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2011 RANKINGS: Wichita Rules the Sky

Wichita, KS repeats as the top aerospace manufacturing hub in Business Facilities 2011 Metro Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: North Dakota is Jobs Leader

With a red-hot oil boom, North Dakota heads the Employment Leaders category in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: TN Repeats As Automotive Champ

The Volunteer State again tops the chart in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: OR, IA, AZ Alt Energy Leaders

Oregon, a wind and solar powerhouse, is the top-ranked Alternative Energy Industry leader in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report.

2011 RANKINGS: UT, TX Have Best Business Climate

Utah takes the Best Business Climate crown in Business Facilities' 2011 State Rankings Report, edging out perennial leader Texas.

2011 RANKINGS: VA, LA Tops In Growth Potential

Virginia and Louisiana are the top-ranked states for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 2011 Rankings Report.

2010 RANKINGS: Tucson, AZ is Top Alt Energy Metro

Business Facilities has announced the following rankings for the Tucson Region in its 2010 Rankings Report: #1 ALTERNATIVE ENERGY INDUSTRY LEADERS: This category ranks the...

Recovery Report

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2010 RANKINGS: China Races Past U.S. in Green $

Perhaps the biggest eyebrow-raiser in Business Facilities' 2010 Global Rankings is China’s astonishing rise to the top of the list of Alternative Energy Investment...

2010 RANKINGS: AZ, IA, MI Top Alt Energy List

Arizona, Iowa and Michigan took the top three positions in Business Facilities' new ranking for Alternative Energy Industry Leaders, released today. The alternative energy leadership...

2010 RANKINGS: KS, TX Surge in Biotech

Kansas and Texas flexed their biotech muscles in Business Facilities’ annual Rankings Report, released today. Kansas has been ranked the #5 state in the nation...

Editors’ Location Picks

In a tough year, we were tempted to use "survival of the fittest" as the criteria for our annual location showcase. However, this year's selections not only are surviving—they're thriving!

Business Facilities 2009 State Rankings

This year’s annual Rankings Report arrives as every state in the nation is struggling with the worst economic calamity since the Great Depression. The...

2009 Metro Rankings

The economic squeeze has intensified the competition between localities at all levels. Here we give our annual assessment of the best of the best--the cities, towns and MSAs which have executed the most successful strategies and deserve to take a bow as our rankings leaders.

2009 Business Facilities Rankings Report

The ongoing economic downturn is putting every state to the test, intensifying the competition for a dwindling number of new projects and development initiatives. Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reveals those that are thriving as well as surviving.

2008 Business Facilities Rankings Report

Our annual look at the top-ranked localities reflects the fierce competition driving economic development across all regions. We have beefed up our criteria for selecting the best of the best to keep pace with the sophistication and diversity of these efforts.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
Economic Development Awards

Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

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: Welcome to Columbus, Indiana

Columbus, Edinburgh and Bartholomew County, Indiana are consistently ranked among the Top Ten locations in the United States. With one of the highest concentrations of engineering talent in the nation, manufacturing employment that ranks in the Top 2% of the U.S., I-65 access, and nationally recognized community living, now is the right time to consider the unexpected opportunities this unforgettable community has to offer.