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Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.


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Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

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Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.

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Cybersecurity Takes Center Stage

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Lonza Opens World’s Largest Cell and Gene Therapy Manufacturing Facility

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JSW Steel Considers $500M Investment In Texas

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Emerald Transformer Relocates Headquarters To Texas

The move to McKinney, TX will enhance corporate support for the transformer services company’s eight locations and 450 employees.

U.S. Technology Sector Added Nearly 200,000 Jobs In 2017

At $1.6 trillion, the tech sector is one of the largest components of the nation's economy, according to Cyberstates™ 2018.

$20M Frigitek Facility To Be Built At TexAmericas Center

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BrightFarms Building Its First Hydroponic Greenhouse Farm In Texas

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Interamerican Foods Opens First U.S. La Moderna Plant

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Texas: Gartner Inc. Expands in Irving, Adds 800 New Jobs

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2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership between Saudi Arabian Basic Industries and Exxon chooses Corpus Christi, TX for a new $10-billion ethane cracker.

January / February 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 1)

The January / February 2018 Issue features the State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners, an exclusive interview with Arkansas’ governor, plus a look at utilities, automotive, food processing, and aerospace & defense.

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The annual Milken Institute analysis demonstrates the impact of policymaking on jobs, wages, technology development, and other measures in both large and small cities across the U.S.

Foxconn Mega-Project Is Business Facilities’ 2017 Deal Of The Year

The $10.7-billion LCD panel production facility is expected to bring a bonanza of 13,000 new jobs to Wisconsin.

Dollar General Creating 400 New Jobs In Texas

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Texas: Prosperity & Proximity

Businesses are flocking on the grand parkway in Texas to Tomball, home to a thriving 100-acre business and technology park.

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

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Tech-Driven Demand, Shifts In Trade Policy Boosting U.S. Industrial Sector

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Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

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The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.

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