BF-March/April-2023

Iowa

Iowa: Manufacturing 4.0 Gets A Boost

The state’s largest industry is set to receive funding, and Google will grow its green data center in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
Maryland

Multi-Faceted Maryland

Initiatives in Maryland for education, environment, and global reach are driving growth across this Mid-Atlantic state.
Utah Business

Utah Brings In Business

Utah Governor Spencer J. Cox discusses how robust business incentives offer companies vast opportunity in the Beehive State.
Kentucky

Kentucky Welcomes All

The Bluegrass State is building a vast talent pipeline for the industries relocating and expanding to the state. 
Connecticut

Connecting The Dots In Connecticut

Connecticut provides an environment that is conducive to growth and expansion across a diverse array of industries.
Texas

Texas Branches Out

Building on a strong foundation, the state’s regional growth reflects the potential of emerging industries.
eCommerce Distribution Locations

eCommerce & Distribution Locations: Goods To Go

As the demand for eCommerce and distribution space continues, locations are building facilities and emphasizing their regional advantages.
Wyoming

Wyoming Expanding Horizons

With a low tax burden, the state is attracting business by investing in shovel-ready sites and a skilled workforce.

Arizona Advancing Toward Sustainability

Arizona is excelling in the semiconductor and advanced manufacturing sectors and has targeted growth in renewable energy.
workforce

Workforce Focus: Never Stop Learning

From longstanding partnerships to targeted instruction, companies seek training options that fit their workforce needs.
Indiana

Indiana Is Looking To The Future

Indiana Secretary of Commerce Bradley B. Chambers discusses the state’s robust economy, and why the microelectronics industry is on the rise.
South Carolina

Solid South Carolina

The Palmetto State attracted record-breaking investment in 2022, and the EV sector is a significant contributor.
Quality of Life Site Selection

The Best Things In Life Are Nearby

Outdoor activities, cultural amenities, and more attract business leaders and employees.
Mississippi

Mississippi: Hitting A Historic Mark

Mississippi has finalized the largest economic development project in state history, bringing in $2.5 billion in capital investment.
Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Knocks?

Introduced in 2017, the federal opportunity zone program pays off for certain real estate investments and was just extended another two years.
Chicago

Standing Strong In Illinois

From the city of big shoulders and across the Land of Lincoln, the state of Illinois’ broad business support shows.
business parks

Winning Combination: Business & Industrial Parks

Amidst economic shifts, demand for space and amenities provided by industrial parks and business parks remains high.
Alabama Department of Commerce

Why Alabama? A Q&A With Greg Canfield, Alabama Department of Commerce

Alabama Department of Commerce Secretary Greg Canfield discusses how the state fosters skilled labor with a workforce development agency buttressed by a 21st century Jobs Act.
Maxis Advisors

The Last Word: A Fresh Take On Rural Communities

Taylor Murray, Manager, Location Analysis and Incentives with Maxis Advisors, discusses how rural communities offer a fresh take for sites, supply chain, and workforce factors.
life sciences industry

Funding, Innovation Drive Life Sciences Success

Rapid growth and expanding boundaries propel location searches for companies in the life sciences industry at the forefront.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

Location Spotlight: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.