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Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Deal of the Year 2014 logo.

Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla’s battery factory in Nevada, Washington’s retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Memphis, NOLA Are Logistics Leaders; Houston Is No. 1 In Use Of Renewable Energy

Logistics Orange

Memphis and New Orleans continue their domination of logistics categories while Houston leads in renewable energy and Youngstown is tops in export growth.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile Leaders In Growth Potential

Metro Growth Rankings

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.

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.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana Tops In Economic Growth Potential

Rankings Eco Growth Potential

For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Louisiana, Utah, Texas Tops In Best Business Climate

New Rankings 2014

The magazine’s Best Business Climate ranking evaluates an amalgamation of key rankings results (including education, workforce training/availability, cost of labor, infrastructure, utility costs, credit rating and business tax climate).

Announcing the 2013 Business Facilities “Deal of the Year” Winners


Greater Phoenix takes top prize for Apple’s new manufacturing plant.

Tennessee Is BF’s 2013 State Of The Year


With a diverse, well-executed growth strategy, the Volunteer State takes top honors in Business Facilities annual competition.