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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.
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.
Gov. Perry announces TEF investments bringing new Charles Schwab facility to El Paso and deepening company’s roots in Austin.
The burgeoning high-tech industry in Austin has made Texas the second-largest semiconductor job market after California, while public-private partnerships in Baton Rouge spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture is providing $500,000 to help an Oklahoma town grow butterflies.
Before deciding upon Lake Mary, Deloitte considered several locations that could provide the needed office space in a suburban setting.
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.
The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 million, create 100 permanent jobs and be the world’s largest purpose-built producer of renewable diesel upon completion, estimated to occur in 2017.
For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.
This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states.