Florida

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Florida.

Deloitte Lake Mary

Deloitte Opens US Delivery Center In Orlando, FL Area

Before deciding upon Lake Mary, Deloitte considered several locations that could provide the needed office space in a suburban setting.
Tampa

Peak 10 Expands Presence In Tampa, FL

New Category 5 hurricane resistant data center facility near I-75 business sector will enable the company to service up to 600 additional customers.

New Resource Announced For Cities Seeking Innovation And Economic Revitalization

The program will allow city officials access to best practices and advice from national experts on community development, economic development, operations, budget and other key issues.
Verizon Lake Mary

Verizon Opens New Finance Center Building In Lake Mary, FL

Economic impact of 750 new jobs announced by Verizon is boosted by new building in central Florida and the possibility of additional jobs at Finance Center.
Providence, RI

Report Explores Sectors And Metros Driving Construction Jobs Recovery

Study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals the top 10 metros for employment in commercial construction. Providence, RI-metro region tops the list.

DaVita Labs Expands Footprint In DeLand, FL

Business, teammate growth drives need for new facility.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

New Kia Facility Breaks Ground In Fort Lauderdale, FL

More than 100 jobs will be created through the 10-month construction period, which should be complete in late 2014 or early 2015.

BUSINESS REPORT: AeroTurbine Opens HQ In Miramar As Florida Aerospace Grows

The sunshine state is home to more than 2,000 aviation companies.
ASI

Feature Story: Workforce Development Programs – The Recipe For Success

Workforce training programs are a top priority in economic development. Here are some of the most innovative training programs offering 21st-century workforce solutions.

Reefer Madness

Ready or not, legalized marijuana is shaping up to become a leading growth sector in the U.S.

SPECIAL REPORT: Greater Fort Lauderdale – Magnet For Biotech/Pharma Growth

The Sunshine State’s Atlantic Coast is successfully competing with an international market for new business in a surging biotech sector.

Hertz Announces Worldwide Headquarters Campus Design

The building design focuses on quality and collaborative workspaces, natural day lighting and leading edge office design consistent with industry best practices.

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.

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.

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.

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

California is Rolling in Dough

Three years after a $60-billion deficit threatened to sink the Golden State, state legislators are arguing over how to spend a surplus.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

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