Europe

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



London JLL global real estate

London, Los Angeles, New York Top Cities For Global Real Estate Investment

The latest JLL data shows resilience in the global real estate market, despite geopolitical uncertainty.
Tennessee foreign direct investment

Tennessee Targeting France, Spain For FDI

TNECD has added an international team to focus on attracting new foreign direct investment to the state, bringing its international presence to 10 countries in Europe and Asia.

e-Estonia

A tiny Baltic nation of 1.3 million people has created the world's first truly digital state.
Austria

EV Group Completes Corporate Headquarters Expansion In Austria

The newly opened building in St. Florian, Austria is part of an investment of nearly $24 million that was announced earlier this year.
London

London Tops List Of Best-Performing Cities In Europe

Stockholm, Budapest, Berlin, Dublin, Copenhagen also land in the top 20 in the Milken Institute's inaugural Best-Performing Cities Europe Index.
EMA Amsterdam

EU Chooses Amsterdam For New EMA Location

The European Union has decided that the European Medicines Agency will relocate to Amsterdam when it leaves London in 2019.
Germany

Steady Growth Predicted For Germany

Europe’s biggest economy is expected to continue growing for the rest of 2017 and 2018.
England

World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory Opens In England

AkzoNobel’s new $132M North-East England plant uses renewable energy sources and an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste, and energy.
Global Competitiveness

Switzerland, Singapore, U.S. Are Tops In Global Competitiveness

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the top three nations in Global Competitiveness in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.
China

China, U.S., Germany Are Global Wind Power Leaders

China, the U.S. and Germany are the global leaders in Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report. China is also tops among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders.

Brexit Fashion Statement

The economic impact of the UK's decision to leave the European Union is coming into focus, with down arrows proliferating in key indicators.

Geek Squad

A 22-year-old programmer stops a global cyber attack by purchasing an unregistered domain name for $10.69.

Happy Economic Development Week!

As the IEDC's second annual celebratory week for Economic Development begins today, here are some tips about how your location can participate.
Texas

Texas Expands Economic Ties with Taiwan, Belgium

Gov. Greg Abbott has held meetings with Taiwan’s president and a delegation from Belgium about growing trade relations and increasing commercial ties.
innovation hubs

World’s Top 10 Innovation Hubs

The U.S. and China remain leaders among the world’s innovation hubs, according to a new report from KPMG.
manufacturing

Manufacturing: Technology, Automation Drive Global Change

Malaysia retains its position as the most attractive manufacturing market, according to new Cushman & Wakefield analysis.
The Netherlands

The Netherlands Reports Record Number Of Foreign Investment In 2016

North American companies led the way in investing in Holland, with 88 direct investment projects generating $825.5M in capital investment.

Europe Leads World In Business Talent

European nations top the 2016 IMD World Talent Ranking, which rates economies on how equipped they are to develop, attract, and retain business talent.
Chelsea Michigan Gestamp

Michigan Lands New Gestamp Manufacturing Facility

The automobile supplier will invest $68M and create 195 jobs on chassis, paint, and laser welding lines at its new Chelsea, MI manufacturing facility.
Greenwood Indiana

German Distribution Company Growing In Central Indiana

Würth Service Supply Inc. is expanding its Greenwood, IN headquarters, with help from tax credits based on the company's plans to create up to 60 new jobs.
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 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.
Business Facilities May / June 2024 issue, Supply Chain Strategies

May / June 2024 Issue: Looking A Few Steps Ahead

Business Facilities' May / June 2024 issue focuses on site selection and supply chain strategies. Plus, foreign direct investment, the automotive industry, and our 2024 EDO Award winners.

[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: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.