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Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.


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Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

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Latest: Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit - Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Switch Picks Round Rock For Fifth Exascale Data Center Campus

Switch will build over 1.5 million square feet of Tier 5® data center space next to Dell Technologies’ global headquarters in Round Rock, TX.

Frito-Lay To Create 160 Jobs With Texas Plant Expansion

Snack manufacturer Frito-Lay will invest $200 million in its Rosenberg site, bringing total investment at the location to more than $330 million.

10 Ways Amarillo, TX Can Help Your Business Succeed

Whether you’re looking for lower taxes, higher education, first-rate incubators, generous incentives or a healthy work-life balance—Amarillo, TX has it all.

Lubbock Lands Over 500 Jobs, $11M In Investment

VXI Global Solutions, CEV Multimedia, Starnik Systems and SIMFLO have all opted to grow in Lubbock.

Industrial Parks: Purposefully Constructed For Business Success

With flexible lot sizes and competitive pricing, the Tomball Business & Technology Park offers a robust business climate, attracting a growing list of companies.

SmartAction Relocating Corporate HQ To Texas

Artificial intelligence software company SmartAction will move its headquarters from California to Fort Worth, bringing 81 jobs to Texas. 

Port Laredo, Your Business Partner at the Border!

On the U.S./Mexico border, commercial vehicle imports at the Laredo, Texas Port of Entry rival Detroit’s automotive trade industry. Bring your manufacturing investment to this southern hub on the U.S. automotive corridor!

NRG Energy Relocating Headquarters To Houston

Houston’s diverse workforce, along with the city’s commitment to its Climate Action Plan, were among the key factors driving NRG’s decision.

BF Location Video: TexAmericas Center Case Study Expal USA

EXPAL USA's CEO, Steve Dart talks about their successful new Texas location in the Texarkana region. See why so many companies are saying yes to a new location at TexAmericas Center​.

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.

Nacero To Invest Up To $7B In Texas Gas Manufacturing Facility

Nacero Inc. will build a lower carbon gasoline manufacturing facility at a site in Penwell, TX, employing 350 full time operators and maintenance personnel.

Great Lakes Cheese Investing $185M In Texas Expansion

Cheese manufacturing and packaging company Great Lakes Cheese is expanding with a state-of-the-art packaging facility that will create more than 500 jobs in Abilene, TX.

March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Three Tech Companies Choose San Antonio For HQs, Expansion

Skipcart, Matthews International and SafeRide Health will create a total of more than 250 new jobs in the region.

MDC Precision Bringing 90 Jobs, FERA Relocating To Texas

MDC Precision will invest $4.45 million in new operations in Pflugerville; FERA Diagnostics and Biologicals will move from New York to College Station, TX.

BF Location Video: REDI East Texas Logistics Center

AR-TX REDI, Texarkana’s regional economic development organization, is home to the REDI East Texas Logistics Center. The 850-acre site is publicly owned and controlled by AR-TX REDI, offering short development timelines with no risk. Learn more.

Texas: Bigger And Better

From a skilled, growing workforce to low taxes and competitive incentives, everything is bigger and better in Texas.

Gap Inc. Investing $140M In Texas Distribution Center

The new Gap Inc. distribution center will create more than 500 jobs in Longview, TX by 2023, and even more over the next five years.

Two HQs On The Grow In Irving-Las Colinas, Texas

CHRISTUS Health is expanding its headquarters, adding 150 new jobs; State Bank of Texas is relocating within Irving-Las Colinas, building a second, four-story office building.

January / February 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 1)

The January / February 2021 Issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards. Plus, our editor's top utility picks, the future of electric vehicles, and more.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our 2020 Deal of the Year competition drew the most diverse (and impressive) field of projects to date, making it much tougher to narrow down our annual list of Honorable Mentions.

Amazon Locating New Sortation Center, Delivery Station In Lubbock

The company’s first sort center in Lubbock, TX will employ hundreds of associates while the new delivery station will create more than 100 new full- and part-time jobs. 

Uzin Utz To Build Second North American Manufacturing Facility In Texas

Uzin Utz, a manufacturer of floor covering products, will invest $34M in a 125,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Waco, TX.

Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

TaskUs Grows Further With Latest Rio Grande Valley Expansion

The tech-enabled business services company delivering CX, AI operations, and content security to the world’s most innovative companies is opening its newest location in Rio Grande Valley, Texas.

Oracle Latest Company To Announce Headquarters Move To Texas

Software giant Oracle will move its corporate headquarters from the Silicon Valley to Austin, TX, joining a growing list of companies choosing to shift their bases to the Lone Star State.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Texas

The new one million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs in Missouri City, TX.

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Global HQ Relocating To Texas

HPE will relocate its global headquarters from California’s Silicon Valley to Spring, TX, building upon the company's established presence in the Lone Star State.

Neighborly To Open Second Headquarters In Texas

The global franchisor will open a second headquarters office in Irving, TX to expand staff and support its rapidly growing network.

Texas: Open For Business

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.

Goya Foods Investing $80M In Texas Expansion

Latin American food and condiment company Goya Foods will expand manufacturing and distribution capacity at its Brookshire, TX facility.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

O.W. Lee Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Operations To Texas

Outdoor furniture and fire pit maker O.W. Lee is expected to create approximately 200 jobs and $24 million in capital investment in Kendall County, TX.

Ariat Investing $40M In New Texas Regional Headquarters 

The footwear and apparel company's new regional distribution hub and corporate office will create 75 new jobs in Fort Worth, TX.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Canada: Your Investment Destination For Supply Chain Resiliency 

Brand, market access, and talent are among the numerous advantages Canada enjoys amid the reshaping of global supply chains.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

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