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Economic Development Awards

Call For Entries! Business Facilities 2024 Economic Development Awards

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.
2023 Deal Of The Year

Toyota, Tesla, Scout Motors, Amazon Web Services Top 2023 Deals Of The Year

EV industry, data center investments took top honors in Business Facilities’ annual awards, which recognize significant corporate relocation and expansion investments.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ 2023 State Of The Year

The strength and diversity of its business climate lands the Lone Star State the top spot for this annual economic development recognition from Business Facilities magazine.

Business Facilities Top 10: Most-Read Articles Of 2023

Business Facilities editors reflect on the most-read articles of 2023, ranging from large development announcements to annual awards.
Deal Of The Year

2022 Deal of the Year Winners: Where Are They Now?

Business Facilities revisited 2022 Deal of the Year winners as economic development organizations submitted for this year's awards.
2023 Global Rankings

19th Annual Rankings: 2023 Global Rankings Report

Once again, the U.S. ranks as the top destination for foreign direct investment, followed by China and Canada, in the 2023 Global Rankings Report.
2023 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2023 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in the 2023 Metro Rankings Report
19th Annual Rankings Report, 2023 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 19th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

Business Facilities' 2023 State, Metro, Global Rankings help site selection professionals evaluate locations for corporate expansion.
July / August 2023 Issue, Rankings Report, 2023 Rankings

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.
Global Rankings

19th Annual Global Rankings Report: Standout Locations For Site Selectors

Foreign direct investment, renewable energy, and global smart cities 
are included in this year’s global rankings.
Manufacturing Hubs

19th Annual Metro Rankings Report: Manufacturing Hubs, Industrial Parks, Logistics Leaders

Locations in the Midwest and across the South dominate these metro rankings categories focused on making and moving goods.
2023 Metro Rankings

Metro Rankings: Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate HQ

2023 Metro Rankings reveal cities across North America that lead for Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate Headquarters, Food Processing, and Growth.

Washington, Michigan, Massachusetts, California, Texas Are #1 In Key Industries

Business Facilities Annual State Rankings highlight high-growth sectors, including Aerospace/Defense, Automotive, Life Sciences, Semiconductors, and Film & Television.

Texas, Virginia, Louisiana Top 19th Annual State Rankings

Business Facilities 2023 State Rankings reveal Business Climate, Workforce Training, Tech Talent leaders. Plus, the electric vehicle industry drives new growth.
Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 1st Annual EDO Awards recognize innovative or impactful programs and initiatives aimed at improving the communities they serve.
Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Names Inaugural Class of 2023: EDO Awards

The Economic Development Organization Awards highlight nascent and established programs and incentives making an impact on community growth.
2022 Deal of the Year

2022 Deal Of The Year: Impact Awards

The 2022 Deal of the Year Impact Awards recognize project investments that will have significant impact in their new or expanded locations, focusing on a specific aspect of the project.
2022 Deal of the Year

2022 Deal Of The Year: Platinum Award

Here are this year’s Deal of the Year award winners, starting with Platinum Winner Empire State Development, for Micron Technology's $100B investment in New York State.
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Listen Now: Talking Texas With Aaron Demerson, TxEDC President & CEO

Aaron Demerson, President & CEO of Texas Economic Development Corporation (TxEDC), shares his vision to continue to grow the state's success.
Economic Development Awards

Call For Entries! Business Facilities 2024 Economic Development Awards

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.

[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: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.