Colorado

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Colorado.

Diversity equity and inclusion

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.
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.
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.
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.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Apple U.S. investment

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.
Minimum Wage

Half Of U.S. States To See Minimum Wage Increases In 2021

Many states will make changes to their minimum wage laws in 2021; greatest impacts will be seen in California, Washington and Florida.
quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis

Colorado Governor’s Report: Ready To Scale New Heights

Gov. Jared Polis is keeping Colorado ahead of the curve on today’s biggest challenges, including providing recovery relief for small businesses and preparing to lead the clean-energy economy.
November / December 2020

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
Amazon Tech Hubs

Amazon Creating 3,500 Jobs In Tech Hubs Across The U.S.

The jobs will be created as Amazon invests more than $1.4 billion in expansions of its Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego Tech Hubs.
Crocs Broomfield, Colorado

Crocs Celebrates Opening Of New Global HQ In Colorado

The 90,000-square-foot Broomfield, CO facility will allow the casual footwear manufacturer to increase its local workforce, and make sure current employees are "Confidently Comfortable."
Montrose, CO

Wedge Brands Investing $14M In Colorado

The 76,000-square-foot logistics and distribution center for the outdoor industry will be located on the Colorado Outdoors campus in Montrose. 
LEED Green Building

Colorado, Illinois, New York Lead Nation In LEED Green Building

Massachusetts and Hawaii round out Top 5 on USGBC's Top 10 States for LEED, which recognizes current leaders committed to sustainable buildings, cities, and communities.
environmental job training

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 
startup ecosystems

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Best Business Climate

TN Named Best Business Climate, NC No. 1 In Growth Potential

Tennessee has been named the state with the Best Business Climate and North Carolina is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report
global investment

Global Investment: Destinations Of Choice

Attracting foreign direct investment has become a top priority for economic development organizations seeking to leverage the status of the U.S. as the top global destination for FDI.

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: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

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.