FEATURED LOCATIONS
From the March/April 2022 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

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.

 

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.

 

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.

Cochise County Economic Development
Cochise County offers a wealth of pro-growth and development opportunities thanks to low taxes, land availability, affordable commercial space, high quality healthcare and education, and easy access to Interstate 10 and rail transportation. Additionally, the county offers endless recreational opportunities, a temperate climate, low cost of living, unique communities, an excellent quality of life, and a highly educated and bilingual workforce. Learn more.

 CALIFORNIA

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.

Port of Long Beach
Take advantage of the benefits of a Foreign Trade Zone – the Port of Long Each can help your business avoid delays and save money. Learn More.

 COLORADO

Colorado Office of Economic Development & International Trade
At the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade, we’re here to show you why Colorado is the right choice for your business and your life.  When companies choose to do business in Colorado, they know that it means that they’ll be able to tap into our invigorated workforce, partner with innovative executives and collaborate with a business-friendly government that has their bottom line in mind. Learn more.

 

 CONNECTICUT

City of Middletown
The Economic Development wing of Middletown’s Department of Planning, Conservation, and Development helps new and existing businesses and industries succeed in Middletown.The Economic Development Division can help businesses access a number of city programs and direct business to take advantages of other programs offered through other organizations. Learn more.

The Insurance Capital of the World
Home to industry visionaries, Hartford is shaping the new world of insurance with expertise, innovation, and global business attraction. Learn more.

Town of Berlin
Our central location is at the hub of the regional highway network including most major interstates and north/south state highways. Being in Berlin allows firms to tap into the region’s large pool of educated workers, as well as be able to send goods throughout the United States and beyond. Learn more.

 FLORIDA

Florida Is Where Business Innovates
Ever since the IBM PC was first invented here in 1981, Florida has become a leader in innovation — a haven for high tech, bolstered by over $10B in annual R&D spending. Discover how Florida has the talent and tools for your business to make history. 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.

 GEORGIA

Georgia Ports Mason Mega Rail
The Port of Savannah’s Mason Mega Rail Terminal, funded in part by a $44 million federal FASTLANE grant, will double the Port of Savannah’s rail capacity to 1 million container lifts per year. The project will add 97,000 feet of new rail at Garden City Terminal, for a total of 179,000 feet. It will increase the number of working tracks from 8 to 18. Learn More.

 ILLINOIS

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.

Jefferson County Development Corporation
Jefferson County, Illinois gives companies so many powerful advantages. First, there’s our central location, at the intersection of Interstates 57 and 64 (and close to I-70), putting your company within an eight-hour truck drive of more than 133 million consumers, with access to several Class I rail carriers, and with an airport capable of handling 757s. Learn more.

World Business Chicago
World Business Chicago is Chicago’s public-private economic development agency. Our mission is to drive inclusive economic growth and job creation, support business, and promote Chicago as a leading global city. Our vision is to ensure that all Chicagoans prosper. Learn more.

 INDIANA

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.

Location. Innovation.
With exceptional logistical advantages, River Ridge is the top destination for advanced manufacturing, distribution, and industrial companies from across the nation and around the world. With an industrial park, office, and research campus and 1,000-acre megasite located in one of nation’s best business climates. Learn More.

 

Wabash Economic Development Corporation
Growing a business in Wabash County is easier with our central location.  We are 1 hour from Fort Wayne, 1 ½ hours from Indianapolis, 3 hours from Chicago and 3 ½ hours from Detroit, Columbus, Cincinnati and Louisville. This access offers companies the opportunity to serve major metropolitan markets from a low-cost business location. Learn more.

 KANSAS

GO Topeka Economic Partnership
Topeka/Shawnee County is strategically positioned for success in a variety of industries including manufacturing, bioscience, health technology, and alternative energy. Our innovative and energetic focus on the future is the reason Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Topeka a “Top Ten City for the Next Decade.” Learn More.

