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New report shows the need for regulatory model that supports investments that share cost savings, rewards utilities for innovation, and helps create affordable energy.


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New report shows the need for regulatory model that supports investments that share cost savings, rewards utilities for innovation, and helps create affordable energy.

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Latest: Increased Expectations For Utilities Despite Declining Electricity Sales - New report shows the need for regulatory model that supports investments that share cost savings, rewards utilities for innovation, and helps create affordable energy.

Increased Expectations For Utilities Despite Declining Electricity Sales

New report shows the need for regulatory model that supports investments that share cost savings, rewards utilities for innovation, and helps create affordable energy.

European Union Avoids Fracturing

The EU's financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don't like fracking.

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.

Air Products Announces West Texas Facility

Beyond the core focus on the Permian Basin area, the new facility will expand Air Products' existing nitrogen production and distribution network in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.

New Partnership Encourages Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure

Report is first effort of “NatLab,” a cross-sector partnership between the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EKO Asset Management Partners.

Palmer Manufacturing And Tank Plans Expansion In Garden City, KS

Palmer anticipates creating more than 100 new jobs in Garden City during the next two years.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Soaring To New Heights

The U.S. Aerospace/Defense sector broke altitude records in 2012 for revenue and profits, but now the industry must adjust its sights to absorb mandatory sequester budget cuts. From the July/August 2013 issue.

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.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

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

Tejas Tubular Products Announces Construction Of New Facility

With a capacity expected to exceed 72,000 tons annually, the primary output of this newest Tejas facility will be heavier weight production casing with semi–premium and premium threaded connections.

Cool Planet Energy Systems Announces $168 Million Investment In Louisiana Bio-Refineries

New venture will convert wood waste to gasoline and create nearly 500 new direct and indirect jobs in Alexandria and Natchitoches

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX

The new offices will house several groups for the company and allow expansion to support a variety of projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.

Culligan International Opens Expanded Facility In Libertyville, IL

New facility features 217,000 square feet of space dedicated to engineering, manufacturing, and assembly of water treatment solutions.

Omaha, NE To Become One Of The Fastest Broadband Cities In America

The trial project will add more than 50 skilled jobs to the metro area, with CenturyLink hiring people for installations and repairs.

U.S. Coal Exports Help Fuel Economic Recovery

New study documents benefits for job creation, diverse industries, states.

Verde Energy USA Expands Operations In Illinois

Verde is providing the State of Illinois with approximately 260,000 MWh of renewable energy sources annually, avoiding over 128,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide (CO2)—the emissions equivalent of 14 million gallons of gasoline consumed.

GE, Florida Power & Light Celebrate Energy Smart Florida

In 2009, FPL received a $200 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to help fund Energy Smart Florida and $600 million in grid improvements throughout FPL’s 35-county service territory. The program is being celebrated four years later.

Stream Data Centers Achieves LEED Gold For New Richardson, TX Facility

National data center developer expands its commitment to sustainable design and development.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water Shortages

Study points to risk in nation's capital, New York City, America's breadbasket and 46 states.

Fukushima: The Disaster That Won’t Go Away

Two years after the meltdown at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power complex in Japan, the long-term impact of the catastrophe continues to grow.

10-Year Plan Upgrades Natural Gas Infrastructure, Creates Jobs For Illinois

Under the Natural Gas Modernization, Public Safety & Jobs Act (SB 1665/HB 2414), Ameren Illinois will invest $330 million and create 250 jobs to accelerate its ongoing efforts to strengthen and update its natural gas business in central and southern Illinois.

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.

ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market Forces

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

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

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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Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!