Obama

Resource pages for "Obama"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


Bears Ears

A monumental fight over federal land is heating up in the state with the second-largest percentage of it.
Trans-Pacific Partnership

Vacuum Power

China is poised to fill the void left by the U.S. withdrawal from the Trans-Pacific Partnership.

Crystal Ball 2017

Don't get tricked by fake news: BF's got the real deal on next year's headlines.

Selecting Success

We hope President Obama's last keynote at SelectUSA marked a beginning and not an end.

UPDATE: Seven New Locations Added To President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

Seven additional Promise Zones—St. Louis, MO; Gary, IN; Flint, MI; Brownsville, TX; Rockford, IL; Macon, GA; and Rocky Mount, NC—have been announced.

President Obama’s Promise Zones Initiative

The five Promise Zones—San Antonio, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Southeastern Kentucky, and the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma—are part of the 20 that will be announced over the next three years.

Invest In America Commends President Obama For Focus On Foreign Investment

Coalition of businesses, non-profits, and trade associations unite to applaud the Obama administration's effort to preserve America's economic competitiveness, but call for additional action.

Archival Coverage: SelectUSA 2013 Investment Summit

The first-ever Summit brought together 1,200 attendees from nearly 60 countries; economic development officials from 47 states, the District of Columbia and three U.S. territories; cabinet officials; and some of the world's top CEOs to discuss the advantages of investing in America nd the importance of foreign direct investment as a source of job creation and economic growth.

Rebuilding Task Force Releases Rebuilding Strategy For Sandy-Affected Region

Strategy will ensure families, small businesses and communities are stronger, more economically competitive and better able to withstand future storms and serve as a model for communities across the country

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: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

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.