Virginia

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

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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.
LEED Green Buildings

Illinois Led U.S. Green Building Council’s Top 10 States For LEED In 2021

Illinois once again topped the U.S. Green Building Council's (USGBC) annual ranking of the Top 10 States for LEED in 2021, demonstrating leadership in green building.
Celadon Development Corporation, Chesapeake, VA

$267M Joint Venture Will Create 210 New Jobs In Virginia

The new paperboard recycling and production facility, Celadon Development Corporation, will be located at the Chesapeake Deepwater Terminal site in the City of Chesapeake, VA.
Dominion Energy

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy

Felicia Howard, Dominion Energy’s new VP of Economic Development Strategy, discusses the future of economic development, clean energy, and the “new normal.”
Richmond, VA

CoStar Group To Create 2,000 Jobs At New Virginia Corporate Campus

The $460 million Richmond, VA expansion will include software development, R&D capabilities, sales, marketing, and support functions.
manufacturing industry

The Manufacturing Industry: Building Back Fast

Despite turbulence caused by labor and supply chain challenges, the manufacturing industry is experiencing a positive trajectory as it recovers from the pandemic.
2021 States of the Year

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.
Veronesi

Italy’s Veronesi To Establish First U.S. Facility In Virginia

Italy-based cured meats producer Veronesi will expand its customer base and create more than 150 jobs with its new Rockingham County, VA facility.

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: 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.