California

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

Memphis 2021 Metro Rankings Report

Memphis Takes Logistics Crown, NYC Tops In Fintech

Memphis, TN tops the list of Logistics Leaders, New York City leads the new Fintech ranking in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
training

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
2021 State Rankings

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
manufacturing jobs

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.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Apple U.S. investment

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.
Amazon Tech Hubs

Amazon Creating 3,500 Jobs In Tech Hubs Across The U.S.

The jobs will be created as Amazon invests more than $1.4 billion in expansions of its Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego Tech Hubs.
Global Rankings China

U.S. Outduels China In Artificial Intelligence, Startups And GDP

The United States is outdueling China in a tight competition for global economic hegemony in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.
wind power annual rankings

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report
Tax Credits

California Competes Tax Credits Are Awarded

The latest round of the Golden State incentives went to 14 companies who are expected to create 2,327 new jobs.
Greater Sacramento

Strengthening The Greater Sacramento Economy Amid COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic leaders in 20 Greater Sacramento communities are aligning initiatives to stabilize the region.
LEED for Cities and Communities

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.
January / February 2020 Issue

January / February 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 1)

The January / February 2020 Issue features our State of the Year and Deal of the Year winners. Plus, a look at energy, aerospace, exports and data centers.
Magnet States Report

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.
2019 Deal of the Year

Michigan’s Fiat Chrysler Expansion Is BF’s Deal Of The Year

Michigan Economic Development Corp. has been awarded BF’s 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) expansion
minimum wage

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year.
environmental job training

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

Stay Connected

636FansLike
40,000FollowersFollow
3,221FollowersFollow
50SubscribersSubscribe

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.