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Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.


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Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

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Latest: Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate - Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

Memphis Takes Logistics Crown, NYC Tops In Fintech

Memphis, TN tops the list of Logistics Leaders, New York City leads the new Fintech ranking in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

Hartford, Raleigh And Boise Are Top Millennial Magnets

Greater Hartford, CT; Raleigh, NC; and Boise, ID were named the top three Millennial Magnets in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

North Carolina: Rising Star With A Global Reach

In the last century, our 2020 State of the Year has been tops in tobacco, textiles and furniture. Today, North Carolina is on the cutting edge of advanced manufacturing, biotech, gene therapy and unmanned aerial systems.

2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Dozens of transformative high-tech projects vied for our 2020 Deal of The Year Award. The Tesla Gigafactory lands the biggest prize for Greater Austin, TX.

Silver Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Louisiana, a giant in the production of fossil fuels, is busy preparing for a green future with a $9.2-billion complex that will make diesel from renewable feedstocks.

Bronze Award: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Centene is bringing its $1B East Coast headquarters to Charlotte, NC, creating more than 1 million square feet of new office space.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2020 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our 2020 Deal of the Year competition drew the most diverse (and impressive) field of projects to date, making it much tougher to narrow down our annual list of Honorable Mentions.

Tesla Gigafactory In Texas Is BF’s 2020 Deal Of The Year

Greater Austin Chamber of Commerce has earned BF's 2020 Deal of the Year Gold Award for landing the Tesla Gigafactory project, which will create 5,000 jobs in the region.

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.

July / August 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 4)

The July / August 2020 Issue features our 16th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.

U.S. Outduels China In Artificial Intelligence, Startups And GDP

The United States is outdueling China in a tight competition for global economic hegemony in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Atlanta Is Hottest Tech Hub, NOLA Takes Logistics Crown

Atlanta is the hottest growth leader among Tech Hubs and New Orleans tops the chart of Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet

Orlando, FL has the Best Business Climate among large cities and Dallas tops the leaderboard of Millennial Magnets in BF's 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities’ 16th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis skew the results in our 16th annual rankings report: They remain the most credible and comprehensive location leaderboards.

Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown

Texas has the Best Business Climate, Virginia is tops in Cybersecurity Leaders, Louisiana leads in Workforce Development/Talent Attraction in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 2020 Metro And Global Rankings Reports

Business Facilities' 2020 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at hot topics in economic development on the city and global level, including logistics, startup ecosystems, job growth, cost of living, and more.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop.

Bronze Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

The “coolest” section of Dallas, TX seals the deal for ride-sharing giant Uber’s new U.S. General and Administrative Hub, which will bring 3,000 new jobs to the city.

Silver Award: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Commerce, GA will be the home of SK Innovation’s lithium battery plant, which will build advanced batteries for hybrid and fully electric vehicles for VW and other OEMs.

2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

We received nominations for projects in nearly two dozen states for our 2019 Deal of The Year awards. Our all-star panel of judges has spoken, so it’s time to reveal their picks for our top three prizes (and nine honorable mentions).

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State.

Business Facilities’ Editor: Texas Dominated The Decade

Editor in Chief Jack Rogers tells News Radio 1080 KRLD that Texas' 2019 State of the Year win is a fitting coda for its dominance in economic development.

Michigan’s Fiat Chrysler Expansion Is BF’s Deal Of The Year

Michigan Economic Development Corp. has been awarded BF’s 2019 Deal of the Year Gold Award for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' (FCA) expansion

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times.

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

TX Tops Cybersecurity Leaderboard, KS Surges In Wind Power

Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities’ 15th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Our 15th annual rankings report maintains BF’s standard for credible and comprehensive results. Rankings categories may evolve over time, but our commitment to an unbiased assessment of valid metrics never wavers.

TN Named Best Business Climate, NC No. 1 In Growth Potential

Tennessee has been named the state with the Best Business Climate and North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities’ 2019 Metro Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2019 Metro Rankings Report takes a look at the hot topics in economic development on the city level, including job growth, economic growth potential, tech opportunities and more.

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.

Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award

Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephen Moret was presented with Business Facilities’ 2018 State of the Year Award today by BF Chief Business Officer Ted Coene.

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

2018 Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

Detroit’s iconic Michigan Central Station will be restored to greatness as the centerpiece of Ford’s new 1.2 million-square-foot Corktown campus and mobility hub.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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