2021 State of the Year

Resource pages for "2021 State of the Year"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


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.
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.
Tennessee Best Deals

2021 State Of The Year: Tennessee — Best Deals

With a number of major commitments, Tennessee had a banner year in terms of deal-making last year. That’s why it was named Business Facilities’ state with the Best Deals for 2021.
Massachusetts Workforce

2021 State Of The Year: Massachusetts — Best Workforce/Education

Massachusetts’ long emphasis on education and its well-educated workforce makes the commonwealth an excellent location for any business seeking the best and the brightest. 
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.

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: 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.

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.