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

Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.


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Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.

BF-Sept/Oct-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-Sept/Oct-2015 articles below.


September/October 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 5)

Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.

State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.

State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.

Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.

State Focus – New Jersey: Garden of Opportunity

The Garden State offers a “brain trust” with a highly skilled and educated workforce that makes it easy to recruit top talent.

State Focus: Texas Diversity

Texas is a magnet for business and individuals for a reason—rather, for many reasons, one of which is the tax climate.

Business Report – North Carolina: Growing Innovation Throughout The Tarheel State

North Carolina doubles down on growth plans for technology and innovation, with new funding and a new university-led program, InnovateNC.

Business Report – California: Largest Solar Facility On Earth Goes Operational

BHE Renewables’ 579-megawatt solar project in Antelope Valley, CA is now fully connected to the California ISO grid.

Business Report: Tennessee – DENSO Manufacturing Expanding in Maryville, TN

Automotive components and systems producer DENSO Manufacturing Tennessee, Blount County’s largest employer, is investing $400 million in an expansion creating 500 new jobs.

Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble

Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

U.S. Innovation Hubs: Inventing the Future

Seven of nine planned federally funded national manufacturing innovation institutes are getting a head start on tomorrow’s high-growth technologies.

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Location Spotlight: Cape Coral – A Strategic Location

Ranked among the best places to live and do business, and located in the tax-friendly state of Florida, Cape Coral is a top contender for corporate relocations and business expansions for companies worldwide.

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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.