BF-Jan/Feb-2018

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Top Utilities

Top Utilities: Powering Growth

Our Editor’s Choice selections for Top Utilities include the leaders who are upgrading their grids, diversifying their energy sources and doing what it takes to power economic development.
Michigan

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles To Invest Over $1B In Michigan

FCA will modernize its Warren Truck Assembly to produce Ram Heavy Duty trucks, relocating truck production from Mexico and adding 2,500 new jobs.
Louisiana Qualified Entertainment Company

Deep South Studios Is Louisiana’s First QEC Project

The Pelican State’s new Qualified Entertainment Company program targets sustainable entertainment jobs for content creators.
Hesperia California

Made In California

The Golden State is increasing the benefits for manufacturers that participate in its recently launched CA Made state labeling program.
Ohio State Focus

Ohio: Going Above And Beyond For New Business

The Buckeye State has a robust network of state economic partners who take a customer-focused approach to business, providing support to companies at every step of the process.
Florida Business Report

Maverick Boat Group Plans Florida Manufacturing Facility

MBG is augmenting its manufacturing in Florida with 277,000 square feet of new production space in Fort Pierce that will be fully operational next summer.
Connecticut

Stamford, Connecticut: Innovating Since 1641

With an excellent quality of life and a robust set of available tax incentives and credits, Stamford, Connecticut leads the pack in commercial and residential development.
South Carolina

A New Frontier For Investment In South Carolina

South Carolina's North Eastern Strategic Alliance region attracted more than $850 million in investments in 2017, projects that will create more than 2,200 new jobs.
Canada

Canada: Flood Protection And Development Go Hand In Hand

Toronto’s ambitious Ports Land project is creating infrastructure that can adapt to rising water while opening up new vistas for development.
Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce

Greg Canfield, Secretary, Alabama Department of Commerce discusses landing Toyota-Mazda’s $1.6B investment, workforce development initiatives, foreign direct investment, food processing, and more.
aerospace and defense

Defense: The Best Offense

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. aerospace industry guarantees it will get a big slice of the pie.
automotive industry locations

Locations For The Automotive Industry: Light Truck Takeover

While auto sales are expected to decrease in 2018, manufacturers can still bank on the larger market share of SUVs and CUVs to help keep the industry afloat.
food processing

Food Processing: A Nudge in the Right Direction

Transparency has topped the Foodprocessing.com list of suggestions that leading food processors need to embrace to remain competitive in a more sophisticated market.
Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson

Arkansas Governor’s Report: Now On The Radar For New Business

The Pro-business climate in Arkansas is yielding a bounty of new jobs. Gov. Asa Hutchinson is busy laying the foundation for robust, sustainable long-term growth.
Honorable Mention Awards

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mention Awards

This year’s competition was chock full of big-ticket projects and locations that pulled out all the stops to land them, so our judges convinced us that 10 of them deserved Honorable Mention Awards.
Corpus Christi Texas

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.
DXC New Orleans Louisiana

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

Next-generation technology services to support digital transformations will be provided at DXC’s new center in the Central Business District of New Orleans.
January / February 2018 Issue

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.
Wisconsin Foxconn

2017 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Wisconsin lands a foreign direct investment bonanza that promises to create 13,000 new jobs over the next five years at a new 20-million-square-foot LCD panel plant.
South Carolina state of the year

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

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