BF-March/April-2020

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New York

New York: State Of The Future

The Empire State is preparing for a future of sustainable growth by investing $150 billion in the nation’s largest infrastructure program and creating innovative workforce development programs to prepare skilled workers for high-tech jobs.
City of Dallas

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Courtney Pogue, City of Dallas, TX

Courtney Pogue, Director of Economic Development, City of Dallas, TX, discusses information technology hosting and data center operations, foreign direct investment, renewable energy and more.
Las Colinas, Texas

Texas: Microsoft Expanding Las Colinas Operation

The tech giant is investing $31 million to grow its Texas Regional Hub in Irving, adding 575 new jobs.
New Jersey Israel

Strengthening New Jersey’s Bond With Israel

Choose New Jersey’s second successful economic mission to Israel delivers partnerships and is strengthening the New Jersey-Israel connection.
sustainable development

Green Development: Building A Sustainable Future

Locations in Florida and Virginia have taken a leadership position in facilitating sustainable development. These places are proving that there’s a lot of green to be made by going green. Join us as we take our annual tour.
industrial parks

Industrial Parks: Cities Of Industry

The world’s largest industrial parks cover hundreds of square miles and rest in the center of titanic logistics networks. These mega-sites literally are metropolises of manufacturing.
Arizona High-Tech

Taking High-Tech To New Heights In Arizona

In Arizona, advanced manufacturing is busy integrating new technologies into products and processes, transforming industries, outputs and the workforce they require to succeed in today’s global market.
Carolinas

Carolinas: Developing A Successful Workforce

Both North Carolina and South Carolina continue to take steps to ensure their workforces are able to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today.
food processing

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.
Nashville International Airport

Nashville International Airport: Growing In Tandem With Middle Tennessee

Middle Tennessee is one of the fastest-growing regions in the nation, and Nashville International Airport (BNA) is growing with it.
Automotive Sector

The Automotive Sector: Adding Some Torque To Growth

Upheaval in supply chains is likely to increase in the short term, a trend that may be exacerbated by changing patterns of supply and demand, consumer-driven connectivity and alternative powertrain systems.
Gov. Mike Parson

Missouri Governor’s Report: Show Me Success

Gov. Mike Parson is busy building a 21st century infrastructure in Missouri with world-class logistics, a bevy of workforce development initiatives and high-speed connectivity for all.
life sciences

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.
advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.
March / April 2020 Issue

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.

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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