Clean Energy: New York Joins Top 5, Maryland Is Most Improved

Across the U.S, states are promoting clean energy with energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and more, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Public Power Fuels Growth In North Carolina

ElectriCities’ nonprofit membership organization provides economic development support to 70 communities throughout North Carolina.

Faith Technologies, Excellerate Manufacturing Expanding In Kansas

The new 450,000-square-foot facility in Olathe, KS is expected to add more than 780 positions over the next few years.

$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

The first-of-its-kind mixed-use project will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures. 

Israel A Rising Star In Artificial Intelligence

Israel has emerged as a leading player in Artificial Intelligence and Tel Aviv has been named as an Emerging AI Hub in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

TX Tops Cybersecurity Leaderboard, KS Surges In Wind Power

Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With James Chavez, South Carolina Power Team

James Chavez, President and Chief Executive Officer, South Carolina Power Team, discusses recent economic development successes, the Site Readiness Fund, workforce development and foreign investment.

Setting The Bar High In Nevada

A new bill, passed unanimously across party lines, updates and reforms Nevada’s RPS so that, by 2030, 50 percent of its electricity will come from clean, renewable energy.

GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas

General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at its Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs.

Sturgeon County, Alberta, Canada: Start. Grow. Thrive.

Access, partnership, collaboration and connection in the Edmonton Metropolitan Region

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.

RELiON Opens New Technology Center In Washington

The new Technology Center and Lab in Seattle, WA serves as a central hub making room for the company to conduct research and development, product testing, and sustaining engineering.

$115M Sawmill Facility Dedicated In Central Louisiana

Located in Urania, LA, the new sawmill now employs 115 people following its opening earlier this year. 

New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity

New Mexico is moving to create a new Division of Outdoor Recreation, a unit the governor says will boost economic development.

Stanley Black & Decker Creating 500 Jobs In Texas

The 425,000-square-foot plant in Fort Worth, TX will be completed in late 2020 and will manufacture a range of CRAFTSMAN mechanics tools using the latest manufacturing technologies to optimize productivity and sustainability.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

Swiss AgTech Company Picks Indiana For First U.S. Production

Cormo USA Inc. will invest $29.5 million to establish operations in Rushville, IN, creating up to 250 new jobs by the end of 2023.

Backed By Big Electric Vehicle Investments, The Future Of Tennessee’s Auto Industry Is Here

Tennessee has been the nerve center of the South’s auto sector for nearly four decades, and is shaping up to be a hub for electric vehicle investments.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Jose Lozano, Choose New Jersey

Jose Lozano, President and Chief Executive Officer, Choose New Jersey, Inc., discusses the state's workforce development plans, plus efforts to encourage its innovation ecosystem.

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

As states are racing to be among the leaders powered 100-percent by renewable energy, industrial giants like Samsung are pledging to join them in adopting this gold standard for sustainability at their manufacturing plants.

March / April 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 2)

The March / April 2019 Issue features a look at workforce training programs, manufacturing growth, biotechnology and STEM leaders. Plus, data centers and green development.

The Woodlands, TX: A Thriving Hub For Corporate Headquarters

Located just 27 miles north of Houston, The Woodlands Area includes The Woodlands and the cities of Oak Ridge North and Shenandoah.

FCA To Create Nearly 6,500 Jobs With Michigan Expansion

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles will invest $4.5 billion to build a new assembly plant in Detroit and add production at five existing Michigan facilities

Top Utilities: Power Players For Development

Size counts, but when it comes to making our picks for forward-thinking utilities, so do smart grids, renewable energy and a seat at the table when economic development deals are negotiated.

Top 10 Countries, Regions For LEED Green Building

Mainland China topped USGBC'S list of global green building leaders outside the U.S., with more than 68 million gross square meters.

Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.

California: Building A Supply Chain For Cyber Skills

A cybersecurity labor market survey reveals an alarming gap between the number of job openings and the number of qualified applicants to fill these positions in California.

Apple To Build New Campus In Austin, Add Jobs Across U.S.

The company will also establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, CA and expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder.

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.

Rural Florida Creates Inviting Environment For Residential & Manufacturing Growth

Florida’s 28 million miles of untapped, rural land creates an environment that is primed to manage both residential and manufacturing growth, with each complementing the other.

Facebook Ups Investment At Virginia Data Center

The social media giant's major data center project in Henrico County has been expanded from two buildings to a total of five.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Blount Partnership Establishes Small Business Relief Fund

The fund provides disaster relief to small businesses in Blount County, TN that develop innovative solutions to overcome catastrophic challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Rally Reno Program Provides Local Economic Relief

Rally Reno County supports local businesses and employees in the retail, service and hospitality industries impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

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