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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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.



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.


Buckeye Connects
While Buckeye may have been one of Arizona’s best kept secrets for years, the secret is out. It’s no wonder Buckeye is one of the fastest-growing cities in the nation. People have taken notice of everything Buckeye has to offer, from a business-friendly environment to open spaces, residential growth, and access to a skilled and educated workforce. Learn more.

Flagstaff: Businesses Thrive Where People Thrive
As a site selector, you already know that Flagstaff is unique. Our superlative scenery, year-round recreational opportunities, well-educated workforce, and easy access to major markets set us apart. You’ll also enjoy the one-on-one attention that our companies get from community and business stakeholders. If you’re planning on new construction, or remodeling or expanding an existing property, the City of Flagstaff will guide you every step of the way. Learn more.


Big Runways and Bigger Skies
Sierra Vista, Arizona, a mid-sized Southeast Arizona community and home to the U.S. Army’s Fort Huachuca, supports tech-centric aviation programs with a 12,001-foot runway and 964 square miles of restricted airspace. Soaring mountains, high elevation, and temperate climate are perfect for leading-edge aviation technology and support. Learn more.


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.

Southern California’s Best Pro-Business Location
Moreno Valley is home to Fortune 500 and international companies like Amazon, Skechers USA, Procter & Gamble, ResMed, Ross Dress For Less, Medline, Deckers Outdoor, Lowe’s, Harbor Freight Tools and Karma Automotive. We’ve created 20,000 jobs in 6 years. 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.

City of Newark
Newark is a thriving home for many smart and successful businesses. Located at the southern end of the San Francisco Bay on 13 square miles near the water, Newark represents a diverse, bustling economy at the gateway to some of the world’s most affluent markets. Newark is in the direct growth path converging from the north and south. Small town values remain, but lower housing and development costs, close proximity to skilled workforce and universities, a regionally strategic location, available land zoned for industrial use, and the offer of expeditious processing of development applications, make Newark a prime site for the new growth industries of the 21st Century. 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.


Florida Is Where Business Soars
For aviation and aerospace businesses looking to break through barriers and take off, the opportunities are limitless in Florida. With a wide array of talent, nation-leading infrastructure and $14B in annual DoD contracts awarded, there’s a reason we’re the world’s gateway to space. Discover the upside of launching your business in Florida. Learn More.

Gulf Power Company
Gulf Power Company is an energy provider and subsidiary of NextEra Energy, Inc. Our beginnings go back to 1926, when Gulf Power Company became a public utility. Today we serve nearly half a million customers in 71 towns and communities throughout Northwest Florida. Learn More.


The Perfect Place to Start, Move, or Grow
One of the fastest growing areas in the greater Tampa Bay region, Pasco County features a unique blend of undeveloped, open spaces in close proximity to the modern, vibrant communities that makes it a great location to live, visit, and do business. Learn More.



Village of Arlington Heights
Arlington Heights businesses enjoy the benefit of progressive and proactive efforts in recruiting new businesses and retaining current business. Our economic development efforts, along with efforts of local business-oriented agencies, create a favorable, welcoming climate for all businesses. Businesses get a prime location, transportation infrastructure, skilled workforce, livability, strong sense of community, and a dynamic, diverse economy. 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.


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.


Jones County Economic Development
Jones County is perfectly positioned to assist you in growing your existing business or developing your new business.  Located in the heartland of America, we offer you a convenient, accessible hub and a hardworking, quality workforce that you will not find elsewhere. You will find shovel-ready sites and buildings ready to fit to your specifications, a trainable workforce to fit your needs and many other benefits to locate here. Learn more.

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Kansas Department of Commerce
You’re looking for a great place to do business. A place where you can get the financial and technical resources you need. A place with a skilled workforce and access to trade corridors that keep you connected with the world. A place with entrepreneurial spirit and leaders who know business. Well, it’s all here in Kansas. 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.


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.


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.



Welcome to Bay County, Michigan
Bay Future, Inc. is dedicated to facilitating economic development strategies that promote and secure opportunities for business retention, growth, and the attraction of new industries that create quality jobs for community residents. Learn More.

A Great Place To Thrive
Michigan is home to some of the world’s largest industries. We’re proud to power them with reliable energy and more. From competitive rates to “Energy Ready” certified sites, sustainable energy solutions and links to a robust talent pipeline, we connect all the dots. Let us show you the Great Lakes state is a great place to thrive. Learn more.

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.


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.


Missouri One Start
Missouri One Start provides a tailored workforce strategy to address your unique business needs. At no cost to eligible businesses, our team at Missouri One Start will customize services ranging from pre-employment screening and recruitment to designing job-specific training both during and after the onboarding process. Our comprehensive workforce program ensures you have the right workforce, with the right skillset, at the right time. Learn More.


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



Operation Oswego County
Operation Oswego County works to enhance and protect the business climate of Oswego County, NY. To achieve that goal, we provide comprehensive assistance to prospective and existing business. 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.



