Fairfield County, SC

Fairfield County, SC: Shaping The Future, Starting Now

This rural county situated between Columbia and Charlotte offers ideal sites and settings for manufacturers and their families alike. The growth surge has begun.
Montgomery County, Texas

Lone Star State Success Driven By ‘Hardworking Texans’

Governor Greg Abbott credits the state’s residents — and economic development tools — for its top business ranking.
North Carolina business climate

Partnership Drives Success In The Tar Heel State

North Carolina’s commitment to a top workforce, clean energy, and a favorable business climate are credited for the state’s success.
Florida Economic Growth

Florida Continues To Outpace National Economic Trends

Governor Ron DeSantis credits the Sunshine State’s economic growth to strong infrastructure and local community development.
Trenton New Jersey

New Jersey Sees ‘Historic Economic Progress’

Governor Phil Murphy says the Garden State’s workforce and location provide tremendous value to businesses.
City of Henderson

Meeting The Moment In Henderson, NV

Jared Smith, CEcD, Economic Development and Tourism Director, City of Henderson, tells us why this forward-thinking southern Nevada city is primed for the next wave of business.
migration patterns, United Van Lines, 47th Annual National Movers Study

National Movers Study: Where Did Americans Move In 2023?

Lower costs are drawing Americans to the Southeast and less expensive metros, finds United Van Lines’ 47th Annual National Movers Study.
U.S. Soccer

U.S. Soccer Selects Fayette County, GA For HQ, Training Center

A $228 million investment from U.S. Soccer will bring 440 jobs to the area, according to the Georgia Department of Economic Development.
Richland, Washington

Opportunity In Richland, Washington

City Of Richland Economic Development Manager Amanda Wallner discusses why this Pacific Northwest city provides a strategic location for companies across a number of industries.
tourism and hospitality

Tourism & Hospitality Find ‘Renaissance Era’

With COVID-19 Pandemic travel restrictions in the past, the tourism and hospitality industries are on track to defy expectations.
Santa

BF Editors’ Blog: Breaking Down Santa’s Influence As A Site Selector

The origin story for Santa has many variations, but present-day versions of the myth lean heavily on his homebase being the North Pole.
Entertainment District

$2B Entertainment District Planned At Potomac Yard In Alexandria, VA

The Entertainment District, which will break ground in 2025 and open in late 2028, is expected to create approximately 30,000 jobs over the next several decades.
digital media and film industry

Digital Media & Film: Ready For Their Close-Up

The digital media and film industry produces entertainment in locations that offer scenery, talent, and more.
Empire State Development

Why New York? A Q&A With Hope Knight, Empire State Development

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight talks about how New York innovation and initiatives support growth in manufacturing, clean energy, and more.
Quality of Life, Site Selection

Workforce Focus: Site Selection & Quality Of Life

Community involvement and access to a rich variety of activities and amenities have climbed the list of factors for site decisions.
arts and culture

BF Editors’ Blog: Arts & Culture Energize Economies

The economic impact of the arts across the U.S. alone is in the billions, and it continues to grow with business leaders and their workforce giving ever more weight to this quality of life factor.
Lancaster County, South Carolina

Lancaster County: A Gold Mine Of South Carolina Opportunities In The Charlotte Metro

Lancaster County’s pro-business practices, affordability, and lifestyle have it among the nation’s fastest-growing counties, and there’s room to grow.
Newport News

Newport News Shipbuilding Brings Dozens Of Jobs to Norfolk, VA

Newport News Shipbuilding’s additional campus in Norfolk, Virginia, is bringing dozens of jobs to the area, according to the city’s mayor.
Lafayette Economic Development Authority (LEDA)

Why I Moved My Business to Lafayette, LA — And You Should, Too

Find out why two company leaders chose Lafayette, Louisiana as the best place to relocate and expand their business.

McNeilus Steel Adds Second Facility In Tennessee

McNeilus Steel Inc. plans to invest $23.4 million to expand its operations in Tennessee with the addition of a facility in Morrison.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

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.