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Nevada State Focus

Nevada: Shining Up the Silver State

Nevada is famous as a gambling mecca, but businesses will find a skilled workforce that offers a sure bet on success.
Tennessee

State Focus: Staying On Top In Tennessee

The Volunteer State keeps breaking its own records for new job commitments, capital investment and FDI. Tennessee is aiming to bring in 28,000 new jobs in 2016.
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State Focus – Arkansas: Expect the Unexpected

You’ll find the best of both worlds in Arkansas: a folksy place where people still say hello to strangers on the street, while cutting-edge technology is embraced on local plant floors.
New Mexico

State Focus: New Mexico – Welcoming the World

Exports are surging, making New Mexico a magnet for manufacturers with world-class ambitions.
New York

State Focus: New York – Accelerating Biotech Innovation In The Empire State

A $2.8-million investment from Innovate NY—matched by $21.5 million in private equity—is spurring the development of a biotech cluster in New York City.

State Focus – Utah: Consistently Excellent

When it comes to business, rolling the dice on an unpredictable location can be disastrous for the bottom line. If you’re looking for consistent excellence, Utah is a sure bet.
Kansas

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

Known as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America.
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Heroic Efforts In California

Under California’s Renovate America program, the state partners with locations to finance new energy-efficiency projects, creating new jobs in the golden state.
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State Focus – Indiana: Regional Plans Are Hopping In The Hoosier State

Gov. Mike Pence’s Regional Cities Initiative, enacted this year, envisions more than 400 projects drawing nearly $4 billion in investments.
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State Focus – Iowa: Growing Jobs As Well As Corn

While often stereotyped as an ag state, Iowa has created a business friendly environment that makes it globally competitive in a diverse and growing number of industry sectors.
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Louisiana: Where Partnerships Propel Innovation and Investment

Louisiana is bringing together state, regional and local partners, including business and higher education resources, in intelligent collaborations yielding sustainable economic growth.
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State Focus – New Jersey: Garden of Opportunity

The Garden State offers a “brain trust” with a highly skilled and educated workforce that makes it easy to recruit top talent.
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State Focus: Texas Diversity

Texas is a magnet for business and individuals for a reason—rather, for many reasons, one of which is the tax climate.
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Illinois: A Natural Leader

The Land of Lincoln is a $700-billion economy built around global commerce in advanced manufacturing and financial services.
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Arizona: Great and Getting Greater

Greater Phoenix, Arizona is a high-tech hub and a growth juggernaut, with unparalleled market access to the Mountain and Western regions of the U.S.
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Florida: More Than Fun And Sun

Florida is serious about business. State and economic development leaders are working to bring business to the state and keep it here.
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State Focus: Nevada: Soaring To New Heights

Home to some of the premier training facilities for the U.S. Air Force, Nevada’s aerospace industry is heading for the stratosphere.
Boston Scientific has had offices in Marlborough for years and, after building a new state-of-the-art facility, it officially moved its Global Headquarters to the city in 2014.

State Focus: Massachusetts – Nothing Common About Its Wealth

Massachusetts is taking in and out of the box approaches to help increase jobs and decrease unemployment.
The new U.S. headquarters of So.F.teR. in Lebanon, TN is dedicated to the production, development and sale of engineering plastics for the automotive, appliance, construction and electrical markets.

State Focus: Tennessee Reigns Supreme In The Southeast

The Business Facilities back-to-back State of the Year honoree shows no signs of slowing down its jobs juggernaut, with every week bringing a new project to the volunteer state.
The 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 acres that are ready to build and available for sale or lease; an adjacent 50 acres, available for future development, is ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.
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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.
20th Annual State Rankings

Texas, Virginia, California Are Leaders In 20th Annual State Rankings Report

Business Facilities rankings recognize leading states for Business Climate, Workforce Training, and Tech Talent.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.

[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.