July / August 2023 Issue (Volume 56, Number 4)

Business Facilities' July / August 2023 Issue features the 19th Annual Rankings Report: 2023 State, Metro, and Global Rankings related to corporate expansion and relocation.

First Word: Rankings Reveal Rising Stars

Our 19th Annual Rankings Report offers a sweeping look at more than 70 categories to assist with a site selection search. From business climate to industry-specific rankings, the 2023 list provides a look at locations that are solid leaders—as well as those on the rise. These State, Metro, and Global Rankings are a tool for site selection professionals to complement their evaluation of locations across North America and the globe.

As the business landscape continues to evolve, Business Facilities adapts its rankings to address factors gaining importance for site selectors. Broadband Access, Housing Growth, and Green Jobs, for example, are new for this edition.

Renewable energy capacity on a global and state scale is evaluated once more this year in the rankings, and feature articles on green energy in this issue take a look at its growing role for decision-makers. Companies are increasingly interested in where their energy use is sourced, and these companion articles contemplate the current status of this and related infrastructure. The energy market transformation calls for innovative ideas and action at all levels.

The Innovation Hubs article showcases examples of resources in several regions around the U.S. that are supporting the entrepreneurial spirit, as well as revitalizing existing firms. You’ll also find industry coverage on fintech and financial services; healthcare and medical devices; and plastics in this issue.

Anne Cosgrove, Editorial Director, Business Facilities

The site selection process can be complex. The 19th Annual Rankings Report distills information on factors central to relocation and expansion projects, and we hope this content will help to shed light on locations already being considered or reveal a new region not yet on your short list.




Business Facilities July / August 2023 Issue

July / August 2023 Issue, Rankings Report, 2023 Rankings
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2023 Business Facilities Rankings Report | As business navigates an evolving landscape, take a look at the top ranked locations in our 19th Annual Rankings Report.


Innovation Hubs Spark Business Creativity | From startups to established firms, regions with innovative resources propel growth for a variety of industries.

Energy-Forward Site Selection | With companies increasingly interested in energy sources, the litany of location factors grows longer.

Renewable Energy Infrastructure Expanding | The grid is gaining green power across North America to support business operations.

Governor Tony Evers: Wisconsin Trailblazing Growth | From urban centers to rural locales, Gov. Evers shares insights on what’s next in the Badger State for economic growth and talent development.


Counting On Technology | Innovations from traditional firms and startups alike are driving growth in fintech and insurtech.

Healthy Growth | Across the board, healthcare and medical devices companies are seeking locations for this thriving market.

Building A Strong Corporate Home | When deciding where to locate corporate headquarters, there are many factors to consider.

Plastics Looking For Sustainability | As companies strategize to boost profitability, the industry also has an eye on recycling and other green approaches.

California Extends Beyond Borders | Technological innovation and international trade are putting The Golden State on the world stage.

Florida Has Broad Benefits For Business | The Sunshine State offers incentives to all industries that want to take advantage of its robust infrastructure.

Indiana 5E Strategy Propels Growth | With an eye on the future, economic growth in the Hoosier State is rooted in its 5E Strategy.

Louisiana Offers Opportunity | The Bayou State is supporting new and existing business with technology-centered programs.

Michigan Moving Forward | The Great Lakes State is primed for the next automotive wave, with EV and mobility at the forefront.

The Magnolia State Blooms | Mississippi is focused on programs that fast track success for businesses in a variety of industries.


North Carolina: Building On A Blockbuster Year | Record investments and recognition have marked the past year for the Tar Heel State.

Minnesota: Exports And Energy Jobs On The Rise | Strong trade activity is shining a light on the business climate in the state.

Missouri: At The Ready For Industry | Companies from across industry sectors are choosing the Show Me State to grow operations.

Ohio: Investments Driving Growth | Across the Buckeye State, a new era unfolds as innovations are supported by a solid foundation for business.

Oklahoma: Reaching New Heights | Aerospace investment is surging in the Sooner State.


Profile: Consumers Energy | Nation’s automotive epicenter deploys team approach to winning EV, semiconductor, and other projects.

Profile: Washington DC Economic Partnership | The Nation’s Capital is a braintrust location for companies seeking top-tier talent and ingenious collaboration.

Why… Putnam County, Florida? | Set in Northeast Florida, this county offers a dynamic business climate and great quality of life.

Q&A: Piedmont Triad International Airport | Located in central North Carolina, the airport supports an expanding aerospace sector.

Q&A: Town of Berlin, Connecticut | In this New England town, aerospace and related companies have found a strategic location.

The Last Word: Logistics | Economic freight and evolution: A look at logistics through a new lens for site selection decisions.

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