USA - Southwest

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



Ports and FTZs

Moving Along: Ports And FTZs

As total U.S. exports and imports grow with global trade, waterborne vessels continue to carry a large share of goods.
foreign direct investment

Growing Global Investments

The United States continues to attract the lion’s share of foreign direct investment, and here’s a look at several hot spots.
CarbonCapture Arizona

CarbonCapture Picks Mesa For World’s First DAC Manufacturing Facility

CarbonCapture will build its first direct air capture (DAC) manufacturing facility in Mesa, Arizona, creating up to 400 new jobs by 2029.
2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

2024 Business Facilities Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities' 2024 EDO Awards recognize efforts and initiatives that make a difference in communities across North America.
Mexico-United States border

Mexico-United States: Double The Opportunity

Manufacturing operations find favorable conditions in locating along the Mexico-United States border.
Logistics Hubs

Top Logistics Hubs For 2024

As shifting global conditions introduce new logistics leaders, longstanding hubs are reliable options for business.
Tucson

Ajax Metal Forming Solutions To Expand Operations In Tucson, AZ

The metal manufacturer expects to make an economic impact of $22 million.
Kohler Arizona

Kohler Unveils New Arizona Manufacturing Facility

New Kohler manufacturing facility will employ more than 400 workers in Casa Grande. Plus, Arizona strengthens ties with South Korea.
2024 Economic Development Organization Awards

Business Facilities Announces 2024 EDO Awards

The publication for site selection professionals recognizes 24 Economic Development Organizations (EDOs) for their innovative programs that are making an impact.

Arizona Set To Have Two Major Facilities In Greater Phoenix Area

XNRGY Climate Systems will construct a new manufacturing facility and headquarters in Mesa, while Fortescue is set to build hydrogen production plant in Buckeye.
USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program, Boca Raton, FL

12 Communities Join USGBC LEED For Cities Leadership Program

Local governments from a dozen cities across the U.S. will strengthen sustainability, resilience, human health, and social equity outcomes within their communities.

Samsung And Tesla Projects Impact Austin; Port Of Brownsville Attracts $25M Food Investment

In Williamson County, TX, continued investment by Samsung and Tesla is fueling economic growth, while Westa Foods locates in the south Texas region.
Food Processing

COVID-19 Pandemic Spurs Competitive Landscape In Food Processing

Consumers have an increased interest in meal kits and prepared meals, according to a 2023 Global Location Strategies report.
Oklahoma

Oklahoma Sees ‘Tremendous Growth’ In New, Existing Companies

Two economic development programs awarded a combined $13.5 million to more than 175 businesses in 2023 alone, according to the Oklahoma Department of Commerce.
Arizona

Arizona Attracts ‘Record Investments,’ ‘Major’ Economic Wins

Arizona saw nearly 100 companies commit projects to the state in 2023, In addition to its interest in growing its semiconductor industry footprint.
Exploring The Energy Future

Exploring The Energy Future

As industries seek to diversify energy sources, government initiatives remain central to these efforts.
solar eclipse

BF Editors’ Blog: 2024 Solar Eclipse Economic Impact & Where To Watch

From the economic impact to opportunities to travel with family and friends to maximize the experience, anticipation is going strong across North America.
Military Communities

Military Communities Serve As Opportunity Zones For Nearby Cities

Opportunity zones help defense contractors address nation’s aging military industrial base. Plus, Viewpoint: Federal Opportunity Zones As Business Recruitment Tool
Manufacturing Industry

Digital Adaption Key To Manufacturing Industry

Embracing new technologies will be an important avenue as growth is projected to continue in the manufacturing industry.

[VIDEO] Get More for Your Business in Ardmore. Oklahoma

The ADA owns three industrial parks and several single sites and buildings, giving our organization both the power and incentive to negotiate favorable terms for expanding companies.
tax credits

Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.