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Articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Middle East.

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.
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.

San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv Top Startup Ecosystems

UK remains global leader in Offshore Wind Power, China is tops in Renewable Energy in Business Facilities' 2021 Global Rankings Report.
industrial parks

Industrial Parks: Cities Of Industry

The world’s largest industrial parks cover hundreds of square miles and rest in the center of titanic logistics networks. These mega-sites literally are metropolises of manufacturing.
Israel Tel Aviv AI Ranking

Israel A Rising Star In Artificial Intelligence

Israel has emerged as a leading player in Artificial Intelligence and Tel Aviv has been named as an Emerging AI Hub in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 2019 Global Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2019 Global Rankings Report measures international locations’ progress on a range of factors, including artificial intelligence, renewable energy, economic growth potential, global competitiveness, and beyond.
Nazareth, Israel

Personetics Opens New R&D Center In Israel

The new center in Nazareth enables the company to expand its research and development capabilities to support a rapidly growing customer base of banks worldwide.
Invest in Israel

Israel Is Innovating Its Way To Success

A diverse, highly educated workforce and an entrepreneurial spirit have made Israel a magnet for a wide spectrum of businesses, from startups to multi-national corporations.
Port of Wilmington Delaware

Port Of Wilmington Expansion To Generate $600M In New Investment

Gulftainer will lease the Port of Wilmington from the state of Delaware, construct a new container shipping facility, and expand jobs at the port over the next decade, according to the agreement.
Tel Aviv

Tel Aviv Becoming R&D Hub For Corporate Giants

The number of international R&D centers in Tel Aviv has doubled over the past five years, according to a recent report by Tel Aviv Global.
Evansville Indiana

Indiana Lands Israeli Plastics Supplier’s First U.S. Production Facility

Polyram Group, a producer of raw materials for the plastics industry, will locate its first U.S. production facility in Evansville, IN with plans to create more than 50 new jobs by 2022.

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.

Ra, Sustainer of Life

A nation that in ancient times worshipped The Sun God is home to a $3.5-billion solar power project.
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.
GEICO Katy

Business Report: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX

The Lone Star State’s job-creating juggernaut shows no signs of abating as new projects proliferate across a broad range of industries.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.