State Focus

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Alabama

Alabama: Revving Up On The Road To Recovery

Maintaining its focus on the future, Alabama is regaining economic momentum for substantial growth.
Kentucky

Kentucky: Investing In Sustainable Growth

The Bluegrass State is preparing for statewide growth with site upgrades and new partnerships.
Santee Cooper

A Powerhouse For Growth In South Carolina

Santee Cooper, South Carolina’s largest power provider, is a major driver of regional economic development, helping to create a favorable business climate that fuels growth.
New York

New York: Where Steel Turns Into Sugar

The historic Bethlehem Steel mill in Lackawanna, New York, built in the 19th Century, will be converted into a $19-million sugar refinery.
Arizona

Advancing In Arizona: Not Just A Pretty Face

Known for some of the most striking views in the country, the Grand Canyon State is proving it’s more than meets the eye, demonstrating success in a variety of key sectors.
Box Elder County, Utah

Utah: Good To Great

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community.
Joplin, MO

Making It Happen In Joplin, Missouri

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Joplin region, where they can leverage a low cost of living, world-class transportation infrastructure and a regional workforce.
Arkansas

Arkansas: Headquarters Of Home-Grown Giants

Every Fortune 500 company headquartered in Arkansas began as a small, family-owned business.
Texas

Texas: Bigger And Better

From a skilled, growing workforce to low taxes and competitive incentives, everything is bigger and better in Texas.
Florida State Focus

Florida State Focus: Changes And Challenges

From COVID challenges to the road to recovery, not unlike many others, Florida is dealing with new territory in 2021.
Kentucky

Kentucky: Putting Expansion On The Fast Track

Companies looking to hit the ground running in the recovery are flocking to the Bluegrass State, where red tape is cut so ribbons can be cut.
Baltimore, Maryland

Maryland: Getting Busy In Baltimore

Increasing cargo volumes (and the largest container vessels in the world) are sailing into the Port of Baltimore, lifting Maryland’s economic tide.
Illinois

Illinois: The Intersection Of Talent And Innovation

A great logistics network and a world-class education system enable the Land of Lincoln to generate the fifth-highest GDP among states.
Genesee County, NY

Genesee County: Generating Growth In A New York Minute

In Genesee County, the 1,250-acre Western New York Science and Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park (STAMP) has two campuses available for development.
Vicksburg, MS

Mississippi: Modeling A Battle Plan For COVID-19

Scientists at Vicksburg’s ERDC have been deploying Supercomputers to develop models illustrating how the coronavirus spreads.
Tomball, Texas

Texas: Open For Business

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.
Arizona

Arizona: Silicon Makes Gold In The Copper State

Businesses choosing to locate their next facility in Arizona will discover there’s gold in the Copper State.
New Mexico

New Mexico: A Global Manufacturing And Logistics Powerhouse

Cutting-edge global players in advanced manufacturing are flocking to New Mexico for its superior logistics and one of the fastest border crossings.
North Carolina incentive programs

Incentivizing Growth: Tarheel Temptations Reel In Big Fish

Through two popular incentive programs, the North Carolina Department of Commerce tailors grants to help attract jobs and the company making an investment.
e-commerce

Georgia: E-Commerce Boom Favors Savannah

To meet surging demand for additional longer-term storage space, the GPA will develop 145 acres next to the Port of Savannah.
tax credits

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: 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.