Choose Hutch
Hutchinson is a vibrant, thriving, and growing community where small town values meet big city innovation, entertainment, recreation, and opportunities. With world-class entertainment, an incredible education system, and a growing economy – Hutchinson has the best of all worlds. Our community is made up of hardworking people who are dedicated to the mutual success of all our residents. If you are looking for a new home for your business, Hutchinsonwelcomes you. Learn More.

 

 KENTUCKY

Kentucky Cabinet for Economic Development
Many of the world’s most successful companies agree that Kentucky, land of the thoroughbred, is ideal for business. Let us help you write your own success story in Kentucky. We’re confident you will find the Bluegrass State has the winning tradition you’ve been seeking. Click here for more information.

 LOUISIANA

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.

 MARYLAND

Calvert County Department of Economic Development
The Department of Economic Development monitors economic trends and works to execute business programs that complement Calvert County. The department’s goal is to attract and retain strong, healthy and dynamic companies of all sizes and industries. Learn More.

Charles County, Maryland
Flexible real estate, a first-rate education system, and forward-thinking incentives create momentum for firms seeking to startup, expand, or relocate. Our home-grown capabilities power your progress. Advance your objectives in a community devoted to your success. Learn More.

Dorchester County Economic Development
Located in the Charleston region of South Carolina, Dorchester County is one of the fastest-growing areas in the state, and for good reason. Discover what makes Dorchester County a premier business community. Learn more.

The Port of Baltimore
The Maryland Department of Transportation Port Administration 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. Click here for more information.

Montgomery County Economic Development Corporation
Our synergy of talent, resources and support makes Montgomery County an ideal location for business success. Find out how our diversity of people, places and ideas creates a blueprint for bold thinking. Join a community with a firm commitment to local sustainability to accelerate environmental goals. Learn more.

Choose Queen Anne’s County
Queen Anne’s County, Maryland’s Gateway to the Eastern Shore, is the right choice for companies seeking a prime, affordable location that offers an excellent quality of life, a well-educated workforce, and easy access to major metropolitan areas. Part of the Baltimore-Towson MSA and just within an hour’s drive of Washington, D.C. 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

Mighty Mississippi – Where Companies Excel
Consistently ranked as a top state for business, Mississippi’s portfolio of national and international industry leaders continues to grow. The state’s dedicated, skilled workforce and supportive business environment enable more companies to gain a competitive advantage and consistently exceed their goals in Mississippi. Discover why Mississippi works at mississippi.org. Learn More.

 MISSOURI

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.

 NEW JERSEY

Innovation Starts in New Jersey
Access is everything in New Jersey. At the center of the Boston-Washington DC corridor, effectively a $3.75 trillion market, we move people and products better than any other state. Reaching over 33% of the U.S. population within a day’s drive, we also link up to 600 nonstop destinations from the country’s top airport system. Learn More.

 NEW YORK

Fulton County
Created by local business and government leaders to foster a healthy, viable community where it is as attractive to do business as it is to live and play, the FCCRG champions a broad range of initiatives designed to stimulate employment growth, encourage private-sector investment and strengthen the downtown areas of Fulton County’s cities and villages. 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.

 NORTH CAROLINA

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.

 

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. Learn More.

 OHIO

JobsOhio
In Ohio, your business will benefit from a simplified tax structure, diversified industrial base, robust supply chain, central location, multi-modal transportation and logistics infrastructure, cutting-edge technology, and R&D hubs that—taken together—are tailor-made for growing products and services Made in America. Learn more.

 OKLAHOMA

Ardmore Development Authority
An international logistics park with multimodal service in Ardmore, Oklahoma. Strategically located between many of North America’s largest business centers, the global logistics park delivers opportunities for air, rail, and truck transport, as well as spaces for transloading, warehousing, distribution, and manufacturing. Learn More.

Oklahoma Department of Commerce
Oklahoma has some of the lowest tax rates and some of the best tax incentives in the nation. The state offers companies a low cost of doing business, a low cost of living for employees, and tax rebates that reduce tax burdens even further. Learn more.