Discover the Charlotte Region
Nearly 100 people move to the Charlotte Region every day. One of the nation’s fastest-growing cities, Charlotte grew by 32% over the past five years — the fastest of the top 50 metros — and about 50% more than the 2nd fastest growing metro. With thriving advanced manufacturing, automotive, health care and finance sectors, hear from industry leaders how business is better here. Learn More.



Game Changers, Welcome Home.
Puerto Rico means business. The island’s supportive ecosystem empowers entrepreneurs’ forward-looking vision with a spectrum of assets, including smart tax incentives, a highly skilled bilingual workforce, U.S. legal & financial frameworks, and an advanced network infrastructure. Learn more.


Delivering Major Industrial Projects, Nationwide
Specializing in industrial food processing, freezers, cold storage distribution centers, bulk storage distribution centers, heavy industrial, manufacturing facilities, and renovation projects. With decades of experience and 80% of clients becoming repeat customers, RFW consistently meets the most demanding schedules with a unique design-building approach that allows fast-tracking projects while always staying committed to safety. Learn more.


Amarillo Economic Development Corporation
At the Amarillo EDC, we know you want to be confident in the health and future of your business while also maintaining a healthy work-life balance. You deserve to have both a thriving career and family. To do that, you must live in a vibrant community that supports you. And there’s no better place than Amarillo. For more than 30 years, the Amarillo EDC has supported hundreds of businesses in their relocation, growth, and expansion process. We want to make Amarillo a place where businesses and individuals can prosper. Learn more about how Amarillo can help you succeed. Learn more.

Fort WorthCity of Fort Worth
The Economic Development Department’s vision is for Fort Worth to successfully compete on the national and international stage for creative, high-growth businesses and the talented individuals who fuel them. Learn More.

Development Corporation of Abilene
Step into Abilene and embrace a city full of hardworking people committed to something bigger than the day-to-day. Focused on the future of business, Abilene has the foundation and infrastructure of a well-oiled machine with a reliable rail system and regional airport to ship goods and commodities throughout the U.S. Learn more.


Gulf Inland Logistics Park
Gulf Inland Logistics Park is a state-of-the-art manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution center for businesses of all sizes and trades. Located on over 1,350 greenfield acres of land just outside of Houston, Texas, Gulf Inland offers premier rail, road, and port access to meet diversified tenant needs. Sites for sale, lease and build-to-suit are available now. Learn more here.


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.


Kilgore Economic Development Corporation
Considerable advantages to attract and retain industry in Kilgore include a large labor pool, available industrial sites and buildings, and access to major transportation arteries. The City of Kilgore and Kilgore EDC partner with industry to support economic growth and opportunities. Learn more.

Lubbock Economic Development Alliance
A highly skilled workforce, connection to national and international markets, and affordable cost of living make Lubbock the ideal location to grow. We understand the challenges in choosing a new location; our team approaches each situation with a solution-driven mentality to ensure the decision-making process is as seamless as possible. Learn more.

Odessa Development Corporation
Odessa is known for its rich resources, and boasts world-class cultural and recreational opportunities. Lucrative financial incentives and a qualified workforce make it easy to do business here. Odessa has proven to be the ideal place for your business. Come and discover the return our resources can provide for you. Learn more.

The 3rd Fastest Growth City in America!
A great location, plenty of skilled labor, growing infrastructure and abundant real estate are just some of the top reasons to consider Pflugerville, Texas! It’s no wonder Money Magazine named Pflugerville as one of the Best Places to Live. Learn More.

Texas Economic Development Council
The TEDC is a one-stop shop for ideas, information, and influence.  We are the largest state association of economic development professionals, volunteers, and elected officials.  Our diverse members share a common goal — bringing new investment and jobs to Texas. 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.


Sevier County Economic Development
Sevier County is located in south-central Utah, where Interstates 15 and 70 intersect halfway between Denver, Colorado and Los Angeles, California. We are five hours from Las Vegas and three hours from Salt Lake City. We are also located within three hours of five national parks. And Richfield – the county seat – is the regional center for retail shopping, business,  industry, and tourism-related activities. Learn more.


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.

Henrico, Virginia
Discover what six Fortune 1000 headquarters and 25,000 businesses know: Henrico is a premier location that bolsters success. With our low taxes, deep labor pool, and high quality of life, you can boost your bottom line ­­– ­­and retain top talent. Learn More

Virginia Port Authority
The Port of Virginia is currently expanding at a rapid pace due to continued growth in trade through the port and a $1.4 billion Gateway Investment Program underway through the end of the decade. New state-of-the-art infrastructure and technology combined with The Virginia Model is reshaping North America supply chains. Learn more.


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.


City of Markham
More than 350,000 people call Markham home. So do hundreds of corporate head offices and more than one thousand high tech and life science companies. You’ll find us in the heart of the Greater Toronto area. Learn more.