STEM

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


Business Facilities LiveXchange

LiveXchange: Noted Economist Predicts Three More Years Of Growth

In his Keynote Address at Business Facilities’ 14th Annual LiveXchange event, Dr. James F. Smith told attendees that key economic indicators point to up to three more years of growth before the U.S. economy experiences another downturn.
STEM leaders

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.
March / April 2018 Issue

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

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

Iowa: Moving To The Top Of The Class

Iowa is aiming to add 120,000 residents with post­secondary degrees to its workforce by 2025.

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.
centers of technology

Centers of Technology: The Future Is Now

From national manufacturing innovation institutes to university-led high-tech clusters and incubators, locations far and wide are stepping up to bring tomorrow’s breakthroughs to today’s market.
Michigan

Snapshots: 60 Seconds With Jennifer Nelson, Michigan Economic Development Corp.

Nelson, Executive Vice President, Business Development, MEDC, discusses the state's new Creative Chambers Initiative, its award winning International Trade Program, the business climate for entrepreneurs and more.
Robert Buckhorn Tampa FL

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Bob Buckhorn, Mayor, Tampa, FL

Bob Buckhorn, Mayor of Tampa, FL, discusses his city’s fast-growing job market, highly-ranked business tax structure, infrastructure improvements, and efforts to become a leader in STEM-oriented manufacturing.
choose new jersey

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Michele Brown, Choose New Jersey, Inc.

Michele Brown, President and CEO, Choose New Jersey, Inc. discusses incubators, innovation zones, STEM education, incentives and the Garden State in a post-Panamax world.
innovation hub

2016 Metro Rankings Report: Greater Rochester, NY Is Top Innovation Hub

Greater Rochester, NY is Business Facilities' top-ranked Innovation Hub; Albany, NY and Youngstown, OH placed second and third, respectively, in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.
Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a stem-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.

Governor’s Report: Sooner Is Better In Oklahoma

Oklahoma proactively is meeting critical development priorities, including a STEM-oriented workforce, sustainable water resources, green energy, 21st-century infrastructure—and a great place to live.
South Bend

Regional Cities Initiative Project Launched In South Bend

The four-phase, $165.7 million project will anchor the establishment of South Bend’s Renaissance District and, once complete, is set to be the largest mixed-use technology campus in the Midwest.
NSF-RED-engineering-education

NSF Awards $12M To Spur Engineering Education Revolution

Six universities receive NSF funding to redesign undergraduate engineering and computer science education. The RED projects will build on successful innovations in the introductory and capstone years.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward

A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

First Word: Job One

Rogers writes, "The most successful locations in today’s ultra-competitive market are reaching down deep to meet this challenge—in some places, all the way down to their elementary schools."
Gov. Bill Haslam recently presided over the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. The two-day conference featured educational sessions on a wide range of topics. 

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.
Employee turnover.

Persistent Talent Shortage May Hinder Hiring Plans Of Tech Companies

TECNA survey of 1,500-plus executives offers national and regional views on business conditions, investment plans and policy concerns.

Cautious Hiring To Continue In The New Year

More jobs coming back to U.S. shores; part-time and temporary hiring to increase; U.S. debt negotiations and the Affordable Care Act factor into hiring activity.

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: Consumers Energy

If you’re expanding or relocating, consider Michigan and Consumers Energy – let’s work together to accelerate your business.

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.