BF-July/Aug-2014 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

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.


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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.

BF-July/Aug-2014

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.


September/October 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 5)

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.

Business Report: Greater Akron – A Magnet For Investment And New Jobs

In 2013, more than $123 million was invested by businesses expanding in the region, creating more than 700 jobs.

Business Report: Georgia – Latvian Fiberglass Producer Puts U.S. HQ in Dublin, GA

Valmiera Glass will invest $20 million in a new manufacturing facility, creating 150 jobs.

Business Report: Missouri – Commerce Bank Puts New HQ In Joplin Tornado Recovery Zone

A new high-tech bank building will rise on the site of a branch destroyed by the F5 tornado on May 22, 2011.

Business Report: Four Cities To Pilot Kansas Statewide Broadband Initiative

A Local Technology Planning Pilot project will help communities develop strategic plans for broadband.

Business Report: Arizona – Ak-Chin Offering The Best Of Both Worlds In Arizona

The Santa Cruz Commerce Center is a shovel-ready site with 40 acres of available lots for build-to-suit projects.

Location Focus: Florida – Rebounded And Ready

Florida’s economy shines on after a temporary sunset.

July/August 2014 Issue (Volume 47, Number 4)

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.

Location Focus: Illinois – Trying To Make Headway In Every Way

The Land of Lincoln is pulling out all the stops in the name of economic progress.

Industry Focus: Global Aerospace Production Soars To New Heights

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.

Feature Story: Public-Private Partnerships – An Alliance For Progress That Works

More states are forming public-private partnerships to leverage the expertise of leading businesses in luring new projects.

Feature Story: Georgia’s Governor’s Report – Rising And Ready For The Future

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.

First Word: All Arrows Point Up

The anniversary edition of our economic development scorecard is the most comprehensive, fairly evaluated and informative rankings anywhere.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

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.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia: The Perfect Place

Valdosta-Lowndes County, Georgia is a vibrant and premier location for business development opportunities. Located midway between Atlanta and Orlando in the heart of South Georgia, Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned for businesses to access and serve the global economy.