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BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Business Facilities In The News: Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah Shine in...

The Digital Journal reports, "Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana rises to No. 4 in national business climate...

The DailyAMReport on businessreport.com announces, "Louisiana has the second-best business growth potential in the country and the fourth-best overall business climate, according to Business Facilities’ 9th Annual Rankings Report."

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing...

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, UtahShine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier.

COVER STORY: Global Biotech Report

As the global financial system continues to mend, venture capital is beginning to flow back into the biotechnology sector. In Europe, the largest biomed players are thriving, while entrepreneurial biotech start-ups gain traction in the U.S. From the March/April 2013 issue.

U.S. Drops Two Spots In Latest Global Competitiveness Report

With their number one and two rankings, Switzerland and Singapore maintain their top spots while the U.S. drops to seventh. Sep 5, 2012 @ 1:47 PM

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia’s High-Tech Economy Keeps Growing

A well-rounded location choice for business in general, the Old Dominion offers a competitive edge for new and expanding companies looking for technological advantages. From the July/August 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: The Best (Not the Rest)

We congratulate all of the top-ranked locations in the 8th Annual Business Facilities Ranking Report. We invite readers to find out about these accomplishments and recognize the winners. From the July/August 2012 issue

BF Rankings Report: LA, VA Tops in Economic Growth Potential

The Bayou State surges to the top of our annual assessment of Economic Growth Potential, edging out last year's number one, Virginia.

Tennessee Repeats as BF’s U.S. Automotive King

For the third consecutive year, the Volunteer State has topped our annual assessment of Automotive Manufacturing Strength, followed by a fast-rising Kentucky.

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: GERMANY & BELGIUM

Restarting the Engine for European Growth: Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies.
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BUSINESS REPORT: Job Creation Efforts are Buzzing in the Beehive State

Gov. Gary Herbert is well on the way to hitting his target of 100,000 jobs in 1,000 days, unveiling several new high-wage projects in growth sectors. From the May/June 2012 issue
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INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Germany and Belgium – Restarting the Engine for European Growth

Spillover effects are traveling back and forth between emerging and advanced economies. From the May/June 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Texas – A Decade Of Prosperity

The Lone Star State puts the Recession in the rear-view mirror and continues its relentless economic growth spurt by adding more jobs than any other state over the past 10 years. From the March/April 2012 issue.

2011 STATE RANKINGS REPORT

Business Facilities deploys its growth detector and tells you which states are leading the battle for economic development supremacy.

2011 METRO RANKINGS REPORT

Find out which metro regions, cities have embraced a new growth paradigm requiring them to be smarter, faster and make the best use of their resources.

2011 GLOBAL RANKINGS REPORT

Our annual look at the international standings reveals an established order giving way to a strong challenge from emerging economic giants.

2011 RANKINGS: TX Metros Lead Jobs Surge

Texas cities proliferate as Job Growth Leaders in Business Facilities' 2011 Metro Rankings Report.
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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: Charging into the EV Market in Northwest Ohio

With close proximity to Detroit, an extensive transportation network and a trained, educated workforce, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has a long successful track record within the automotive industry. Those inherent assets are the same resources which make this region an attractive location for the evolving electric vehicle market.