Business Facilities In The News: State Representative Mike Sparks Announces Key Manufacturing Award...
WGNS radio reports, "State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) announced this week that Tennessee has been named the number one state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength by Business Facilities magazine."
The Montgomery Adviser "raves: for one more indication of the strong position Alabama holds in the automotive industry. Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. The magazine noted that it all began with the decision by Mercedes to locate a plant in the state 20 years ago."
Mobile, Youngstown and Shreveport also made our top 10 with dynamic new growth sectors thriving alongside traditional manufacturing.
Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.
The rising tide of jobs in the Lone Star State is an across-the-board phenomenon, as six Texas towns two-step into our top 10.
China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.
ECD News reports, "Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength."
The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.
Dawn Kent Azok of AL.com writes, "Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee topped the magazine's annual Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. But Alabama surged up from seventh place last year."
WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.
The BayouBuzz.com reports, "Governor Jindal has another ranking about which he can crow."
Made in Alabama reports, "Expanding production in Alabama’s auto industry means the state is 'coming on strong as a rising automotive powerhouse,' according to a new Business Facilities ranking."
LED News reports, "Louisiana achieves highest business climate ranking ever by Business Facilities magazine."
The Digital Journal reports, "Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings."
Bernadette Lee for 96.5fm KPEL reports, "Today, Business Facilities announced Louisiana’s business climate ranked No. 4 in the nation. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office says it’s a signal of Louisiana’s role as one of the top destinations for business investment and job creation in America."
The DailyAMReport on businessreport.com announces, "Louisiana has the second-best business growth potential in the country and the fourth-best overall business climate, according to Business Facilities’ 9th Annual Rankings Report."
Chris Miller reporting for WWL.com writes, "a magazine about economic development and business site-selection lists Louisiana near the top for business climate, and number one for job training."
The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.