Louisiana economy

Louisiana State Focus: The Bayou State

Known for its spicy cuisine and spirited celebrations, Louisiana is drawing world-class businesses from a range of industry sectors.
indoor vertical farming

World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farming Campus Picks Virginia

Over six years, Plenty Unlimited will invest $300 million to build the world’s largest indoor vertical farming campus in Chesterfield County, creating more than 300 jobs.
Missouri

Missouri: The Show-Me State Shines Bright

Plans for Meta to build a hyperscale data center in Kansas City, MO is among the projects popping up in the state.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Nevada economy

Nevada: Pot Of Gold

People once flocked to Nevada for its silver and gold, but today it’s the state’s robust economy and quality of life that draws them in.
SHL Medical South Carolina

Manufacturer, Agribusiness To Invest Over $94M In South Carolina Expansions

In South Carolina, SHL Medical to invest $90 million in its new North Charleston manufacturing site; City Roots will invest $4.4 million to expand in Richland County.
Delaware

Delaware: Small But Mighty

Delaware may BE smaller than most U.S. states but what it lacks in size, it makes up in its many strengths.
PIP International Canada

Slate Asset Management To Develop 800 Acres In Hamilton, Ontario

Slate Asset Management will redevelop a Hamilton, Ontario site into a world-class industrial park with a focus on job creation, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.
Virginia business expansions

Virginia Expansions To Create Total $34M Investment

In Virginia, a Germany-based automation solutions manufacturer is expanding in Newport News, while a peanut processor grows in Suffolk.
Purdue AgriBusiness

Perdue AgriBusiness Chooses Virginia For $59M Expansion

Perdue AgriBusiness will invest more than $59 million to modernize facilities and increase production in Chesapeake, VA.
Lubbock, Texas

The Eyes Of Texas

Texas remains at the front of the pack in terms of economic development. And, interest in the Lone Star State from companies that need to relocate or expand might just be starting to heat up even more.
Iron Ox, Lockhart, TX

Iron Ox Growing In Texas

Iron Ox will invest $120 million in its new one million-square-foot facility, to be built in the City of Lockhart, TX.
Dominion Energy

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy

Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy’s new VP of Economic Development Strategy, discusses the future of economic development, clean energy, and the “new normal.”
Ottumwa, IA

Iowa: A $4 Billion Economy Grows In Ottumwa

With shovel-ready sites, a skilled workforce and a strategic location, Ottumwa, IA has everything you need to grow.
Texas

Everything Is Big In Texas—And Getting Bigger

The Lone Star State has been the top state for exports for 19 consecutive years, surpassing the combined total for its three closest competitors.
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.
September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.

Rural King Distribution & Manufacturing Capabilities Expanding in Waverly, Ohio

Rural King, ‘America’s Farm and Home Store’, expands its distribution & manufacturing center operations in Waverly, Ohio. The family-owned farm store operates more than 120 stores in 13 states,
Leprino Foods Lubbock, Texas

Leprino Foods To Invest $870M In Texas Cheese Manufacturing Plant

Mozzarella cheese maker will create 600 jobs in Lubbock, in one of the state’s largest private investments since inception of the Texas Enterprise Fund.
Premium Peanut

Premium Peanut Investing $64.3M In South Carolina

Grower-owned peanut shelling company Premium Peanut will create 130 new jobs in Orangeburg County, SC.

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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