Virginia

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

Virginia business

Business Diversity Abounds In Virginia

A solid education system, infrastructure investments, a strong workforce, and resilient business climate are just some of the many reasons why more and more companies choose to call Virginia home.
LEGO Virginia

The LEGO Group Picks Virginia For $1B Manufacturing Plant

The beloved building toy maker will create more than 1,760 new jobs with its new manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County, VA.  
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.
Raytheon Virginia

Raytheon Moving Global HQ To Northern Virginia

Raytheon Technologies is relocating its global headquarters from Massachusetts to Arlington, Northern Virginia.
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.
Virginia business expansions

Virginia Expansions To Create Total $34M Investment

In Virginia, a Germany-based automation solutions manufacturer is expanding in Newport News, while a peanut processor grows in Suffolk.
Boeing

Boeing Chooses Northern Virginia For Global HQ

Designating its Arlington, VA campus its new headquarters, the company will also develop a research and technology hub in the area to harness engineering and technical capabilities.
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[VIDEO] Roanoke Region of Virginia: Work Hard, Play Hard, Live Easy

Companies from around the world choose the Roanoke Region. As a place to live or to make a living, the Roanoke, Virginia region is recognized as one of the best.
Ports And FTZs

Ports And FTZs: Searching For A Safe Port

Ports and Free Trade Zones have taken on much greater importance as supply chain issues increase and demand for product grows from businesses and consumers.
Bode Technology, Fairfax County, VA

Bode Technology Expansion Will Create More Than 70 Jobs In Virginia

The forensic services provider will invest $2 million in its Fairfax County DNA testing services lab to increase capacity and support customer demand.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
Starkist Reston

StarKist, Embody Grow Corporate HQs In Virginia

Starkist and Embody will each expand their corporate headquarters in Virginia, creating a total of more than 160 jobs.
Purdue AgriBusiness

Perdue AgriBusiness Chooses Virginia For $59M Expansion

Perdue AgriBusiness will invest more than $59 million to modernize facilities and increase production in Chesapeake, VA.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Thermo Fisher Scientific Will Create Over 500 New Jobs In Virginia

The company will invest $97 million to expand its clinical research laboratories into three new locations in Henrico County and the City of Richmond.
food processing locations

Food Processing Locations: Processing A New World In The Food Chain

Quality and freshness remain the two top priorities in the food processing industry. Can suppliers keep up?
Rocket Lab USA

Virginia Lands Rocket Lab USA Launch Site, Manufacturing Complex

Rocket Lab USA will create 250 jobs at its new Neutron rocket launch site and manufacturing facilities at Wallops Island, VA.
Virginia Best Business Climate

2021 State Of The Year: Virginia — Best Overall Business Climate

With a skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment, great universities and a highly desirable standard of living, Virginia is at the top when it comes to best business climate.
Utilities Economic Development

Top Utilities: More Power To You

From municipally-owned power providers to expansive regional entities, these top utilities of 2021 did much more than provide energy.
January / February 2022 Issue

January / February 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 1)

The January / February 2022 issue features Business Facilities' 2021 State of the Year and Economic Deal of the Year awards. Plus, a look at Top Utilities and Shovel Ready Sites.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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