FEATURED LOCATIONS
From the latest issue of Business Facilities magazine

Check out these locations from across the U.S. and around the world as you plan your next relocation or expansion project.
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 ALABAMA

Alabama Department of Commerce
The best way to describe Alabama’s approach to business? Professional hospitality. We welcome companies from all around the globe with business incentives and custom tax packages, a peerless workforce, prime real estate — and a supportive embrace. Learn more.

 

Gadsden-Etowah County Industrial Development Authority
Located strategically in the center of the southeast automotive industry, Gadsden is ideal due to its proximity to several major OEMs and key transportation networks. Gadsden also hosts a thriving workforce that is highly equipped in different skills from the variety of local and state-wide training programs. Learn more.

HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology
The HudsonAlpha Institute for Biotechnology has a four-fold mission of conducting genomics-based research to improve human health and well being; implementing genomic medicine, sparking economic development; and providing educational outreach to nurture the next generation of biotech researchers and entrepreneurs, as well as to create a biotech literate public. Learn more.

 ARIZONA

Businesses Aren’t The Only Thing We Scale
The Arizona Commerce Authority (ACA) is the state’s leading economic development organization with a streamlined mission to grow and strengthen Arizona’s economy. The ACA uses a three-pronged approach to advance the overall economy: recruit, grow, create. Learn more.

We Have Space
The Economic Initiatives team works with our regional and State partners to attract, expand, and retain businesses in the City of Tucson through the administration of incentives and intensive assistance to primary job creators. Learn more. 

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance
The City of Maricopa, with a highly educated and skilled workforce, is a flourishing, diverse community, offering an unparalleled quality of life. People and businesses seeking a community where business, government, education and citizens care for and value each other, and where exceptional prospects for growth thrive will find Maricopa, Arizona is such a place. Learn more. 

 ARKANSAS

Arkansas Economic Development Commission
At AEDC, we know economic advancement doesn’t happen by accident. We work strategically with businesses and communities to create strong economic opportunities, making Arkansas the natural choice for success Learn More.

Hot Springs Metro Partnership
The Hot Springs Metro Partnership is the area’s public/private economic development organization, serving all of Garland County.  Located in the heart of the nation and within a one-day drive of 80 million people, Hot Springs is a great place to work and live. While we have a small-town family atmosphere, there are also more than 250,000 people within a 30-minute driving radius of Hot Springs, ensuring our employers have a readily available workforce.  Greater Hot Springs has one of the most vibrant economies in Arkansas in one of the nation’s most scenic settings. The region has a reasonable cost of living and a business-friendly approach that has attracted global companies as well as entrepreneurs. Learn More.

 CALIFORNIA

Opportunity Lives Here
In Antioch, opportunity is everywhere. It’s our location, location, location in the center of everything. It’s affordable building sites and greenfield parcels and our very own BART station. It’s our growing city, our freeway access and our diverse population. It’s being a Bay Area city that’s friendly to development and developers—because we can’t wait to see what develops next. Learn More.

City of Colton
The City of Colton is located at the junction of interstates 10 and 215, the “crossroads of the Inland Empire”; strategically located to serve the larger Southern California marketplace. With a current population over 54,000 and a proactive government, the City is targeting the expansion of job opportunities, residential and business growth. Learn More.

Industry Works…For Local Jobs
The City of Industry has a daytime workforce population of more than 60,000 people working in over 3,000 companies located in the city. Designed to attract businesses that benefit from a skilled and dedicated workforce from the surrounding communities, the City is committed to continuously improving the necessary tools to attract manufacturers and employees that want to grow and take pride in American made products. Learn More.

 CANADA

Middlesex County OntarioInvest in Middlesex County
Middlesex County offers an ideal mix of rural and urban opportunity within easy reach of Toronto, London and the USA.  Add in the skilled workforce, low tax rates, available land, friendly people and natural amenities and it’s easy to see why so many businesses from multi-national corporations to locally owned, family operated companies invest in Middlesex. Learn more.

 COLORADO

Grand Junction Economic Partnership
Colorado’s Grand Junction area, nestled between the snow-capped Rocky Mountains and the stunning Moab desert, embraces western work ethic and new-age innovation. Grand Junction is where small-town hospitality meets big-city accessibility. It’s home to a flourishing economy, a nation-leading labor supply, and affordable housing opportunities. Learn More.

Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade

The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) creates a positive business climate that encourages dynamic economic development and sustainable job growth. We advance the state’s economy through financial and technical programs under the leadership of the Governor and Executive Director. We work hard to grow a resilient economy where everyone not only gets by, but thrives. Our agency consists of 14 divisions and offices that support various industries, regions, and sectors. Learn More.

 CONNECTICUT

City of Meriden
Meriden is a community of 60,838 residents knit together by award winning schools, spirited civic, service and cultural groups, and activities.  Our City includes 24 square miles with well-preserved geological features, over 3,000 acres of municipally owned park space and 74 different recreational areas. We are located at the “Crossroads of Connecticut” and conveniently located just two hours from New York City and Boston. Learn More.

MetroHartford Alliance
The MetroHartford Alliance is the region’s business and economic development organization that drives economic prosperity by leading a collaborative and unified strategic effort to retain and create jobs and to promote the Greater HartfordRegion as an exceptional place to build a business, an industry, a career and a future. Learn More.

 DELAWARE

Delaware Is Where Business Gets Personal
Ready for your business to prosper? We’re DelawareProsperity Partnership, the lead economic development resource for Delaware and we’re here to help your business thrive. Discover why so many businesses choose Delaware. Learn More.

 FLORIDA

Hernando County Office of Business Development
Part of the dynamic Tampa Bay Region, Hernando County is where your business finds the perfect blend of availability, accessibility and affordability. For many, the corporate address is Brooksville–Tampa Bay Regional Airport & Technology Center. This 2400-acre park is home to not only aviation, but also a range of manufacturers and other industries. On Hernando County’s east side, distribution and logistics firms capitalize on proximity of Interstate 75 and State Route 50, a key Florida east-west route. Learn More.

Indian River County Chamber of Commerce
Indian River County has a friendly, unpretentious atmosphere. Centrally located 70 miles south of the Kennedy Space Center and an hour’s drive north of West Palm Beach, our 543 square miles contain 26 miles of unspoiled beaches, groves of renowned Indian River grapefruit, immaculate oceanfront estates and riverfront communities – free from urban sprawl and congestion. We are located within a 3-hour drive of 17.9 million potential customers – 90% of Florida’s population. Learn More.

Putnam County Chamber of Commerce
Putnam County is in the hub of Northeast Florida! From a location standpoint, Putnam County offers the unparalleled opportunity to quickly reach major markets, 2 international airports and 20+ colleges and universities within hours. This makes it an excellent base of operations and ideal for companies managing the transportation of goods up and down the Southeastern United States. Learn More.

Discover Florida’s Best Location for Business Growth
As the official economic development partnership for GreaterFort Lauderdale/Broward County, our mission is to help companies create and retain high-wage jobs and encourage capital investment in high-value targeted industries. We work to create a strong business climate, develop vibrant communities, and improve the quality of life for all. Learn More.

 GEORGIA

Valdosta-Lowndes Development Authority
Valdosta-Lowndes County is strategically positioned and building for the future. With a prime location, business-friendly incentives, skilled workforce, and vibrant quality of life, makes Valdosta-Lowndes County the right choice for business leaders. Learn more.

 ILLINOIS

City of Wood Dale
Join us in Wood Dale, Illinois, where you’ll discover diverse investment opportunities.  In a small-town, family-focused atmosphere, Wood Dale is a highly desirable urbanized City that enjoys the benefits of a prospering economy and international marketplace appeal.  With easy access to interstate highways, rail transportation and Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport, Wood Dale’s thriving business community hosts a wide range of local, national and global corporations. Learn more.

Hoosier Energy
Hoosier Energy is a Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) whose electric generation plants provide reliable, abundant, and affordable electricity. Hoosier Energy Economic Development provides economic development resources for your business to relocate or expand in 60 Indiana and Illinois counties. Learn more.

Southern Illinois Now
Southern Illinois is a fantastic place to relocate or grow a business. The region boasts low costs for employers and a high quality of life for employees. Whether a Fortune 500 company or a start-up, our region will provide the opportunities and support you need to thrive. Learn more.

