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We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.


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We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

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Latest: Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report - We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities Rankings Report

We’re marking the 10th anniversary of our annual rankings festival by doing what we do every year: refining our rankings criteria to give you the most meaningful benchmarks of state and metro performance.

SG Preston To Build New Plant In Lawrence County, OH

The SGP South Point facility will have total investment of $400 million, create 100 permanent jobs and be the world's largest purpose-built producer of renewable diesel upon completion, estimated to occur in 2017.

Location Focus: The Carolinas – Growth Climate Warms In The Carolinas

Numerous new projects have been drawn to North and South Carolina, where the welcome mat has been set out for innovators and manufacturers across a wide range of industries.

More Jobs Than Workers

North Dakota is coming up with creative ideas to address its chronic workforce shortage.

Tapping LA’s Rooftop Solar Potential Could Benefit City’s Most Disadvantaged Communities

Report commissioned by LABC Institute encourages incentives to share benefits of emerging commercial solar market with low-income areas throughout Los Angeles; many local programs already benefiting from the LADWP feed-in tariff.

Texas Solar Power Association Founded To Promote Development Within The Industry

Texas Solar Power Association launched; will promote state's solar business interests and encourage economic development and job growth.

PNC Tops Off Its New Global Headquarters In Pittsburgh

The Tower at PNC Plaza reflects the company's ongoing support of green building practices.

Can Solar Gardens Grow Jobs?

Massachusetts joins the states permitting regional solar-array utilities.

Fukushima: Year Three

The mega-disaster that won't go away isn't getting any better.

All the Way Back

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

Business Report: Businesses Are Finding It’s Better In The Bluegrass State

In 2013, companies invested $3.3 billion in 281 new projects in Kentucky across a broad spectrum of industries, creating 14,000 jobs.

Business Report: GEICO Expansion Brings 1,000 New Jobs To Katy, TX

The Lone Star State’s job-creating juggernaut shows no signs of abating as new projects proliferate across a broad range of industries.

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.

Verizon Opens New Finance Center Building In Lake Mary, FL

Economic impact of 750 new jobs announced by Verizon is boosted by new building in central Florida and the possibility of additional jobs at Finance Center.

Burgers And Brews Set Sustainability Standard In The Heartland

Midwest companies leading the charge on corporate social responsibility.

First Word: We’re No. 1

What a difference five years can make. The U.S. has undergone nothing short of an Energy Revolution and reclaimed it position as the world's largest energy producer.

The Reckoning

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

ICC Relocating West Coast Operations

New office in Brea, CA will integrate all West Coast activities, serve as "home away from home" for employees and partners.

LG Electronics Building Among Top Development Projects In New Jersey

NJ Alliance for Action Award celebrates economic impact in New Jersey of new LG North American headquarters.

Duke Energy Selects Five SC Properties For Potential Industrial Development

After each site's state of readiness has advanced, Duke Energy's business development team will strategically market each of them nationwide to companies looking to expand or relocate their operations.

Construction Begins On Missouri’s Largest Investor-Owned Utility Solar Facility

O'Fallon Renewable Energy Center brings solar into Ameren Missouri's energy generation portfolio.

ConEd Offering Incentive For Peak Load Curtailment; Registration Ends May 1

Huge boost in energy "peak load" financial incentives in Summer 2014 for NYC's largest energy users, but business owners and institutions must act soon.

UK’s First 100% Green Data Center Coming To Scotland

The Fouin + Bell Architect designed facility is attracting substantial interest from both public and private sector occupiers.

Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.

First Minister Of Scotland Opens Smarter Grid Solutions’ New York Office

Leading smart grid technology company opens in North America. Signs global agreements with Silver Spring Networks and HEVO Power.

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.

Dealing from the Bottom of the Deck

Old-school automakers are circling their dealership wagons in a last line of defense against Tesla.

BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario Unveils Plans To Achieve An Energy Balance

The Ministry of Energy has worked with the Ontario Energy Board, Ontarians and a host of others to put together its most ambitious energy plan yet.

Tidal Wave of the Future

If a hydrokinetic pilot project in the East River is successful, the lights will come on in NYC when the tide comes in.

Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).

Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, ConEd Partner In NV & CA Solar Projects

Copper Mountain Solar 3 is currently under construction and, when completed, will be among the largest photovoltaic solar plants in the U.S., creating about 300 construction jobs at peak and 10 positions to operate the facility.

Commonwealth Center For Advanced Manufacturing To Partner With The Department Of Defense Technology Development Institute

In addition to funding from consortium members, the institute will receive a portion of the $140 million federal funds designated for manufacturing innovation institutes.

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds… With Larry V. Parman, Secretary, Oklahoma Department Of Commerce

Oklahoma Secretary Parman recaps plans for energy conservation, logistics, and natural gas exploration in the state.

Danos Selects Port Of Iberia, LA For New Manufacturing Facility

Energy firm’s $23.2 million capital investment will create 100 new direct jobs in Iberia Parish.

Schindler Opens Elevator Manufacturing Facility In Hanover, PA

First elevator manufacturing facility in North America to achieve LEED® Gold certification from the U.S. Green Building Council.

Navigant Report: Advanced Energy Industry Grew Twice As Fast As The World Economy In 2013

According to new research from Navigant, the advanced energy market is bigger than pharmaceutical manufacturing worldwide, equal to the airline industry in the U.S.

Energy Choices For A Strong And Secure America

American Security Project outlines policy choices to ensure energy security, economic stability, and environmental sustainability.

Riding the Wind

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

LOCATION FOCUS: Indiana — More And More Roads Are Leading To “The Crossroads Of America”

A business destination that removes roadblocks for the good of its people, Indiana is proof that when you rip away the red tape and work together, cooperation brings results.

ConEd Solutions To Boost Energy Efficiency At 90 U.S. Army Sites

The contract is a component of the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Savings Performance Contract (ESPC) program.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Texas: Open For Business

The pandemic and low oil prices hit Texas with a one-two punch, but the Lone Star State is still a leader in big-ticket projects.

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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It’s Game Day at the GPA! Executive Director Griff Lynch will present the Georgia Ports Authority’s virtual 2020 State of the Port Address, with the latest developments in infrastructure and global trade at the Port of Savannah: 11 a.m., Oct. 22, 2020. Register for the free online event at gaports.com.