Europe

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

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.
Life Sciences Hubs

United States, China, Canada Top New Worldwide FDI Rankings

The U.S. tops worldwide foreign direct investment leaderboard, Boston is first for Life Sciences Hubs, and NYC leads Financial Centers in Business Facilities' 2022 Global Rankings Report.
solar PV

IEA Report Takes Look At Solar PV Global Supply Chains

China's focus on solar panel production has spurred market growth while leading to significant imbalances in global supply chains, according the special report from the International Energy Agency.
Universal Hydrogen France

Universal Hydrogen Launches Engineering Design Center, European HQ

At its new European headquarters in Toulouse, France, Universal Hydrogen will work to decarbonize aviation through the adoption of hydrogen.
Volvo Slovakia

Volvo To Build $1.25B Electric Vehicle Plant In Slovakia

Volvo's third European plant will be located in Kosice. The company will receive about 20% of the investment needed for the project as support from the Slovak government.
Apple Ireland

Apple To Expand Operations In Ireland

Tech giant Apple will make room for up to 1,300 employees with an expansion of its Cork, Ireland operations.
Nissin Foods Hungaryvideo

Japan-Based Nissin Foods Expanding In Hungary

By 2024, Nissin Foods will invest more than $12 million and create 20 new jobs with an expansion of its Kecskemét, Hungary plant.
NSI Cork Ireland

Two U.S.-Based Companies Expanding In Ireland

In Cork, Ireland, financial services provider Remitly will create 120 jobs, smart network control solutions company NS1 will create 30 jobs.
Ireland semiconductor industry

Ultra Clean Expansion To Create 100 Jobs In Ireland

To support the global semiconductor industry, Ultra Clean Holdings Inc. will establish an Advanced Technology Cleaning Centre in Cavan, Ireland.
economic development

Staying Focused

Bad economic and geo-political news can slow down economic development. But, this pause might not be for long.
Ukraine

Staying The Course

The war in Ukraine and economic factors could derail the economy. But they will impact future growth only if we let them.
Transcom

Transcom To Establish North American Presence In South Carolina

Customer service specialist Transcom will begin expanding its operations to the North American market with new office space in Greenville County, SC.

BMW Manufacturing Expands South Carolina Presence With Logistics Center

BMW Manufacturing's $100 million investment will supplement its existing logistics operations in South Carolina plant, bolstering production.
Veronesi

Italy’s Veronesi To Establish First U.S. Facility In Virginia

Italy-based cured meats producer Veronesi will expand its customer base and create more than 150 jobs with its new Rockingham County, VA facility.
Faurecia

Global Auto Supplier Faurecia To Expand Tennessee Operations

Faurecia will invest more than $18 million to expand its Tennessee manufacturing facility; will create over 170 jobs.
Stellantis

Stellantis To Invest $229M To Retool EV Production Operations

Formerly Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, Stellantis will retain, retrain 662 team members to support production of electrified transmissions in Kokomo, IN.
Sartorius

Sartorius To Expand Business Operations With Michigan Plant

Sartorius' planned 130,000-square-foot plant in Ann Arbor, MI, will create 160 jobs by 2023.
Hungary

Hanon Systems, Huntsman Grow In Hungary

Hanon Systems employs more than 300 workers in Pecs; Hunstman is adding 12 to its workforce of 131 in Pétfürdő.
2021 Global Rankings

17th Annual Rankings: 2021 Global Rankings Report

San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv have the best Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities’ 2021 Global Rankings Report.
Hewlett Packard, Ireland

Hewlett Packard Enterprise Creating 150 High Tech Jobs In Ireland

Building on its long term commitment to the country, new jobs will be in the fields of R&D, cyber security, software development and cloud consulting.

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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