Awards & Rankings

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Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

Dozens of entries flooded our in-boxes promoting industry projects for the coveted Business Facilities’ Deal of the Year: For 2021, Ford and SK Innovation in West Tennessee landed the Gold.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Samsung is coming back to central Texas to build a semiconductor manufacturing facility and invest $17 billion in the project, the largest-ever foreign investment in the state.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Bronze Award

KORE Power chose the growing city of Buckeye, AZ for its next lithium-ion battery storage manufacturing facility. The deal will create about 3,000 new advanced manufacturing jobs in the Phoenix suburb.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Impact Awards

For 2021, Business Facilities introduced 16 Impact Awards as the latest addition to the Economic Deal of the Year Awards.
January / February 2022 Issue

January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)

The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.
2021 Deals of the Year

Ford, Samsung Electronics, KORE Power Named 2021 Deals Of The Year

The three winners were selected from a record-setting number of entries submitted for Business Facilities’ 2021 Deals of the Year awards.
2021 States of the Year

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.
2021 Global Rankings

17th Annual Rankings: 2021 Global Rankings Report

San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv have the best Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities’ 2021 Global Rankings Report.
2021 State Rankings

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings: State 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.
TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park

Cedar Port: Largest U.S. Industrial Park, With The Best Infrastructure

TGS Cedar Port Industrial Park is the largest master-planned, rail-and-barge-served industrial park in the U.S., offering industry-leading access for distribution, manufacturing and terminal users.
2021 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2021 Metro Rankings Report

Millennials are migrating into Connecticut from New York City and Boston in droves, making Greater Hartford, CT the top-ranked Millennial Magnet in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv Top Startup Ecosystems

UK remains global leader in Offshore Wind Power, China is tops in Renewable Energy in Business Facilities' 2021 Global Rankings Report.
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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 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.
Metro Rankings

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.
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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.
2021 State Rankings

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.
17th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

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 2020 State of the Year

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.
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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.