Opportunity Missed

There was bold talk about tax reform in President Obama's speech, but not a word about the most important tax.
Iowa is meeting businesses’ growing needs for highly skilled workers, like the technicians pictured here. Nearly 33 percent of Iowans ages 25 to 34 hold bachelor’s degrees. Iowa’s refundable tax credit on R&D activities has allowed many bioscience companies to build new research centers.

State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions

Fiscal stability, a low cost of doing business and a skilled workforce are a formula for growth in the Hawkeye State.
Ground was broken on a new Prologis logistics center in Tracy.

Prologis Breaks Ground On State-of-the-Art Facility In Tracy, CA

Prologis breaks ground on one million square foot state-of-the-art facility in Tracy, CA.
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.
Gerresheimer Glass, Inc. manufactures and distributes high-quality glass and plastic products for the global pharma and healthcare industry from their Vineland, NJ plant.

Location Focus: New Jersey – The Place For Giant Opportunities

The Garden State fields a powerful lineup of assets for business, including a highly educated workforce and game-changing tax incentives.
Flexsteel's showroom space.

Flexsteel Opening Distribution Facility In Edgerton, KS

Flexsteel will locate its new facility in Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,500-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility.
Sugar Land Town Square is an award-winning development that combines some of the nation’s most successful retailers, businesses and a first class hotel and conference center into one 32-acre lifestyle center.

Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger

There’s no "mercy" rule in economic development: the Lone Star State keeps crushing the competition.
Target Shopping Basket.

Target Corporation To Locate New Online Fulfillment Center In Memphis, TN

Fortune 50 retailer to invest $50 million; will create more than 400 new jobs.
Linde Process Plants, Inc. (LPP)’s Fabrication Facility is located on 20 acres at the Tulsa Port of Catoosa Industrial Complex. The facility is comprised of two fabrication shops, two office buildings, and outdoor staging, assembly, and storage areas.

Linde Process Plants Invests In Expansion At Port Of Catoosa

Company eyes growth opportunity, increased productivity and enhanced safety; projected completion date for the new structure is June 2015.
The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail-and-truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. The Port’s just-in-time storage capabilities provide additional flexibility to delivery schedules.

Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’

So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.
Reshoring US jobs from China. Uncle Sam.

Reassuring

The trend of manufacturing jobs returning to the U.S. from overseas continues to grow.
Amazon shipping. Photo: Forbes.

Amazon Announces Plans To Invest In Illinois

The company will create 1,000 full-time jobs and invest $75 million in the heart of the Midwest.

Gravy Train

A private-sector group—filled with former public officials—is lobbying to build a high-speed maglev train in the U.S.
Seattle trolley with bike and crosswalk sign.

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.
Trabant Center in Newark, DE.

Safe + Smart Cities | Pilot Project Launched

Coalition will create a blueprint for improving cities' resiliency and efficiency; Newark, DE is the first of two pilot projects.
The Ak-Chin Indian Community gave the adjacent City of Maricopa $7.4 million for the development of its Copper Sky Recreation Complex. Ak-Chin has become an economic powerhouse in western Pinal County, AZ, fueling much of the region’s economic development.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.

Gigadeal

Tesla got 100 percent of what it wanted when it chose Nevada for its 5-million-square-foot battery plant.
Arlington Downs

Location Focus: Illinois – Trying To Make Headway In Every Way

The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.
Green infrastructure diagram illustrates the benefits of this concept.

Green Infrastructure For Better Communities

Green infrastructure systems are often more cost-effective than outmoded models of grey infrastructure—a term used for the concrete tunnels created to move water—and also provide far more benefits for both people and the environment.

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March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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