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clean energy

Solar R&D Projects Part Of U.S. Investment In Clean Energy Industry

On the heels of President Biden's June 6 action to accelerate clean energy development, DOE announces solar energy research project investments.
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.
Manufacturing Industry Locations

Locations For The Manufacturing Industry: On The Bright Side

Economic developers are going to great lengths to highlight their advantages as competition dramatically increases for new manufacturing locations.
Global Supply Chain

Linking The Global Supply Chain

A number of states are now in the matchmaking business, all trying to help companies solve their increasingly complex and demanding supply chain issues.
gas prices

Taking The Initiative In The Face Of Higher Gas Prices

Maryland and Georgia temporarily suspended state taxes on gasoline, providing drivers some relief in the face of rising gas prices. Will others follow?
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.
cybersecurity

Cybersecurity: A Threat That Keeps On Growing

With ransomware emerging as a top national security threat, locations with strong cybersecurity sectors are racing to fill a shortage in skilled workers that is leaving half of the industry's job openings unfilled.
Marki Microwave

Marki Microwave Triples Footprint With 60,000 SF Headquarters

Fueled by record sales growth and a strong 2022 outlook, the expansion coincides with Marki Microwave's 30th anniversary.
EJ Lauren

EJ Lauren Creating 140 Jobs In Texas

California-based upholstery company EJ Lauren will open a manufacturing facility at the Majestic Fort Worth South Business Park in Fort Worth, TX.
training

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
2021 State Rankings

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
Apple U.S. investment

Apple To Invest $430B Across U.S. Over Next Five Years

Apple will build a new $1B North Carolina campus, and make job-creating investments in advanced manufacturing and clean energy throughout the country.
energy efficiency

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 
advanced manufacturing

Advanced Manufacturing: Manufacturing Muscle Joins The Fight

In locations throughout the nation, advanced manufacturing facilities and resources are being enlisted in the fight against COVID-19.
Kendall County, TX

O.W. Lee Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Operations To Texas

Outdoor furniture and fire pit maker O.W. Lee is expected to create approximately 200 jobs and $24 million in capital investment in Kendall County, TX.
wind power annual rankings

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report
16th Annual Rankings

Business Facilities’ 16th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis skew the results in our 16th annual rankings report: They remain the most credible and comprehensive location leaderboards.
Tax Credits

California Competes Tax Credits Are Awarded

The latest round of the Golden State incentives went to 14 companies who are expected to create 2,327 new jobs.
Greater Sacramento

Strengthening The Greater Sacramento Economy Amid COVID-19

In response to the coronavirus pandemic, economic leaders in 20 Greater Sacramento communities are aligning initiatives to stabilize the region.
Honorable Mention 2019 Deal of the Year

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
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.

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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.

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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.