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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.
Virginia Best Business Climate

2021 State Of The Year: Virginia — Best Overall Business Climate

With a skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment, great universities and a highly desirable standard of living, Virginia is at the top when it comes to best business climate.
Tennessee Best Deals

2021 State Of The Year: Tennessee — Best Deals

With a number of major commitments, Tennessee had a banner year in terms of deal-making last year. That’s why it was named Business Facilities’ state with the Best Deals for 2021.
Massachusetts Workforce

2021 State Of The Year: Massachusetts — Best Workforce/Education

Massachusetts’ long emphasis on education and its well-educated workforce makes the commonwealth an excellent location for any business seeking the best and the brightest. 
North Carolina 2020 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2020 State Of The Year

North Carolina has been named Business Facilities’ 2020 State of the Year, the first time the Tar Heel State has earned the magazine’s top honor.
2019 State of the Year Texas

2019 State Of The Year: Texas

Texas wins our top honor for a record fourth time with a bonanza of new investments in projects creating thousands of new jobs in a diverse group of growth sectors throughout the Lone Star State.
Texas 2019 State of the Year

Texas Is Business Facilities’ 2019 State Of The Year

Business Facilities has named Texas its 2019 State of the Year, making it the first state to win the magazine’s top honor four times.
Virginia Economic Development Partnership

Virginia Economic Development Partnership Receives 2018 State Of The Year Award

Virginia Economic Development Partnership President and CEO Stephen Moret was presented with Business Facilities’ 2018 State of the Year Award today by BF Chief Business Officer Ted Coene.
Virginia 2018 State of the Year

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.
Virginia State Flag

Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

The Commonwealth secures BF's top annual honor with a diversified and successful high-tech growth strategy.
South Carolina State of the Year Award

South Carolina Governor Presented With 2017 State Of The Year Award

The Palmetto State earned Business Facilities' annual award by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.
South Carolina state of the year

2017 State Of The Year: South Carolina

The Palmetto State’s manufacturing base gets stronger while South Carolina invokes its can-do spirit and leverages impressive resources to expand a diverse set of new growth sectors.
south carolina state of the year

South Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2017 State Of The Year

The Palmetto State takes BF's top honor by doubling down on its solid manufacturing base while diversifying into new growth sectors.
Texas Governor With 2016 State of the Year Award

Texas Governor Presented With 2016 State Of The Year Award

The Lone Star State earned Business Facilities' annual award for the third time in recognition of its business friendly climate that welcomes innovation and promises unlimited growth potential in years to come.
Texas State of the Year

State of the Year: Texas

The Lone Star State reaffirms its dominance as the most dynamic state economy in the U.S., an energy and exports powerhouse with a seemingly boundless potential for growth.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.
State of the Year Alabama

Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year: Alabama

The Crimson Tide is rolling, big time, and now it’s brought in our top honor: Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year.
Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award.

BF In The News: Alabama Businesses Celebrate 2015 State Of The Year Award

At least one local business owner wasn't surprised that Alabama took the top spot in Business Facilities’ 2015 State of the Year Award, according to a January 4 newscast from ABC News affiliate WAAY 31.

Alabama is BF’s 2015 State of the Year

The Crimson Tide has rolled in a bevy of big-ticket projects, laying a solid foundation for future growth.
Volkswagen’s expansion of its assembly plant in Chattanooga positions the German automaker to achieve its goal of selling at least 1 million vehicles in North America.

Feature Story: Tennessee State of the Year AGAIN!

A powerhouse auto cluster, the nation’s most-improved education system and world-class infrastructure keep the volunteer state on its pedestal.

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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