USA – Far West

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

ENERGY STAR Certification

Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification In 2021

ENERGY STAR certified plants are among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, 93 plants prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Reno, NV

Panasonic Adding Campus In Nevada

Panasonic's new multi-function facility in Reno, NV will support the company's overall electric vehicle strategy.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
City Clean Energy Scorecard

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.
November / December 2021 Issue

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.
domestic extremists, keynote

FBI, DOJ Must Root Out White Supremacist, Law Enforcement Links

In his LiveXChange Keynote presentation, former FBI special agent Mike German called for a national strategy to root out law enforcement with links to white supremacist groups.
Agribusiness

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.
domestic extremists, keynote

Whistleblower To Detail Domestic Threats To Democracy At LiveXchange

October 27 at LiveXchange, ­former FBI special agent and whistleblower Michael German will discuss steps law enforcement must take to combat home-grown extremists.
Marki Microwave

Marki Microwave Triples Footprint With 60,000 SF Headquarters

Fueled by record sales growth and a strong 2022 outlook, the expansion coincides with Marki Microwave's 30th anniversary.
California

California: Supplier Diversity Spurs Equity-Driven Development

The Golden State has launched a program that promotes inclusive procurement as the prerequisite for a resilient supply chain.
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
July / August 2021 Issue

July / August 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 4)

The July / August 2021 Issue features our 17th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, working where you want to live.
2021 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings: State 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.
2021 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings Report

Millennials are migrating into Connecticut from New York City and Boston in droves, making Greater Hartford, CT the top-ranked Millennial Magnet in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv Top Startup Ecosystems

UK remains global leader in Offshore Wind Power, China is tops in Renewable Energy in Business Facilities' 2021 Global Rankings Report.
Ranking #5

Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.
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.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

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.

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.