BF-March/April-2015 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.


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The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

BF-March/April-2015

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-March/April-2015 articles below.


State Focus: Destined For Success In Arkansas

The Natural State boasts an educated workforce enriched by long-term training and a strategic location that offers cost-efficient access to tens of millions of U.S. consumers.

State Focus: Minnesota – The Road To Growth Starts Here

With economic growth and job creation lifting a rising tide in the Land of the Lakes, the state looks to expand its trade horizons to international markets.

State Focus: New York – A Startup Empire Grows In New York

Since its inception in 2013, more than 80 companies have embraced the Empire State’s innovative START-UP NY program, which created tax-free zones linked to New York’s system of higher education.

Special Report: Call Centers/Back Office – Making A Connection In Southwest Missouri

Call centers are flocking to the Show-Me State, with Taney County, MO poised for development as an emerging hub for back office, call center and IT operations.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.

Business Report: Nebraska Receives Infusion Of Small Business Funding

The third and final installment of the Treasury Department’s State Small Business Credit Initiative will bring $4.5 million to the Cornhusker State.

Business Report: Mississippi – Delta-Energy Group Locating Operations In Natchez

The resource recovery company is investing $45 million in a former International Paper plant, a project that will create 91 jobs.

March/April 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 2)

With unemployment numbers in the news, workforce issues have become a hot topic in the economic development world. This issue's cover story takes a look at some of the major training programs around the country. Also in this issue: the 2015 Economic Development Awards.

Business Report: New Mexico Notches Record-Breaking Export Growth

The Land of Enchantment hit an all-time high for total exports in 2014, shipping close to $4 billion worth of goods from a diverse range of sectors and nearly doubling exports to Mexico.

Business Report: Illinois Innovation Council Targets Global Competitiveness

A new advisory group aims to turn the Land of Lincoln into a global innovation destination, implementing a vision for a 21st-century economy.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Jon Barela, Cabinet Secretary, New Mexico Economic Development Dept.

Keeping the business climate attractive in New Mexico is a multi-tiered prospect.

Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.

Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.

First Word: Job One

Rogers writes, "The most successful locations in today’s ultra-competitive market are reaching down deep to meet this challenge—in some places, all the way down to their elementary schools."

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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.