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Latest: Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient - Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

L’Oréal USA Investing $12M In Arkansas Expansion

Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal will expand its North Little Rock, AR facility, bringing 45 new jobs to the region.

Tyson Foods Investing $48M In Arkansas Expansion

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will create nearly 70 jobs with the expansion of its Pine Bluff, AR poultry plant. 

Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants

Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.

Cypress Cold Storage Completes Expansion In Arkansas

The temperature-controlled warehouse space provider invested more than $13 million in the expansion, which created 30 jobs in Maumelle, AR.

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

Loanpal Bringing More Than 100 New Jobs To Northwest Arkansas

The financial technology company will open its new location in Bentonville, AR early next month.

Butterball To Invest Total $8.7M In Two Arkansas Facilities

Butterball will invest $4.7 million in Ozark and create 160 jobs there, and invest $4 million in Huntsville where it will create 200 new jobs.

Hytrol Investing More Than $20M In Arkansas Expansion

The material handling systems company will create 250 new jobs as it expands its advanced manufacturing operations in Fort Smith, AR.

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.

Nice-Pak To Create More Than 300 Jobs In Arkansas

The wet wipe maker will increase manufacturing capacity at its Jonesboro, AR facility to meet the unprecedented need for its products due to the the COVID-19 pandemic.

Emerson Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Arkansas

Emerson's new facility in Ash Flat, AR will manufacture products for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing industries, and create 245 new jobs in Sharp County.

Koppers To Invest $23M In Arkansas Expansion

The treated wood products company will increase the workforce at its North Little Rock facility over the next two years. 

Amazon To Open First Fulfillment Center In Little Rock

The new 825,000-square-foot facility will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs at the Port of Little Rock, where Amazon also plans second delivery station.

Turkey Hill Acquires Arkansas Ice Cream Facility

The ice cream and beverage company has acquired a 100,000-square-foot ice cream and novelty production facility in Searcy, AR.

Industrial Parks: Cities Of Industry

The world’s largest industrial parks cover hundreds of square miles and rest in the center of titanic logistics networks. These mega-sites literally are metropolises of manufacturing.

Arkansas Businesses Show Fortitude In The Face Of Pandemic

Arkansas businesses and organizations are finding ways to continue serving their customers during the COVID-19 crisis, while others are stepping up to help their fellow citizens.

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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