Workforce Development

Arizona

Arizona Attracts ‘Record Investments,’ ‘Major’ Economic Wins

Arizona saw nearly 100 companies commit projects to the state in 2023, In addition to its interest in growing its semiconductor industry footprint.
facility location decisions, site selection

Site Selection In 2024: What Risks Define Business Investment Decisions?

Ongoing scarcities and geopolitical forces are among the factors that are impacting facility location decisions, according to a new study from the Site Selectors Guild.
Mississippi

Why? Mississippi

Bill Cork, Executive Director, Mississippi Development Authority, shares how the Magnolia State supports speed-to-market through ready sites, workforce training, and strategic location.
Military Communities

Military Communities Serve As Opportunity Zones For Nearby Cities

Opportunity zones help defense contractors address nation’s aging military industrial base. Plus, Viewpoint: Federal Opportunity Zones As Business Recruitment Tool
South Carolina economic development

South Carolina: Supporting Business From Launch To Legacy

The South Carolina Department of Commerce’s new brand campaign reinforces the state’s commitment to companies’ long-term success.
Pennsylvania Economic Development, Governor Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Renews Economic Development Strategy

Governor Josh Shapiro outlines how the Keystone State’s first economic development strategy in more than two decades will spur growth and interest.
March/April 2024 Issue

March / April 2024 Issue: A New Season For Location Decisions

Business Facilities' March / April 2024 issue focuses on manufacturing, including site selection for advanced manufacturing and digital adaption. Plus, food processing, life sciences, and much more.
Innovation And Talent

Innovation And Talent: Top Performing Cities

Continued movement to more affordable, lifestyle-centric cities is further diversifying the landscape for innovation-focused companies and investors, according to JLL.
Samtec

Samtec To Expand Costa Rica Plant, Add 250 Employees

Samtec, headquartered in Indiana, will invest $13 million in the Central American country, with $8 million dedicated to growing its plant.
Northwest Ohio

Why? Northwest Ohio

Dean Monske, President & CEO, Regional Growth Partnership, shares how workforce and project-ready sites are spurring a renaissance for distribution operations and other industries in northwest Ohio.
Indiana Growth

Indiana: Bold Moves For Bold Growth

Statewide initiatives continue momentum toward growing and diversifying the Hoosier State economy.
Missouri

Show-Me State Prioritizes Infrastructure, Workforce Development

Myriad companies have moved into Missouri communities around Kansas City, St. Louis, and Joplin over the past year.
MHI RJ

MHI RJ Aviation Group Plans Workforce Expansion in Tucson, AZ

MHI RJ (MHIRJ) Aviation Group will add 100 new hires in 2024 — and 250 total over three years — as it aims to meet customer demand.
Michigan workforce programs

Michigan Welcomes ‘Risk-Takers,’ ‘Gritty Workers’

Michigan has workforce programs in place to bring business to the state, and has seen continued success in the auto industry.
SOLARCYCLE Georgia

SOLARCYCLE To Build First-Of-Kind Solar Panel Glass Plant In Georgia

The $344M facility will bring 600 jobs to Polk County. Meanwhile, Doowon Climate Control America plans a $30M manufacturing facility in Candler County, and Georgia breaks export records.
Trenton New Jersey

New Jersey Sees ‘Historic Economic Progress’

Governor Phil Murphy says the Garden State’s workforce and location provide tremendous value to businesses.

January / February 2024: The Awards Issue

Business Facilities' January / February 2024 issue features Texas, our 2023 State of the Year, along with winners of our Deal of the Year Awards. Plus, 2024 Top Utilities and more.
Business Facilities LiveXchange

Business Facilities LiveXchange: You’re Invited!

If your company plans to expand or relocate within the next three years, you're invited to join us at our executive site selection conference – Business Facilities LiveXchange – March 17-19 in Richmond, Virginia.
New Mexico Job Training

New Mexico Awards Job Training Funds To 14 Companies

In 2023, the New Mexico Economic Development Department’s Job Training Incentive Program (JTIP) assisted a total of 44 companies in 11 counties.
Life Science

Gerresheimer Brings $88M To Georgia With Latest Expansion

Life science company Gerresheimer will invest $88 million to increase its manufacturing output in Peachtree City, Georgia.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.

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.