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quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.
Pasco County

Santander Consumer USA Bringing 875 Jobs To Florida

Santander Consumer USA is investing $22 million and locating in more than 115,000 square feet of converted retail space in Pasco County, FL.
Get There Florida

Get There Florida: The Sunshine State’s New Workforce Education Initiative

Get There Florida is a new workforce education initiative aimed at raising awareness of short-term but high-value career and technical education programs.
Macclenny, FL

S2A Modular To Build First East Coast MegaFactory In Florida

The maker of electrically self-sustaining homes and commercial properties has selected Macclenny in northern Florida for its MegaFactory location.
advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.
startup ecosystems

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.
Palmetto, Florida

Air Products Provides World’s Leading LNG Technology From Palmetto, FL

Air Products recently completed an expansion of its manufacturing facility at Port Manatee on Florida’s West Coast to meet the needs of the ever-growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry.
logistics strategies

Logistics Industry Focus: Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The coronavirus pandemic has forced industry leaders to rethink their supply chain and logistics strategies. The crisis may accelerate a trend toward localization, with industries choosing to go local for local.
St. Pete, Florida

Industry Leaders L3, Jabil, 3 Daughter’s Commit To St. Pete, Florida For The Long...

Local economic development officials attribute St. Pete’s recent boom to a community-wide strategy called Grow Smarter, which identifies five target industry sectors primed for the most growth.
Jacksonville, FL

Forcura To Create 115 Jobs At New Florida HQ

Healthcare technology company Forcura will invest $2.15 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Jacksonville, FL.
Aerion Supersonic

Aerion Supersonic Moving Global Headquarters To Florida

Aerion will invest $300 million to build a new state-of-the-art campus in Melbourne, FL, resulting in the creation of at least 675 jobs. 
Indian River County Chamber of Commerce

Indian River Supports Local Businesses Through COVID-19

In Vero Beach, FL, the Indian River County Chamber of Commerce is supporting local business and encouraging manufacturers to produce personal protection equipment.
sustainable development

Green Development: Building A Sustainable Future

Locations in Florida and Virginia have taken a leadership position in facilitating sustainable development. These places are proving that there’s a lot of green to be made by going green. Join us as we take our annual tour.
Cape Coral, FL

Cape Coral Supports Local Business During COVID-19 Crisis

In response to COVID-19, the Cape Coral EDO is encouraging residents to stay healthy, while continuing to support the local economy.
West Melbourne, FL

West Melbourne, Florida: Logistics Gem On The Space Coast

West Melbourne, FL offers businesses access to international markets while maintaining its small town friendliness just a few miles from Florida’s beautiful white-sand beaches.
aerospace industry

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.
esports

Misfits Gaming Group Relocating HQ To Palm Beach County

The esports and gaming company will invest more than $1.35 million in its new corporate headquarters in Boca Raton, FL, where it will create 30 new jobs.
life sciences

Life Sciences: A Data-Driven Diagnosis For Success

Digital transformation is driving innovation in the life sciences sector, making transparency a top priority and heralding an era of “relationship-driven partnerships among all of the sector’s stakeholders.
agribusiness

Agribusiness: Harvesting Growth In Stormy Weather

Despite a trade war with China that’s clobbering U.S. farmers, locations that have established strong agribusiness and food processing sectors continue to thrive as production moves closer to markets.
Florida commercial real estate

A Sunny Outlook In Florida

Commercial real estate projects brought $20 billion into Florida’s economy in 2018 and similar to the state’s population, the growth will continue.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.