Arizona

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

Avondale, AZ

Discover Your EDGE in Avondale

Avondale, Arizona offers a low cost of doing business, uncomplicated permitting process, access to critical transportation corridors, and a deep talent pipeline of skilled workers.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
agribusiness

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.
Cybersecurity

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.
Arizona

Arizona: Silicon Makes Gold In The Copper State

Businesses choosing to locate their next facility in Arizona will discover there’s gold in the Copper State.
Amazon Tech Hubs

Amazon Creating 3,500 Jobs In Tech Hubs Across The U.S.

The jobs will be created as Amazon invests more than $1.4 billion in expansions of its Dallas, Detroit, Denver, New York, Phoenix, and San Diego Tech Hubs.
Qualified Opportunity Zones

There’s Still Time To Invest In Qualified Opportunity Zones

The IRS has extended a critical deadline for investments in Qualified Opportunity Zones until the end of the year, hoping to entice investors who have largely sat on their money during the global pandemic.
Sierra Vista, AZ

Healthcare: High Desert Top Workforce

A regional medical hub, excellent education resources and a top-notch workforce converge where the high desert meets the tall mountains in Sierra Vista, AZ.
May / June 2020 Issue

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.
Arizona High-Tech

Taking High-Tech To New Heights In Arizona

In Arizona, advanced manufacturing is busy integrating new technologies into products and processes, transforming industries, outputs and the workforce they require to succeed in today’s global market.
Tucson volunteers COVID-19

City Of Tucson: Navigating The Impacts Of COVID-19

In Arizona, Tucson’s Office of Economic Initiatives has been focused entirely on helping small business navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
life sciences

Biotech: Finding The DNA For Success

The integration of artificial intelligence within life sciences is making drug discovery and development more innovative, less labor intensive and more cost-effective, says Deloitte’s annual global outlook.
advanced manufacturing

Manufacturing 4.0 Has Arrived

Locations that have diversified their high-tech growth sectors are well-positioned to thrive in a new age of manufacturing efficiency. The factory of the future has arrived, a.k.a. manufacturing 4.0.
March / April 2020 Issue

March / April 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 2)

The March / April 2020 Issue features the manufacturing and automotive industries. Plus, a look at biotech, food processing, and sustainable development.
aerospace industry

The Aerospace Industry: Cruising To A Higher Altitude

Production-related issues and order cancellations slowed the commercial aerospace sector last year, but long-term demand for passenger jets remains robust.
Magnet States Report

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.
CarMax to build in Tempe, AZ

CarMax To Create More Than 400 Jobs In Arizona

The Fortune 500 used car retailer will open a new contact center in Tempe, AZ by the end of this year.
startup ecosystems

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio, Phoenix Lead In Economic Growth Potential

Atlanta, San Antonio and Phoenix are the top-ranked large metros for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
cybersecurity professionals

Cybersecurity: Catching Up With The Bad Guys

Millions of skilled cybersecurity professionals are needed on the front lines of the global battle with cybercriminals who are causing trillions of dollars worth of damage annually.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

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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