USA - Far West

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Far West USA.



Nevada

Nevada: To The Next Level

Innovations are on the rise in the Silver State with clean energy and tech-focused accelerators in motion.
data center locations

Data Centers Grow Despite Fears Of ‘Complete Halt’

Northern Virginia and Portland, OR tied at No. 1 as top data center regions in North America, according to a Cushman & Wakefield report.
Maui, Hawaii

Energy Project Supports Hawaii’s Clean Energy, Resilience Goals

The 'Ūkiu Energy 40MW Renewable Energy Site will add critical grid reliability to Maui, move Hawaii closer to its clean energy goals.
IonQ, quantum computing, Washington

IonQ Opens First Quantum Computing Manufacturing Facility In U.S.

At the opening ceremony, IonQ announced an expansion of the Seattle-area quantum computing manufacturing facility from 65,000 square feet to 105,000 square feet.
FAA grants

FAA Grants Nearly $1B For Building Better Airport Terminals

Under this funding from the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law, 114 airports across the U.S, spanning 44 states and three territories will improve service and performance.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
City of Henderson

Meeting The Moment In Henderson, NV

Jared Smith, CEcD, Economic Development and Tourism Director, City of Henderson, tells us why this forward-thinking southern Nevada city is primed for the next wave of business.
Super Bowl

BF Editors’ Blog: Is Super Bowl A Game-Changer For Las Vegas Economy?

As the 49ers prepare to face the Chiefs in Las Vegas, economic development leaders plan to advantage of the spotlight from the Super Bowl.
Top Utilities Economic Development

2024 Top Utilities

These top utilities play a key role in state and local economic development endeavors, as well as sustainability efforts.
Green Building

New York, Illinois, Massachusetts Lead 2023 Top 10 States For Green Building

For the first time ever, New York has earned the top spot on the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) annual list of Top 10 States for LEED.
SelectUSA, FDI

SelectUSA Has Helped Land $200B In FDI Since 2011

More than 200,000 jobs have been created as a result of foreign direct investment since the SelectUSA program's inception 13 years ago.
2023 Deal Of The Year

Toyota, Tesla, Scout Motors, Amazon Web Services Top 2023 Deals Of The Year

EV industry, data center investments took top honors in Business Facilities’ annual awards, which recognize significant corporate relocation and expansion investments.
CHIPS Act

$90M CHIPS Act Funding To Spur Microchip Expansion In Colorado

The semiconductor maker expects to create 400 jobs at its existing site in Colorado with the funding, as well as to grow operations at an Oregon site.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ 2023 State Of The Year

The strength and diversity of its business climate lands the Lone Star State the top spot for this annual economic development recognition from Business Facilities magazine.
Zildjian

BF Editors’ Blog: A Site To Stand The Test Of Time

Celebrating its 400th anniversary in 2023, cymbal maker Zildjian has a long history in each of its locations. Whether a startup or a long-established operation, a company's location decision impacts both the foundation and the future of the firm.
Richland, Washington

Opportunity In Richland, Washington

City Of Richland Economic Development Manager Amanda Wallner discusses why this Pacific Northwest city provides a strategic location for companies across a number of industries.
Santa

BF Editors’ Blog: Breaking Down Santa’s Influence As A Site Selector

The origin story for Santa has many variations, but present-day versions of the myth lean heavily on his homebase being the North Pole.
clean energy, Inflation Reduction Act, E2

11 Major U.S. Clean Energy Projects Announced Last Month

Businesses have announced more than 265 new clean energy projects in 41 states since August 2022, when the federal Inflation Reduction Act (IRA) was signed into law.
Quality of Life, Site Selection

Workforce Focus: Site Selection & Quality Of Life

Community involvement and access to a rich variety of activities and amenities have climbed the list of factors for site decisions.
Sila Moses Lake

Sila Begins Building Washington State Titan Silicon Anode Plant 

Plant upgrades at Sila Moses Lake, investment in the local workforce will support 2025 production of Sila’s next-generation anode to auto customers.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
Economic Development Awards

Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.