Agriculture

New Mexico

Why…New Mexico?

In New Mexico, Tier-1 research universities, national labs, and a strategic location offer business opportunity in many industry sectors.
Simcote Sedalia

Manufacturing, Agriculture, Food Projects Invest $834M In Missouri

Simcote and Ostara are each investing $17 million in their new facilities, while American Food Groups is building a $800 million operation.
indoor vertical farming

World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farming Campus Picks Virginia

Over six years, Plenty Unlimited will invest $300 million to build the world’s largest indoor vertical farming campus in Chesterfield County, creating more than 300 jobs.
Nevada economy

Nevada: Pot Of Gold

People once flocked to Nevada for its silver and gold, but today it’s the state’s robust economy and quality of life that draws them in.
PIP International Canada

Slate Asset Management To Develop 800 Acres In Hamilton, Ontario

Slate Asset Management will redevelop a Hamilton, Ontario site into a world-class industrial park with a focus on job creation, economic growth, and environmental sustainability.
Virginia business expansions

Virginia Expansions To Create Total $34M Investment

In Virginia, a Germany-based automation solutions manufacturer is expanding in Newport News, while a peanut processor grows in Suffolk.
Maryland Governor Larry Hogan

Governor’s Report: Building A New Image In Maryland

Maryland Gov. Larry Hogan says that a combination of a great location, educated workforce and a streamlined attitude toward business is helping the state create the right image in the business world.
Lubbock, Texas

The Eyes Of Texas

Texas remains at the front of the pack in terms of economic development. And, interest in the Lone Star State from companies that need to relocate or expand might just be starting to heat up even more.
Agribusiness

Locations For The Agribusiness Industry: Setting The Table

The USDA is adding ethanol and whiskey to its annual tally of agricultural products, with U.S. exports expected to outpace imports by nearly $20 billion.
September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
North Dakota

North Dakota: Connecting To The World On Intermodal Rail

North Dakota’s new intermodal rail service is reducing shipping costs for agricultural exports and other goods shipped from the logistics park of ND.
Hutchinson, KS

Kansas: Where Innovation And Fun Converge

You can find Hutchinson’s history 650 feet under the ground in its famous salt mines. On the surface it’s a thriving business hub.
Premium Peanut

Premium Peanut Investing $64.3M In South Carolina

Grower-owned peanut shelling company Premium Peanut will create 130 new jobs in Orangeburg County, SC.
Woodgrain, Virginia

Woodgrain Inc. Investing Total $17M In Virginia Expansions

Wood moulding and trim manufacturer Woodgrain Inc. will create 100 new jobs in Grayson and Smyth counties, increase purchases of Virginia-grown forest products.
Nash County, NC

Crump Group To Create 160 Jobs In North Carolina

The Crump Group, a Canadian pet treats manufacturer, will invest $13.2M to establish its first U.S. production facility in Nash County, NC. 
York County Development Corporation

Primed For Expansion In York County, Nebraska

Collaboration and connections: partnerships—and large infrastructure projects—are key components of York County, NE’s development strategy.
Geoponica Greens

Geoponica Greens Expanding In The Garden State

The indoor vertical farming business will expand to Hamilton Township, NJ this fall to take advantage of its strategic location between New York City and Philadelphia.
Tyson Foods

Tyson Foods Investing $48M In Arkansas Expansion

Arkansas-based Tyson Foods will create nearly 70 jobs with the expansion of its Pine Bluff, AR poultry plant. 
Pete’s Georgia

Pete’s Opening First Eastern U.S. Indoor Farming Facility In Georgia

California-based greenhouse grower Pete's will invest $18 million and create 15 jobs in Peach County, GA.
Box Elder County, Utah

Utah: Good To Great

Box Elder County, Utah is consistently learning and growing, with more and more to offer the business community.
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.