Sustainability

Resource pages for "Sustainability"-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.
ENERGY STAR Certification

Manufacturing Plants Earn EPA ENERGY STAR Certification In 2021

ENERGY STAR certified plants are among the most energy-efficient plants within their industries. Together, 93 plants prevented more than 5 million metric tons of greenhouse gas emissions from the industrial sector.
Meta Kuna Idaho

Meta Picks Idaho For New 960,000 SF Data Center

Meta, the company formerly known as Facebook, has selected the City of Kuna, ID as the location of its new $800 million data center.
2021 Economic Development Deal of the Year

2021 Economic Development Deal Of The Year: Impact Awards

For 2021, Business Facilities introduced 16 Impact Awards as the latest addition to the Economic Deal of the Year Awards.
3M Company

3M Company Investing $470M In East Tennessee Expansion

Fortune 100 company 3M will add nearly 600 new jobs at its manufacturing operations in Clinton, TN by 2025.
technologically advanced steel mill, Osceola, AR

U.S. Steel Picks Arkansas For New $3B Steel Mill

Upon completion in 2024, U.S. Steel's Osceola, AR facility will be the most technologically advanced steelmaking facility in North America.
Rivian Inc., Georgia

Electric Adventure Vehicle Project Is Largest In Georgia History

Rivian will invest $5 billion, create 7,500 jobs at a nearly 2,000-acre carbon-conscious campus dubbed the East Atlanta Megasite.
Norfolk Southern

Norfolk Southern Establishes New HQ In Atlanta’s Tech Square

3,000 employees will staff the transport company's new HQ, a high-tech venture set to enhance Norfolk Southern's presence in Georgia.
L3Harris

L3Harris Opens $110M Ontario Facility

The state-of-the art Watertown facility supports L3Harris’ strategic growth initiatives, is expected to create 250 jobs over the next four years.
Fort Saskatchewan

Dow To Build World’s First Net-Zero Carbon Emissions Ethylene Complex

Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta site selected due to availability of carbon capture infrastructure, competitive feedstocks and attractive government partnerships.
Costa Rica

Bayer To Invest $200M In Pharmaceutical Plant In Costa Rica

For Bayer, Costa Rica offers an excellent and strategic location, paired with qualified talent, sustainability policies, and the conditions necessary for private investment.
Buffalo, NY

Viridi Parente Expanding Buffalo, NY Green Tech Campus

In adaptive reuse project, the battery technology developer will add 70,000 square feet to its research lab, assembly, office, and production space.
OnLogic, Vermont

OnLogic Plans New High Tech Global HQ In Vermont

Industrial computer manufacturer plans to build new Vermont headquarters, open an office in North Carolina, and expand operations in the Netherlands, Malaysia and Taiwan.
AgTech St. Louis, MO

Two Agtech Companies Growing In St. Louis Region

AeroFarms will establish a new indoor vertical farm, Ostara will invest $25 million In the St. Louis region.
Connecticut Governor’s Report

Connecticut Governor’s Report: Leading From The Front

Connecticut succeeded in mitigating the impact of the coronavirus pandemic by aggressively testing people in the early stage of the outbreak, avoiding the massive casualty levels in neighboring states.
Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) projects

Five Manufacturers Picked To Validate Innovative Technologies

The U.S. Department of Energy's manufacturing partners will conduct Industrial Technology Validation (ITV) projects to speed adoption of clean energy technologies.
industrial clusters

Can Industrial Clusters Help Reduce Harmful Emissions?

ACEEE's Director of Industrial Program discusses how clusters of industrial companies offer a powerful approach to developing and deploying low-carbon infrastructure.
Switch

Switch Picks Round Rock For Fifth Exascale Data Center Campus

Switch will build over 1.5 million square feet of Tier 5® data center space next to Dell Technologies’ global headquarters in Round Rock, TX.
L’Oréal USA, North Little Rock

L’Oréal USA Investing $12M In Arkansas Expansion

Cosmetics manufacturer L’Oréal will expand its North Little Rock, AR facility, bringing 45 new jobs to the region.
Camp Hall

Your Site Is Ready To Build In South Carolina

Camp Hall is a Next Generation Commerce Park set in the bustling southeast region minutes from Charleston, South Carolina. Designed for thriving commerce and sustainability.

Rankings & Awards

Micron, Intel, Chevron Phillips, Hyundai Top 2022 Deals Of The Year

The annual Business Facilities Deal of the Year awards have expanded to recognize four winning project announcements.
2022 State of the Year

North Carolina Is Business Facilities’ 2022 State Of The Year

North Carolina is named Business Facilities’ 2022 State of the Year, the second time the state has been recognized for this top honor.

Business Facilities Featured Location Spotlight

Location Spotlight: Ohio Electric Cooperatives

Ohio consistently ranks as one of the top U.S. destinations for new corporate facilities, meaning prime sites are quickly snapped up. Economic development officials and private developers are working cooperatively to ensure the pipeline of immediately-developable sites stays full with diverse location opportunities.

Business Facilities Featured Location Videos

[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.