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.

green building

Green Building: Massachusetts Finishes First In Top 10 Ranking

The U.S. Green Building Council’s annual ranking recognizes U.S. states that are leading the way on green building.
economic development

U.S. Economic Development Administration Gets $1.6B For 2023

New funding will accelerate regional economic development, promote national security, aid disaster recovery, and support distressed communities nationwide.
Hempitecture Idaho

Hempitecture Opens Energy Efficient Manufacturing Plant In Idaho

In Jerome, Idaho, Hempitecture facility produces sustainable bio-based nonwoven products for multiple industries using renewable energy.

November / December 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 6)

The November/December 2022 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: Location Profiles. Plus, Virginia Gov. Glenn Youngkin, renewable energy, infrastructure, and more.
site selection

High-Growth Sectors Connect At LiveXchange Emerging Industries

With high-growth industries the focus, Business Facilities LiveXchange event looks at what’s next in site selection.
National Association of Counties

Operation Green Light Illuminates Buildings Across America

The National Association of Counties (NACO) and NACVSO have spearheaded an initiative to shine a light on veterans and their role in their communities.
Utah businesses

Utah Helps Local Businesses

Utah has launched several programs to support relocating and expanding businesses, including tax rebates and custom job training.
tech talent

Finding Tech Talent

Where tech talent is concentrated is one of the most influential factors in the potential growth of the industry in a region.
PepsiCo Denver

PepsiCo Building Sustainable Manufacturing Facility In Denver

The 1.2M SF facility, which will create more than 250 new jobs in Colorado, is scheduled to open at the Denver High Point development district in 2023.
Sevier County, Utah

Discover Sevier County, Utah

With a strategic location, two business parks, and a can-do attitude, Sevier County, Utah is ready for business.

Would Your City Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

Site selection takes on a new twist when the odds of surviving a zombie apocalypse are among your criteria for choosing a location.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
outdoor recreation

25 Towns Chosen For Outdoor Recreation Economic Boost

The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program administered by the U.S. EPA, USDA's Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) identified 25 communities.
Blockchain Technology

Blockchain Technology Company Growing HQ In Utah

With help from the state's EDTIF program, tZERO Group will invest over $2 million and create 80 new jobs at its Utah headquarters over the next eight years.
hybrid work trend

Companies Choosing High Quality Offices In Response To Hybrid Work

Companies are choosing high quality offices to encourage employees to work from the office and be their most productive when there, according to CBRE analysis.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.

Virginia Leads States In Tech Talent Pipeline, Cybersecurity Rankings


Virginia once again earned top spots for both Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.
tech talent

CBRE Releases Annual Tech Talent Scorecard For 2022

CBRE's Scoring Tech Talent report ranks the top 75 tech markets in the U.S. and Canada and outlines the industry’s job-growth trends amid economic shifts and increased remote hiring.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.

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.