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The Grand Canyon State has a robust ecosystem that attracts early-stage entrepreneurs and tech-savvy talent to a wide range of growth sectors.


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The Grand Canyon State has a robust ecosystem that attracts early-stage entrepreneurs and tech-savvy talent to a wide range of growth sectors.

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Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

The Grand Canyon State has a robust ecosystem that attracts early-stage entrepreneurs and tech-savvy talent to a wide range of growth sectors.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

California Keeps Crown As King Of Solar Power

California retains its crown as the nation's king of solar power: The Golden State was the top-ranked state in all three solar power categories in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.

Niagara Bottling Investing $76M In Arizona

The 450,000-square-foot facility within the Elliot Road Technology Corridor in Mesa, AZ will create up to 55 new jobs.

Accelerating Manufacturing Growth

Industry analysts expect overall growth in manufacturing to speed up in the second half of this year and grow even more in 2018.

Maricopa County, AZ Nation’s Fastest-Growing County In 2016

Adding 222 people per day last year, Maricopa County, AZ has replaced Harris County, TX as the county with the nation's highest annual population growth, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau.

Arizona Polymer Flooring Relocates HQ To Phoenix

The 50,000-square-foot campus will serve as APF 's international hub for production, distribution, training and R&D as the company continues its expansion.

Intel Investing $7B In Arizona Next-Generation Semiconductor Factory

Intel’s Fab 42 will target advanced 7 nm technology and will create approximately 3,000 high-tech, high-wage jobs in Arizona.

Lineage Logistics Growing National Network

The warehousing and logistics company will expand two facilities in Texas, and has acquired two more in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Mexican Standoff

The Dealmaker-in-Chief blows up his first really big negotiation.

Ascensus To Open New Office In Arizona

The retirement and college savings services provider chose a new location in Tucson's UA Tech Park to help enhance its services in the Pacific Time Zone.

Communities Get Environmental, Economic Development Help From EPA

The EPA will provide 25 communities with technical assistance to pursue development strategies that advance clean air, clean water, economic development and other local goals.

Lucid Motors Chooses Arizona For Electric Car Manufacturing

The facility will bring over 2,000 projected new jobs and more than $700 million in capital investment to Casa Grande, AZ by 2022.

Arizona is Growing by Leaps and Bounds

With its population growing at twice the national rate, Arizona’s growth strategy includes generous incentives, job-training assistance, valued R&D assets and energy conservation.

Rogers Corporation Relocating Global HQ To Arizona

Rogers Corporation, a global leader in engineered materials solutions, will relocate its global headquarters from Rogers, CT to Chandler, AZ.

2016 State Rankings: CA, TX Repeat As Solar, Wind Power Capacity Kings

California maintained its spot as top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.

Oscar Expands In Arizona

The region’s large, skilled workforce, high quality of life, pro-business climate and creative office space options like The Circuit were attractive draws for the company.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

Aerospace And Defense Jobs Expected To Grow

After several years of job losses, aerospace and defense sector employment is expected to grow in 2016 by more than 39,000 jobs in the U.S., according to Deloitte's new ”U.S. Aerospace & Defense Labor Market Study.”

Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

Centene Opens Service Center In Arizona

The facility will serve as a member and provider call center for Centene's Arizona-based Bridgeway Health Solutions and other health plans across the country.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.

CompuGroup Medical US Relocating From Boston To Phoenix

The existing office in Phoenix will be co-located with the new head office and will serve as a unified location for human resources, research and development, product management, marketing and sales.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.

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.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

The 2013 Economic Development Deal of the Year recognizes the locations and economic development agencies that landed the highest impact projects announced between July 1, 2012 and December 1, 2013. This year, the game-changing transformation of a former solar panel plant in Mesa, AZ into a new $1.5-billion manufacturing facility for tech giant Apple takes the top prize.

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners

Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple's new manufacturing plant.

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

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.

Penske Opens New Facility In Phoenix

The 24,000 square-foot structure is situated on 10 acres and has built to service trucks with engines that run on Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG).

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, Con Edison Announce Solar Partnership

Construction on Mesquite Solar 1, located in Arlington, AZ, began in 2011. The project created 528 local construction jobs at the peak of construction and 10 long-term positions.

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