California

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

Inland Empire

Inland Empire: A National Model For Apprenticeship

An advanced manufacturing apprenticeship program is being expanded in California's Inland Empire and desert regions with a $700,000 grant.
clean energy

Clean Energy: New York Joins Top 5, Maryland Is Most Improved

Across the U.S, states are promoting clean energy with energy-saving rules for buildings, appliances, and more, according to the 2019 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Automotive Manufacturing

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
San Francisco, CA

Glassdoor Will Relocate Global HQ To San Francisco In 2020

Glassdoor will create hundreds of jobs at its new headquarters, which will provide world-class collaborative workspace to support the company's long-term growth.
biotech

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Growth

Life-changing biotech breakthroughs are poised to move out of the labs and into the marketplace, as the emerging science of genomics uses DNA to customize medicine.
green development

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

As states are racing to be among the leaders powered 100-percent by renewable energy, industrial giants like Samsung are pledging to join them in adopting this gold standard for sustainability at their manufacturing plants.
California Economic Summit

California Dreamin’

A network of leaders came together at the California Economic Summit to help make sure that opportunity and a sustainable environment are watchwords for growth in the Golden State.
technology jobs CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report

Technology Employment Grew In 43 States Last Year

California led the pack as more than 260,000 new technology jobs were created in the U.S. in 2018, according to CompTIA Cyberstates 2019 report.
e-commerce and logistics

E-Commerce, Logistics Signed Largest Warehouse Leases In 2018

CBRE study found that last year, 61 of the largest 100 industrial leases in the U.S. were completed by e-commerce companies and logistics firms.
January / February 2019 Issue

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.
San Francisco

Accenture Opens Flagship Innovation Hub In San Francisco

The professional services company will add 500 employees to its Bay Area workforce by the end of 2020. 
2018 LEED green building

Illinois Was Tops For Green Building In 2018

Massachusetts and Washington earned the second and third spots in the U.S. Green Building Council’s annual Top 10 States for LEED Green Building ranking.
Super Bowl LIII

This Just In: New England Will Win Super Bowl LIII

RiseSmart's unemployment rate-based Big Game Predictor has picked the Super Bowl winner with 74 percent accuracy. Boston's rate is lower. Sorry LA.
Provo Utah

Provo, San Jose Top Annual Ranking Of Best-Performing Cities

The Milken Institute's top 10 list of cities that are creating and sustaining jobs also includes San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, Raleigh, and Seattle.
destination states

Texas, Florida Top List Of 2018 Destination States

California, Arizona and North Carolina round out the top five destination states for consumers who moved with Allied Van Lines last year.
California cybersecurity

California: Building A Supply Chain For Cyber Skills

A cybersecurity labor market survey reveals an alarming gap between the number of job openings and the number of qualified applicants to fill these positions in California.
September / October 2018 Issue

September / October 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 5)

The September / October 2018 issue features locations that are foreign direct investment magnets, ports and Foreign Trade Zones, and an exclusive interview with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper.
2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, California Continue As Energy Efficiency Leaders

New Jersey, Connecticut, Colorado, and South Dakota are most improved states, according to ACEEE's 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.
Tokyo Innovative Cities

Top 100 Most Innovative Cities Named

Tokyo ranks #1 in World Innovation Cities Index ahead of London and Silicon Valley.
Texas 2018 State Rankings Report

Texas Rules In Wind Power, California Still The Sun King

Texas continues to rule the roost in Installed Wind Power Capacity while California remains the top-ranked state in Installed Solar Power Capacity, according to Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.

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.

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