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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.


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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.

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Latest: 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.

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.

BF Location Video: Business in New Braunfels, Texas: Since 1845

Strategically located between San Antonio and Austin, New Braunfels was recently named the 9th Fastest Growing City by Percentage in 2019, US Census, 4th Fastest Growing County by Percentage in 2019, US Census, #15 in Millennial Growth, Haven Life Insurance Group.

Curative Creating More Than 300 Jobs In Texas

With its expansion in Pflugerville, TX, Curative will hire over 300 workers to provide immediate response to the COVID-19 testing needed throughout the state. 

Panda Biotech Picks Texas For Nation’s Largest Hemp Fiber Processing Center

Panda Biotech's 500,000-square-foot facility in Wichita Falls, TX will be the first facility in the U.S. to cottonize hemp fiber on a commercial scale.

Amazon Creating 3,500 Jobs In Tech Hubs Across The U.S.

The jobs will be created as Amazon invests more than $1.4 billion in expansions of its Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego Tech Hubs.

Renewable Energy: Shifting The Balance Of Power

EIA’s Energy Outlook 2020 forecasts a rapid decline of coal and nuclear power in this decade, the continuing expansion of renewables and the growth of U.S. exports of oil and gas.

Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet

Orlando, FL has the Best Business Climate among large cities and Dallas tops the leaderboard of Millennial Magnets in BF's 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown

Texas has the Best Business Climate, Virginia is tops in Cybersecurity Leaders, Louisiana leads in Workforce Development/Talent Attraction in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

$1B Tesla Gigafactory Headed For Austin

Tesla's newest Gigafactory will generate $1 billion in capital investment and bring at least 5,000 new jobs to Travis County, TX. 

All Roads Lead To New Braunfels, Texas

Its location on IH-35, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio has helped make New Braunfels a popular location to live, work and play.

Amazon Will Create 1,000 Jobs At New Texas Fulfillment Center

Amazon will invest $250 million to build a new 820,000-square-foot facility in the city of Pflugerville, TX.

CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas 

The coffee company will build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, where it will create more than 90 new jobs. 

Workforce Training: Coping With Crisis Requires A New Skillset

Companies are building digital training programs and creating ecosystems of “learning partners” to produce and deliver digital content to a broad base of employees.

Navistar Virtually Breaks Ground On $250M Texas Manufacturing Facility

Navistar is building a commercial truck and bus manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area. Vehicle production will begin in early 2022.

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business

Corporate headquarters aren’t synonymous with cookie-cutter glass towers hidden in the middle of canyons of skyscrapers in the largest cities. More and more locations are offering what it takes to be a base camp for 21st-century business.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.

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