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The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.


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The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

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Latest: Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award - The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.

Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report

The 13th annual edition of our rankings report tracks growth sectors that seem to be emerging overnight from thin air in uncharted waters, telling you who’s out front in cybersecurity, offshore wind energy and the other frontiers of the 21st century.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

The Magnolia State, already an automotive assembly powerhouse, becomes the epicenter of vehicle tire production with Continental’s $1.45-billion plant.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Silver Award

The Volunteer State’s leadership position in our automotive rankings keeps getting stronger, as GM doubles down on its investment in Spring Hill, TN.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Bronze Award

A partnership with Georgia’s university system and the availability of a skilled, high-tech workforce brings Honeywell’s new software development center to Atlanta.

Economic Development Deal of the Year Honorable Mentions

The blue-ribbon judging panel for our 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year competition had so many great projects to evaluate, they bestowed a record seven Honorable Mention Awards.

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.

Call For Entries: 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year

Submissions for Business Facilities' 2016 Economic Development Deal of the Year are now being accepted.

July / August 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 4)

The 12th Annual Rankings Report stars in Business Facilities' July / August 2016 issue. Plus, a look at New Mexico, Florida, Arizona, Kentucky, Kansas, New England, Advanced Manufacturing, and Food Processing.

2016 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Installed Solar, Wind Capacity

China is the world leader in Installed Solar Power Capacity and Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: San Antonio, TX Is No. 1 In Economic Growth Potential

San Antonio, TX is the top-ranked metro for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report; Reno-Sparks, NV and Huntsville, AL placed second and third, respectively.

2016 Metro Rankings Report: Greater Rochester, NY Is Top Innovation Hub

Greater Rochester, NY is Business Facilities' top-ranked Innovation Hub; Albany, NY and Youngstown, OH placed second and third, respectively, in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.

2016 State Rankings Report: New York Is Top Destination For Capital Investment

New York is the top-ranked state for Foreign Direct Investment measured in capital investment and California leads the field in FDI measured in projects in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.

2016 State Rankings Report: Utah Is Top Job Growth Leader

Utah is Business Facilities' top-ranked state among Job Growth Leaders in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report.

2016 State Rankings: CA, TX Repeat As Solar, Wind Power Capacity Kings

California maintained its spot as top-ranked state for Installed Solar Power Capacity and Texas kept its crown as king of Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 12th Annual Rankings Report.

2016 State Rankings: FL Tops In Business Climate, NV Shines In Growth Potential

Florida is Business Facilities' top-ranked state for Best Business Climate and Nevada was named no. 1 in Economic Growth Potential in the magazine's 12th Annual Rankings Report, released today.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part One: State Rankings.

Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

Greater Houston Partnership snares a coveted 4.1-million-square-foot campus with a unique proposal utilizing an online site-selection app and intense data crunching.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Global Rankings Report: China Leads In Renewable Energy Investment

China is the top-ranked nation among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders in Business Facilities’ annual Global Rankings Report. Switzerland retained its crown as the top-ranked nation in Global Competitiveness.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Indiana Metros Are Exports Leaders

Indiana metros dominated the top-10 list for Exports Leaders in Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report. Four Indiana locations made the top tier in this category, which is based on exports as a percentage of GDP.

Business Facilities’ 2015 Metro Rankings Report: Austin, Nashville, Raleigh Are Metro Frontrunners

Austin, TX added to its impressive record of success in Business Facilities’ Metro Rankings Report with the best across-the-board showing in the magazine’s 2015 edition.

Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report: Nebraska Tops Employment Leaders Field

Nebraska edged North Dakota for Business Facilities’ Employment Leaders crown in BF’s 11th annual State Rankings Report.

2015 State Rankings Report: ME, CA, CO Are Renewable Portfolio Leaders

Maine, California and Colorado are the states with the most stringent Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) in a new state ranking that debuted this week in Business Facilities’ 2015 State Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings Report: Metro and Global Rankings

We’ve revamped our Metro and Global rankings this year to include some new technology oriented benchmarks.

Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings Report: Texas, Utah Top Flagship Business, Economic Categories

Our 11th annual rankings report is Business Facilities’ most comprehensive evaluation to date of state, metro and international leaders in more than 50 critical categories essential to site selection choices.

2015 State Rankings Report: TX, CA, IN Notch Best Across-the-Board Results

Texas, California and Indiana posted the best across–the-board results in Business Facilities’ 11th annual State Rankings Report.

Business Report: Texas – First Data’s TeleCheck Services HQ Relocates To Sugar Land

The Fortune 500 Company is moving into Sugar Creek on the Lake as part of a $10-million investment that will create 600 jobs.

Feature Story: Tennessee Governor’s Report – Staying Ahead Of The Curve

Tennessee has implemented reforms that have made its educational system the most improved in the nation, but Gov. Bill Haslam is aiming at a much bigger goal: building an army of skilled workers.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Memphis, NOLA Are Logistics Leaders; Houston Is No. 1 In Use...

Memphis and New Orleans continue their domination of logistics categories while Houston leads in renewable energy and Youngstown is tops in export growth.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Austin, Baton Rouge, Mobile Leaders In Growth Potential

The burgeoning high-tech industry in Austin has made Texas the second-largest semiconductor job market after California, while public-private partnerships in Baton Rouge spur initiatives in new high-growth sectors.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Tennessee Races To The Top In Education; Alabama Takes Automotive Crown

In a new category, Tennessee emerged as the top-ranked state for education and Alabama came out as number 1 for automotive manufacturing strength in Business Facilities' 10th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Utah, North Dakota, Louisiana Tops In Economic Growth Potential

For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.

Business Facilities’ 10th Annual Rankings Report: Louisiana, Utah, Texas Tops In Best Business Climate

The magazine's Best Business Climate ranking evaluates an amalgamation of key rankings results (including education, workforce training/availability, cost of labor, infrastructure, utility costs, credit rating and business tax climate).

Business Report: A Rising Tide Of New Jobs, Investment Rolls Into Alabama

Nearly 17,000 new jobs and more than $4.4 billion in capital investment came to Alabama in 2013.

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