State Focus: Mississippi’s Got It All
Low energy and operating costs, customized incentives and a highly skilled workforce have businesses flocking to the Magnolia State.
State Focus: Iowa Keeps Attracting Major Business Expansions
Fiscal stability, a low cost of doing business and a skilled workforce are a formula for growth in the Hawkeye State.
State Focus: Oklahoma – Oil, Cattle and Much, Much More
The Sooner State is diversifying into a variety of hot growth sectors, including a rapidly expanding hub of data centers.
Location Focus: New Jersey – The Place For Giant Opportunities
The Garden State fields a powerful lineup of assets for business, including a highly educated workforce and game-changing tax incentives.
State Focus: Indiana – A State Of Action
Indiana continues to prove that it can get the job done.
Location Focus: Texas – Big and Getting Bigger
There’s no "mercy" rule in economic development: the Lone Star State keeps crushing the competition.
Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade
Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.
Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home
When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.
Business Report: North Carolina – Next Generation Power Electronics Hub
North Carolina wins a $140-million Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop wide-band semiconductors for power electronics.
Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy”
The Capital Region Prosperity Plan sets six priorities, including an “ecosystem” for innovators and entrepreneurs.
Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’
So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.
Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce
Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state's secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.
Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan
Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.
Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs
With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.
First Word: Look at the Bright Side
If you’re as tired as we are of hearing about rampaging terrorist threats, gloomy climate-change predictions and virulent diseases, then this issue of Business Facilities is the antidote.