Economic Trends

LiveXchange

Listen Now: Show Me The Money (Supply)

Noted economist Dr. Anirban Basu delivered the opening keynote at Business Facilities LiveXchange in Myrtle Beach, SC this Spring.
Business Confidence

U.S. Companies Show Increased Business Confidence for 2017

New Deloitte study finds optimism has increased following the presidential election, yet uncertainty looms over new policies and regulations ahead.
Manufacturing.

Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

U.S. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC's Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.
Economy continuing upward.

A Soft Start To 2015, But Acceleration Expected

Despite temporary factors like the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, the economy is expected to grow.
Logistics Job Security

Confidence Growing Among Manufacturing And Logistics Workers

Job security and economic outlook within the manufacturing and logistics sectors on the upswing according to a recent survey from Randstad.

Q1 2014 Vistage CEO Confidence Index Results Released

According to the report, 58% of CEOs plan on hiring in the year ahead, the highest percentage since 2007.
Cassidy Turley

U.S. Macro Forecast: Look Through The Snow At The Fundamentals

The report details winter weather's impact on U.S. economic data and the outlook for the economy and commercial real estate.
South Carolina

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

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.