Commercial Drones

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unmanned aerial systems

LiveXchange Webinar: “Are We Ready For The Drone Age?”

Get the most up-to-date information on the state of play in the UAS field from someone who has a seat at the table where key decisions are made: Mark Blanks, Director of the Mid-Atlantic Aviation Partnership at Virginia Tech.
Business Facilities LiveXchange

First Speakers Announced For This Year’s LiveXchange

The first speakers have been announced for this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will take place April 19-21, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte, NC.
Virginia 2018 State of the Year

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.
Colorado

Colorado: Growing Their Own Talent

Leveraging his state’s impressive assets, Gov. John Hickenlooper aims to plant Colorado’s flag on the summit of red-hot growth sectors like cybersecurity and unmanned aerial systems.
Henderson, Nevada

Nevada: Where Innovation Meets Logistics

Whether it’s testing unmanned aerial systems overhead or moving freight on the ground, Henderson, NV is ready to meet your 21st century business needs.
2018 State Rankings Report

CA Tops In Cybersecurity Jobs, NY Is Drones Leader

California and New York topped two new high-tech rankings categories appearing in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released today.

The Drone Age

Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.
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NASA, NUAIR Partner To Grow Central New York Drone Industry

NASA will serve as an advisor in the development of a drone corridor and other unmanned aerial systems projects in New York State.
unmanned aerial systems

Unmanned Aerial Systems Industry Taking Flight

Michigan has a rich history of innovation, a skilled work force, and leading academic institutions prepared to engage in the emerging public UAS space.
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Drone Technology Improves Infrastructure Inspections

Organizations in Michigan like the MEDC are encouraging and supporting startups in a way that isn’t necessarily available in other states, according to the CEO of Ann Arbor, MI-based SkySpecs.

5 Technologies To Change Property, From NGKF Global Cities Report

Cities are a driving force behind the global economy—and the real estate industry is integral to the shaping of the built environment, according to a...

Real Estate Industry Early Adopter In Use Of Drones

Real estate and other industries that use aerial photography are leading the way in adopting unmanned aircraft systems, based on the first several hundred exemptions the Federal Aviation Administration has granted for commercial drone operations.

Emerging Use Of Drones, Associated Risks

In February 2015, the FAA moved towards legalizing commercial drone flights by enacting new rules that, if adopted, allow compliant companies to fly them.

Unwanted Visitors

The FAA may be rethinking its embrace of drones in U.S. airspace.

The Drone Age

A new era dawns as the FAA clears six drone test sites for takeoff in the U.S.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

They’re Coming to Take Us Away

A new survey says 60 percent of Americans would welcome driverless cars on U.S. roads.

Study: Unmanned Aircraft Industry Poised To Create 70k New U.S. Jobs In Three Years

New study finds enormous job creation potential following integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.
Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The Dayton Development Coalition

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Joseph E. Zeis, Jr., Vice President and Chief Strategist, The...

Joseph E. Zeis, Jr. will be heading the new Ohio Aerospace and Business Aviation Advisory Council. From the March/April 2012 issue

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

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