Europe

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



2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
Italy

Johnson & Johnson Innovative Medicine To Expand In Italy

The pharmaceutical company will invest more than $600M over the next five years to increase production capacity.
Mobis Spain

Mobis Begins Building EV Battery System Plant In Spain 

Korea-based electric vehicle (EV) supplier Mobis will invest more than $128 million in Navarre, Spain to build the first electrification-dedicated plant in Western Europe.
Innovation And Talent

Innovation And Talent: Top Performing Cities

Continued movement to more affordable, lifestyle-centric cities is further diversifying the landscape for innovation-focused companies and investors, according to JLL.
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.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: The Entergy Region

Entergy’s four state territory spanning Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas is home to the largest industrial base in the U.S.