Better Buildings Initiative

Better Buildings Initiative Creates More Than $15B In Energy Savings

Since 2011, the Better Buildings Initiative has partnered with public and private sector leaders to improve energy efficiency of commercial buildings and industrial plants.
Enviva Stone County

Enviva Wood Biomass Plant Will Bring 100 Jobs To Mississippi

Wood biomass producer Enviva's fourth Mississippi facility represents a $250 million investment and will create approximately 100 jobs in Stone County, MS.
gas prices

Taking The Initiative In The Face Of Higher Gas Prices

Maryland and Georgia temporarily suspended state taxes on gasoline, providing drivers some relief in the face of rising gas prices. Will others follow?
Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

The Last Word With Mark Williams, Strategic Development Group

Even in the age of COVID-19, the process of selecting the right site for a business remains a crucial part of business activities across the country.
Carbon Capture

ExxonMobil Invests $400M In Wyoming Carbon Capture, Storage

Investment in carbon capture and storage at LaBarge, WY facility reduces greenhouse gas emissions, supports corporate-wide emission-reduction plans.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

Dozens of entries flooded our in-boxes promoting industry projects for the coveted Business Facilities’ Deal of the Year: For 2021, Ford and SK Innovation in West Tennessee landed the Gold.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
ExxonMobil

ExxonMobil Is Moving Its Headquarters To Houston

ExxonMobil will relocate its corporate headquarters from Irving to Houston, TX, bringing the number of Fortune 500 companies in the area to 25.
New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT)

New Jersey CSIT Awards Startups More Than $1M

New Jersey Commission on Science, Innovation and Technology (CSIT) awarded funding to 37 early-stage companies as part of its small business research and technology transfer programs.
Reno, NV

Panasonic Adding Campus In Nevada

Panasonic's new multi-function facility in Reno, NV will support the company's overall electric vehicle strategy.
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.”
Westinghouse, Richland County, SC

Expansions To Bring Over $200M In Investments To South Carolina

Westinghouse will invest $131M to expand its Richland County nuclear fuel operations; Proterra is investing $76M in a new Spartanburg County EV battery system manufacturing facility.
City Clean Energy Scorecard

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.
Venture Global LNG

Venture Global LNG To Invest More Than $10B In New Louisiana Facility

Venture Global LNG project will create at least 200 new jobs in Cameron, LA; facility will feature carbon capture and sequestration capacity.
Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine

Virginia Picked For $200M Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Facility

Siemens Gamesa will partner with Dominion Energy on the largest new renewable energy project in U.S., creating hundreds of new jobs in Portsmouth, VA.
solar farm

Doral Renewables Picks Indiana Site For Largest U.S. Solar Farm

The Israel-based company’s $1.5 billion three-phase solar farm project, Mammoth Solar, is expected to bring 1.3 gigawatts of clean energy to Northern Indiana.
Hutchinson, KS

Kansas: Where Innovation And Fun Converge

You can find Hutchinson’s history 650 feet under the ground in its famous salt mines. On the surface it’s a thriving business hub.
First Solar

First Solar Puts $680 Million PV Plant In NW Ohio

The new facility in Lake Township, OH will expand the company’s PV solar panel capacity by 3.3 gigawatts.
Blue Oval City

Ford Makes Massive Electric Vehicle Investment In Tennessee, Kentucky

Ford and SK Innovation will invest $11.4B and create 11,000 jobs in TN and KY to produce electric vehicles and advanced lithium-ion batteries. Plus, $90M will go to Texas for training.
Li-Cycle

Canada’s Li-Cycle Plans EV Battery Recycling Facility In Alabama

Tuscaloosa facility will allow Li-Cycle Holdings Corp. to meet growing demand for lithium-ion battery recycling.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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