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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

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We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

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.

Chiquita To Return Shipping Operations To Port Of New Orleans


Chiquita Brands represents Port of New Orleans’ biggest container shipping win with a project that will increase container volume by roughly 15 percent and create 270 to 350 new jobs in New Orleans.

First-Class Visas


Austin, TX is thinking of setting up an immigrant investor program: Fund a project, get a visa.

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

Cambridge-Lee copper tubing

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Going With The Flow

Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway

To service customers efficiently, tailored logistics and transportation solutions are essential to ensure coordinated goods movement from origin to end user through each supply chain segment.

STATE FOCUS: Kansas Focuses On The All-Around


While the shape of the sunflower can be used to capture the sun, so can the environment of the sunflower state help capture the attention of business.

Danos Selects Port Of Iberia, LA For New Manufacturing Facility

Danos Louisiana

Energy firm’s $23.2 million capital investment will create 100 new direct jobs in Iberia Parish.