Chattanooga is the first U.S. test city for Global Green Lighting.

Global Green Lighting To Hire Up To 250 For New Chattanooga Facility

Innovative wireless radio controlled LED street lighting systems to be assembled in Hamilton County. The move will create jobs for Tennesseans by bringing subcontracted production back from China.
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ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market...

According to a new report from ACEEE, energy efficiency policies could save the U.S. economy nearly $1 trillion.
Corridor Park

TVA And Deloitte Consulting Name First Metro Primary Data Center Site

TVA hired Chicago-based Deloitte Consulting to identify and evaluate locations for data centers in the seven-state TVA service area. Deloitte’s study found the 10.6-acre site in Knoxville is readily accessible, has a strong telecommunications infrastructure and availability of reliable electricity—all criteria for a primary site for a data center company.

Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Business Facilities’ 2012 Deal Of The Year: Baxter Bio/Pharma Complex In Georgia Takes Gold

The Baxter bio-pharmaceutical facility, an integrated campus which will include three main manufacturing components as well as warehousing, utilities and lab support facilities, is expected to directly create 1,800 jobs with an economic impact of $6.2 billion.

Time Warner Cable Expanding In Lexington County, SC

Time Warner Cable Carolinas provides technologically advanced video, Internet, and telephone services to more than 2.1 million residential and business customers. Its more than 7,900 local employees serve customers in more than 400 cities and towns across North and South Carolina. The $24 million investment in Lexington County is expected to create 644 new jobs.

FirstEnergy, AMP to Build New Natural Gas Generation in OH

FirstEnergy and AMP sign MOU to build new natural gas generation in Eastlake, OH; combustion turbines aim to enhance system reliability in the region. Nov 9, 2012 @ 3:12 PM
A boardwalk through marshes leads to the Bodie Island Light in the Outer Banks of North Carolina.

LOCATION FOCUS: Carolinas – Coastal Clout With Global Reach

The Carolinas, well known for their creative climate and low-cost business environment, are now an East Coast engine for growth hitting on all cylinders. North Carolina and South Carolina are busy certifying shovel-ready sites and pioneering new incentives. From the May/June 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Powerhouses That Put A Jolt In New Projects

A select group of utilities are playing a central role in economic development efforts in the regions they serve. This year, we have conducted a comprehensive survey of the leading players and designated the standouts as our Top Utilities for 2012. From the May/June 2012 issue
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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 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.