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Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones: Revitalizing Communities

Still in its infancy, the U.S. Qualified Opportunity Zone Program shows promise to revitalize both large and small communities.

Investing In Opportunity Zones

As part of the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Qualified Opportunity Zones across the U.S. provide a vehicle to reinvest capital gains for near- and long-term tax benefits.
July / August 2022 Issue

July / August 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 4)

Business Facilities' July / August 2022 issue features our 18th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, healthcare, fintech, and corporate HQs.
Opportunity zones

Opportunity Zones: Boom Or Bust?

Opportunity zones allow investors with unrealized capital gains to sell those assets and reinvest the gain in a QOZ with a bigger after-tax return.
September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

September / October 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 5)

The September / October 2021 issue looks at startup ecosystems, innovation centers and Opportunity Zones. Plus, an exclusive interview with North Carolina Gov. Roy Cooper.
Opportunity Zones

LiveXchange Webinar: Panel Discussion – Opportunity Zones 2.0

Learn how Opportunity Zones are becoming prime investment opportunities for capital gains and how new IRS guidelines will impact on your plans for a QOZ near you.
West Virginia

U.S. Department Of Commerce Invests $10.1M In West Virginia

The investment will support local strategies to spur business and job growth in West Virginia, including in Opportunity Zones. 
Business Facilities LiveXchange

First Speakers Announced For This Year’s LiveXchange

The first speakers have been announced for this year's Business Facilities LiveXchange, which will take place April 19-21, 2020 at The Ballantyne Hotel & Lodge in Charlotte, NC.
environmental job training

EPA Grants 26 Organizations $5.1M In Environmental Job Training Grants

The environmental workforce and job training grants will help transform economically disadvantaged communities across the U.S. 
Opportunity Zones

Opportunity Zones: Window Of Opportunity

The new federal qualified opportunity zone (QOZ) tax credits are expected to unleash up to $6 trillion in capital investment in more than 8,700 economically distressed areas in the U.S.
Automotive Manufacturing

California Is Land Of Opportunity, Michigan Is Motor King

California is the top-ranked state for Opportunity Zones and Michigan leads in Automotive Manufacturing Strength in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
Maryland Opportunity Zones

Maryland: Expanding Opportunity For An Expanding Workforce

Maryland has dedicated $56.5 million to attract new businesses to its Opportunity zones. MD also has extended a 10-year tax credit for jobs created in the zones.
Henderson, NV

Sports Turns Spotlight Onto Nevada City

Henderson’s Culture of Opportunity makes business expansion easy with agile and accessible government, favorable tax and incentives all paired with a surprising quality of life.
LiveXchange 2019

Business Facilities LiveXchange Announces 2019 Conference Program

A dynamic group of speakers will present the Executive Conference Program at the 15th annual Business Facilities LiveXchange, April 7-9, 2019 at the Worthington Renaissance in Fort Worth, Texas.

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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