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Business Facilities highlights area economic development and site selection news from around the world. Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development.

Louisiana Upgrades Important Port

The Port of South Louisiana on the Mississippi River is a global shipping center and a cornerstone of the state's economy. With its planned enhancements, it can only get better.

Illinois Corporate Moves

Canadian Company Opens U.S. Headquarters Imperial Manufacturing Group, a Canada-based maker of equipment for the heating, air conditioning, ventilation and building products industries, officially opened...

Road Projects to Accelerate Michigan’s Economy

Thanks to an initiative proposed by the governor during her State of the State address, several road projects will start early, bringing thousands of jobs to Michigan.

Global Biotech Competition Heats Up

Policymakers and economic development agencies are focusing intently on the biotechnology sector as an engine for economic growth as the race to secure these companies grows more intense.

New Incentives for New Hampshire

Two new incentives—one revived from the dead, the other still unborn—show promise for helping New Hampshire compete in a challenging economy.

Access Your Markets from Pennsylvania

Locating in Pennsylvania gives your business the ability to easily reach six major U.S. markets. We highlight two areas of the state that deserve your consideration.

Salt Lake City, Utah

Metro Spotlight

Jersey City, NJ

Metro Spotlight

California Seeks Immigration Reform to Spur Economic Growth

Leaders in business and government say that caps on visas are chasing away workers who are essential to the economic development of California—and the nation.

Inside LiveXchange

We spoke with Mike Hickey, president of Hickey & Associates, about his experience presenting at 2007's LiveXchange.

60 Seconds with Greg Simon, President of FasterCures

Since 2003, Greg Simon has been the president of FasterCures, an “action tank” that studies medical R&D processes in order to accelerate treatment and...

Your Expansion is Political

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Capturing the Creative Class

American cities are in the midst of a battle for today's best and brightest workforce.

How to Successfully Negotiate a Lease in Today’s Real Estate Environment

We turned to a real estate industry expert to get the inside scoop for you on how to navigate the lease negotiation process for your next project.

Eating Well in the North of France

A visit to the North of France proves that the French know more about food than just how to cook—they also lead Europe in food processing and research.

Virginia’s VITAL Signs

A new global business focus is quickening the pulse and changing the face of Virginia's economy.

New Center Will Propel Ontario’s Automotive Future

The Ontario government unveiled plans to invest in an Automotive Centre of Excellence in the city of Oshawa as part of the CA $2.5 billion GM Beacon Project.

Green with Energy

New Mexico is becoming a model state for "green" business development and practice.

Indiana: Sending Tech Messages

New grants and jobs bolster Indiana's diverse technology industry.

Legislation Spurring Innovation in Kentucky

Kentucky has been working hard to entice cutting-edge companies to invest in the state through a variety of incentive programs targeted at fostering innovation.

Rankings & Awards

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.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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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.