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Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.


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Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

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Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.

Texas Governor Responds To COVID-19 Pandemic

Governor Greg Abbott has issued an Executive Order increasing hospital capacity and creating Supply Chain Strike Force for COVID-19 response.

Lone Star Bright: Texas Boasts A Saga Of Success

From accolades and awards to jobs and investments, it looks like Texas is ringing in the new decade as fortunately as it left the last.

Freshpet Investing $264M In New Texas Manufacturing Facility

The new pet food manufacturing facility will create 427 new jobs in Ennis, TX with help from a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant. 

Ports And FTZs: Tidal Wave

The economic impact of U.S. seaports has a far reach, extending from the direct to the indirect and beyond. There are an estimated 2.2 million jobs that depend on ports.

Gulfstream Investing $35M In Texas Expansion

The aerospace company will expand its operations the Fort Worth Alliance Airport in Denton County, TX, creating about 50 jobs in the process.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop.

Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

The “coolest” section of Dallas, TX seals the deal for ride-sharing giant Uber’s new U.S. General and Administrative Hub, which will bring 3,000 new jobs to the city.

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State.

Continental To Build $110M Manufacturing Plant In Texas 

The company’s second automotive manufacturing location in Texas will retain nearly 450 jobs and bring an additional 130 jobs to New Braunfels.

Houston Company To Build Commercial Segment Of NASA Space Station

Axiom Space will build a privately funded platform that will attach to the International Space Station. The project will cost up to $2 billion and create approximately 1,000 jobs.

Animatronic Dinosaur Manufacturer Expanding HQ In Texas

Billings Productions is building a 50,000-square-foot headquarters and manufacturing facility in Allen, TX to house 350 life-size, animatronic dinosaurs.

$1B Ammonia Plant Coming To Greater Houston

The investment by Gulf Coast Ammonia LLC, Air Products, and Eastman Chemical Company will build the world’s largest single-train ammonia synthesis loop in Texas City, TX.

Business Facilities’ Editor: Texas Dominated The Decade

Editor in Chief Jack Rogers tells News Radio 1080 KRLD that Texas' 2019 State of the Year win is a fitting coda for its dominance in economic development.

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times.

Kraft Heinz Food Investing $25M In Texas Expansion

With help from the Texas Enterprise Zone Program, the company will expand its food production operations in Garland, TX, creating 250 new jobs.   

Waterlogic Chooses Texas For North American Headquarters

The drinking water dispenser company will invest $1.6 million and create up to 164 jobs in Grapevine, TX.

United Alloy Building $35M Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The metal fabrication and powder coating company will create at least 100 new jobs at its new 200,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX.

SSI Foods Investing $42M In Texas

The food processing company will build a 75,000-square-foot facility in Amarillo which will employ up to 150 full-time employees.

Microsoft Investing $31M In Texas Regional Hub Expansion

Microsoft will create 575 new jobs at its Irving, TX operations with help from a nearly $5 million Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant.

Starting Up Is Big In Texas

No stranger to the top, the Lone Star State takes another number one from the other 49 in a new WalletHub report that ranks where to start a business.

SmileDirectClub Investing $36M In Texas Dental Manufacturing Lab

The new high-tech dental manufacturing lab in Kyle, TX will create 850 new jobs, with help from the Texas Enterprise Fund.

U.S. Ports: Sizing Up The Logistics Industry

Trade wars may come and go, but U.S. ports are in it for the long haul: expanding their services and dredging harbors to make way for ships carrying gigantic containers.

September / October 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 5)

The September/October 2019 Issue features the booming logistics and transportation industry. Plus, a look at Qualified Opportunity Zones and Business/Industry/Tech Parks.

Continental Structural Plastics Investing $65M In Texas

The company will establish a new composites manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, creating 200 new jobs.

Navistar To Build Benchmark Manufacturing Facility In Texas

The commercial truck and bus maker will invest more than $250 million to build a new manufacturing facility in San Antonio, bringing 600 jobs to the area.

Toyota Investing $391M In Texas Assembly Plant

The auto company’s new investment in its San Antonio assembly plant will bring its total investment in Toyota Texas to more than $3 billion.

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

Uber To Create 3,000 Jobs In Texas

The transportation and delivery company will invest more than $75 million in its new U.S. General and Administrative Hub in Dallas, TX.

Shovel-Ready Sites: Ready To Hit The Ground Running

Precertified sites—also known as shovel-ready sites—speed up the development cycle for projects by cutting the red tape and lining up key approvals in advance of the site selection process.

TX Tops Cybersecurity Leaderboard, KS Surges In Wind Power

Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Steel Dynamics Chooses Texas For New Flat Roll Steel Mill

Sinton, TX will be the location of the company's previously announced $1.9 billion state-of-the-art, electric-arc-furnace (EAF) flat roll steel mill.

GM Will Invest Another $20M In Arlington, Texas

General Motors Co. is investing an additional $20 million at its Arlington Assembly to upgrade plant conveyors in preparation for the launch of GM’s all-new full-size SUVs.

Google Continues Growth In Texas

The tech giant is increasing its presence in the Lone Star State with a new data center in Midlothian and two new office buildings in Austin.

Texas: Business & Technology Park Expands In Tomball

Hoelscher Weatherstrip Manufacturing Co. is constructing a 193,000-square-foot facility at the 99.5-acre Tomball Business & Technology Park, creating 119 new jobs.

Stanley Black & Decker Creating 500 Jobs In Texas

The 425,000-square-foot plant in Fort Worth, TX will be completed in late 2020 and will manufacture a range of CRAFTSMAN mechanics tools using the latest manufacturing technologies to optimize productivity and sustainability.

ENF Technology Chooses Texas For U.S. Headquarters

The South Korean company will invest $45 million in its new Kyle, TX headquarters and advanced manufacturing facility, where it will initially employ up to 50 employees.

Amazon Expanding Austin Tech Hub, Creating 800 New Jobs

Amazon has created more than 22,000 jobs in Texas and invested over $7 billion in the state since 2011, including infrastructure and compensation.

Rosendin Electric Bringing 84 Jobs To Pflugerville, TX

The electrical contract company is investing $3 million to relocate its facilities in Texas and California to a 50,000-square-foot facility.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Top 10 COVID-19 Takeaways For Corporate Site Selection

John H. Boyd, founder of The Boyd Company, Inc., shares how he expects the COVID-19 pandemic to impact corporate relocation, commercial real estate and the states' battle for new industry and jobs.

BF Location Video: How Is COVID-19 Testing Done?

Have you wondered about the differences in the types of tests available for COVID-19? In today's episode Neil Lamb, PhD, explains three types of tests and how they work.

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