Virginia

Virginia: Keeping Pace With Business

A transportation network and workforce programs support continued growth across the commonwealth of Virginia.
Florida economic growth

International Relations, Manufacturing Propel The Sunshine State

As the state with the fastest-growing population, Florida can focus on its manufacturing hubs to continue the state’s upward economic trend.
New England

Industrial Diversity Propels New England Growth

The New England region — Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont — is exhibiting notable employment growth across a variety of industry sectors.
BEAD Program, broadband access

Bridging The Digital Divide

Across the U.S., BEAD Program funding aims to expand broadband access, and leading locations remain to be seen.
Texas Business Climate

The Lone Star State: An Economic Engine

With more than 1,000 new projects underway in recent years—and home to more corporate headquarters than any other state—Texas has unsurpassed economic success. 
EV Industry Locations

The EV Industry: Charging Ahead

As electric vehicles gain sales momentum, here's a look at some of the regions that are attracting manufacturers in the EV industry.
Chester County, South Carolina

Chester County, South Carolina: South Charlotte’s Innovation Corridor

Nestled on Interstate 77 between the breathtaking growth of Charlotte and Columbia, we’re growing fast yet there’s room for more.

New Conair Distribution Center Will Bring 700 Jobs To Maryland

Conair LLC will create 700 jobs at a new distribution center in Washington County, MD; Maryland Department of Commerce expands site selection portal to more than 3,100 properties.
Logistics Industry Locations

Logistics Industry Locations: Bold Moves

Locations that foster logistics success benefit companies seeking to reach customers in record time with quality service.
Caren Merrick

Why Virginia? A Q&A With Secretary Caren Merrick

Caren Merrick, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, shares how the commonwealth's strategic ecosystems and strong talent pipeline offer opportunity to companies across many industries.
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo

Governor’s Report: Nevada Is Expanding Economic Reach

Governor Joe Lombardo discusses how a strategic location in the west and proactive programs propel business growth in Nevada.
Wells Fargo Virginia

Wells Fargo Invests $87M, Amazon Creates 1,000+ Jobs In Virginia

Wells Fargo will expand its Customer Support Center in Roanoke County; Amazon will establish a robotics fulfillment center and “last mile” delivery station in Virginia Beach.
SC I-77 Alliance

EV Soars, So Does Much More In South Carolina’s I-77 Corridor

The five counties of the SC I-77 Alliance have seen billions of dollars in announcements in 2023, led by record investments by EV companies.
Dallas headquarters

Frontier, Lightbeam Choose To Grow Headquarters In Dallas

Frontier Communications' relocation from Connecticut to Texas will support thousands of jobs over next 10 years; Lightbeam Health Solutions' relocation to Dallas doubles its headquarters space.
Sofidel America Circleville Ohio

Sofidel Invests $185M To Expand Ohio Plant 

In response to growing demand for its tissue products, Sofidel America will invest $185 million to expand its Circleville, Ohio plant, increasing production by 50%.
Omnis Fuel West Virginia

Omnis Fuel Restarts, Will Invest $800M In West Virginia Power Plant

In West Virginia, Omnis Fuel Technologies restarted and will expand its Pleasants Power Plant. Plus, a $50M food packaging facility is planned for Berkeley County.
North Carolina EV Hub

North Carolina Is Fast Becoming An EV Hub

As the demand for and production of electric vehicles ramps up, discover how North Carolina is well positioned to be a driving force in the auto industry’s transformation.
Atlantic 10 Conference, Washington, DC

The Atlantic 10 Conference Will Relocate HQ To Washington, DC

The Atlantic 10 Conference will be the first and only Division I Conference to have its headquarters based in the nation’s capital.
Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park, Genesee County, New York

1.9-Mile Transmission Line Moved To Support New York Mega-Site

The electric transmission line delivers 100% clean, renewable hydropower to the 1,250-acre Science & Technology Advanced Manufacturing Park in Genesee County, New York.
US Motor Works Kansas City Missouri

US Motor Works To Build $19M Kansas City Fulfillment Center

New US Motor Works facility, located in the Kansas City region, will help the company centralize distribution, expand capabilities and shorten delivery times.
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: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.