State Focus: The Carolina Closeness
While North and South Carolina are clearly separate entities, they share more than a border when it comes to business.
Greater Memphis: The Gold Standard for Water
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.
Business Parks: Cost-Effective Communities
Business, research and industrial parks are development magnets for clusters of like-minded businesses looking for the perfect environment to expand
Nevada: Shining Up the Silver State
Nevada is famous as a gambling mecca, but businesses will find a skilled workforce that offers a sure bet on success.
State Focus: Staying On Top In Tennessee
The Volunteer State keeps breaking its own records for new job commitments, capital investment and FDI. Tennessee is aiming to bring in 28,000 new jobs in 2016.
Tourism: A World of Scenic Wonder
As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial year, the crown jewels of America’s scenic treasures are gearing up to break last year’s record number of visitors, which topped 305 million.
Business Report: Canada – Bridgestone Americas Expanding in Quebec
A multi-phase, $225-million investment will increase capacity at the company’s Joliette, Quebec plant to produce larger-diameter tires for trucks and SUVs.
Michigan: Flex-N-Gate Corp. Puts Plant in Detroit
The auto supplier will invest $95 million in a 500,000-square-foot production facility in the motor city, creating 650 new jobs.
Wisconsin: Milwaukee Tool Adding 600 Jobs In Brookfield
The manufacturer of heavy-duty power tools is undertaking a 200,000-square-foot expansion, including a new four-story office building.
Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Craig Spohn, Cyber Innovation Center
An interview with Craig Spohn, Executive Director/President of the Cyber Innovation Center in Bossier City, LA, plus a look at the ramifications of the Paris climate accord.
Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN
Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.
Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma
Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.
May / June 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 3)
States that are leaders in creating a skilled workforce are the focus of Business Facilities' May / June 2016 issue. Plus, a look at research parks, and the logistics industry.
Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce
States, regions, businesses and higher ed resources are joining forces in an aggressive and innovative effort to fill the skilled labor shortage in the United States.