research

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


advanced manufacturing

New Report Compares Operating Costs Across High-Tech Corridors

Released by The Boyd Company, the report identifies 30 top high-tech corridors in the U.S. with a comparative operating cost analysis germane to companies in high-growth advanced manufacturing sectors.
climate

New Report: Climate-Related Issues Impacting CRE In 2023

The ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023 report from ULI and Ferguson Partners identifies five key issues expected to impact CRE decisions this year.
Great Resignation

Pay, Burnout, Stalled Career Growth Driving The Great Resignation 

Employee resignations are at an all-time high as nearly 40 million U.S. workers resigned during 2021 as part of "The Great Resignation."
Iowa bioscience

Bioscience: A Cash Crop In Iowa

Iowa has always been an agricultural powerhouse, so it’s no surprise the Cornhusker State is a leader in bioscience with 1,266 firms in the sector, from startups to global leaders in R&D.
Amazon HQ2

Most DC Tech Workers Would Quit For A Job At Amazon

In a tight labor market, Washington, DC area employers might have to up their games to hang on to their valued employees before Amazon HQ2 arrives.
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation.
cost of living

Five U.S. Cities Where The Cost Of Living Is Rising Fastest

A new study from GOBankingRates identifies the cities across America that have seen the largest increase in cost of living expenses from 2016 to 2017.
International Women’s Day

Women Not Optimistic About Achieving Gender Equality

Nearly two thirds of women view gaining equality and inclusivity in the workplace as a vital first step in achieving gender equality, finds a global survey marking International Women’s Day.
Auto parts manufacturing

U.S. Auto Parts Manufacturing Jobs Up

The largest industry employer of manufacturing jobs in the U.S. has grown nearly 19 percent since 2012, according to a new economic impact study.
global business

Technology Gap Is Shaping The Global Business Landscape

The chase to harness the massive amounts of data available today has led to increased stress and anxiety amongst companies and workers, according to Deloitte’s "2016 Shift Index.”
workplace diversity

Diverse, Inclusive Workplace Important To Millennials

Nearly half of Millennials consider workplace diversity and inclusion an important criterion in their job search, compared to 33 percent of Gen Xers and 37 percent of Boomers.
Uber

Uber To Add Advanced Technologies Center In Pittsburgh

The San Francisco-based ride-sharing company will establish an additional ATC research facility which will be used for testing self-driving cars.
Boeing-Research-Center

Boeing Opens Research Center In Huntsville, AL

Boeing's new research and technology center in Huntsville, Alabama will serve as the company's hub for collaborative technology development with academic institutions and research partners in analytics and simulation.

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.