Quality of Life

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


USGBC LEED for Cities

15 Cities, Counties Join Green Buildings Leadership Program

In partnership with Bank of America, USGBC LEED for Cities certification has provided over $2 million to accelerate action on climate change, resilience, and social equity.
quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where It’s Great To Live

Take our quality of life tour and paddle your way through our showcase of locations that have it all: a live/work/play balance with lots of choices for the live and play parts.
July / August 2021 Issue

July / August 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 4)

The July / August 2021 Issue features our 17th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, working where you want to live.
Claremont, NH

Claremont, NH: A Great Place To Live, Work, Play And Create

Nestled on the Connecticut River between the Green Mountains and the White Mountains, Claremont is a busy center for business.

Six Reasons Why Barbados Is An Ideal Location For Your Remote Office

For persons involved in global business or simply looking for the optimal locale to live and work, Barbados offers a compelling case.
Henderson, NV

Nevada: The Forecast Calls For Sunshine And Growth

Henderson—Nevada’s second-largest city—has the highest per capita income of any city in Nevada, 19 percent higher than the U.S. average.
Talent Attraction

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.
Amarillo, TX

10 Ways Amarillo, TX Can Help Your Business Succeed

Whether you’re looking for lower taxes, higher education, first-rate incubators, generous incentives or a healthy work-life balance—Amarillo, TX has it all.
Local Government Leadership Program

15 Cities, Counties Picked For LEED Government Leadership Program

Local Government Leadership Program uses the LEED for Cities rating system to reduce climate change, advance resilience and social equity .
Joplin, MO

Making It Happen In Joplin, Missouri

Entrepreneurs are flocking to the Joplin region, where they can leverage a low cost of living, world-class transportation infrastructure and a regional workforce.
quality of life

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.
November / December 2020

November / December 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 6)

In the November / December 2020 Issue, we unveil our new 21st Century Site Seekers' Guide and Site Seekers’ Guide Featured Locations Directory. Plus an update on economic development's response to COVID-19.
startup ecosystems

Startup Ecosystems: Seeding The Land With Startups

Locations are nurturing startup ecosystems with access to skilled labor, angel investors, higher ed resources and an affordable quality of life that is attracting talent.
Consumers Energy

Consumers Energy: Energy And Beyond

As Michigan’s businesses implement their return-to-work plans, Consumers Energy reaffirms its commitment to help small businesses, nonprofits and communities expand and prosper.
tourism

Tourism & Gaming: Adjusting To A New Normal

Your favorite attractions will have a different look this year. Hint: Star Wars troopers will be enforcing social distancing rules and Mickey will be wearing a mask.
New Braunfels, Texas

All Roads Lead To New Braunfels, Texas

Its location on IH-35, about halfway between Austin and San Antonio has helped make New Braunfels a popular location to live, work and play.
Santa Fe, NM

City Of Santa Fe Earns Sustainability Certification

The New Mexico city is only the second in the world to achieve LEED Gold status under the USGBC's more stringent LEED v4.1 rating system.
West Melbourne, FL

West Melbourne, Florida: Logistics Gem On The Space Coast

West Melbourne, FL offers businesses access to international markets while maintaining its small town friendliness just a few miles from Florida’s beautiful white-sand beaches.
A Better Maryland

Building A Better Maryland

A Better Maryland is a new development plan that provides resources and tools for the Free State's long-term economic success.
corporate headquarters

Home Base For Corporate Headquarters

Quality of life and a wide variety of amenities, a highly skilled workforce and an easy commute are just a few of the attractions inducing corporate headquarters to relocate.

Rankings & Awards

March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
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.

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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.

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