Village of Wheeling
The Village of Wheeling is the center of commerce in Chicago’s north suburbs, offering a central location, direct access to regional highways, freight and passenger rail service, and proximity to O’Hare and Chicago Executive airports. Learn more.

 INDIANA

New Castle/Henry County Economic Development Corporation

Conveniently located on I-70 in Central Indiana, Henry County offers small-town living with large cities nearby. Local schools enhance quality of life and provide practical vocational training. Site selection opportunities range from a growing industrial park to rural destinations with room to expand. Businesses benefit from a robust infrastructure and government officials who collaborate for community improvement. Discover why Henry County is an ideal location, especially for manufacturing and food processing companies. Learn more.

 

Hoosier Energy
Hoosier Energy is a Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) whose electric generation plants provide reliable, abundant, and affordable electricity. Hoosier Energy Economic Development provides economic development resources for your business to relocate or expand in 60 Indiana and Illinois counties. Learn more.

 KANSAS

Salina Community Economic Development Organization
Being located near the geographic center of the United States has a lot of advantages for business. Nestled at the crossroads of I-70 and I-135, Salina, Kansas offers businesses here easy access to a highly skilled and educated workforce of more than 213,000 and 45 million consumers within a single day’s drive. Learn more.

 KENTUCKY

Commerce Lexington
The region serves as a health care, retail, and cultural center for both Central and Eastern Kentucky. Whether you’re seeking employment or looking to start a business, Lexington is an ideal destination for entrepreneurs, innovators, dreamers, and disruptors. Anchored by the state’s flagship research university, the University of Kentucky, and fueled by a highly educated and affordable workforce, the Bluegrass Region’s entrepreneurial ecosystem is equipped with all of the resources that help startups succeed. Learn More.

Louisville Metro Department for Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development takes an integrated approach to economic and community development, combining business attraction, expansion and retention activities, and talent and workforce attraction, with all of the city’s real estate development, land use and planning and design functions to present a unified solution for job growth and quality of place. Learn More.

Making Business Strong. Cutting Red Tape.
We are creating the most pro-business state in America, catering to the needs of business and cutting red tape in the process. Our pro-business initiatives resulted in record investment and job creation. And we’ve only just begun. Learn More.

 LOUISIANA

Lafayette Economic Development Authority
See why companies like SchoolMint, Amazon and CGI have chosen to locate and expand their operations in Lafayette, LA.  Learn more.

Louisiana Economic Development
Louisiana Economic Development aims to strengthen the state’s business environment and create a more vibrant Louisiana economy. Louisiana offers unique business advantages and countless opportunities. Find out how Louisiana works with you.

SWLA Economic Development Alliance
Southwest Louisiana: we are equipped for opportunity! We have six ports, two major airports, and numerous shovel-ready sites, buildings, plants and petrochem facilities available for development. Learn More.

 MAINE

City of Bangor Community & Economic Development
Bangor is the economic center for central, northern, and eastern Maine. The combination of opportunity, affordability, and urban amenities continually attracts professionals and businesses to the Bangor area. Come and see why Bangor was recognized by Business Week as one of America’s 12 pockets of prosperity. Learn More.

 MARYLAND

The Port of Baltimore
The Maryland Department of Transportation PortAdministration stimulates the flow of waterborne commerce through the ports in the State of Maryland in a manner that provides economic benefit to the citizens of the state. Our vision is to: Capitalize on Port business opportunities; Promote competitive and secure state-of-the art terminals capable of efficiently handling diverse cargoes; and Leverage supportive public and private sectors. Learn More.

 MICHIGAN

Pure Michigan Means Pure Opportunity
Big changes are taking place in the world and once again Michigan is at the forefront. Businesses are choosing Michiganfor our diverse and abundant workforce, business-friendly environment, low cost of living, and global supply chain assets. The next great revolution is happening right here. So get here or get left behind. Learn More.

 MISSISSIPPI

Ready To Ignite
MISSISSIPPI IS READY. Ready to ignite your company’s success with the resources, assets and infrastructure you’ve been looking for, as well as the world-class workforce you need to compete. Don’t miss out on the chance to spark new possibilities for your company. Learn More.

