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

The i-69 thumb region is in a prime geographic position to serve as a distribution hub for the entire state of Michigan and a large portion of Ontario.


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The i-69 thumb region is in a prime geographic position to serve as a distribution hub for the entire state of Michigan and a large portion of Ontario.

BF-May/June-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-May/June-2015 articles below.


Special Report: Michigan’s I-69 Thumb Region

The i-69 thumb region is in a prime geographic position to serve as a distribution hub for the entire state of Michigan and a large portion of Ontario.

State Focus: Nevada: Soaring To New Heights

Home to some of the premier training facilities for the U.S. Air Force, Nevada’s aerospace industry is heading for the stratosphere.

May/June 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 3)

The global biotechnology industry is the focus of Business Facilities' May/June 2015 issue, which also includes a focus on high-tech manufacturing and coverage of the water resources industry.

Business Report: New Hampshire – High Liner Foods Opens U.S. Headquarters In Portsmouth

The Canadian seafood producer includes a culinary innovation R&D facility in its new HQ at the Pease International Tradeport.

State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

Massachusetts is taking in and out of the box approaches to help increase jobs and decrease unemployment.

Business Report: Maryland Exports Hit Record Level In 2014

The top trade markets for Maryland goods and services are Canada ($1.9 billion), Saudi Arabia ($915 million) and China ($714 million), with transportation equipment, chemicals and electronic products leading the surge.

Business Report: Investment Tide Keeps Rolling In Alabama

There were 392 new projects in Alabama in 2014, bringing in nearly $3.4 billion in Investment, with automotive and aerospace leading the way.

State Focus: Tennessee Reigns Supreme In The Southeast

The Business Facilities back-to-back State of the Year honoree shows no signs of slowing down its jobs juggernaut, with every week bringing a new project to the volunteer state.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

First Word: Precious Commodity

You’ll be tempted to gulp down this refreshing news in this issue, but we recommend you sip and savor it.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Val Hale, Executive Director, Utah GOED

Utah has the sixth fastest average Internet speeds in the country and the fastest speeds in the Western U.S.

State Focus: Carolinas – Similar States With Coastal Clout

North and South Carolina may not be alike in many ways, but it appears they share similar stories.

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: the Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

Feature Story: A Rising Star In The Southwest

Whether it’s cutting taxes 24 times while turning a huge deficit into a surplus or guaranteeing an adequate supply of water in the worst drought in history, New Mexico has a plan that works.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth

In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report 2015

There hasn’t been a lot of good economic news coming from Europe these days, but the continent is getting a much-needed boost from its growing biotech/pharma labs.

Featured Location Spotlight

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.

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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.