USA - Southwest

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Southwest, USA region.



Deal of the Decade

States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Grounded

As Amazon aims to fill our skies with mini-drones, the Supreme Court brings it down to Earth on sales tax collections.

STATE FOCUS: Lassoing Jobs In Texas

Low taxes, tort reform, a growing population and the availability of a skilled workforce are tough to beat when the Lone Star State competes for new jobs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Blue Thursday

It probably will take a federal law to prevent big retailers from ruining Thanksgiving.

Natgasoline Tapping TEF Investment For Beaumont, TX Expansion

To date, the TEF has invested over $508 million and closed the deal on projects generating 69,873 new jobs and more than $23.6 billion in capital investment in the state.

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Team USA Goes for Gold

SelectUSA kicks off a full-court press to lure $1 trillion in foreign direct investment to the United States.

San Antonio Economic Development Foundation To Sponsor LiveXchange!

  San Antonio Economic Development Foundation, Texas has signed on to sponsor next year’s Business Facilities LiveXchange event, which will take place April 6-8, 2014...

Air Products Announces West Texas Facility

Beyond the core focus on the Permian Basin area, the new facility will expand Air Products' existing nitrogen production and distribution network in Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma and Kansas.

We ARE the Government

It's time to shut down the anarchists in Washington and remind them who really runs this country.

Ed McCallum, 1953 – 2013

Business Facilities mourns the loss of a widely respected consultant, colleague and friend, a perennial speaker at our LiveXchange event.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

Germ of an Idea

The U.S. government thinks Plum Island, the nation's former bio-warfare lab site, would be a great place to build luxury homes.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Dow Creating Nearly 100 Jobs, Investing Nearly $2.5 Billion In Brazoria County, TX

This TEF investment will support the company's new manufacturing facilities aligned to Dow's performance plastics franchise, which will produce a range of polyolefins and elastomer products using ethylene produced at the company's new ethylene unit in Texas.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Eric Borgerding, Executive Vice President, Wisconsin Hospital Association

Eric Borgerding, executive vice president of the Wisconsin Hospital Association, speaks up about the benefits of a strong health care system in his state. Plus, Texas gets a shout as BF's State of the Year for 2012.
LINDE NORTH AMERICA INAUGURATION

Linde Opens New Offices In Houston, TX

The new offices will house several groups for the company and allow expansion to support a variety of projects managed by Linde Engineering North America Inc.

Magnablend Reopens Former Superconducting Super Collider Facility In Waxahachie, TX

With manufacturing facilities in key locations for all major domestic shale plays, Magnablend is positioned to support U.S. energy development and independence.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: City of Fontana – Open for Business

From agriculture to steel, from healthcare to transportation, Fontana is an economic powerhouse. Due to its geographic location, Fontana has become a vital hub for the supply chain linking suppliers to businesses to consumers throughout the world.