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Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.


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Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

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Latest: The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice - Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

Data Centers: 5-G Day

The introduction of 5G small cell technology means changes in data center infrastructure as well as significant increases in their processing speeds and volumes.

March / April 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 2)

The March / April 2019 Issue features a look at workforce training programs, manufacturing growth, biotechnology and STEM leaders. Plus, data centers and green development.

Millicom Invests In Data Centers Across Latin America

By the end of 2019, Millicom will have built and deployed six state-of-the-art Tier III data centers, expanding its reach from Colombia, Paraguay, and Bolivia to include Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras.

Utah: This Is Business Elevated

With a sterling reputation for fiscal stability and a budget surplus, the Beehive State is ready to add new chapters to its economic development success story.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award

Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephen Moret was presented with Business Facilities’ 2018 State of the Year Award today by BF Chief Business Officer Ted Coene.

2018 Economic Development Deal Of The Year Honorable Mentions

With more than 40 projects to choose from in our 2018 Deal of the Year competition, our judges had to put in overtime to designate 10 worthy recipients of our Honorable Mentions.

Microsoft Expanding In Mecklenburg County, VA For Sixth Time

Microsoft Corporation will inject significant capital investment to expand its enterprise data center in Mecklenburg County, VA, creating more than 100 new jobs.

California: Building A Supply Chain For Cyber Skills

A cybersecurity labor market survey reveals an alarming gap between the number of job openings and the number of qualified applicants to fill these positions in California.

Apple To Build New Campus In Austin, Add Jobs Across U.S.

The company will also establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, CA and expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder.

Greater Richmond: Mid-Sized Market With Maximum Reach

Lower costs, an exceptional quality of life and first-class 21st century infrastructure are convincing big players to choose Richmond over larger markets.

Schneider Electric Expanding Texas Plant

The new El Paso, TX facility will create 120 new jobs to accommodate growth in the data center market, and showcase the latest in smart factory innovation.

Data Center Developer Investing $80M In Virginia Beach

PointOne will build two facilities that will house edge computing data centers, a cable landing station for future subsea cables, and an international internet business exchange.

Facebook Ups Investment At Virginia Data Center

The social media giant's major data center project in Henrico County has been expanded from two buildings to a total of five.

Wyoming: Microsoft Expansion Of Cheyenne Data Center Underway

The $200-million project, announced in 2015, was not needed until this year due to improved server efficiency.

Editor’s Picks: Incentives

Locations are crafting incentives that target specific growth sectors, provide support for entrepreneurs and attract projects, promising a bevy of high-wage, high-tech new jobs.

May / June 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 3)

The May / June 2018 Issue features the top workforce training programs and incentives, plus a look at Canada, Nevada, cybersecurity, call centers, and more.

SkyBridge Arizona Heralds New Era In Cross-Border Commerce

The first international air cargo hub to house customs operations for Mexico and the U.S. is expected to create 17,000 jobs in Greater Phoenix.

Data Centers: Aiming For The Leading Edge

The need to be near end-users will drive an uptick in the expansion of smaller satellite markets for data centers, known in the trade as “edge" markets. Foreign investment in the data center sector also will surge.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Jason Ford, Greater Houston Partnership

Greater Houston Partnership's VP of Regional Economic Development discusses his city's recovery from Hurricane Harvey, and opportunities for startups, foreign direct investment, and technology.

March / April 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 2)

The March / April 2018 Issue features the emerging cybersecurity sector, an exclusive interview with Kentucky Gov. Matt Bevin, plus a look at biopharm, robots, STEM, data centers, and retail.

Transformers

Hyper-fast 5G cellular service will require transmitters disguised as mailboxes under small-scale cell towers that double as streetlights.

Facebook Investing $750M In New Georgia Data Center

The social media giant will create at least 100 jobs at a new data center in Stanton Springs, GA over the next five years.

Climate Consultants

A Silicon Valley startup tells economic developers it can make 50-year predictions of the impact of climate change on available sites.

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Located in the heart of Chicago’s prestigious northern suburbs, Wheeling is a diverse and dynamic community of 40,000 people, distinguished by its unique balance of industry, commercial development, and residential neighborhoods.

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