 NEBRASKA

York County Development Corporation

York County, Nebraska is a place where you can achieve your business goals, no matter what the size, and do business the way you want. The support that you need to make your business run as efficiently as possible is right at your fingertips with the wide variety and abundant vendors in suppliers. By doing business in York County, you join a strong business community that is committed to working in partnership. Businesses here are known for supporting each other, referring to business, and celebrating each other’s success. Learn More.

 NEVADA

Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development
Nevada in a business-friendly state, with state and local governments committed to streamlining approval processes and remaining a very low-regulation environment. Learn More.

 NEW HAMPSHIRE

City of Claremont, New Hampshire
The City of Claremont, New Hampshire is home to a number of diverse companies with targeted growth in technology, manufacturing, the City Center and housing. We welcome inquiries from startup and existing businesses as well as those looking to expand into our area. Choose Claremont NH for your business location. (URL here!) Learn More.

 NEW YORK

Greater Rochester Enterprise
Greater Rochester, NY is one of the most productive regions in the country, ranking third in college degrees per capita and #1 for degrees in STEM fields according to the latest U.S. Department of Education reports. Our workforce outperforms regions three times our size. With cancer-preventing vaccines, fuel-cell prototypes, technology that’s supporting missions to Mars, and Rochester’s talent & mind-boggling intelligence rankings, it’s no wonder our region thrives in attracting talent and innovative businesses. Learn more.

Saratoga Economic Development Corporation
SEDC is a private sector led, politically neutral, non-profit consulting firm established in 1978. We are an indispensable contact and resource with an impressive history of deliverables. SEDC collectively works with state and regional officials on economic development programs available to encourage continued growth of our existing industries while simultaneously attracting complementary operations. Through our connections and contracts, we coordinate available incentives and provide direction for your specific project. We bring a degree of experience that sets us apart from other economic development organizations. We are recognized and reputable because we work confidentially, inclusively and at the speed of business. Learn more.

Think Dutchess Alliance for Business
New York’s Dutchess County is within a 6-hour drive of 68 million U.S. and Canadian customers, 21% of American manufacturers and a $227B retail sales market via major transit hubs I-84 and I-87. With award-winning higher education, a skilled workforce, competitive real estate, attractive incentive packages and utility rates, it’s no wonder why major companies such as Gap, GlobalFoundries and IBM collectively employ more than 10,000 people here. Learn More.

 NORTH CAROLINA

BioTech Is Thriving In North Carolina
With 30,000 people working in manufacturing medicines and pharmaceuticals, North Carolina is #1 in biomanufacturing in the United States. From the mountains to the coast, growth is happening, careers are advancing, and opportunities are thriving. Learn More.

Greenville ENC Alliance
Greenville is a thriving economic center and one of the fastest growing regions in the state. Abundant land and industrial parks offer companies lower cost alternatives and room for growth. Learn more.

 SOUTH CAROLINA

Central SC Alliance
Positioned in the heart of South Carolina, and the rapidly growing Southeast, the Central SC Region’s natural geographic advantage translates into efficient connections to customers and suppliers. Combining a desirable location with smart investments in infrastructure, competitive industrial utility rates, and a cost of living well below the national average, Central SC delivers a globally connected, world-class home. Learn more.

North Eastern Strategic AllianceNESA South Carolina
NESA is a regional, non-profit, economic development organization that serves nine counties in the northeastern corner of South Carolina. Our primary objective is to create jobs for the residents of the region by working within the existing industry base and recruiting new companies. We assist these companies by providing research assistance, infrastructure support, workforce training opportunities, regional site selection assistance and we work with our county partners and the state to help coordinate incentive packages. Learn more.

Santee Cooper
Santee Cooper, the state-owned electric and water company, supports economic development across South Carolina with affordable power and water, best-in-class reliability (top 2 percent in the US), available sites and other incentives to help your industry thrive. Learn more.

 TEXAS

Bonham Economic Development Corporation
BEDCO offers a competitive package of incentives including cash grants, low-interest loans, workforce training aid, and assistance with infrastructure. Bonham pulls from a workforce of over 550,000 within a 45-minute commute providing a vast employment base for industrial, commercial and retail/hospitality. Learn more. 

