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Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.


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Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

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March / April 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2021 Issue features a look at the Global Supply Chain and our annual tour of top logistics hubs. Plus, a report from Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer.

Newacme Investing $1.5M In Delaware Warehouse, Distribution Center

West Coast consumer goods distributor Newacme LLC is expanding its operations to New Castle, DE and adding 34 new jobs.

Maersk To Open First Logistics Warehouse In Southern Europe

Global logistics company Maersk has chosen Barcelona as the location for its first platform in Southern Europe.

Freshly Inc. To Create 250 Jobs In Georgia

The fresh-prepared meal delivery service company will invest $3.2 million to open its first Southeastern U.S. facility in Austell, GA.

Amazon Locating New Sortation Center, Delivery Station In Lubbock

The company’s first sort center in Lubbock, TX will employ hundreds of associates while the new delivery station will create more than 100 new full- and part-time jobs. 

Material Handling Systems Creating 200 Jobs In Kentucky

The conveyor and automated sortation equipment company's new Bowling Green, KY manufacturing operations will complement its Mt. Washington global headquarters. 

SAP Labs Canada, Amazon Expanding In Quebec

SAP Labs Canada will open a research and development office in Montreal; Amazon adds five new facilities and 1,000 jobs.

Logistics: Building A Resilient Supply Chain

Priorities are shifting as businesses adapt to the impact of the pandemic on global supply chains. Resiliency and stability are now top concerns.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Matt Hurlbutt, Greater Rochester Enterprise

Matt Hurlbutt, President & CEO, Greater Rochester Enterprise, discusses the region's Economic Gardening program, along with its status as a high-tech, life sciences and food processing hub.

DHL Supply Chain To Create 577 New Jobs In Virginia

The third-party logistics provider will invest $72 million in new state-of-the-art distribution center in Stafford County, VA.

Transportation Partners Team For New Logistics Park In Alabama

CN is collaborating with Alabama Export Railroad and Ray-Mont Logistics to launch the first phase of a new, high-tech logistics park in Mobile, AL.

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.

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.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Texas

The new one million-square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 new, full-time jobs in Missouri City, TX.

Amazon To Open New Fulfillment Center In Oklahoma

Amazon.com Inc's new one million square-foot fulfillment center will create more than 500 full-time jobs in Oklahoma City, OK.

Amazon To Build State-of-the-Art Fulfillment Center In Mississippi

The new 700,000-square-foot site will create more 1,000 new, full-time jobs in Madison County, MS.

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.

Amazon Logistics Adding Two Delivery Stations In Alabama

The two new delivery stations will create hundreds of new jobs in the metro Birmingham region. 

Nor-Am Cold Storage Adds 90 New Jobs In Kansas

Nor-Am Cold Storage has invested $30 million in a new 148,000-square-foot cold storage warehouse in Dodge City, KS.

Home Meridian International Investing $23.5M In Georgia Expansion

The division of Hooker Furniture Corporation will open a distribution facility in Liberty County, GA, creating 50 new jobs. 

Rolls-Royce Investing $13.9M In Minnesota Expansion

The multi-phase expansion will add production lines, testing capabilities, and manufacturing jobs at the company's Mankato, MN Power Systems business unit. 

Amazon Hiring 100,000 New Employees Across U.S., Canada

In September alone, Amazon will open 100 new operations buildings — including fulfillment centers, delivery stations, sortation centers and other sites.

New Mexico: A Global Manufacturing And Logistics Powerhouse

Cutting-edge global players in advanced manufacturing are flocking to New Mexico for its superior logistics and one of the fastest border crossings.

Forward Air Investing $31.8M In Ohio Expansion

Asset-light freight and logistics company Forward Air Corporation is expanding its office space in Groveport, OH, creating 50 new jobs.

Georgia: E-Commerce Boom Favors Savannah

To meet surging demand for additional longer-term storage space, the GPA will develop 145 acres next to the Port of Savannah.

VW Opens Tradepoint Atlantic Vehicle Terminal At Port Of Baltimore

The new terminal will import and process 120,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Lamborghini, and Bentley vehicles annually, create approximately 100 jobs.

Amazon Will Create 1,000 Jobs At New Texas Fulfillment Center

Amazon will invest $250 million to build a new 820,000-square-foot facility in the city of Pflugerville, TX.

Amazon To Open First Fulfillment Center In Little Rock

The new 825,000-square-foot facility will create 1,000 new, full-time jobs at the Port of Little Rock, where Amazon also plans second delivery station.

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.

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.

Lowe’s Canada Building New Distribution Center In Greater Calgary

Expected to open in the fall of 2021, the new 1.2 million-square-foot facility will represent a joint investment of more than $88 million.

Grifols Therapeutics Investing $351M In North Carolina Expansion

The global healthcare company will create 300 jobs at a new specialized blood plasma facility and logistics center at its Clayton, NC campus.

Printful Investing $2M In New Canadian Fulfillment Center

The on-demand fulfillment company will begin production at its first Canadian facility in Mississauga by the end of this year. 

Wedge Brands Investing $14M In Colorado

The 76,000-square-foot logistics and distribution center for the outdoor industry will be located on the Colorado Outdoors campus in Montrose. 

Georgia Shippers Moving Goods To Front Lines Of COVID-19 Battle

The Georgia Ports Authority is helping importers to get critical equipment and supplies into the hands of frontline health workers.

Did You Miss Our Global Supply Chain Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Rosemary Coates, Executive Director of the Reshoring Institute, discusses the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global supply chain.

How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Hoosier Energy: Power To The People

Since 1989, partnerships with local communities and Hoosier Energy’s 18 member systems have resulted in more than $11.5 billion in new investments creating 50,000 new jobs.

COVID-19 Survey: Impacts On Global Supply Chains

Nearly 75 percent of companies report supply chain disruptions in some capacity due to COVID-19 transportation restrictions, according to a new survey.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

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