BF-March/April-2016 | Business Facilities - Area Economic Development, Site Selection & Workforce Solutions

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.


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You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

BF-March/April-2016

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-2016 articles below.


State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.

Industry Focus – Retail: Less Than Six Degrees of Separation

The retail industry has an impact on more than just the clothes in our closets and our daily coffee fix.

Business Report-New Jersey: Jet.com Expands HQ in Hoboken

The e-commerce enterprise will double the size of its corporate offices at the Waterfront Corporate Center III, and Allied Specialty Foods decides to stay put in New Jersey.

Business Report: Nebraska – Community Development Block Grant Funds Expansion in York

The Nebraska Department of Economic Development awards $267,955 to help upgrade York Cold Storage’s facility.

State Focus: New Mexico – Welcoming the World

Exports are surging, making New Mexico a magnet for manufacturers with world-class ambitions.

Business Report: Illinois Leaders Form Non-Profit to Spur Job Creation

The Illinois Business and Economic Development Corp. will adopt best practices and focus on sales, marketing and exceptional customer service.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… with Dennis Davin, Secretary, PA DCED

Pennsylvania's Davin provides a rundown of the state's economic development initiatives, plus a look at NYC's new World Trade Center Transportation Hub.

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

Advanced Manufacturing Industry: Dynamic Advancements

Advanced manufacturing has come a long way, revolutionizing the processes used to build new products and introducing a bevy of innovative technologies, with a heavy emphasis on automation.

Texas: Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative Aims To Meet 21st Century Job Needs

Regional workforce and educational conclaves will make recommendations to ensure the Lone Star State is ready for new and expanding businesses.

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

The global life sciences industry has adopted an attitude of cautious optimism, expecting reliable growth that will fall short of pre-recession investment surges.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Featured Location Videos

Georgia Ports Authority: Garden City Terminal Expansion

At 1,200 acres, the Port of Savannah’s Garden City Terminal is North America’s largest single container terminal. Over the next decade, Georgia Ports Authority plans to expand the Port of Savannah’s annual capacity by 45 percent — from 5.5 million twenty-foot equivalent units to 8 million TEUs per year. Learn more.