Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. The Editor’s Blog articles below.
Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.
A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.
A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.
The legal cannabis industry is selling dangerous high-potency infused edible products that will need to be regulated.
Amazon narrows its HQ2 site selection to 20 regions containing about a third of the population of the U.S.
A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.
We've used the NSA's cyber tools to hack next year's headlines.
As artificial intelligence rapidly approaches what scientists call "technical singularity," the implications for humanity are beginning to come into focus.
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?
There's no such thing as a limited nuclear war.
As Big Box retail outlets start to dwindle, warehouses are proliferating—and not all of them are horizontal.
The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.
China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.
Upstate NY surges into the lead in a national effort to commercialize the use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems in U.S. airspace.
By slapping a hefty tariff on Bombardier, the U.S. fires the opening salvo of what may become a trade war with Canada and the U.K.
The U.S. Interior Department recommends adjusting the boundaries and/or use of 10 national monuments.
Climate change should be factored into the recovery from Hurricane Irma's devastation of Caribbean islands.
Amazon launches a public bidding war for its second corporate headquarters in North America.
Canton, OH is upgrading its football legacy with an ambitious mixed-use development built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
As the renegotiation of NAFTA begins, the hemispheric supply chain may be the biggest obstacle to major revisions.
Federal and state authorities are beginning to lay down the rules of the road for self-driving vehicles.
Cities across the nation are debating whether to convert aging municipal airports into prime sites for development.
After a decade-long delay, the nation's most-important infrastructure project—the Gateway Hudson River rail tunnel—finally may be getting underway.
The U.S. offshore wind energy sector appears to be ready for prime time, and the potential is enormous.
The survival of the human race may depend on a couple of man-made vaults, one deep within the granite below Finland and the other buried in Norway's permafrost.
The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.
It's time to place the blame for the nation's opioid epidemic squarely where it belongs, in Washington DC.
The Supreme Court says patents don't cover products that are purchased and resold.
A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.
Gov. Rick Scott's plan to hugely expand spending on state economic development programs ends up getting them cut to the bone.
A spirited panel discussion at BF's 13th annual event analyzed the impact of Brexit and NAFTA negotiations.
21st Century Fox finally enforces a fair and balanced workplace policy.
Clark County, NV will pay $750 million to help build a new stadium in Las Vegas for the NFL's Raiders franchise.
A new study reignites the never-ending debate on the value of economic development incentives.
It's going to cost $190 billion and take three decades to clean up the mess at Fukushima.
The war against climate change is over and we've all lost.
With motor vehicle fatalities soaring, the auto giants are racing to get self-driving cars on the road.
Kentucky aims for the global logistics crown with Amazon's new air-cargo shipping hub.
The solution to an environmental disaster in California may hold the key to the future of renewable energy.
Mississippi's Golden Triangle has put itself on the map, big-time.