 PENNSYLVANIA

Lehigh Valley Economic Development Corporation
Lehigh Valley, located 90 minutes west of New York City and 60 minutes north of Philadelphia, is one of the fastest growing regions of Pennsylvania. Our population of 688,000 has grown by 6.2% over the last decade. And among the 18-to-34 age group, we’ve grown by more than 10% — the fastest growth rate for that segment of any region in Pennsylvania. Learn more.

 SOUTH CAROLINA

Santee CooperSouth Carolina’s Largest Producer of Electricity
Santee Cooper’s low-cost power has attracted new industry and business to the state, resulting in thousands of jobs and economic impact measured in billions of dollars.Learn more.

 TENNESSEE

RFW Construction Group
With decades of experience, RFW has built a nationwide reputation for delivering major industrial projects, specializing in fast track design and construction of: Food Processing Facilities / Freezers / Cold storage Distribution Centers / Manufacturing Facilities / Bulk Storage Distribution Centers. How have we succeeded? By focusing on key ingredients. Learn More.

 TEXAS

Conroe Economic Development Council
Located 40 miles north of Houston along I-45, Conroe, the county seat of Montgomery County, is one of the fastest-growing cities in the United States. Conroe’s modern, business-friendly atmosphere attracts a wide variety of industries ranging from tourism and dining to distribution, manufacturing, and professional services. Learn more.

Irving: A City Built For Business
Welcome home to Irving-Las Colinas, an international business hub in the heart of North Texas. Irving-Las Colinas’ robust and diverse economy supports 8,500 businesses, or more private and public companies than any other city in North Texas except Dallas. Learn more about Irving-Las Colinas – one of the most dynamic and rapidly growing regions in the U.S. with value in amenities and comparable cost for real estate and labor. 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.

Port of Houston Authority
Centrally located on the Gulf Coast, Houston is a strategic gateway for cargo originating in or destined for the U.S. West and Midwest. Houston lies within close reach of one of the nation’s largest concentrations of 156 million consumers within 1,000 miles. Ample truck, rail and air connections allow shippers to economically transport their goods between Port Houston and inland points. Learn more.

 VIRGINIA

Virginia Port Authority
In 2019, CNBC ranked Virginia as the #1 state for business, and The Port of Virginia plays a key role in Virginia’s ability to serve those businesses. In a larger sense, The Port of Virginia is doing everything necessary to become the U.S. East Coast’s leading gateway for global trade for the next several decades, and to make Virginia the #1 place for businesses in the country. Learn more.

 WASHINGTON

City of Richland Office of Business and Economic Development
The city of Richland, Washington is the 3rd fastest growing metro in Washington State, with 96% carbon free electricity and 38% lower industrial energy rates than the national average. Learn more.

 WEST VIRGINIA

West Virginia Development Office
The West Virginia Development Office works hard to make the process of locating in West Virginia smooth and seamless. Our team walks with your business every step of the way to locate a new site, expand facilities, export goods, train employees, and much more. Learn more.

 CANADA

Brampton Economic Development
Brampton is on the verge of a significant and deliberate transformation. We have prioritized innovation and entrepreneurship to foster jobs and technological breakthroughs. Our workforce gives us a competitive edge and makes us a national leader for attracting, developing and retaining new jobs and talent. Brampton is shifting, and it’s all happening now. Learn more.

Invest in Canada
Invest in Canada works directly with global investors to unlock investment opportunities and facilitate expansion in Canada. We bring industry, community and government partners together to offer seamless services that make it easy for you to grow your operations in Canada. Learn more.

 CARIBBEAN

Invest Puerto Rico
Puerto Rico’s future is here today. The island accounts for a 60+ year legacy of excellence in bioscience and offers a wealth of opportunities in diversified sectors from technology, financial & professional services to entrepreneurship. The highly educated and skilled workforce in Puerto Rico is drawn from an academic ecosystem of more than 80 universities and colleges. Each year, more than 60% of university graduates are in the STEM fields. Learn More.