Virginia

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

Providence, RI

Report Explores Sectors And Metros Driving Construction Jobs Recovery

Study from CareerBuilder and Economic Modeling Specialists International reveals the top 10 metros for employment in commercial construction. Providence, RI-metro region tops the list.

Teleperformance To Invest $3.5 Million In Henrico County, VA Customer Service Center

In the U.S., Teleperformance operates 25 site locations and has approximately 20,000 employees, approximately 700 of which will be employed in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Feature Story: 2014 Economic Development Awards

There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations who have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations.

MicroPact Doubles Size Of Northern Virginia Headquarters

MicroPact is expected to take over space early this summer in a building that is just off the Dulles Toll Road in Fairfax County.

BUSINESS REPORT: Stafford County – Where Connectivity And Opportunity Intersect

Home to the Marine Corps Base at Quantico, Stafford County, VA is known as a destination for Defense and technology companies. Its location and business climate offer much more.
CCAM

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

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

Global Data Center Services Provider CyrusOne Sets Sights On Northern Virginia

Company shares plans for construction of new enterprise-class multi-tenant data center in Loudoun County.

FEATURE STORY: Game-Changer In The Heartland

The Midwest Inland Port ramp—ADM’s new intermodal freight shipping and receiving facility—puts Decatur front and center as a leading logistics hub. From the September/October 2013 issue.

Virginia Defense Companies Diversify With Going Global Initiative

State export program serves as national model for defense communities.

One Year Later

The report cards are in for the Superstorm Sandy recovery and the grade is "incomplete" as misery continues for thousands who have lost their homes or businesses.

BUSINESS REPORT: Virginia – HDL Expands Offices, Labs At VA BioTechnology Research Park

The diagnostic leader will occupy nearly five football fields of space in its expanded research and office complex in the heart of downtown Richmond. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

Send in the Drones

As 24 states bid to host test flights for Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, the FAA predicts that 7,500 drones will be flying over the U.S. within five years.

Leidos Headquarters To Be In Reston, VA

Planned national security, health and engineering solutions company Leidos to move into Reston Town Center.

COVER STORY: Advanced Manufacturing — Creating Jobs In 3Dimensions

From the digitization of equipment and processes to 3D printing to materials with custom-designed properties, advanced manufacturing is driving high-tech innovation, exports and the creation on high-wage jobs. From the May/June 2013 issue.

U.S. Coal Exports Help Fuel Economic Recovery

New study documents benefits for job creation, diverse industries, states.

Raytheon Realigns Two Business Headquarters Locations

The move is part of the company's previously announced consolidation initiative.
HDL, INC. HEADQUARTERS EXPANSION

HDL, Inc. HQ To Expand In Virginia BioTechnology Research Park

$25 million addition will mirror existing expansion, house 400 additional employees.

BUSINESS REPORT: Streamlining FTZ Process Speeds Business Development in Virginia

Putting a trade zone under an Alternative Site Framework gives locations greater flexibility to meet requests for zone status while making the process less expensive. From the January/February 2013 issue

Rolls-Royce To Construct New Facility in VA

The new facility will be located on the company’s 1,000-acre Crosspointe campus, located just south of the state capital, Richmond. Nov 16, 2012 @ 10:02 AM

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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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