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Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.


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Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

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Latest: Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training - Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

BioLab Investing $170M To Rebuild Louisiana Chlorine Plant

Hurricane Laura destroyed BioLab's previous chlorine facility in 2020; new facility will retain 19 jobs and create 82 jobs in Westlake, LA.

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.

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

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.

Amazon To Create 1,000 Jobs At New Baton Rouge Robotics Facility

The company will invest $200 million in its latest robotics fulfillment center in Louisiana, scheduled to open by December 2022.

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.

New PPE Production Facilities Planned For Louisiana’s Acadiana Region

SafeSource Direct and Ochsner Health will establish two manufacturing facilities for personal protective equipment (PPE) in the Acadiana Region.

Free And Easy Trading At Ports Of Entry

Foreign trade zones, located in or near U.S. Customs ports of entry, enable duty-free movement of foreign and domestic merchandise. there are more than 200 U.S. FTZs, each a driver of regional economic growth.

Louisiana Green Fuels Plans $700M Renewable Diesel Refinery

A sequestration feature at Louisiana Green Fuels’ plant at the Port of Columbia means it would remove more carbon from the atmosphere than it generates.

Lineage Logistics Investing $42M In Port Of New Orleans Expansion

The expansion of Lineage Logistics' Port of New Orleans cold-storage facility will create 50 new jobs and support the state's $1.6 billion poultry industry.

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.

50-Acre Space Campus May Take Off In Louisiana

The proposed Louisiana Space Campus business park at NASA's Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans would support space and federal missions.

Avant Organics To Launch Manufacturing Site In Alexandria, LA

Avant Organics' parent firm Crest Industries will create 40 new jobs with a $4 million capital investment at the Central Louisiana Port.

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.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Arq Investing $40M In Innovative Fuel Facility In Louisiana

Energy technology company Arq will develop a new industrial facility in St. Rose, LA to produce its proprietary Arq Fuel product.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

COVID-19: The Road To Recovery

Economic development organizations and government officials have joined forces with local businesses to keep creating inspiring and innovative ways to meet the most urgent needs of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.

LED, LSUS Form $3M Technology Cooperative Endeavor Agreement

A $1.2 million Louisiana Economic Development grant will match $2 million from LSU Shreveport to grow technology careers.

Louisiana, Haas Create First-In-Nation Manufacturing Partnership

The Pelican State will be first to equip every community and technical college with Haas 5-axis machining centers.

Cajun Traditions Investing $2.85M In New Louisiana Meat Processing Facility

Meat processing startup Cajun Traditions Food Processors will establish a meat processing and packaging facility in Church Point, LA, creating 35 jobs.

Louisiana: Building A More Resilient State

Louisiana has created a Resilient Louisiana Commission (with 15 associated task forces) to chart a path toward safely reopening the economy and making the Pelican State more resilient for the long-term.

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown

Texas has the Best Business Climate, Virginia is tops in Cybersecurity Leaders, Louisiana leads in Workforce Development/Talent Attraction in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

Click Here Digital Relocating To New Louisiana HQ

The digital consultancy will retain 63 jobs, and create 100 new direct jobs at its new corporate headquarters in in Baton Rouge, LA.

Louisiana: Advanced Aero Services Brings MRO To Shreveport

Aero’s maintenance, repair and overhaul facility at Shreveport Regional Airport will serve commercial airline customers. Plans include a narrow-body hanger.

Iriapak Investing $7M In New Louisiana Packaging Film Plant 

The Italian company’s first North American manufacturing facility will create 25 new jobs in New Orleans, LA.

E.I. Williams Creating 100 Manufacturing Jobs In Louisiana

The Canadian industrial sound-control equipment manufacturer will invest $700,000 in the Webster Parish project.

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.

Allpax Products Investing $7M In Louisiana

The food and pharmaceutical equipment-maker will build a new 80,000-square-foot headquarters, manufacturing center in St. Tammany Parish.

Medline Industries Creating 464 New Jobs In Louisiana

The $53 million distribution center will create a total of more than 1,000 new direct, indirect jobs in St. Tammany Parish, LA.

Solomon Group Creating 86 Jobs With Louisiana Expansion

The New Orleans event and exhibits company will tap into the state’s Entertainment Job Creation Program.

Testronic Digital Media Project Creating 150 Jobs In Louisiana

U.K.-based Testronic will launch a new 150-job testing facility for digital games at Louisiana's New Orleans Exchange Centre.

Growing New Orleans Biotech Companies To Create Over 275 Jobs

The expansions by three biotech firms will create 135 new direct jobs at the University of New Orleans and the New Orleans BioInnovation Center.

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 

September / October 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 5)

The September/October 2019 Issue features the booming logistics and transportation industry. Plus, a look at Qualified Opportunity Zones and Business/Industry/Tech Parks.

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

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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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