florida

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tourism and gaming

The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.
July / August 2019 Issue

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.
Cape Coral, FL

Nor-Tech Hi-Performance Boats Opens New HQ In Cape Coral

A skilled, available workforce, city incentives, and ample space for its facilities brought the boat builder's $2 million expansion to Cape Coral, FL.
manufacturing industry

U.S. Manufacturing Is Surging

Bolstered by a robust economy, the United States remains in the top tier of Brookings’ global manufacturing scorecard.

Madison, WI Takes Quality Of Life Crown

Madison, WI lands the top spot for Quality of Life, Orlando leads in Job Growth in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.
Pinellas Park, Florid

Lockheed Martin Opens New Facility In Florida

The new manufacturing facility will support F-35 production growth and is expected to bring more than 80 new jobs to Pinellas Park, FL.
aerospace and defense

Defense: The Best Offense

Nations around the world are increasing their defense budgets; the sophisticated weaponry of the U.S. aerospace industry guarantees it will get a big slice of the pie.
Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
tourism

Tourism: Endless Options

No matter what type of destination you are or what type of tourist your area brings, the end result is more of everything.
Cape Coral Florida

Ready For Retail In Cape Coral

The City of Canals offers industry the best of both worlds—an ideal business environment with vital resources and a competitive cost of living.
job growth

2016 State Rankings Report: Utah Is Top Job Growth Leader

Utah is Business Facilities' top-ranked state among Job Growth Leaders in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.
State Rankings Report

2016 State Rankings: FL Tops In Business Climate, NV Shines In Growth Potential

Florida is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Nevada was named no. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report, released today.

Not So Fast

The push to bring driverless vehicles to the mass market appears to have hit a major roadblock. Proceed with caution.
aerospace

Industry Focus: Aerospace Sector Is Flying High Again

After losing altitude for the past five years as defense cuts eliminated 185,000 jobs, the U.S. aerospace industry is growing in 2016.

January/February 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 1)

The State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards are the focus of Business Facilities January/February 2016 issue, plus an Automotive Industry Focus.
USDA Awards Loans to Boost Rural Economic Development in Five States

USDA Awards Loans To Boost Rural Economic Development In Five States

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) has awarded six low-interest loans to local governments and community organizations that will spur rural economic development in Missouri, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina and Texas.
Florida-state-focus

Florida: More Than Fun And Sun

Florida is serious about business. State and economic development leaders are working to bring business to the state and keep it here.
johnson-&-johnson-tampa

Johnson & Johnson To Create 500 Jobs in Tampa

Global healthcare company Johnson & Johnson will open a new North American shared services headquarters in Tampa, FL and create 500 jobs over the next three years.
Duke-Energy-Site-Readiness-Program

Florida Industrial Sites Join Duke Energy’s Site Readiness Program

Duke Energy has just completed the evaluation of industrial sites in Florida’s Pasco, Polk and Sumter counties through the company's Site Readiness Program, which helps advance prime parcels for industrial development opportunities.
Port-Everglades-Expansion

Port Everglades Expansion Wins Army Corps Approval

A plan to deepen and widen Florida’s Port Everglades has won a key approval from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, clearing the way for the port to seek Congressional funding for a project that would generate thousands of jobs and maintain the region's leading position in international trade.

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: 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.

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.