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The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.


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The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Logistics

Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Logistics articles below.


May / June 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 3)

The May / June 2019 Issue looks at locations that are making foreign direct investment an economic development priority. Plus, our editor's picks for tech hubs, and an exclusive interview with Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards.

Western Express Investing $88M In Tennessee Expansion

The freight and transportation company's expansion project will create 225 new jobs at its Nashville headquarters over the next five years.

Dematic Investing $30M In New Georgia Global HQ

The supply chain technology and innovation company will create more than 230 jobs at its new headquarters in Midtown Atlanta's Tech Square. 

Arrive Logistics Investing $3.6M In Tennessee Expansion

A location in the center of Freight Alley was a top priority for the logistics company, which will create 500 news jobs at its expanded Chattanooga operations.

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.

JNJ Express Creating 610 New Jobs In Tennessee

The transportation company will invest $83.6 million to establish a new corporate headquarters and operations campus in Southeast Memphis.

Fedex Logistics Moving HQ To Downtown Memphis

The global logistics solutions company will continue to grow in Shelby County, investing $44 million and creating 689 jobs. 

Merck Opens New Pharma Packaging Center In Germany

The $73 million investment is part of wider $1 billion investment that will transform the Darmstadt site into the company’s contemporary global headquarters.

HealthLink Expands Warehouses In The Netherlands, Tennessee

The company will significantly increase its warehouse capacity in Waalwijk, the Netherlands and Memphis, TN.

Industrial Automation Firm Relocating Operations To Indiana

Rockwell Automation will move operations from Illinois and Tennessee, creating 231 jobs in Boone County, IN.

New Mexico’s Energy Capital

Lea County, which produces more oil than 43 U.S. states, is a leading hub for all types of energy—including a $4-billion facility to process uranium from nuclear reactor fuel.

Amazon Creating Over 1,500 Jobs In Missouri

The high-tech operation in St. Peters will be the online retail giant's first fulfillment center in Missouri.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Terry Gill, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development

Terry Gill, Secretary, Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development, discusses the commonwealth's workforce revolution, distribution and logistics industry, STEM jobs, and Build-Ready Certification program.

Georgia Ports See Surge In Private Investments, Record Cargo Volumes

Georgia ports achieved growth of 8.3 percent in total tonnage across all terminals during FY 2017. 

Kubota Plans $87M Expansion In Kansas

The tractor manufacturer will create a new logistics hub, add a fifth division and Midwest sales office on 203 acres in Edgerton, KS.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.

Switzerland, Singapore, U.S. Are Tops In Global Competitiveness

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the top three nations in Global Competitiveness in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.

Maryland’s New Center Of Opportunity

Robust logistics, a highly skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment and a bevy of available sites makes Harford County, Maryland a magnet for new projects.

Veterinary Pharmaceutical Company Chooses Missouri

Virbac Corporation will consolidate its distribution operations in a facility at Kansas City's Hunt Midwest SubTropolis to tap into the benefits provided by the KC Animal Health Corridor.

Logistics Company Creating Up To 257 Jobs In Indiana

Spot Freight Inc. will invest over $2M to expand in Indianapolis, and receive tax credits and training assistance grants from the state.

Lineage Logistics Growing National Network

The warehousing and logistics company will expand two facilities in Texas, and has acquired two more in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

Kohl’s To Create 300 Jobs At New Indiana Distribution Center

The national retailer is joining the state's logistics industry with a new e-commerce distribution center in Plainfield, IN.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

Logistics: On the Road, Water or Rails…or in the Air — AGAIN

Despite an uneven track record in annual revenues vs. costs, the logistics industry keeps on trucking, railing, sailing and flying to get your goods where they need to go.

Amazon Adding Two New Fulfillment Facilities In California

With two new fulfillment facilities coming to Tracy and Eastvale, Amazon’s presence has grown to 9 state-of-the-art fulfillment centers across California over four years.

New Logistics And Distribution Center Bringing 110 Jobs To Georgia

Polymer Logistics, a retail ready packaging company, will create 110 new jobs and invest more than $4 million in a new 73,500-square-foot logistics and distribution center in Dublin, GA.

Batory Foods Expanding In Illinois

The new 678,000-square-foot warehouse and distribution facility will be located at RidgePort Logistics Center in Wilmington, IL.

Indiana Lands $26M Regional Distribution Center

The Fort Wayne logistics hub will provide easy and affordable access to the Great Lakes/Midwest region and beyond.

September/October 2015 Issue (Volume 48, Number 5)

Innovation hubs and logistics are the focus of Business Facilities September/October issue, plus reports on Indiana, New Jersey, Texas, North Carolina, California.

State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.

State Focus – New Jersey: Garden of Opportunity

The Garden State offers a “brain trust” with a highly skilled and educated workforce that makes it easy to recruit top talent.

Uber For Trucking: A New Era Of Freight Movement And Logistics

Mobile-based freight brokering for trucking can reduce empty miles travelled, lower operating costs, and improve asset utilization and productivity, finds Frost & Sullivan.

Logistics Networks Are Getting Back On Track

Lower fuel prices, a surge in railroad hiring and the need to get goods to market faster are boosting growth and profits in the logistics sector.

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.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Indiana Metros Are Exports Leaders

Indiana metros dominated the top-10 list for Exports Leaders in Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report. Four Indiana locations made the top tier in this category, which is based on exports as a percentage of GDP.

Grainger Announces Plans For New Northeast Distribution Center

Company purchases land to build 1.3 million square foot facility in New Jersey.

LiveXchange Update: Trends in Supply Chain and Logistics

Corporate executives at this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event gave Tim Feemster's workshop, "Mastering Logistics" rave reviews. Feemster, Managing Principal of Foremost Quality Logistics, ...

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