The Editor’s Blog

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gas prices

Taking The Initiative In The Face Of Higher Gas Prices

Maryland and Georgia temporarily suspended state taxes on gasoline, providing drivers some relief in the face of rising gas prices. Will others follow?
economic development

Staying Focused

Bad economic and geo-political news can slow down economic development. But, this pause might not be for long.
Ukraine

Staying The Course

The war in Ukraine and economic factors could derail the economy. But they will impact future growth only if we let them.
San Antonio DeLorean

Back To The Future

The iconic DeLorean car brand is coming to San Antonio with a new business strategy. Welcome back to the show!
Executive Order

Good For You; Good For Me

Governor Greg Abbott is proud that Texas exported about $375 billion in goods in 2021, more than California and New York combined.
Toyota electric vehicle

EV Growth Is Coming. Are You Ready?

Toyota’s expansion into North Carolina will not be the auto industry’s last.
Supply Chain

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The COVID-19 pandemic is breaking the back of supply chains around the world.
healthcare workers

Remember The Heroes

We'll never forget the courage of the healthcare workers who are on the front lines of the battle against COVID-19.
coronavirus

“Nobody Saw This Coming”

At his coronavirus briefings, Trump marvels at the global reach of the pandemic and then adds: “Nobody saw this coming.” Actually, a lot of people did.

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.

Doobie Candy

The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.

The Amazon Derby

Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.

e-Estonia

A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.

Crystal Ball 2018

We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.

Final Jeopardy

As artificial intelligence rapidly approaches what scientists call "technical singularity," the implications for humanity are beginning to come into focus.

Those Days Are Over

There will be zero tolerance now for sexual harassment in the workplace, studio, or halls of Congress. And we ask: Should Sen. Al Franken resign?

Fire and Ice

There's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.

Sky Box

As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

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.