Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. BF-July/Aug-2014 articles below.
This issue of Business Facilities features a tour of high-tech hubs, an update on the call center industry, a visit with Michigan Governor Rick Snyder, and summaries of activity in several other states and industries.
In 2013, more than $123 million was invested by businesses expanding in the region, creating more than 700 jobs.
Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.
A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.
A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.
The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.
Business Facilities Editor Jack Rogers writes, "The U.S. economy recorded a robust four percent growth rate for the second quarter of 2014," and the articles in this issue of the magazine shows exactly where that growth is having the biggest impact.
The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.
Despite Defense cutbacks, the aerospace industry is being boosted into the stratosphere by the commercial aircraft sector.
Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Bill Hagerty, Commissioner, Tennessee Department Of Economic And Community Development
Bill Hagerty, Commissioner, Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development, shares his thoughts on education, technology, and logistics for the state.
More states are forming public-private partnerships to leverage the expertise of leading businesses in luring new projects.
With a welcoming, down-home business climate, the peach state is reinventing itself as an automotive powerhouse and a film production mecca poised to give Hollywood a run for its money.
We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.
In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.