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The Grand Canyon State has seen its share of grand investments in 2018 with two companies that are revolutionizing their industries.


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The Grand Canyon State has seen its share of grand investments in 2018 with two companies that are revolutionizing their industries.

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Arizona: Billion Dollar Boom

The Grand Canyon State has seen its share of grand investments in 2018 with two companies that are revolutionizing their industries.

Andersen Investing $105M In Arizona

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Will A Skilled Workers Shortage Impede Manufacturing Innovation?

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Editor’s Picks: Incentives

Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.

Call Centers: Improving the Conversation

Call centers are staying ahead of the curve with unified omnichannel communications, better analytics and instant feedback from social media.

Houston, TX Top-Ranked Metro For Growth Potential

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Texas Rules In Wind Power, California Still The Sun King

Texas continues to rule the roost in Installed Wind Power Capacity while California remains the top-ranked state in Installed Solar Power Capacity, according to Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

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Business Facilities’ 14th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

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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.

Top U.S. Cities For Tech Hiring

More than half of companies plan to hire tech talent by the end of the year; Miami, Detroit, and Los Angeles are top cities adding to their tech teams, according to new survey.

Workforce Development Training & Talent Acquisition

Workforce training is still job one for locations vying to compete for high-tech projects, but talent acquisition—a.k.a. recruiting—now is a critical component for success.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Retail: Alive and Kicking

Reports of the death of the retail sector—a fate that was widely assumed to be the outcome of an exponential increase in online purchases of consumer goods—were more than a bit premature.

New Mexico’s Energy Capital

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TexAmericas Center Designated A Federal Opportunity Zone

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Japanese Plastic Company Opens First North American Production Plant

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Sendero Midstream Opens New Mexico Plant, Announces $750M Investment

The company’s newest investment will support increased oil and natural gas production from the flourishing Permian Basin region.

STEM Leaders

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Goodyear, AZ: Foreign Trade Zones Benefit International Businesses

Goodyear has many successful FTZs, which help foreign and international businesses establish and grow operations while limiting tariffs and fees.

Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

As cyber threats multiply at an exponential rate, an emerging cybersecurity sector tries to keep pace, with government agencies forming close alliances with world-class institutions of higher education.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

Lonza Opens World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

The 300,000-square-foot Pearland, TX facility will employ 200 full-time staff by end of 2018 and continue to recruit high-value positions as market demand increases.

JSW Steel Considers $500M Investment In Texas

With the help of a $3.4M Texas Enterprise Fund grant, the India-based company will develop its steel manufacturing infrastructure in Baytown, TX.

Emerald Transformer Relocates Headquarters To Texas

The move to McKinney, TX will enhance corporate support for the transformer services company’s eight locations and 450 employees.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

$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.

BrightFarms Building Its First Hydroponic Greenhouse Farm In Texas

The state-of-the-art hydroponic greenhouse will be constructed at an estimated cost of $17 million and create up to 30 “green-collar” jobs for Abilene residents.

Interamerican Foods Opens First U.S. La Moderna Plant

The new $50 million Cleburne, TX plant is the Mexico-based pasta maker's first in the United States.

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