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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.
City Clean Energy Scorecard

For First Time, San Francisco Lands Top Spot In Clean Energy Rankings

San Francisco took top honors in ACEEE's 2021 City Clean Energy Scorecard, followed by Seattle; Washington, DC; Minneapolis; and Boston and New York.
clean energy

New York City Leads 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard

Boston, Seattle, Minneapolis, and San Francisco round out the top U.S. cities growing their clean energy efforts, according to ACEEE's newly-released 2020 City Clean Energy Scorecard.
Magnet States Report

Florida Remains Top “Magnet State” In Annual Moving Report

Americans continue to move south, with Florida, Texas, California, Arizona and North Carolina as leading 2019 destinations, according to Allied Van Lines' annual Magnet States Report.
minimum wage

Minimum Wage Will Increase In Majority Of U.S. States In 2020

California, New York City, and the District of Columbia will experience the biggest impact of minimum wage increases next year.
startup ecosystems

Austin, Denver, New York Are Top Startup Ecosystems

Austin, Denver and New York are the cities with the top Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.
high tech hubs

Editor’s Picks: Sweet Spots For High Tech

The leading high tech hubs have developed a startup ecosystem that nurtures entrepreneurs and plants the seeds for sustainable growth from innovators who bring scaleable products to life.
Seattle, Washington

RELiON Opens New Technology Center In Washington

The new Technology Center and Lab in Seattle, WA serves as a central hub making room for the company to conduct research and development, product testing, and sustaining engineering.
Provo Utah

Provo, San Jose Top Annual Ranking Of Best-Performing Cities

The Milken Institute's top 10 list of cities that are creating and sustaining jobs also includes San Francisco, Austin, Orlando, Raleigh, and Seattle.
Apple Austin, TX

Apple To Build New Campus In Austin, Add Jobs Across U.S.

The company will also establish new sites in Seattle, San Diego and Culver City, CA and expand in Pittsburgh, New York and Boulder.
Seattle Washington

Serta Simmons Bedding Opens Washington Manufacturing Plant

The new plant in Seattle, WA expands the company’s regional presence as part of $100 million manufacturing investment.
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.

Open Borders

Seattle and Vancouver ponder the creation of a Cascadia Innovation Corridor that would span the U.S.-Canada border.

Expedia Announces Plans For New Headquarters In Seattle

Expedia's new home features spectacular views of downtown Seattle, Mt. Rainier, the Puget Sound and the Olympic Mountains.
Jared Wray, CTO of Cloud for CenturyLink, at the opening of the Cloud Development Center Grand Opening in Bellevue, WA.

CenturyLink Opens Cloud Development Center In Seattle

New home for cloud platform development and innovation adds to year of significant CenturyLink Cloud milestones.
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.
Boeing Seattle

Boeing Begins Expansion Of 737 Commercial Delivery Center In Seattle

Improvements support rising production rates, increasing demand for 737s.

Secret Formula—Office Vacancy Rates—Prompts Roger Staubach To Bet On The Broncos

After picking last year's winner, Jones Lang LaSalle once again turns to commercial real estate stats to help handicap the Big Game.
Switch

Switch Automation Opens Seattle Office

Switch Automation’s COO Peter Rake will head new office.

RealNetworks Unveils Location Of Its New HQ In Seattle

Internet pioneer will return to its roots by moving to SODO District's Home Plate Center Building.

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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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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