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

For Whom the Road Tolls

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

TM Track Machines Opens Railcar Repair And Tamper Manufacturing Facility In Kansas

TM Track Machines is a startup company that was formed by Terry Peterson and Mike Williams. The company purchased an existing railcar repair facility in Parsons that had closed in 2013.

Molecular Miracle

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

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around

While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.

Hacking and Hijacking

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

BUSINESS REPORT: Joplin Area Rises From The Rubble And Reaches For New Heights

Since the 2011 tornado, Joplin has restored nearly all of the facilities, jobs and schools that were impacted by the storm, in a cooperative effort hailed as a model for future disaster recovery.

Bootstraps for Building

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

Danos Selects Port Of Iberia, LA For New Manufacturing Facility

Energy firm’s $23.2 million capital investment will create 100 new direct jobs in Iberia Parish.

COMMUNITY PROFILE: Opportunity Knocks in Southwest Louisiana

World-class infrastructure, a burgeoning energy sector and a cornucopia of available sites await expanding businesses looking for the perfect place to put down roots and nurture growth.

Spanning the Hudson

In 2016, a snazzy new bridge will begin absorbing the overflow from any traffic jams on the GWB.

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

The Drone Age

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

Losing the Broadband Race

We invented the Internet, but even Romania and Moldova are blowing the doors off the U.S. in high-speed broadband.

Gogo To Relocate Headquarters And Expand In Chicago, IL

World leader of in-flight wifi to bring 500 jobs to new Chicago location.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Game-Changer In The Heartland

The Midwest Inland Port ramp—ADM’s new intermodal freight shipping and receiving facility—puts Decatur front and center as a leading logistics hub. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Stadium Arcadium

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

BNSF Opens New Logistics Park Intermodal Facility In Kansas

The business park has 500,000 square feet of speculative distribution building space available for warehouse and distribution centers.

Invest In America Commends President Obama For Focus On Foreign Investment

Coalition of businesses, non-profits, and trade associations unite to applaud the Obama administration's effort to preserve America's economic competitiveness, but call for additional action.

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.

Travelers Companies, Inc. Announces Data Center In Sarpy County, NE

Travelers qualifies for Nebraska’s newest Tier 2 Large Data Center incentive where it must minimally invest $200 million and create at least 30 new full-time jobs.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee

Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker's assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Looks To Energy Sector To Fuel Statewide Growth

Energy production is one of the largest economic engines in Mississippi, providing 28,000 jobs in a thriving sector that continues to attract new investments. From the July/August 2013 issue.

After Sandy: New Report Looks At Mitigating Climate Change Through Land Use

Urban Land Institute report offers recommendations on strengthening community resiliency based on the reality of a post-Sandy world.

Shell Selects Ascension Parish, LA For Potential GTL Facility

Proposed Gulf Coast GTL project, subject to final approval by Shell, would result in 740 new direct jobs; Louisiana Hwy. 70 proposed expansion to accommodate potential project.

STATE FOCUS: Florida – Let The Sun Shine

The recession of 2008 left Florida overcast economically for years. Looks like it may be time to break out the shades. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Panasonic Celebrates Grand Opening Of New Headquarters In Newark, NJ

Two Riverfront Plaza is first new office tower for downtown Newark in more than two decades.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

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

Benteler Steel/Tube Break Ground At Port Of Caddo-Bossler In Louisiana

European company’s first U.S. steel facility will result in more than 2,200 direct and indirect jobs in Northwest Louisiana.

Air Canada Opens Global Operations Center In Brampton, Ontario

The new facility will serve as the central control for the airline's operations, with 400 employees overseeing, on a 24/7 basis, nearly 600 Air Canada flights each day.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

Tesla Motors Opens Assembly Plant In Tilburg, Netherlands

Tilburg Assembly Plant scene of first Model S deliveries to Dutch, Belgian, French and German customers.

SPECIAL REPORT: Devens – Secret Weapon In The Battle For Business

A 4,400-acre former military base in the heart of Massachusetts is helping startups and industry leaders succeed and conquer.

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Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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The North Eastern Strategic Alliance | Put Success In Your Corner

Companies located in South Carolina’s Business Corner enjoy quick, easy access to both domestic and international markets, a plentiful and qualified workforce and it’s in a place where the cost of living and doing business are well below the national average. Learn more at www.nesasc.org.