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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.
The new Baker Hughes facility on the outskirts of Houston is the epicenter for all Baker Hughes personnel training in the Western Hemisphere. The 91,205-square-foot Classroom Building is the primary venue for classroom, lecture-type learning in a three-story steel-frame structure offering spacious window views.

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.
Gov. Bill Haslam recently presided over the 61st Annual Governor’s Conference on Economic and Community Development in Nashville. The two-day conference featured educational sessions on a wide range of topics. 

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

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

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

For its Economic Growth Potential ranking, Business Facilities considers state business climate, availability of skilled workforce, incentives and education climate, among other criteria.
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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).
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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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Business Report: Garden State Growth Zones Aim to Lift New Jersey’s Cities

Developers can maximize cost credits up to 40 percent for projects in Paterson, Passaic, Trenton and Camden.

U.S. CRE Turning Around In 2014, According To New PwC/ULI Report

Report best bets: San Francisco top city for 2014; industrial sector becomes favored investment property type.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America's largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Baton Rouge Named No. 1 Metro For Economic Growth Potential In Business Facilities 9th...

Mobile, Youngstown and Shreveport also made our top 10 with dynamic new growth sectors thriving alongside traditional manufacturing.

Texas Cities Lead Recovery Employment Leaders In BF 2013 Metro Rankings Report

The rising tide of jobs in the Lone Star State is an across-the-board phenomenon, as six Texas towns two-step into our top 10.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings...

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles In BF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders

China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.
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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.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.
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: Santee Cooper – CAMP HALL

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in a business epicenter of the South and at the heart of modern Southern culture — Charleston, S.C.