Business Climate

Pennsylvania Economic Development, Governor Josh Shapiro

Pennsylvania Renews Economic Development Strategy

Governor Josh Shapiro outlines how the Keystone State’s first economic development strategy in more than two decades will spur growth and interest.
North Carolina business climate

Partnership Drives Success In The Tar Heel State

North Carolina’s commitment to a top workforce, clean energy, and a favorable business climate are credited for the state’s success.
Trenton New Jersey

New Jersey Sees ‘Historic Economic Progress’

Governor Phil Murphy says the Garden State’s workforce and location provide tremendous value to businesses.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ 2023 State Of The Year

The strength and diversity of its business climate lands the Lone Star State the top spot for this annual economic development recognition from Business Facilities magazine.
Empire State Development

Why New York? A Q&A With Hope Knight, Empire State Development

Empire State Development President, CEO & Commissioner Hope Knight talks about how New York innovation and initiatives support growth in manufacturing, clean energy, and more.
Constellation Brands Rochester New York

Refresh In Rochester: A Q&A With Constellation Brands’ Chief Financial Officer

Constellation Brands CFO Garth Hankinson shares why this global beverage company chose to remain in Rochester for its new headquarters, moving to downtown.
Caren Merrick

Why Virginia? A Q&A With Secretary Caren Merrick

Caren Merrick, Virginia Secretary of Commerce and Trade, shares how the commonwealth's strategic ecosystems and strong talent pipeline offer opportunity to companies across many industries.
Nevada Governor Joe Lombardo

Governor’s Report: Nevada Is Expanding Economic Reach

Governor Joe Lombardo discusses how a strategic location in the west and proactive programs propel business growth in Nevada.
Piedmont Triad International Airport

Piedmont Triad International Airport Grows

Kevin Baker, Executive Director, Piedmont Triad International Airport shares how this central North Carolina airport supports an expanding aerospace sector.
Putnam County, Florida

Why Putnam County, Florida? A Q&A With Mark Litten

Mark Litten, VP of Economic Development, Putnam County Chamber of Commerce describes this northeast Florida community's dynamic business climate and great quality of life.
Town of Berlin, Connecticut

Industry Flying High… A Q&A With Chris Edge, Berlin, CT

In the New England town of Town of Berlin, Connecticut, aerospace and related companies have found a strategic location.
Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers

Governor’s Report: Wisconsin Trailblazing Growth

From its urban centers to rural locations, the Badger State is taking action to diversify and expand its economy and opportunity.
2023 Metro Rankings

Metro Rankings: Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate HQ

2023 Metro Rankings reveal cities across North America that lead for Business Climate, Tech Talent, Corporate Headquarters, Food Processing, and Growth.

Texas, Virginia, Louisiana Top 19th Annual State Rankings

Business Facilities 2023 State Rankings reveal Business Climate, Workforce Training, Tech Talent leaders. Plus, the electric vehicle industry drives new growth.
Don Pierson Louisiana Economic Development

Why Relocate Or Expand Your Business To Louisiana? A Q&A With Don Pierson

Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Don Pierson shares how this southeastern state has its eye on the future toward an energy evolution and support for innovative industries.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott

Governor’s Report: Texas Takes On The Future

The Lone Star State does things big. Leadership looks to keep business growth going with tax cuts, incentives support, and top talent.
ElectriCities North Carolina

Powering A Flourishing Food Industry In NC

In the food industry, demand is up, but so are costs and labor issues. Discover what North Carolina brings to the table to help businesses flourish despite those challenges.
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.
2021 States of the Year

BF Names Virginia, Tennessee, Massachusetts 2021 States Of The Year Award Winners

The two commonwealths and one state were chosen for excellence in Business Climate, Dealmaking or Workforce/Educational System.
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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.
2023 Deals Of The Year

2023 Deals Of The Year

Entries for Deal of the Year awards spanned industries, investment types, and winning strategies. Here are the stories of this year’s picks.
Texas 2023 State of the Year

2023 State Of The Year: Opportunity Awaits In Texas

A robust business climate and strategic growth during 2023 earns the Lone Star State this recognition.

[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.

Location Spotlight: Charging into the EV Market in Northwest Ohio

With close proximity to Detroit, an extensive transportation network and a trained, educated workforce, the Toledo/Northwest Ohio region has a long successful track record within the automotive industry. Those inherent assets are the same resources which make this region an attractive location for the evolving electric vehicle market.