Europe

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



Cecil County

Lidl US Will Create 100 New Jobs In Maryland

Retailer Lidl will invest $100 million to establish a new regional headquarters and distribution center in Cecil County, MD.
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2016 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Installed Solar, Wind Capacity

China is the world leader in Installed Solar Power Capacity and Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.
Des Plaines Illinois

Illinois Lands International Pharmaceutical Service Provider

Vetter plans to invest $320 million and create 300 jobs at its Des Plaines, IL manufacturing facility.
Circleville Ohio

Italian Paper Company Breaks Ground In Ohio

Sofidel Group’s new $300 million integrated paper mill is expected to bring 300 jobs to Circleville, OH.
foreign direct investment

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.
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Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

The global life sciences industry has adopted an attitude of cautious optimism, expecting reliable growth that will fall short of pre-recession investment surges.
Tyco

Tyco Opens “Smart Building” Global HQ in Ireland

Tyco International has opened its new global headquarters and business service center — dubbed the "smartest building in Ireland" — in Cork, Ireland.

Grid Stars: States Race To Embrace Smart-grid Technology

Nine states and Washington D.C. lead the pack in electricity grid modernization. Navagant Research forecasts that the global Smart Grid as a Service (SGaaS) market, estimated at $1.7 billion in 2014, will grow to $11 billion in 2023.

Facebook To Locate First Data Center in Ireland

Ireland has been Facebook’s international headquarters since 2009, but the Clonee data center will be the social media giant’s first in that country.
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Norway Most Prosperous, Singapore Most Successful Economy In The World

Norway is the most prosperous country, while Singapore is the most successful country economically, according to the 2015 Legatum Prosperity Index™. The report ranks 142 countries across eight categories: the Economy, Entrepreneurship & Opportunity; Governance; Education; Health; Safety & Security; Personal Freedom; and Social Capital.

WV Takes Down VW

Researchers at West Virginia University blew the whistle on Volkswagen’s dirty diesel two years ago.

Marching into China

The former Humvee plant in Indiana now makes Mercedes SUVs for export to China.
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Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.
University Research Park (aerial view above), in Madison WI, generates about $1 billion for Wisconsin’s economy each year. URP companies spend more than $200 million annually on Wisconsin goods and services.

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report 2015

There hasn’t been a lot of good economic news coming from Europe these days, but the continent is getting a much-needed boost from its growing biotech/pharma labs.
New York vs. London.

D.C. Real Estate Continues Steady Decline Among Foreign Investors: NYC Takes Over From London...

China is expected to become the top U.S. investor in 2016 and beyond.
Gov. Pence

Feature Story: Indiana Governor’s Report – Homegrown Success In The Hoosier State

A skilled workforce and ultra-efficient government services make Indiana fertile ground for business growth and an attractive landing spot for foreign investment.
National Graphene Institute

Cover Story: Global Biotech Report

A resurgent bioscience sector pulls Europe into recovery, while U.S. biotech leaders train the next generation of an essential skilled workforce.

Battle for North America

Germany's auto giants are set to unleash billions of dollars to expand North American production.
voxeljet

German 3-D Printing Company voxeljet To Open In Canton, MI

The company’s first U.S. service center is expected to come online in the third quarter of this year and will allow voxeljet to print on-demand parts, molds, cores and models for automotive and other industrial customers.

Riding the Wind

Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.
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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: 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.