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The Sunshine State is used to making things grow, this includes its tech industry, where Florida is sprouting thousands of new jobs.

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The Sunshine State is used to making things grow, this includes its tech industry, where Florida is sprouting thousands of new jobs.

Orlando No. 1 In Business Climate, Dallas Is Top Millennial Magnet

Orlando, FL has the Best Business Climate among large cities and Dallas tops the leaderboard of Millennial Magnets in BF's 16th Annual Rankings Report.

All Roads Lead To New Braunfels, Texas

Its location on IH-35, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio has helped make New Braunfels a popular location to live, work and play.

Will Americans Relocate To Less Populated Areas Due To COVID-19?

Fast Survey finds that one in three Americans are considering relocation, with westerners, younger people, and higher earners most likely to consider a move.

CoffeeTech Industries Investing $56M In Texas 

The coffee company will build a new headquarters and manufacturing facility in Seguin, TX, where it will create more than 90 new jobs. 

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."

Corporate Headquarters: Base Camps for Business

Corporate headquarters aren’t synonymous with cookie-cutter glass towers hidden in the middle of canyons of skyscrapers in the largest cities. More and more locations are offering what it takes to be a base camp for 21st-century business.

City Of Santa Fe Earns Sustainability Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve LEED Gold status under the USGBC's more stringent LEED v4.1 rating system.

Amazon Creating Over 1,000 New Jobs In Delaware

The new, state-of-the-art fulfillment center in Wilmington, DE will add more than 1,000 new, full-time jobs to the company’s current 2,500 employees across the state.

New York: State Of The Future

The Empire State is preparing for a future of sustainable growth by investing $150 billion in the nation’s largest infrastructure program and creating innovative workforce development programs to prepare skilled workers for high-tech jobs.

Carolinas: Developing A Successful Workforce

Both North Carolina and South Carolina continue to take steps to ensure their workforces are able to prepare for the jobs of tomorrow, today.

Marion County, SC: Just Right For Growing Business

Marion County, SC has much to offer companies seeking a competitive edge while offering an unmatched quality of life at an affordable cost.

West Melbourne, Florida: Logistics Gem On The Space Coast

West Melbourne, FL offers businesses access to international markets while maintaining its small town friendliness just a few miles from Florida’s beautiful white-sand beaches.

Freshpet Investing $264M In New Texas Manufacturing Facility

The new pet food manufacturing facility will create 427 new jobs in Ennis, TX with help from a Texas Enterprise Fund (TEF) grant. 

20 Communities To Address Climate Change, Resilience, Social Equity

The U.S. Green Building Council is expanding its LEED for Cities and Communities program with a new $500,000 grant from Bank of America.

Contour To Add Airline Base At Indianapolis International Airport

The Tennessee-based regional airline's new nonstop routes will create up to 55 new jobs in central Indiana by the end of 2023.

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.

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.

Pawtucket, RI Launches $400M Economic Development Project

The project will transform Pawtucket’s riverfront with extensive development, including a new United Soccer League (USL) Championship soccer team and stadium.

Mississippi: Business Is Blossoming In The Magnolia State

Mississippi has reduced the amount of capital investment and the minimum number of jobs required to receive aerospace and data center incentives.

Building A Better Maryland

A Better Maryland is a new development plan that provides resources and tools for the Free State's long-term economic success.

Illinois: A Talent Pool With World-Class Skills

The Land of Lincoln offers a highly educated workforce and a logistics network that is hard to match.

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

New England: A Rising Tide Of Jobs, Wages

All six New England States experienced gains in wages and salaries in 2018, with the income surge averaging more than four percent in 2Q 2018.

Arizona: Job Growth Is Surging In The Grand Canyon State

With a booming economy fueled by a business-friendly climate and a thriving startup ecosystem, Arizona was fourth among U.S. states in GDP growth in 2018.

The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.

$7.5B Digital Infrastructure City To Be Built In Las Vegas

The first-of-its-kind mixed-use project will feature automated multi-functional designs, renewable energies, autonomous vehicles, artificial intelligence, augmented reality, Internet of Things, robotics, supertrees, and self-healing concrete structures. 

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce

Maryland has dedicated $56.5 million to attract new businesses to its Opportunity zones. MD also has extended a 10-year tax credit for jobs created in the zones.

WESCAM Breaks Ground On New Canadian HQ

The state-of-the-art, 330,000-square-foot headquarters in Hamilton, Ontario will house 1,200 highly-skilled workers.

Setting The Bar High In Nevada

A new bill, passed unanimously across party lines, updates and reforms Nevada’s RPS so that, by 2030, 50 percent of its electricity will come from clean, renewable energy.

Invesco Investing $70M In Georgia HQ Expansion

The investment management company will expand its global headquarters in Atlanta, adding 500 jobs and bringing total employment to nearly 1,200.

Islip, NY: Long Island’s Corridor Of Growth

Islip has a bustling airport, a busy foreign trade zone next door and an attractive location in the middle of Long Island’s largest industrial corridor.

New Mexico: Development As A Recreational Activity

New Mexico is moving to create a new Division of Outdoor Recreation, a unit the governor says will boost economic development.

Sierra Vista, AZ: Where History, Education And Nature Converge

A tech-ready workforce and leading-edge education are shaping Sierra Vista, AZ.

The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

Fairmont, Minnesota: Growing Side By Side

Agribusiness, manufacturing and distribution are thriving shoulder-to-shoulder in Fairmont, a rural gem in south central Minnesota.

Retail Rush: Goodyear, Arizona

One of the fastest-growing cities in the U.S., nestled in the West Valley of the Greater Phoenix region, Goodyear, AZ is in the midst of a retail boom that continues to grow.

Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities 

Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level.

The World’s Best Are Making Their Move — To New Brunswick

The Canadian province offers an exceptionally low cost of doing business and all of the essentials required by the world’s most successful companies to reach a global market.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

PRIMED Medical Products To Establish Manufacturing Facility In Canada

PRIMED is searching for a location for a domestic production hub and Centre of Excellence for North American personal protective equipment (PPE) production.

COVID-19 Response And Recovery Update

Economic development organizations and local businesses keep finding inspiring and innovative ways to join forces to meet the most urgent needs of this unprecedented crisis.

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