Europe

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Europe.



Google

Google Makes $1B Investment In United Kingdom

The Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, facility will be on a 33-acre site that Google, a multinational tech company, purchased in 2020.
Industrial Net Zero

20 Industrial Clusters From 10 Countries Commit To Net Zero

Industry leaders from China, France, and the U.S. join World Economic Forum initiative for a decarbonized, more competitive global supply chain.
global trade

Global Trade: 5 Emerging Dynamics Will Shape The Next Decade

The world trade map is being redrawn as global growth slows and regional links deepen, according to a new BCG report.
QurAlis, The Netherlands

QurAlis Opens EU Headquarters In The Netherlands

QurAlis’ new location in Leiden, The Netherlands will serve as hub for European operations and production of products for clinical trials through commercialization.
Santa

BF Editors’ Blog: Breaking Down Santa’s Influence As A Site Selector

The origin story for Santa has many variations, but present-day versions of the myth lean heavily on his homebase being the North Pole.
Remote Work

Remote Work Locations: U.S. Ranks 16th Globally

Here are the best (and worst) countries to work remotely based on cyber safety, economic safety, digital/physical infrastructure, social safety.
Corporate Expansion In Hungary

Three Companies To Invest Over $320M In Hungary

Two automotive companies — Meleghy Automotive and GKN — establish production sites in Hungary, while LEGO expands its packaging and storage operations.
Ed Sheeran

Gallatin, TN Attracts Belgium-Based Twenty Three

The company designs, engineers, and manufactures framing components for large-scale LED displays, establishing its first U.S. manufacturing operation in this southeastern state.
2023 Global Rankings

19th Annual Rankings: 2023 Global Rankings Report

Once again, the U.S. ranks as the top destination for foreign direct investment, followed by China and Canada, in the 2023 Global Rankings Report.
Global Rankings

19th Annual Global Rankings Report: Standout Locations For Site Selectors

Foreign direct investment, renewable energy, and global smart cities 
are included in this year’s global rankings.
mobility

Expleo To Locate Its First North American R&D Facility In Michigan

The Paris-based company offers technology and engineering services to the automotive industry to further mobility and electrification advancements.
Indiana

Indiana Partners With Evonik

Evonik in partnership with the U.S. government and Indiana will build a new lipid production facility for mRNA-based therapies.
Reducing Carbon Emissions

Building Performance Standards Are Key To Reducing Carbon Emissions

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks at the expanding role of building performance standards as a key strategy to reduce emissions from existing buildings.
Analog Devices

Analog Devices Announces Investment In Ireland

The next-generation semiconductor R&D and manufacturing facility in Limerick, Ireland is expected to result in 600 new jobs.
(Photo: Garnica)

Garnica Announces Plans to Open New Plant in Uruguay

Garnica’s new facility is expected to begin operations in 2024 and will support all markets including North America.
North Carolina

International Companies Expand To North Carolina

North Carolina welcomes glass manufacturer Pilkington to Scotland County and environmental company EPCO Enviro to Iredell County.
Lufthansa Technik Ireland

Two Expansion Projects In Ireland Create More Than 125 Jobs

In Ireland, Siemens Healthineers will launch a new laboratory equipment R&D center in Swords, while Lufthansa Technik expands in Shannon.
climate

New Report: Climate-Related Issues Impacting CRE In 2023

The ULI Global Sustainability Outlook 2023 report from ULI and Ferguson Partners identifies five key issues expected to impact CRE decisions this year.
MetroHartford Alliance

Hartford, CT Insures The Future

Gene Goddard, MetroHartford Alliance, shares how a centuries-old insurance and finance foundation supports the city’s evolution to fintech and insurtech.
Invest in Georgia

Georgia: Premier Destination For East-West Trade And Investment

At the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the nation of Georgia offers businesses strategic location, educated workforce, and energy resources.
tax credits

Listen Now: Talking Texas With Aaron Demerson, TxEDC President & CEO

Aaron Demerson, President & CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), shares his vision to continue to grow the state's success.
Economic Development Awards

Call For Entries! Business Facilities 2024 Economic Development Awards

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: Colorado’s Grand Junction – Where Business Meets Adventure

The Grand Junction area is the largest metropolitan area in western Colorado, with the amenities and infrastructure companies need to operate globally. Situated halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, the Grand Junction area is easily accessible by air, rail, highway, and WiFi.