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hybrid work trend

Companies Choosing High Quality Offices In Response To Hybrid Work

Companies are choosing high quality offices to encourage employees to work from the office and be their most productive when there, according to CBRE analysis.
FIFA World Cup

FIFA World Cup 2026 To Boost Economy Across 16 Host Cities

The 16 Host Cities picked for FIFA World Cup 2026 were selected based on transportation, human rights, stadium infrastructure, fan fest locations and training sites.
Omni Logistics

Omni Logistics Opens Renewable Energy-Powered Corporate HQ

Omni Logistics establishes new wind-powered Dallas, TX headquarters near key transportation gateways; opens three other new facilities.
Spark Therapeutics Philadelphia

Spark Therapeutics To Invest $575M In Philadelphia

The commercial gene therapy company's state-of-the-art innovation center will be located on Drexel University’s campus in Philadelphia’s University City neighborhood.
Philadelphia Navy Yard

$2.5B Development Plan Launched At Philadelphia Navy Yard

Upon completion of the $400M phase one, PIDC and Ensemble/Mosaic will have created one million square feet of life sciences space.
UPS Pennsylvania

UPS To Create 1,700 New Jobs Across Pennsylvania

The package delivery and supply chain management solutions company will invest at least $1.4 billion to expand its operations to four locations in Pennsylvania.
Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Axalta Opens R&D Center In Philadelphia

The 175,000-square-foot Global Innovation Center at the Philadelphia Navy Yard is the world's largest research & development center dedicated to coatings and color.
STEM leaders

STEM Leaders

Locations across the country are racing to make sure their higher ed resources are producing stem-skilled graduates. Here are our picks for the top tier of the leaderboard.

Makeover In Philly

A series of megaprojects promises to transform the City of Brotherly Love.
Amazon

Amazonia, USA

The RFPs are in and we all can't wait for the climax of the runaway hit economic development reality show: HQ2, The Survivor.
Amazon Missouri

Moody’s Analytics Creates Amazon HQ2 Top 10 List

Everybody’s trying to guess which city will land Amazon's coveted second headquarters. Moody’s Analytics applies a more data-driven approach.
Philadelphia

Five Below To Expand, Relocate National HQ In Philadelphia

The specialty retailer will invest $10.5 million and create 154 new jobs at its new headquarters facility.

Cover Story: 2014 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

Nevada wins the most hotly contested economic development prize in years by bagging Tesla's lithium battery plant near Reno. Washington successfully pulled out all the stops to keep Boeing from leaving the state. Comcast's gleaming new tower will transform Philadelphia's skyline.
Deal of the Year 2014 logo.

Business Facilities: Tesla Gigafactory Is Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Business Facilities recognizes the three most significant economic development projects of the year: Tesla's battery factory in Nevada, Washington's retention of the Boeing facility in Everett, and the new Comcast Center in downtown Philadelphia.
Innovative look to cities through a keyhole.

What Cities Have The Most Innovative Workers?

New research highlights cities where the largest percentage of CFOs view innovation as an employee strength.
Seattle trolley with bike and crosswalk sign.

Smart Planning Boosts Seattle To #1 City For Pedestrians

Liberty Mutual Insurance releases pedestrian safety index with top 15 safest U.S. cities for pedestrians.
Green infrastructure diagram illustrates the benefits of this concept.

Green Infrastructure For Better Communities

Green infrastructure systems are often more cost-effective than outmoded models of grey infrastructure—a term used for the concrete tunnels created to move water—and also provide far more benefits for both people and the environment.
Cambridge-Lee copper tubing

State Focus: Pennsylvania – Built To Advance

As the keystone state supports the industries of today, Pennsylvania also is well-positioned for tomorrow.
Gov Tom Corbett

FEATURE STORY: Ringing The Bell For Growth

With huge reserves of low-cost energy, world-class R&D facilities and streamlined grants that yield solid returns, Pennsylvania wants everyone to know it’s ready to take on all comers.

Pennsylvania Secures $1.2 Billion Comcast Innovation and Technology Center In Philadelphia

World-class complex will create more than 20,000 direct and indirect jobs during construction; will be the one of the tallest buildings on the East Coast.

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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[VIDEO] Made Possible in Lehigh Valley

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.