Cities

Resource pages for "Cities"-related posts for economic development professionals, corporate site selectors and site consultants.


President Biden mayors

Mayors Urge Congress To Pass Biden Plan For Direct Aid To All Cities

More than 280 Republican, Democratic, and Independent mayors urge lawmakers to save jobs, boost recovery with desperately needed direct aid to all cities.
knowledge workers

Most U.S. Professionals Would Opt To Leave Cities 

Driven by a housing crunch and high cost of living, a new poll shows 70 percent of knowledge workers would move from major cities if they could perform their jobs at the same level.
population

Southern Cities Continue To Dominate U.S. Growth

Ten of the 15 fastest-growing large cities in the U.S. were located across the South in 2016, with four of the top five in Texas, according to new population estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau. 

Which Cities Attract The Most Real Estate Investment Relative To Size?

JLL's City Investment Intensity Index Q1 2015 measures real estate investment volumes relative to a city's economic size and provides a useful barometer of a city's health and real estate liquidity.

Poised For Population Growth

The fastest growing U.S. cities are in the south and west, but expansion is not limited to those regions.

Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America's largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.

Texas Cities Lead Recovery Employment Leaders In BF 2013 Metro Rankings Report

The rising tide of jobs in the Lone Star State is an across-the-board phenomenon, as six Texas towns two-step into our top 10.

Rankings & Awards

2022 Global Rankings

18th Annual Rankings: 2022 Global Rankings Report

The U.S. and China earned the top two spots for Foreign Direct Investment (Worldwide) in Business Facilities’ 2022 Global Rankings Report.
2022 Metro Rankings

Business Facilities’ 2022 Metro Rankings Report

Metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors in Business Facilities' 2022 Metro Rankings Report.

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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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