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Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.


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Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

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Latest: Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report - Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Maryland: A Rising Tide Of Recovery

In Maryland, COVID-19 has not stopped the Port of Baltimore, where shipping volume continues to increase.

Nevada: The Forecast Calls For Sunshine And Growth

Henderson—Nevada’s second-largest city—has the highest per capita income of any city in Nevada, 19 percent higher than the U.S. average.

Building A Diverse Tech Talent Pipeline In Delaware

New initiative will take a demand-driven approach to IT talent, expanding IT career opportunities and creating a diverse, inclusive pipeline of highly qualified workers.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Peter Denious, AdvanceCT

Peter Denious, President and Chief Executive Officer, AdvanceCT, discusses foreign direct investment, why Millennials are flocking to Hartford, and Connecticut's new long-term economic development strategy.

Alabama: Revving Up On The Road To Recovery

Maintaining its focus on the future, Alabama is regaining economic momentum for substantial growth.

North Carolina: Apple Picks Research Triangle Park for $1B Campus

Apple's new North Carolina campus is expected to create 3,000 new jobs in machine learning, artificial intelligence and software engineering.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

Manufacturing: The Jobs Multiplier

A lack of ready or willing manufacturing job candidates could cost the U.S. economy up to $1 trillion unless the industry takes proactive steps.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.

10 Ways Amarillo, TX Can Help Your Business Succeed

Whether you’re looking for lower taxes, higher education, first-rate incubators, generous incentives or a healthy work-life balance—Amarillo, TX has it all.

Mississippi: Delta Fiber Expands Broadband Service

With matching funds from the Federal Cares Act, Mississippi is undertaking a $65-million installation of broadband service in rural areas.

Israel, New Jersey Launch Future Tech Institute

Israel’s Ben Gurion University and NJIT are teaming up to create an Institute of Future Technologies based in the Garden State.

Minnesota: Building What Matters In The Land Of The Lakes

The Minnesota Investment Fund is turbocharging growth in the thriving medical device and biotech sectors in the Land of the Lakes.

Industrial Parks: Purposefully Constructed For Business Success

With flexible lot sizes and competitive pricing, the Tomball Business & Technology Park offers a robust business climate, attracting a growing list of companies.

New Mexico: Diverse And Driven To Success

Despite the challenges of 2020, New Mexico saw growth and success across a wide range of industries and is preparing for even more growth in 2021.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Delaware Prosperity Partnership

Ariel C. Gruswitz, J.D., Director of Innovation, Delaware Prosperity Partnership, discusses the First State's focus on innovation, and how it's attracting growing companies.

A Powerhouse For Growth In South Carolina

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.

Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face

Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.

Locations For The Biotech Industry: Microscopic Miracles

Successful introduction of mRNA vaccines has created a platform for the rapid development of new treatments.

Free And Easy Trading At Ports Of Entry

Foreign trade zones, located in or near U.S. Customs ports of entry, enable duty-free movement of foreign and domestic merchandise. there are more than 200 U.S. FTZs, each a driver of regional economic growth.

Miami: A Thriving Business Climate Adds Flavor To FDI

The diverse cultures, flavors and talents of Miami make it a unique global address for high-tech players in a rapidly growing hub.

Top Logistics Hubs: Delivering The Goods

The disruptions caused by the pandemic fueled skyrocketing shipping costs, which should ease as market fundamentals return to something resembling normal this year.

Rethinking The Global Supply Chain

The massive disruptions of the global supply chain that occurred in 2020 during the pandemic have increased momentum for the reshoring of manufacturing jobs to the United States, primarily from China.

Michigan Governor’s Report: Standing Tall At The Crossroads Of Calamity

When a foreign pandemic invaded Michigan a year ago—and a virulent domestic pathogen threatened to topple the state government—Governor Gretchen Whitmer stood her ground.

Life Sciences Hubs: Good Genes, GREAT Growth

Billions in private equity and public funding are flowing into the life sciences sector, which is front and center in the battle against the pandemic.

Utah: Good To Great

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community.

Making It Happen In Joplin, Missouri

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Joplin region, where they can leverage a low cost of living, world-class transportation infrastructure and a regional workforce.

Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants

Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.

Edmonton, Alberta: On The Short List For Global Players

The Edmonton Metro region is an innovative hub of emerging growth sectors with a diverse and talented population creating opportunities for investment right now. 

North Carolina: One-Stop Shop For Food Industry

When it comes to the entire food chain—from agriculture to agribusiness to food and beverage manufacturing—North Carolina is second to none.

Kansas: Setting A Bountiful Table In The Heartland

As the nation’s top wheat producer, Kansas has long been an agribiz leader. The Sunflower State also is in the top tier for food manufacturing.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Ryan Combs, Research Triangle Regional Partnership

Ryan Combs, Executive Director at North Carolina's Research Triangle Regional Partnership, discusses foreign direct investment, higher education, and biotech in the region.

Nevada, Canada To Open Mining Incubator In Elko, NV

MineConnect will give rural Northeastern Nevada access to the heart of the Canadian mining industry.

Louisiana: Shintech Invests $1.3 Billion In Plastics Expansion

Shintech, the world’s top producer of polyvinyl chloride resins, will grow manufacturing and packaging facilities at its Iberville/West Baton Rouge complex.

Data Centers: Growing By The Gig

As more companies put their business activities on the cloud, data centers with the potential for scalability and proximity to cloud “on ramps” are better poised to compete, according to CBRE’s latest report.

Texas: Bigger And Better

From a skilled, growing workforce to low taxes and competitive incentives, everything is bigger and better in Texas.

Florida State Focus: Changes And Challenges

From COVID challenges to the road to recovery, not unlike many others, Florida is dealing with new territory in 2021.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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