Florida

This section includes articles related to area economic development, corporate relocation, company expansion and site selection news throughout Florida.

LiveXchange Emerging Industries

Greg Lindsay To Give LiveXchange Emerging Industries Keynote Address

Lindsay, a two-time Jeopardy! champion—and the only human to go undefeated against IBM’s Watson—will be the keynote speaker at this year's LiveXchange Emerging Industries event.

Would Your City Survive A Zombie Apocalypse?

Site selection takes on a new twist when the odds of surviving a zombie apocalypse are among your criteria for choosing a location.
build back better

U.S. EDA Announces 21 Build Back Better Regional Challenge Winners

A marquee initiative of EDA’s American Rescue Plan, this program awards between $25 and $65 million to rebuild regional economies across the nation.
American Rescue Plan

Good Jobs Challenge Awards 32 Entities Grant Money

Part of the American Rescue Plan, the program through the U.S. EDA focuses on assisting innovations in workforce development.
Florida Business

The Sunshine State Is Bright For Business

Florida offers a thriving economy and competitive cost of doing business­­, coupled with a top-ranked labor force and pro-business climate.
North Carolina Best Business Climate

New York, San Francisco Top Fintech, Crypto Leaders Rankings

New York City leads the pack in Fintech, San Francisco is the Crypto Market Leader, and Morgantown, WV tops new Metros For Movers list in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
North Central Florida

North Central Florida: Low Cost, High Opportunity

With robust infrastructure and a talented workforce, North Central Florida offers attractive prospects for new and expanding businesses.
LiveXchange

Spring 2022 LiveXchange Streamlines Site Searches

The success of the 18th annual LiveXchange event by Business Facilities paves the way for expansion of the franchise this fall.
FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026 To Boost Economy Across 16 Host Cities

The 16 Host Cities picked for FIFA World Cup 2026 were selected based on transportation, human rights, stadium infrastructure, fan fest locations and training sites.
Resia Bay County Florida

Resia Establishing A New Manufacturing Operation In Florida

Multifamily community real estate developer Resia will invest more than $40 million and create 200 jobs at a new factory in Bay County, FL.
Wakulla County Florida

Wakulla County Is The Natural Place For Your Business

Offering a perfect balance for business and living, Wakulla County is one of the fastest growing rural areas in North Florida.
Workforce Development

Workforce Development To Get The Job Done

Access to a quality workforce is a top priority for companies considering where to relocate or expand. Here’s a look at what some top locations across the U.S. are doing to address today’s workforce.
May / June 2022 Issue

May / June 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 3)

Business Facilities' May / June 2022 issue focuses on workforce development, including STEM, higher education partnerships, quality of life, and more.
Santa Rosa

Santa Rosa Is Winning Jobs With Triumph

The remarkable story of how Santa Rosa County, FL turned a devastating economic disaster into unprecedented growth and job creation.
LiveXchange Emerging Industries

Business Facilities Introduces LiveXchange Emerging Industries

Business Facilities is expanding its Business Facilities LiveXchange franchise with the introduction of LiveXchange Emerging Industries.
TD Bank Group

TD Bank Group Creates South Florida Tech Hub

TD plans to add 200 jobs in Fort Lauderdale, boosted by a new relationship with the Alan B. Levan | NSU Broward Center of Innovation, to support its goal to create 2,000 tech jobs.
Manufacturing Industry Locations

Locations For The Manufacturing Industry: On The Bright Side

Economic developers are going to great lengths to highlight their advantages as competition dramatically increases for new manufacturing locations.
Life Sciences Industry

The Circle Of Life

The life sciences field has taken on much greater significance in recent years. Economic developers are responding with more options to make their communities more appealing.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
USGBC LEED for Cities

15 Cities, Counties Join Green Buildings Leadership Program

In partnership with Bank of America, USGBC LEED for Cities certification has provided over $2 million to accelerate action on climate change, resilience, and social equity.

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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Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Hoosier Energy

The Hoosier Energy Power Network’s Economic Development team is dedicated to providing valuable site selection information and assistance to companies considering a relocation or expansion in Indiana or Illinois.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

The region has been recognized as one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation and is just a short drive away from major mid-Atlantic cities including New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.