Quality of Life

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


Florida Business

The Sunshine State Is Bright For Business

Florida offers a thriving economy and competitive cost of doing business­­, coupled with a top-ranked labor force and pro-business climate.
Quality of life

When The (Work) Day Is Through

Choosing a place that offers employees quality of life with a wide variety of recreation and leisure options is key to your next location.
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.

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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