Kansas City

Kansas City Launches “Smart City” Initiative

Kansas City now offers more than 50 blocks of free outdoor public Wi-Fi downtown, 125 “smart” streetlights and 25 interactive kiosks to engage citizens.
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South Korean Steel Processor Adding 60 Jobs In Indiana

The Pohang, South Korea-based multinational steel producer will invest $19 million to establish operations at the Port of Indiana-Jeffersonville, creating up to 60 high-wage jobs by 2018.
2016 Economic Development Awards

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.
U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Smart City Challenge.

Race to a Smart Future

The finalists in DOT's Smart City Challenge want to replace gridlock with cloud-based traffic management.
Smart City Challenge

Seven Finalist Cities Chosen For Smart City Challenge

The U.S. DOT's Smart City Challenge has pledged up to $40M to help one city define what it means to be a “Smart City “and become the country’s first to fully integrate innovative technologies – self-driving cars, connected vehicles, and smart sensors – into its transportation network.
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Uber To Add Advanced Technologies Center In Pittsburgh

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company will establish an additional ATC research facility which will be used for testing self-driving cars.

Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.

Home Stretch: The Panama Canal Expansion

When the project was announced nearly 10 years ago, the new-and-improved 77-kilometer waterway through the narrow Isthmus that connects North and South America was expected to reopen for business in time for the 100th anniversary of the Canal in 2014. But the daunting engineering challenge of building a third set of new locks—and a toxic combination of legal and labor issues—rendered that deadline unrealistic almost from the get-go.

Short in the Saddle

Driverless cars are being welcomed where you might not expect them.
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Georgia Ports Authority To Invest $152M In Brunswick

Over the next 10 years, the Georgia Ports Authority plans to invest $152 million in improvements at the Port of Brunswick.
Cyber Security Systems Monitor Increase In Online Hacking.

Cyber Pearl Harbor

The number of incidents involving hacking into key infrastructure has tripled in the past two years. Most of these cyber-intrusions appear to be exploratory in nature, but a few have crossed the line and caused physical damage.

Rail Transplant

China’s largest rail manufacturer will build subway cars for Boston at a new plant in Springfield, MA.

No Credit Here

The Export-Import Bank of the United States becomes a political football.
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Port Everglades Expansion Wins Army Corps Approval

A plan to deepen and widen Florida’s Port Everglades has won a key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade.
The new U.S. headquarters of So.F.teR. in Lebanon, TN is dedicated to the production, development and sale of engineering plastics for the automotive, appliance, construction and electrical markets.

State Focus: Tennessee Reigns Supreme In The Southeast

The Business Facilities back-to-back State of the Year honoree shows no signs of slowing down its jobs juggernaut, with every week bringing a new project to the volunteer state.

Virtual Employees

Uber gets a reality check from the California Labor Commission.
Ozark Mountain Poultry grain bins.

U.S. Commerce Department Invests $1.25 Million To Upgrade Infrastructure And Support Investment In Arkansas

The Commerce Department EDA is awarding a $1.25 million grant to Independence County in Arkansas to upgrade critical infrastructure that will support the expansion of the poultry industry.
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Lerner Announces Capital One To Open Office In Tysons, VA

Headquartered in McLean, VA, Capital One Financial Corporation is one of the most widely recognized brands in America.

State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas

The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

On the Wrong Track

Our failure to invest in infrastructure puts the United States in a precarious position.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.
Business Facilities May / June 2024 issue, Supply Chain Strategies

May / June 2024 Issue: Looking A Few Steps Ahead

Business Facilities' May / June 2024 issue focuses on site selection and supply chain strategies. Plus, foreign direct investment, the automotive industry, and our 2024 EDO Award winners.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.