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To be built next to the company's existing Tulsa, OK plant, the FDC is expected to create 150 new manufacturing jobs.


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To be built next to the company's existing Tulsa, OK plant, the FDC is expected to create 150 new manufacturing jobs.

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Latest: Whirlpool Investing $55M In New Factory Distribution Center - To be built next to the company's existing Tulsa, OK plant, the FDC is expected to create 150 new manufacturing jobs.

Whirlpool Investing $55M In New Factory Distribution Center

To be built next to the company's existing Tulsa, OK plant, the FDC is expected to create 150 new manufacturing jobs.

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.

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.

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.

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.

$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.

Sofidel Investing $360M In Oklahoma

The global tissue production group will employ 300 full-time workers at its new greenfield plant in Inola, OK when it is fully operational in 2020.

Google Investing $600M In Oklahoma Data Center

The Mayes County, OK data center is part of a $2.5B investment Google is making in data centers in Alabama, Oregon, Tennessee, and Virginia.

Greenheck Group Expanding In Oklahoma

The company’s new Tulsa, OK campus will house manufacturing and distribution for several of the company’s products and brands, and create 75 jobs.

Keeping Up With Advanced Manufacturing

The U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million jobs in advanced manufacturing in the next decade, but as many as 2 million of these jobs may remain unfilled if we don’t close the skills gap.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)

States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.

Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.

Boeing Oklahoma City Expands Facilities, Business Presence

Boeing Oklahoma City recently broke ground on a new 290,000-square-foot facility with space for approximately 800 employees. The new structure, the third in Boeing’s existing campus, will open in summer 2016.

State Focus: Oklahoma – Oil, Cattle and Much, Much More

The Sooner State is diversifying into a variety of hot growth sectors, including a rapidly expanding hub of data centers.

Linde Process Plants Invests In Expansion At Port Of Catoosa

Company eyes growth opportunity, increased productivity and enhanced safety; projected completion date for the new structure is June 2015.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state's secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.

Hilti Announces HQ Move From Tulsa, OK To Plano, TX

Tulsa-based test lab, Repair Service and Distribution Centers will also be relocated to Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

Children of the Sun

The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $500,000 to help an Oklahoma town grow butterflies.

Industry Focus: MidAmerica’s World-Class Flow Chart

How strategic water planning gave a 9,000-acre industrial park in the middle of rural Oklahoma a “clear, clean and abundant” advantage in a global market.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.

LOCATION FOCUS: Sooner or Later You’ll Choose Oklahoma

The opportunities and advantages of planting your business in the geographic center of the U.S. abound.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

Xcel Energy To Grow Wind Power By 30%

With proposed projects in the Upper Midwest, Texas/New Mexico and Colorado, the wind energy provider hopes to lower costs while cutting emissions.

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.

Hertz Announces Corporate Headquarters Relocation To Florida

Hertz chose Lee County, FL primarily because of its diverse community appeal, work force availability, and accessibility. The company worked closely with Florida Governor Rick Scott as well as other state and county government and business leaders throughout the decision-making process.

LIVEXCHANGE 2013: Economic Developers from the U.S. Plains Sign On to Sponsor LiveXchange

The U.S. Plains region will be well-represented at this year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange, an invitation-only event for corporate executives and site selection consultants who...

FEATURE STORY: 2012 Economic Development Awards

Every year, we showcase the economic development deals with the biggest impact and rank the top states and metros. Now, we turn our spotlight on the agencies with the best practices who have achieved overall excellence. From the March/April 2012 issue.

INDUSTRY FOCUS: The “Space” That Keeps Us Grounded

Aerospace and defense brings us closer to friends and further from foes. With an effect on everything from jobs and travel to military advances and communications, be it home or away, this innovative industry helps keep our nation secure and highly functional. From the March/April 2012 issue.

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Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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“We Build It Better.” | Virginia’s Industrial Advancement Alliance

In a thriving region with industry-leading credentialing programs, a world-class engineering institute, Class A rail line, superior interstate access, and prospering internationally recognized companies like ABB, General Dynamics, and Mohawk Industries, we simply build it better!