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Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.


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Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.

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Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.

How Is Your Organization Helping During The COVID-19 Crisis?

If your organization is going above and beyond to help its employees and/or the community at large during the COVID-19 crisis, let us know.

Governors Request $150B In Federal Aid To Combat COVID-19

In response to COVID-19, governors are requesting $150 billion in immediate direct aid to states, and an increase in the federal share of Medicaid funding for states.

PwC Survey Reveals Expected Business, Economic Impact Of COVID-19

The first in a bi-monthly series shows how CFOs and finance leaders plan to react to COVID-19, and what impacts they expect to see.

Lone Star Bright: Texas Boasts A Saga Of Success

From accolades and awards to jobs and investments, it looks like Texas is ringing in the new decade as fortunately as it left the last.

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.

American Airlines Investing $550M At Tulsa Maintenance Base

The project, which involves upgrades to nearly every building, will begin in early 2021 and is the largest investment ever made at a maintenance location in the airline’s history.

Freshpet Investing $264M In New Texas Manufacturing Facility

The new pet food manufacturing facility will create 427 new jobs in Ennis, TX with help from a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant. 

Gulfstream Investing $35M In Texas Expansion

The aerospace company will expand its operations the Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Denton County, TX, creating about 50 jobs in the process.

Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

The “coolest” section of Dallas, TX seals the deal for ride-sharing giant Uber’s new U.S. General and Administrative Hub, which will bring 3,000 new jobs to the city.

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.

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State.

Continental To Build $110M Manufacturing Plant In Texas 

The company’s second automotive manufacturing location in Texas will retain nearly 450 jobs and bring an additional 130 jobs to New Braunfels.

Houston Company To Build Commercial Segment Of NASA Space Station

Axiom Space will build a privately funded platform that will attach to the International Space Station. The project will cost up to $2 billion and create approximately 1,000 jobs.

Conner Industries Expanding Manufacturing Operations In Oklahoma

The Tulsa, OK operation is the lumber, industrial wood crates and pallets, and engineered packaging manufacturer's fourth new facility in the last 11 months.

Animatronic Dinosaur Manufacturer Expanding HQ In Texas

Billings Productions is building a 50,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Allen, TX to house 350 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs.

$1B Ammonia Plant Coming To Greater Houston

The investment by Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC, Air Products, and Eastman Chemical Company will build the world’s largest single-train ammonia synthesis loop in Texas City, TX.

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.

Business Facilities’ Editor: Texas Dominated The Decade

Editor in Chief Jack Rogers tells News Radio 1080 KRLD that Texas' 2019 State of the Year win is a fitting coda for its dominance in economic development.

Michigan’s Fiat Chrysler Expansion Is BF’s Deal Of The Year

Michigan Economic Development Corp. has been awarded BF’s 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) expansion

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times.

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year.

Kraft Heinz Food Investing $25M In Texas Expansion

With help from the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, the company will expand its food production operations in Garland, TX, creating 250 new jobs.   

Refresco Investing $12M In Oklahoma Expansion

The independent bottler will add 75 new jobs at its Fort Gibson, OK manufacturing operation.

Waterlogic Chooses Texas For North American Headquarters

The drinking water dispenser company will invest $1.6 million and create up to 164 jobs in Grapevine, TX.

Survey Says U.S. Employees Are The Happiest Employees

A new global survey by Mindspace confirms that employees of large U.S. companies are happiest, but small to medium enterprises (SMEs) lag far behind.

United Alloy Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The metal fabrication and powder coating company will create at least 100 new jobs at its new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX.

Permian Basin Is Booming In Southeast New Mexico

Logistics are being upgraded to support expanding oil and gas production, including a larger regional airport in Lea County now offering non-stop flights to Denver.

SSI Foods Investing $42M In Texas

The food processing company will build a 75,000-square-foot facility in Amarillo which will employ up to 150 full-time employees.

Microsoft Investing $31M In Texas Regional Hub Expansion

Microsoft will create 575 new jobs at its Irving, TX operations with help from a nearly $5 million Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant.

Starting Up Is Big In Texas

No stranger to the top, the Lone Star State takes another number one from the other 49 in a new WalletHub report that ranks where to start a business.

SmileDirectClub Investing $36M In Texas Dental Manufacturing Lab

The new high-tech dental manufacturing lab in Kyle, TX will create 850 new jobs, with help from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

Editor’s Picks: Business, Industry And Tech Parks

Business, industrial and technology parks increasingly are providing all of the amenities needed to attract and keep a skilled workforce, a top priority for 21st-century growth sectors.

New Report Ranks Cities By Ease Of Doing Business

The inaugural Doing Business North America report measures business regulations across 115 cities in Canada, the United States and Mexico.

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.

Continental Structural Plastics Investing $65M In Texas

The company will establish a new composites manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, creating 200 new jobs.

Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The commercial truck and bus maker will invest more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area.

Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant

The auto company’s new investment in its San Antonio assembly plant will bring its total investment in Toyota Texas to more than $3 billion.

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

Digital Media: New Mexico Is Ready For Player One

New Mexico, already a thriving location for TV and motion picture production, aims to become the go-to place for video game development.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.

NJEDA Launches Initiatives For Businesses Impacted By COVID-19

The initiatives will support between 3,000 and 5,000 small and midsize enterprises and are meant to complement recently announced federal economic recovery initiatives.

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