Big Spring Economic Development Corporation
Big Spring boasts a robust, pro-business climate, making it a great location to establish, relocate, or expand your company. Innumerable advantages are available for Big Spring businesses, including a prime West Texas location, large talent pool, and sites ready for development. Big Spring EDC is committed to the success of your business and provides assistance and support, with an overall mission to enhance economic development in our community. Learn More.

Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce
Waco’s future is bright. We continue to invest in ourselves with new downtown development, tremendous infrastructure improvements and a strong emphasis on neighborhoods and quality of life that everyone can enjoy. Learn more.

Hamilton Economic Development Corporation
The Hamilton Economic Development Corporation (HEDC) consists of seven dedicated board members who serve as ambassadors to the community. Primary responsibilities include promoting economic development, collaborating to create quality jobs and career opportunities, and enhancing the quality of life in Hamilton. Diverse backgrounds, extensive knowledge and real-world experience set this corporation apart from others, making Hamilton a premier Hill Country community. Learn more. 

Irving-Las Colinas: The “Headquarters of Headquarters”
Discover why more companies are choosing to call Irving-Las Colinas home. Centrally located in thriving Dallas-Fort Worth, Irving-Las Colinas offers an exceptional lifestyle combined with a pro-business mindset, making it the “Headquarters of Headquarters,” with more Fortune 1000 global headquarters per capita than any other city in Texas. Learn more.

Port Freeport
Port Freeport is a deep sea port strategically situated just 60 miles south of downtown Houston and is in the industrial hub area of Brazoria County. With an abundance of land available for development, accessibility through road and railway, and the shortest deep-water channel on the Texas Coast, Port Freeport is your perfect partner for growth. We value our partnerships and put safety and productivity at the heart of every approach. Inquire about what we can do for your business today. Learn More.

Tomball Economic Development Corporation
Tomball is a dynamic business community located just minutes from downtown Houston, the George Bush Intercontinental Airport, and the Port of Houston. Learn more.

Rich and Ready with Opportunity
Ranked the 3rd best industrial park in the U.S., TexAmericas Center offers 12,000 development-ready acres, over 3 million square feet of existing manufacturing, warehouse, storage, office space, both rail and 3PL services, as well as the ability to provide Build-to-Suit and Spec options.  A 150,000 sf Speculative building was completed in 2021 and sold in 2022. Companies can also access Incentives and Financing. Learn more.

New Braunfels Economic Development Corporation
Located in the heart of Central Texas, New Braunfels is uniquely positioned for success. As one of the fastest-growing communities in the nation, we offer both world-class amenities as well as small-town charm. Learn More.

 VIRGINIA

Virginia Economic Development PartnershipVirginia Economic Development Partnership
Virginia continues to raise the bar when it comes to talent development. Programs such as the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program and the Tech Talent Investment Program make sure Virginians are prepared for the jobs of today and the future. Learn more.

Gloucester County Economic Development
Gloucester is strategically located in the southeastern portion of Virginia. With its advantageous location in the geographic center of the Eastern seaboard, the county is experiencing an increased diversification in manufacturing activities. The state capital is located 59 miles to the west and Washington D.C. is 153 miles north. The Port of Hampton Roads is 45-miles south. Learn more.

 WASHINGTON

City of Richland Office of Business & Economic Development
Richland owns over 2,000 acres of undeveloped industrial property to welcome new businesses to the area. The Horn Rapids Industrial Park focuses on clean tech, manufacturing, agriculture, and most importantly the creation of jobs, which is the main driver of our land sales. A large majority of the Horn Rapids Industrial Park property is served by Burlington Northern (BN) Railroad and Union Pacific (UP) making this industrial park unique for it’s service and access opportunities. Learn more.

 WISCONSIN

Wisconsin Lives To Help You Find Success
From our central location and extensive transportation infrastructure to our experienced, educated workforce – there are countless reasons to choose Wisconsin. From site selection through construction, opening and expansion, we can help you and your clients realize their vision. Let Wisconsin show you how to truly Look Forward. Learn more.

 WYOMING

Cheyene LEADSFor over 35 years Cheyenne LEADS has led the effort to help thoughtfully build and diversify Cheyenne and Laramie County’s economy. This is done with a focus on attracting family owned, multi-generational businesses, while retaining businesses already located in the community. Learn more.