Texas State of the Year

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.
Adel Cook County GA

The Linde Group Investing $40M In Georgia Plant

The manufacturer and supplier of industrial gases will create 35 jobs at a new air separation plant in Adel, Cook County.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.
natural gas

Venture Global Investing $8.5B In Louisiana LNG Complex

The natural gas liquefaction facility and LNG export terminal will create 250 new jobs in Plaquemines Parish.

It’s a Gusher!

A mile beneath the surface of West Texas, there are 75 billion barrels of oil in Permian Basin shale deposits.

Icy Hot: The Race To Develop The Arctic Is Heating Up

Development of oil and gas fields, the use of the Northern Sea Route as the shortest cargo transit route between Europe and Asia and the development of industrial, transport and tourist infrastructure.
Indorama-Ventures

Indorama Ventures To Invest $175M In Ethane Cracker Project Near Lake Charles, LA

Indorama Ventures will invest $175 million to renovate and restart a dormant ethane cracker west of Lake Charles, LA.
Formosa-Petrochemical-Louisiana

Formosa Petrochemical Considers $9.4B Complex In Louisiana

With ethane crackers and downstream plants in two phases, Formosa Petrochemical Corp. would create up to 1,200 new direct jobs in St. James Parish, LA.
baton-rouge-louisiana

Brown & Root To Establish Corporate HQ In Baton Rouge

Brown & Root will establish its corporate headquarters in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, with the Brown & Root executive team moving from Houston.

Ill Wind

Cape Wind, planned as the nation's first offshore wind farm, appears to be dead in the water.

Legacy, Shmegacy

The momentum to address the impact of climate change hits a wall of ice.

Shintech Announces $1.4 Billion Ethylene Expansion In Iberville Parish, LA

Iberville Parish project comes after governor’s economic mission to Asia; will result in more than 750 new direct and indirect jobs and 2,100 new construction jobs.
Stephen Moret, Secretary, LED.

Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.

Fuel for Growth

Pennsylvania's new governor wants the natural gas boom to power economic development efforts in the state.

Not So Hot

As Niagara Falls freezes to a trickle, the nation's scientists quietly reveal their plan to combat global warming.

Supersized, (Almost) Ready to Go

It's time to take a closer look at the economic bonanza that will result from the expanded Panama Canal.

Opportunity Missed

There was bold talk about tax reform in President Obama's speech, but not a word about the most important tax.

Empty Pipe Cinch

With oil prices collapsing, the no. 1 priority in Congress is to build a new oil pipeline.

Crystal Ball 2015

BF's interstellar drones go into the future and bring back next year's headlines.
Larry Parman.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state's secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.

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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