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.

Food Processing Baked Goods

Industry Focus: Food Processing – The Process Of Consistency

In this day and age, food processing plays an essential role in enhancing our way of life by ensuring that the food produced meets consistent quality standards.
Overall Friendly States

Small Business Owners Grade Their States For Business Friendliness

Thumbtack.com surveyed 12,632 small businesses across the United States. The survey asked questions about the friendliness of states and cities toward small businesses.

All the Way Back

The United States finally has recovered all of the jobs we lost in the Great Recession.

First-Class Visas

Austin, TX is thinking of setting up an immigrant investor program: Fund a project, get a visa.

The Reckoning

Memo to climate change deniers: You're gonna need a bigger boat.

For Whom the Road Tolls

Say goodbye to your free ride on the nation's physical and digital superhighways.

Feature Story: Aiming For The Top In Utah

When Gov. Gary Herbert took office, he set a lofty goal of making Utah the top-performing state economy. Four years and thousands of jobs later, the Beehive state is poised to plant its flag at the summit.

Battle for North America

Germany's auto giants are set to unleash billions of dollars to expand North American production.

Cover Story: New Energy Powers Growth

An energy revolution is sweeping across the U.S., creating thousands of jobs and making it likely we’ll achieve the long-sought goal of energy independence by 2020 or sooner.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.
Boeing Utah

STATE FOCUS: Business And Life Are Elevated In The Beehive State

Like the mighty Rocky Mountains looming over everything, Utah’s business environment and quality of life are reaching for the sky.

Reefer Madness

Ready or not, legalized marijuana is shaping up to become a leading growth sector in the U.S.
AMG

AMG National Trust Bank Headquarters Relocating To Greenwood Village, CO

New landmark building, designed by Ware Malcomb, will bring European design to the Denver suburbs.

Secret Formula—Office Vacancy Rates—Prompts Roger Staubach To Bet On The Broncos

After picking last year's winner, Jones Lang LaSalle once again turns to commercial real estate stats to help handicap the Big Game.

Riding the Wind

Expanded federal subsidies spurred a bevy of year-end wind power project announcements, including a $1.9-billion deal in Iowa.

The Drone Age

A new era dawns as the FAA clears six drone test sites for takeoff in the U.S.

Losing the Broadband Race

We invented the Internet, but even Romania and Moldova are blowing the doors off the U.S. in high-speed broadband.

Crystal Ball 2014

BF doesn't need NSA's help to eavesdrop on the future--we've got a direct connection to next year's headlines!

Deal of the Decade

States from coast to coast have put in mega-bids to try to land Boeing's 777X assembly line.

Remembering Ed Coene

A visionary entrepreneur who boldly embraced the future, but never lost sight of the enduring values of family and friendship. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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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

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