USA – Rocky Mountains

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout the Rocky Mountains, USA region.

ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
ENERGY STAR Certification

Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification In 2021

ENERGY STAR certified plants are among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, 93 plants prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector.
Carbon Capture

ExxonMobil Invests $400M In Wyoming Carbon Capture, Storage

Investment in carbon capture and storage at LaBarge, WY facility reduces greenhouse gas emissions, supports corporate-wide emission-reduction plans.
aviation industry

The Aerospace Industry: Soaring Away

Expectations that the COVID-19 pandemic may soon ease is giving some hope to aviation and aerospace executives, who anticipate that the commercial end of the business will soon rebound.
Meta Kuna Idaho

Meta Picks Idaho For New 960,000 SF Data Center

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has selected the City of Kuna, ID as the location of its new $800 million data center.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Orem, UT

LiveView Technologies To Invest Over $328M In Utah Expansion

The cloud-based software company will bring up to 3,400 new high-paying jobs to its Orem, UT headquarters in 10 years.
November / December 2021 Issue

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.
domestic extremists, keynote

FBI, DOJ Must Root Out White Supremacist, Law Enforcement Links

In his LiveXChange Keynote presentation, former FBI special agent Mike German called for a national strategy to root out law enforcement with links to white supremacist groups.
domestic extremists, keynote

Whistleblower To Detail Domestic Threats To Democracy At LiveXchange

October 27 at LiveXchange, ­former FBI special agent and whistleblower Michael German will discuss steps law enforcement must take to combat home-grown extremists.
Amazon logistics

Amazon Plans To Hire 125,000 Employees Across America

Amazon will add the new fulfillment and transportation positions to the 40,000 corporate and technology jobs announced earlier this month.
Salt Lake City, Utah

Three Expansions To Create More Than 4,100 Jobs In Utah

The technology/solar energy, aerospace, and life sciences companies will invest a total of more than $357 million across Utah.
July / August 2021 Issue

July / August 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 4)

The July / August 2021 Issue features our 17th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, working where you want to live.
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.
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.
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.

Did You Miss Our Labor Market Recovery Report Webinar?

In this free video webinar, Emsi EVP Josh Wright crunches the latest labor market data and shares his outlook on sectors and regions poised for recovery, the impact of remote work, and more.
Business Facilities LiveXchange Tucson, AZ

Shut Down Your Zoom…Face-To-Face Meetings Are Back!

This year's Business Facilities LiveXchange event will be live and in-person at The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson, AZ, October 26-28, 2021.
U.S. economy

Business Executives’ Optimism About U.S. Economy Hits Three-Year High

Nearly 70 percent of U.S. executives say their companies plan to expand in the next 12 months, up from 58 percent last quarter, finds new AICPA survey.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
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.

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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

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.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.