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2023 Global Rankings

19th Annual Rankings: 2023 Global Rankings Report

Once again, the U.S. ranks as the top destination for foreign direct investment, followed by China and Canada, in the 2023 Global Rankings Report.
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July / August 2023 Issue (Volume 56, Number 4)

Business Facilities' July / August 2023 Issue features the 19th Annual Rankings Report: 2023 State, Metro, and Global Rankings related to corporate expansion and relocation.
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19th Annual Global Rankings Report: Standout Locations For Site Selectors

Foreign direct investment, renewable energy, and global smart cities 
are included in this year’s global rankings.
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.
2021 Global Rankings

17th Annual Rankings: 2021 Global Rankings Report

San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv have the best Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities’ 2021 Global Rankings Report.

San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv Top Startup Ecosystems

UK remains global leader in Offshore Wind Power, China is tops in Renewable Energy in Business Facilities' 2021 Global Rankings Report.

July / August 2018 Issue (Volume 51, Number 4)

The July / August 2018 Issue features our 14th annual Rankings Report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations — with a special focus on new technologies.

China Dominates Renewables, United Kingdom Shines Offshore

China leads the world in Renewable Energy, while the UK is tops in offshore energy, according to Business Facilities' 2018 Global Rankings Report.
July / August 2017

July / August 2017 Issue (Volume 50, Number 4)

The July / August 2017 issue features our 13th annual rankings report, presenting the top states, metros and global locations from every possible economic development angle.
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Switzerland, Singapore, U.S. Are Tops In Global Competitiveness

Switzerland, Singapore and the United States are the top three nations in Global Competitiveness in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report.
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China, U.S., Germany Are Global Wind Power Leaders

China, the U.S. and Germany are the global leaders in Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report. China is also tops among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders.
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Business Facilities’ 12th Annual Rankings Report: Metro, Global Rankings

BF’s 12TH ANNUAL RANKINGS report is our most comprehensive analysis to date of the locations that are leading the pack in the most important benchmarks for sustainable growth in the 21st century. Part Two: Metro Rankings.
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Business Facilities’ 11th Annual Rankings Report: Metro and Global Rankings

We’ve revamped our Metro and Global rankings this year to include some new technology oriented benchmarks.
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Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

In this year’s Metro Rankings Report, we’ve taken note of the crucial role exports are playing in the Recovery for many locations by charting their success in two of our rankings categories, Exports Growth Leaders and Exports Recovery Leaders. We've also included our Global Rankings within this story.
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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.
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: Topeka, Kansas

With three top universities in the area and connectivity via major interstates, Topeka, Kansas is rich with opportunity. Visit the GO Topeka Economic Partnership to learn more.