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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

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.

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

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.

FIRST WORD: Turning the Page

With this issue, we mark the passing of Edgar T. Coene, founder and chairman of Group C Media and the man who created Business Facilities. From the September/October 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Business Facilities In The News: Youngstown Metro in top 10 for potential economic growth

A Staff report for Vindy.com reports, "A business publication has named the Youngstown metro area as one of the nation’s 10 best locations for economic-growth potential."

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Again #1 In Auto Manufacturing Strength

Bill Mitchell for WDEF News writes, "The president of the United States will praise Amazon.com tomorrow for creating thousands of new jobs. He'll speak to employees at the Enterprise South plant. But a quarter mile away is the Volkswagen plant--- another success story for Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. It makes Chattanooga the center of the automotive south."

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."

Business Facilities In The News: Rants and Raves: ‘D’ is for dysfunctional party

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."

Baton Rouge Named No. 1 Metro For Economic Growth Potential In Business Facilities 9th...

Mobile, Youngstown and Shreveport also made our top 10 with dynamic new growth sectors thriving alongside traditional manufacturing.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

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.

Texas Cities Lead Recovery Employment Leaders In BF 2013 Metro Rankings Report

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.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings...

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles InBF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders

China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Ranks No. 1 In Automotive Manufacturing Strength For...

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."

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

Business Facilities In The News: Alabama named No. 2 state for automotive industry strength

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."

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Business Facilities In The News: Life In The Obama Economy

MacAoidh writes, "Two items which don’t seem to make a lot of sense. First, from the Baton Rouge Business Report…"

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana business: Fast start ranks

The BayouBuzz.com reports, "Governor Jindal has another ranking about which he can crow."

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