Economic Development Awards

January / February 2024: The Awards Issue

Business Facilities' January / February 2024 issue features Texas, our 2023 State of the Year, along with winners of our Deal of the Year Awards. Plus, 2024 Top Utilities and more.
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.
business climate

North Carolina’s Chung Accepts 2022 State Of The Year Award

Business Facilities recognizes outstanding business climate and economic development efforts with this annual award.
2022 Deal of the Year

2022 Deal Of The Year: Impact Awards

The 2022 Deal of the Year Impact Awards recognize project investments that will have significant impact in their new or expanded locations, focusing on a specific aspect of the project.
2022 Deal of the Year

2022 Deal Of The Year: Platinum Award

Here are this year’s Deal of the Year award winners, starting with Platinum Winner Empire State Development, for Micron Technology's $100B investment in New York State.
Gold Award Jobs Ohio Intel

2022 Deal Of The Year: Gold Award

The 2022 Gold Deal of the Year award goes to JobsOhio: Intel is investing $20 billion to build its first semiconductor facility in the U.S. in four decades, choosing Licking County, Ohio.
Silver Award Chevron Phillips

2022 Deal Of The Year: Silver Award

Orange County Economic Development Corporation: Along Texas’ Gulf Coast, Chevron Phillips Chemical solidifies it roots with an $8 billion integrated polymers facility, in a joint venture with QatarEnergy named Golden Triangle Polymers Company LLC
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.
Texas State of the Year

Texas Named Business Facilities’ State Of The Year

The Lone Star State wins BF's top annual honor for the third time.
March/April 2016

March / April 2016 Issue (Volume 49, Number 2)

The Global Biotech Industry is the focus of Business Facilities' March/April 2016 issue, along with our annual Economic Development Awards. Plus, a look at the Aerospace Industry.
2016 Economic Development Awards

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

With so many locations embracing cutting-edge technologies and innovative development strategies, it was hard to pare down the worthy nominees for our economic development awards festival. Here are the folks who made the cut, the best of the best in the applications of smart practices for sustainable growth.

FIRST WORD: Taking The Prize

Now we turn our spotlight on the organizations whose efforts create the development success stories that fill our magazine every month. The worthy finalists in all of our awards categories made our task of picking the winners a lot harder than we thought it would be, a credit to them all. From the March/April 2012 issue
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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.
Economic Development Awards

Business Facilities 2024 EDO Awards. Enter By March 14!

For the second year, Business Facilities recognizes economic development organizations for effective, innovative initiatives. Enter by March 14.
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.

[VIDEO] Camp Hall – A Next Generation Commerce Park in South Carolina

Camp Hall is a first-of-its-kind, master-planned industrial work space located in Charleston, S.C. As a convergence of people, place and programming, Camp Hall delivers thoughtful infrastructure and logistical features that empower people — and business — to thrive.

Location Spotlight: The Rhode Island Advantage

Rhode Island’s ideal location in the Northeast boasts all the benefits of major commercial centers, including easy access to top companies, all manner of transportation, and world-class universities.