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Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.
global biotech

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

The global life sciences industry has adopted an attitude of cautious optimism, expecting reliable growth that will fall short of pre-recession investment surges.

Grid Stars: States Race To Embrace Smart-grid Technology

Nine states and Washington D.C. lead the pack in electricity grid modernization. Navagant Research forecasts that the global Smart Grid as a Service (SGaaS) market, estimated at $1.7 billion in 2014, will grow to $11 billion in 2023.

WV Takes Down VW

Researchers at West Virginia University blew the whistle on Volkswagen’s dirty diesel two years ago.

Marching into China

The former Humvee plant in Indiana now makes Mercedes SUVs for export to China.
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Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.
University Research Park (aerial view above), in Madison WI, generates about $1 billion for Wisconsin’s economy each year. URP companies spend more than $200 million annually on Wisconsin goods and services.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report 2015

There hasn’t been a lot of good economic news coming from Europe these days, but the continent is getting a much-needed boost from its growing biotech/pharma labs.
New York vs. London.

D.C. Real Estate Continues Steady Decline Among Foreign Investors: NYC Takes Over From London...

China is expected to become the top U.S. investor in 2016 and beyond.
Gov. Pence

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.
National Graphene Institute

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

Battle for North America

Germany's auto giants are set to unleash billions of dollars to expand North American production.
voxeljet

German 3-D Printing Company voxeljet To Open In Canton, MI

The company’s first U.S. service center is expected to come online in the third quarter of this year and will allow voxeljet to print on-demand parts, molds, cores and models for automotive and other industrial customers.

Riding the Wind

Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.

European Union Avoids Fracturing

The EU's financial union may be cracking, but our friends overseas seem to be uniting over one thing: they don't like fracking.

“Mitbestimmung” in Tennessee

Volkswagen seeks the middle ground as the UAW targets the German automaker's assembly plant in a right-to-work state.

Benteler Steel/Tube Break Ground At Port Of Caddo-Bossler In Louisiana

European company’s first U.S. steel facility will result in more than 2,200 direct and indirect jobs in Northwest Louisiana.

Kayser To Create 121 Jobs At New Manufacturing Operation In Fulton, KY

German company to invest $17.5 million in its first U.S. plant; project stems from Governor’s visit in January.

ZF Opens First Passenger Car Transmission Plant In The U.S.

With a total estimated investment of $600 million, the new facility in Gray Court, SC is the largest single venture in ZF's history.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.
Kemmerich components and assemblies are along for the ride in many well-known car brands.

Kemmerich USA To Establish Manufacturing Operations In Kentucky

German-based automotive supplier to locate U.S. headquarters in Murray; will invest more than $12 million and create 120 jobs.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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