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Gold Award Jobs Ohio Intel

2022 Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

The 2022 Gold Deal of the Year award goes to JobsOhio: Intel is investing $20 billion to build its first semiconductor facility in the U.S. in four decades, choosing Licking County, Ohio.
Silver Award Chevron Phillips

2022 Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Orange County Economic Development Corporation: Along Texas’ Gulf Coast, Chevron Phillips Chemical solidifies it roots with an $8 billion integrated polymers facility, in a joint venture with QatarEnergy named Golden Triangle Polymers Company LLC

2022 Deal Of The Year: Bronze Award

The 2022 Bronze Deal of the Year award goes to the Savannah Harbor-Interstate 16 Joint Development Authority for bringing Hyundai Motor Group’s $5 billion EV and battery manufacturing plant to Georgia.
North Carolina

North Carolina Offers The Total Package: 2022 State Of The Year

Throughout 2022, the Tar Heel State steadily attracted and retained business investment with its regional approach and world-class resources.
January / February 2023 Issue

January / February 2023 Issue (Volume 56, Number 1)

Business Facilities' January / February 2023 issue features North Carolina, our 2022 State of the Year, along with winners of our Deal of the Year Awards. Plus, Top Utilities and more.

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.
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.
July / August 2022 Issue

July / August 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 4)

Business Facilities' July / August 2022 issue features our 18th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, healthcare, fintech, and corporate HQs.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.

Texas, Michigan, California Top Industry Rankings

Texas, Michigan, California have each nabbed top industry rankings in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.

Virginia Leads States In Tech Talent Pipeline, Cybersecurity Rankings


Virginia once again earned top spots for both Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Life Sciences Hubs

United States, China, Canada Top New Worldwide FDI Rankings

The U.S. tops worldwide foreign direct investment leaderboard, Boston is first for Life Sciences Hubs, and NYC leads Financial Centers in Business Facilities' 2022 Global Rankings Report.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.
best metros corporate headquarters

Rankings Recognize Best Metros For Corporate HQs, Business Climate

In Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report, cities across the U.S. and Canada are hot spots for corporate headquarters, best business climates.
industrial parks logistics leaders

Metro Rankings Report Honors Thriving Industrial Parks, Logistics Leaders

Elk Grove Business Park, IL leads Industrial Parks, while Memphis, TN tops Logistics Leaders in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

North Carolina Tops Best Business Climate List

The Tar Heel State is the leader for Best Business Climate in Business Facilities’ 2022 State Rankings Report.
March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
tax credits

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: Colorado’s Grand Junction – Where Business Meets Adventure

The Grand Junction area is the largest metropolitan area in western Colorado, with the amenities and infrastructure companies need to operate globally. Situated halfway between Denver and Salt Lake City, the Grand Junction area is easily accessible by air, rail, highway, and WiFi.