USA – Southwest

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

Sugar Land Economic Development

Economic Development Profile: Sweet As Sugar (Land)

Elizabeth Huff, Director, Sugar Land Economic Development shares her thoughts on the Texas city’s comprehensive and proactive economic development strategy.

Caterpillar Relocating Global HQ To Texas

Caterpillar Inc. will move its global headquarters from its current location in Deerfield, IL to the company’s existing office in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
Workforce Training

Higher Education Partnerships: Closing The Gap

Partnerships with higher education organizations are making a clear impact on businesses today, especially regarding workforce training.
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.
Diversity equity and inclusion

Building An Equity-Driven Workforce

Diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives level the playing field for workforce growth and economic gains.
San Antonio Texas

San Antonio Is Serious About Tech

Over the years San Antonio, TX has been known for many things but technology wasn’t necessarily one of them — until recently, that is.
ASU Research Park

Viasat Expanding In ASU Research Park

In Tempe, AZ, the satellite communications company will add 1,500 jobs at its second site in ASU Research Park.
STEM skills labor market

STEM Leaders: This Will Be On The Test

Across the U.S., locations partner with educational entities to foster Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) skills to fill labor market demand.
Johnson Controls Norman, Oklahoma

Johnson Controls Invests $7.5M In Oklahoma HVAC Plant

New automation equipment at Johnson Controls' Norman, OK commercial HVAC plant increases capacity, improves assembly productivity.
ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

Los Angeles Tops EPA Cities For ENERGY STAR Certified Buildings

District of Columbia, Atlanta, San Francisco, and Dallas round out top five, cutting energy costs while increasing efficiency, reducing emissions.
Caterpillar Schertz, TX

Caterpillar To Expand Texas Manufacturing Facility

Machinery and engine manufacturer Caterpillar will invest $24 million in new equipment and add 24 new jobs at its City of Schertz, TX facility.
Omni Logistics

Omni Logistics Opens Renewable Energy-Powered Corporate HQ

Omni Logistics establishes new wind-powered Dallas, TX headquarters near key transportation gateways; opens three other new facilities.
Pratt Industries High Point 67 Cedar Hill, TX

Pratt To Establish $200M Regional Manufacturing & Innovation Center In Texas

Pratt Industries will employ 150 workers to manufacture corrugated boxes and custom packaging at High Point 67 in Cedar Hill, TX.

Arizona State Focus: Heading To The Desert

Arizona is one of the most popular destinations for new businesses for many key reasons.
MoboTrex Pflugerville, Texas

MoboTrex Relocation Bringing 110 Jobs To Pflugerville

Traffic control systems company MoboTrex will invest $13 million to relocate its regional headquarters to Pflugerville, TX. 
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.
business and industrial parks

Business And Industrial Parks: There’s No Place Like Home

Operators of business and industrial parks realize that they need to offer more of everything to attract new their sites.
foreign direct investment

Foreign Direct Investment: A Foreign Affair

States are vying to attract foreign direct investment funds as cross border investments pump much needed funds into local economies.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs: On The Move

Cities and counties are leveraging their locations, skilled workforce, and intermodal services to keep goods moving.
USGBC LEED for Cities

15 Cities, Counties Join Green Buildings Leadership Program

In partnership with Bank of America, USGBC LEED for Cities certification has provided over $2 million to accelerate action on climate change, resilience, and social equity.

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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