Virginia

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

Warehouse Distribution Virginia

Warehouse, Distribution Company Will Create 745 Jobs In Virginia

World Class Distribution, Inc. will invest $275 million in a 1.2 million-square-foot facility in Caroline County, VA.
National Association of Counties

Operation Green Light Illuminates Buildings Across America

The National Association of Counties (NACO) and NACVSO have spearheaded an initiative to shine a light on veterans and their role in their communities.
Innovation Hubs

Innovation Hubs For New Ideas

In innovation hubs, local entities work together to provide the resources growing companies need to foster discovery and advancement.
Logistics Locations

Logistics Locations: Moving At The Speed Of Business

Through ports, rail, roadways, and airports, the ideal location enables companies to transport goods and access supplies quickly.
semiconductor manufacturing

Shoring Up Semiconductors

Across North America, companies and locations are moving semiconductor manufacturing and ecosystems closer to home.
Enabled Intelligence Fairfax County

Enabled Intelligence, Pangiam Grow HQs In Fairfax County, Virginia

Combined, headquarters projects for Pangiam and Enabled Intelligence will create more than 300 high-tech jobs in Fairfax County, VA.
NASL

NASL, Lutron Electronics Pick Virginia For Manufacturing Projects

North American Specialty Laminations LLC (NASL) will establish a production facility in Roanoke County, Lutron Electronics will create 200 jobs in Hanover County.
indoor vertical farming

World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farming Campus Picks Virginia

Over six years, Plenty Unlimited will invest $300 million to build the world’s largest indoor vertical farming campus in Chesterfield County, creating more than 300 jobs.
Civica Virginia

Pharmaceutical, Aviation R&D Projects Bring $55M To Virginia

Civica will invest $27.8 million in a pharmaceutical testing facility in Chesterfield County; DroneUp will invest a total of $27.2 million in two facilities.
orporate headquarters decisions

Corporate Headquarters: Finding A Home Base For Business

Workforce, infrastructure, and quality of life factor into corporate headquarters decisions. Choosing where to move or expand this operation depends on these aspects and more.
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.
Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones: Revitalizing Communities

Still in its infancy, the U.S. Qualified Opportunity Zone Program shows promise to revitalize both large and small communities.
renewable energy

Growing Green Energy

Investments in renewable energy are driving job growth and site selection  decisions across the nation.
outdoor recreation

25 Towns Chosen For Outdoor Recreation Economic Boost

The Recreation Economy for Rural Communities (RERC) program administered by the U.S. EPA, USDA's Forest Service, the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC), and the Northern Border Regional Commission (NBRC) identified 25 communities.
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.
18th Annual Rankings Report Virginia

Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report: State Rankings

As the economic landscape evolves with sea change-level shifts, discover the leading locations in Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report.
Hilton Fairfax County Virginia Global Headquarters

Hilton To Retain, Expand Virginia Global Headquarters 

Hilton, the global hospitality company, will upgrade its Fairfax County, VA headquarters, creating 350 new jobs over the next five years.
Unilock Virginia

Unilock To Invest Over $55M In Advanced Manufacturing Campus

Hardscape manufacturer Unilock will establish new production facilities in Virginia to meet increased demand in the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast markets.

Virginia Leads States In Tech Talent Pipeline, Cybersecurity Rankings


Virginia once again earned top spots for both Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity in Business Facilities' 18th Annual Rankings Report.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Great News! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 1, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

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.

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.