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outdoor recreation

25 Towns Chosen For Outdoor Recreation Economic Boost

The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program administered by the U.S. EPA, USDA's Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) identified 25 communities.

Texas, Michigan, California Top Industry Rankings

Texas, Michigan, California have each nabbed top industry rankings in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Summit Polymers Lawrenceburg Kentucky

Summit Polymers Will Invest $37.5M In Kentucky

Tier-one automotive supplier Summit Polymers will locate its third Kentucky facility in Anderson County, and create 218 new jobs.
Toyota vehicle electrification

Toyota Investing $383M In EV Growth Across Four States

Engine, casting investment across Alabama, Kentucky, Missouri and Tennessee will further Toyota’s vehicle electrification efforts.
Tyson Foods Kentucky

Tyson Foods Breaks Ground At New Kentucky Bacon Plant

New $355 million Tyson Foods facility will produce Wright and Jimmy Dean brand bacon and create 450 jobs in Bowling Green, KY.
Quadrant Magnetics Kentucky

Quadrant Building $95M Magnet Manufacturing Facility In Kentucky

New $95 million Quadrant magnet manufacturing facility will create 200 jobs in Louisville, KY, provide rare-earth magnets for electric vehicle motors.
Marshall County, Kentucky

Kentucky Experiences Record Year For Economic Growth

New and existing Kentucky companies announced the creation 18,000 full-time jobs, $11.2 billion in investment in 2021. 
Agribusiness

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.
Marshall County, Kentucky

Upgrades To Be Made At Kentucky’s Southwest One Industrial Park

The Product Development Initiative project will include construction of 120,000-square-foot building pad-ready site at the Marshall County property.
Blue Oval City

Ford Makes Massive Electric Vehicle Investment In Tennessee, Kentucky

Ford and SK Innovation will invest $11.4B and create 11,000 jobs in TN and KY to produce electric vehicles and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Plus, $90M will go to Texas for training.
Zeiss Vision Care Hebron, KY

Zeiss Vision Care Opens New U.S. Headquarters In Kentucky 

After relocating its corporate offices to Kentucky from California, lens producer Zeiss Vision Care will create 75 jobs in Hebron, KY.
Fidelity Investments Covington, KY

Fidelity Investments To Create Nearly 600 Jobs In Kentucky

Fidelity Investments’ latest hiring effort adds to roughly 730 jobs created at its Covington, KY campus since the beginning of 2020.
manufacturing jobs

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.
Williamsburg, Kentucky Firestone Industrial Products Plant

Bridgestone Creating 250 Jobs With Kentucky Expansion

The $51 million investment in the Firestone Industrial Products’ (FSIP) plant will increase capacity to support the growing demand for advanced air suspension technology in electric vehicles.
Kentucky

Kentucky: Investing In Sustainable Growth

The Bluegrass State is preparing for statewide growth with site upgrades and new partnerships.
Apple U.S. investment

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.
aerospace and defense industry

Aerospace: The Sky’s The Limit

While defense spending has remained stable, commercial aviation has been on life support during the coronavirus pandemic. It may take until 2024 to return to pre-pandemic levels of passenger jet air traffic.
Louisville, KY

Brown-Forman Expanding Louisville Distillery Operation

The bourbon maker will invest $95 million in an expansion of its Louisville, KY distillery and create a nursery on the property for a long-term study of oak tree sustainability.
Kentucky

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.
November / December 2020

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

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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