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The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.


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The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

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Latest: 20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity - The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

Structurlam Picks Arkansas For Its First U.S. Plant

The $90 million precision-engineered mass timber production facility will create 130 jobs in Conway, AR.

Express Rx Chooses Arkansas For Headquarters

The pharmaceutical retailer will create 24 new high-paying jobs at its new headquarters in Little Rock, AR.

Mississippi: Business Is Blossoming In The Magnolia State

Mississippi has reduced the amount of capital investment and the minimum number of jobs required to receive aerospace and data center incentives.

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, making transparency a top priority and heralding an era of “relationship-driven partnerships among all of the sector’s stakeholders.

DXC Technology Will Create 1,200 Tech Jobs In Arkansas

The company’s expansion in Conway, AR will establish a global Center of Excellence to serve the Medicaid business.

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.

Lockheed Martin Begins $142M Expansion In Arkansas

The company has broken ground for its Long Range Fires Production Facility, the first of many expansions at the company's site in Camden that will create 326 jobs.

Greenbrier Investing $16M In Arkansas Expansion

The Oregon-based freight railcar and marine barge manufacturer will create at least 35 jobs at its Marmaduke, AR facility.

Arkansas: Job Creation Is Blossoming In The Natural State

April was a banner month for economic development in Arkansas, with a haul of more than $200 million in investment and more than 900 new jobs.

Lockheed Martin To Invest $142M In Arkansas Expansion

The security and aerospace company will create 326 new jobs with the expansion of its center of excellence in Camden, AR.

May / June 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 3)

The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

U.S. Manufacturing: All The Way Back

The U.S. manufacturing sector finally has regained the output levels lost during the Great Recession. But an exceptionally tight labor market might put a damper on the celebration.

Arkansas: Creating Competitive Communities

A new Competitive Communities Initiative in Arkansas aims to make locations across the state even more attractive for new and expanding businesses.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard.

Agri-Business: A $1 Trillion Smorgasbord

U.S. agri-business accounts for nearly six percent of America’s GDP, with $137 billion of that coming directly from U.S. farms.

Business Facilities’ 2018 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including solar energy, job growth, economic growth potential, diversity, and more.

Big River Steel Expanding Arkansas Flex Mill

The company's $1.2 billion investment will double capacity of technology-based steel mill and recycling facility in Osceola, AR.

$20M Frigitek Facility To Be Built At TexAmericas Center

The $20 million cold storage facility at TexAmericas Center is the result of one-on-one meetings at Business Facilities LiveXchange, and will create at least 100 jobs.

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

Pharmaceutical Start-up To Create Generic Medications In Arkansas

OurPharma will invest $31.3 million in a new facility, and create 124 new jobs in Fayetteville over the next seven years. 

Food Company Plans New Chicken Operation In Arkansas

Simmons Prepared Foods will invest $300 million and create 1,500 new jobs at its new facility in Benton County, AR.

Simmons Foods Opens Arkansas Ingredient Production Facility

The company has invested an estimated $30 million in the project, and expects to create 78 new jobs at the Siloam Springs facility. 

TeleTech Creating 350 Jobs In Arkansas

The customer experience center in Morrilton, AR will be the company’s second in the state.

Shandong Ruyi Technology Group Chooses Arkansas For First North American Facility

The China-based textile manufacturer will invest $410M, create up to 800 jobs in Forrest City, AR.

Arkansas: Daisy And Gamo Put U.S. Headquarters In Rogers

The consolidated operation of these two well-known airgun lines will add 25 jobs over the next two years.

January / February 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2017 issue features the winners of our annual State of the Year and Economic Development of the Year awards, Plus, auto manufacturing, food processing, and data centers, and we celebrate 50 years of building inspiration.

Utility Vehicle, Lawn Mower Maker Growing In Arkansas

Intimidator Inc. is expanding its manufacturing operations in Batesville, AR, investing $12 million and creating 400 new jobs.

State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Caterpillar Expands In Southern Arizona

Caterpillar Inc. will create more than 600 new jobs over five years at its new surface mining and technology offices in Tucson, AZ.

SIG SAUER Moving Ammunition Manufacturing To Arkansas

SIG SAUER will relocate its Elite Performance Ammunition manufacturing operation to an existing building in Jacksonville, AR and anticipates employing 50 people in the initial relocation phase, with additional jobs planned for the future.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

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.

Arkansas Lands New Glatfelter Manufacturing Facility

Glatfelter will invest approximately $80 million and create up to 83 highly-skilled jobs at its new manufacturing facility in Fort Smith, AR.

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.

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.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

Massachusetts Tops California As Most Energy Efficient State

Top 10 states are MA, CA, RI, OR, VT, CT, NY, WA, MD, and MN; five states most in need of improvement are ND, WY, SD, MS, and AK.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

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