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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings


In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We’ve also included our Global Rankings within this story.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Tennessee Races To The Top In Education; Alabama Takes Automotive Crown

Education-Automotive Blue

In a new category, Tennessee emerged as the top-ranked state for education and Alabama came out as number 1 for automotive manufacturing strength in Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report.

SL Tennessee, LLC To Create 1,000 New Jobs In Clinton, TN

SL America

South Korean automotive parts manufacturer to invest $80.5 million to build third manufacturing facility.

Location Focus: The Carolinas – Growth Climate Warms In The Carolinas

Pat McCrory

Numerous new projects have been drawn to North and South Carolina, where the welcome mat has been set out for innovators and manufacturers across a wide range of industries.

Volkswagen Group Expanding Chattanooga, TN Operations

VW Chattanooga

The state of Tennessee is providing a $165.8 million grant for costs associated with site development and preparation, infrastructure, production equipment acquisition and installation, and facility construction.

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama


Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

Certified Chatham Megasite Is Vital Step For Local NC Economic Growth

Chatham Megasite

A Certified Site reduces the risks associated with development by providing detailed information about a site, including price and availability, utilities, access, environmental concerns and potential development costs. Sites are periodically recertified to ensure accurate, reliable data.

Giti Tire To Build New Plant In South Carolina

Giti Tire

This is the first greenfield project in North America for Giti Tire. The plant will be built with a focus on maintaining a healthy balance with the environment and following the company’s green initiatives.