BF-May/June-2023

Hawaii economic recovery

Hawaii: Economic Activity In The Aloha State

In Hawaii, steady focus on key industries, including tourism and film, supports the Aloha State’s economic recovery.
Arkansas

Arkansas: Growing The Great Outdoors

An Irish firm expands in Sherwood, Arkansas, and outdoor recreation is a focus in The Natural State.
Washington Technology

Washington Delivers Technology

Having access to a robust transportation system has made Washington a dependable state for businesses that need an end-to-end supply chain.
Nebraska Building Connections

Nebraska Building Connections

Taking advantage of the location and highly skilled workforce, major transportation companies have settled in Nebraska.
New Hampshire Technology

Technology Thrives In New Hampshire

New Hampshire uses technology to help advance the industries expanding and settling into the Granite State .
Delaware Workforce

Delaware Levels Up Workforce

With a highly skilled workforce, Delaware attracts diverse industries ranging from life sciences to manufacturing.
Conroe Economic Development Council

Commercial Real Estate: The Lay Of The Land

Locations are emphasizing available commercial real estate to attract companies, and business owners are finding sites with amenities that fit the bill.
Don Pierson Louisiana Economic Development

Why Relocate Or Expand Your Business To Louisiana? A Q&A With Don Pierson

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson shares how this southeastern state has its eye on the future toward an energy evolution and support for innovative industries.
Electric Vehicles Automotive Industry

Electric Vehicles: Charging Up The Automotive Industry

Electric vehicles and other factors are transforming the auto market. Locations are touting supply chain, ready workforce, and more.
Snake River EDA

Snake River EDA Values Partnerships

Snake River Economic Development Alliance Executive Director Kristen Nieskens discusses ways this regional group is building businesses in western Idaho and eastern Oregon.
Reshoring & Rebuilding Supply Chains

The Last Word: The Reshoring Movement Is In Full Stride

Manufacturers should consider five factors if moving from a China or other offshore location, advises Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute.
Missouri One Start

Customized Workforce Training: Bringing Skills To The Market

Workforce training programs are addressing evolving industries, labor force demands, and speed to market needs of business.
Manufacturing Automation

Manufacturing Moves To Automation

With advances in technology the manufacturing industry has been able to grow exponentially.
Alabama

Alabama Ups Its Game

Home to some of the biggest names in the auto industry, Alabama has introduced “The Game Plan” to support economic development.
Nevada Promotes Innovation

Nevada Promotes Innovation

With a robust transportation system already in place, Nevada focuses on low emissions and utilizing natural resources. 
foreign direct investment

FDI Activity Going Strong

For 11 consecutive years, the U.S. has ranked as top destination for foreign direct investment, and here’s a look at several hot spots across the nation.
LiveXchange Event

LiveXchange Event Brings Business Together

The 19th annual event provided a fast-paced, productive setting for site selectors to explore locations.
Ports and Foreign Trade Zones

Ports & FTZs: Expand The Reach Of Commerce

Support from federal and local governments has allowed ports across the United States to increase its import and export capabilities. 
Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Governor’s Report: Texas Takes On The Future

The Lone Star State does things big. Leadership looks to keep business growth going with tax cuts, incentives support, and top talent.
Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 1st Annual EDO Awards recognize innovative or impactful programs and initiatives aimed at improving the communities they serve.
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: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.