Business Facilities March / April 2019 Issue

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.
California Economic Summit

California Dreamin’

A network of leaders came together at the California Economic Summit to help make sure that opportunity and a sustainable environment are watchwords for growth in the Golden State.
Illinois

Illinois: Renewing The Midwest

Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) is attracting a number of renewable energy companies looking to reap the benefits of the legislation.
New England region

New England’s Regional Defense Industry Collaboration

The new organization, funded with a $1.5-million grant from the department of defense, will coordinate the growth of defense-related business across the six-state region.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

China Dominates Renewables, United Kingdom Shines Offshore

China leads the world in Renewable Energy, while the UK is tops in offshore energy, according to Business Facilities' 2018 Global Rankings Report.
2018 Metro Rankings Houston

Houston, TX Top-Ranked Metro For Growth Potential

Houston, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential—followed by Atlanta, GA and Austin, TX—in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.
Texas 2018 State Rankings Report

Texas Rules In Wind Power, California Still The Sun King

Texas continues to rule the roost in Installed Wind Power Capacity while California remains the top-ranked state in Installed Solar Power Capacity, according to Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report.
Dalton, GA

Hanwha Q CELLS Korea Investing $150M In Georgia

The solar cell manufacturer will create more than 500 jobs at a new facility in Dalton, GA. 
Iowa Economic Development Authority (IEDA)

Iowa: A Cradle For Innovation

From cloud computing to biorenewables, Iowa has reinvented itself as a cradle for innovation.

Meltdown

In February 2018, the Georgia Public Service Commission will decide the fate of the U.S. nuclear power industry. Can the U.S. nuclear power industry be revived?
electric grid

California Leads In Electric Grid Modernization

Illinois, Texas, Maryland, and Oregon round out the top five in moving toward a modernized electric grid, according to the Grid Modernization Index.

Ample, Affordable Renewable Energy Brings Apple To Iowa

Companies looking to build new facilities are searching for sites suitable for development and relatively risk free. Certified sites fill the demand for project-ready industrial sites - making the decision to locate in Iowa easy.

MidAmerican Energy Announces Third Site For Wind XI Project

MidAmerican Energy Company plans to build a new wind farm in Poweshiek County. This is the third site in Iowa selected for construction as part of the Wind XI project.

Great Leap Forward

China is methodically preparing for global dominance of advanced technologies.
renewable energy

Global Investment In Energy Efficiency, Renewable Energy Rising

Greenhouse gas emissions reduction, energy security are the largest drivers for investment in the U.S. and Canada, finds Johnson Controls’ new Energy Efficiency Indicator survey.

September / October 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 5)

The September / October 2017 features a tour of high-tech hubs, plus a look at the logistics and advanced manufacturing industries. Also, New Mexico, Mississippi, Illinois, Iowa, Colorado, Tennessee, and South Carolina.
Energy Efficiency

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

MidAmerican Energy To Repower Older Wind Turbines In Iowa

MidAmerican Energy Company is set to upgrade hundreds of its older wind turbines, bringing additional wind energy and cost savings to Iowa customers.
renewable energy

Innovation Valley: A Mecca for Energy

The Knoxville, TN region’s energy test bed research hub is home to the Oak Ridge National Lab.

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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