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Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.


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Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

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Economic development creates opportunities to grow state, local and metro areas, which are essential for economic growth, improved quality of life and community development. Rankings articles below.


COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – State Rankings

Our 9th annual report card of the state, metro and international pecking order features more than 50 rankings categories, including new energy rankings and a close look at which locations are maintaining/upgrading critical infrastructure. From the July/August 2013 issue.

COVER STORY: 2013 Business Facilities Rankings Report – Metro And Global Rankings

Baton Rouge tops the field in economic growth potential; China surges into the lead in renewable energy investment. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Business Facilities In The News: Youngstown Metro in top 10 for potential economic growth

A Staff report for Vindy.com reports, "A business publication has named the Youngstown metro area as one of the nation’s 10 best locations for economic-growth potential."

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Again #1 In Auto Manufacturing Strength

Bill Mitchell for WDEF News writes, "The president of the United States will praise Amazon.com tomorrow for creating thousands of new jobs. He'll speak to employees at the Enterprise South plant. But a quarter mile away is the Volkswagen plant--- another success story for Chattanooga and the state of Tennessee. It makes Chattanooga the center of the automotive south."

Business Facilities In The News: State Representative Mike Sparks Announces Key Manufacturing Award For Tennessee

WGNS radio reports, "State Representative Mike Sparks (R–Smyrna) announced this week that Tennessee has been named the number one state in the nation for automotive manufacturing strength by Business Facilities magazine."

Business Facilities In The News: Rants and Raves: ‘D’ is for dysfunctional party

The Montgomery Adviser "raves: for one more indication of the strong position Alabama holds in the automotive industry. Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. The magazine noted that it all began with the decision by Mercedes to locate a plant in the state 20 years ago."

Baton Rouge Named No. 1 Metro For Economic Growth Potential In Business Facilities 9th Annual Rankings Report

Mobile, Youngstown and Shreveport also made our top 10 with dynamic new growth sectors thriving alongside traditional manufacturing.

FIRST WORD: Work In Progress

Pull up a comfortable chair and find out who reigns supreme among state, metro and international locations. We hope you agree that the credibility of our rankings continues to improve—and that our new look is snazzy. From the July/August 2013 issue.

Texas Cities Lead Recovery Employment Leaders In BF 2013 Metro Rankings Report

The rising tide of jobs in the Lone Star State is an across-the-board phenomenon, as six Texas towns two-step into our top 10.

NOLA Tops Logistics List, San Jose Leading IT Hub In BF’s 2013 Metro Rankings Report

New Orleans, Newport News (VA), Baltimore and Philadelphia are standouts in our Logistics Leaders (Ports) category.

China Surges In Renewable Energy, Vehicles In BF’s Annual Rankings Of Global Leaders

China's triumph is clouded by a WTO ruling against the PRC's subsidies of its solar panel industry.

Business Facilities In The News: Tennessee Ranks No. 1 In Automotive Manufacturing Strength For An Unprecedented Four...

ECD News reports, "Business Facilities, a national economic development publication, has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. For an unprecedented fourth consecutive year, Tennessee has been named the No. 1 state in the nation for Automotive Manufacturing Strength."

Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana And Georgia Top The Field In BF’s Best Infrastructure Ranking

The overall shape of U.S. infrastructure remains dismal, but these states are doing something about it.

Business Facilities In The News: Alabama named No. 2 state for automotive industry strength

Dawn Kent Azok of AL.com writes, "Business Facilities magazine has named Alabama the No. 2 state for automotive industry strength. For the fourth year in a row, Tennessee topped the magazine's annual Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking. But Alabama surged up from seventh place last year."

BF Expands State Energy Rankings With Natural Gas, Lowest Emissions And Biofuels Leaders

WA, CA, OR top the field in Renewable Energy, while VT, RI, DE have the smallest carbon footprint.

Business Facilities In The News: Life In The Obama Economy

MacAoidh writes, "Two items which don’t seem to make a lot of sense. First, from the Baton Rouge Business Report…"

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana business: Fast start ranks

The BayouBuzz.com reports, "Governor Jindal has another ranking about which he can crow."

Business Facilities In The News: Alabama scores high as ‘rising automotive powerhouse’

Made in Alabama reports, "Expanding production in Alabama’s auto industry means the state is 'coming on strong as a rising automotive powerhouse,' according to a new Business Facilities ranking."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana’s Business Climate Ranked No. 4 In The U.S.; Workforce Training Program...

LED News reports, "Louisiana achieves highest business climate ranking ever by Business Facilities magazine."

Business Facilities In The News: Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah Shine in Business Facilities’ 9th...

The Digital Journal reports, "Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana’s Business Climate Ranked # 4 In The Nation

Bernadette Lee for 96.5fm KPEL reports, "Today, Business Facilities announced Louisiana’s business climate ranked No. 4 in the nation. Gov. Bobby Jindal’s office says it’s a signal of Louisiana’s role as one of the top destinations for business investment and job creation in America."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana rises to No. 4 in national business climate rankings

The DailyAMReport on businessreport.com announces, "Louisiana has the second-best business growth potential in the country and the fourth-best overall business climate, according to Business Facilities’ 9th Annual Rankings Report."

Business Facilities In The News: Louisiana best for job training says business mag

Chris Miller reporting for WWL.com writes, "a magazine about economic development and business site-selection lists Louisiana near the top for business climate, and number one for job training."

Tennessee Still No. 1, AL and KY Coming Up Fast In BF’s Automotive Manufacturing Strength Ranking

The Volunteer State is still out front in our annual auto sweepstakes, but two surging contenders are laying down markers for next year's contest.

Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington, UtahShine in BF’s 9th Annual State Rankings Report

The Lone Star State has another impressive across-the-board showing in our annual evaluation, with oil-rich ND surging into the top tier.

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: You Rank, We Rank, Some Stank

Dean Barber will be presenting a site selection seminar at LiveXchange (Oct. 28-30, Hyatt Regency, Bonita Springs, FL). Here, he shares his observations on the value of rankings. From the July/August 2012 issue

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

FIRST WORD: The Best (Not the Rest)

We congratulate all of the top-ranked locations in the 8th Annual Business Facilities Ranking Report. We invite readers to find out about these accomplishments and recognize the winners. From the July/August 2012 issue

2011 METRO RANKINGS REPORT

Find out which metro regions, cities have embraced a new growth paradigm requiring them to be smarter, faster and make the best use of their resources.

2011 GLOBAL RANKINGS REPORT

Our annual look at the international standings reveals an established order giving way to a strong challenge from emerging economic giants.

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