Virginia

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

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.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.
best metros corporate headquarters

Rankings Recognize Best Metros For Corporate HQs, Business Climate

In Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report, cities across the U.S. and Canada are hot spots for corporate headquarters, best business climates.

Virginia Awards Workforce, Entrepreneurial, Site Development Grants

Growth and Opportunity for Virginia (GO Virginia) grants totaling over $10 million will support regional economic growth through localities, public entities and private businesses.
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.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Charging into the EV Market in Northwest Ohio

With close proximity to Detroit, an extensive transportation network and a trained, educated workforce, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has a long successful track record within the automotive industry. Those inherent assets are the same resources which make this region an attractive location for the evolving electric vehicle market.

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.