Tourism

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


New Hampshire

New Hampshire: A New England Gem

New Hampshire may be one of the smallest states, but it packs a big punch.
Louisiana economic development

Business Report: Louisiana Fights Back

As Covid hopefully recedes, Pelican State leaders are hopeful that 2022 will be a good year for Louisiana economic development.
November / December 2021 Issue

November / December 2021 Issue (Volume 54, Number 6)

The November/December 2021 issue of Business Facilities features the annual Site Seekers' Guide: State Profiles and Featured Locations Directory. Plus, a look at the manufacturing, automotive, film, tourism and retail industries.
Arizona

Arizona Wants You To Visit

A new $101-million program is designed to spur recovery of the state’s tourism industry using American Rescue plan funds.
Colorado Governor Jared Polis

Colorado Governor’s Report: Ready To Scale New Heights

Gov. Jared Polis is keeping Colorado ahead of the curve on today’s biggest challenges, including providing recovery relief for small businesses and preparing to lead the clean-energy economy.
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.
tourism and gaming

The Travel & Tourism Game

Tourists—both domestic and international—are major contributors to the U.S. economy, from how they travel, make purchases and sleep to where they amuse, make arrangements and eat.
July / August 2019 Issue

July / August 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 4)

The July / August 2019 Issue features our 15th annual Rankings Report, including state, metro, and global rankings. Plus, a look at shovel-ready sites.
Barbados medical tourism

Barbados And Medical Tourism: A Perfect Match

Barbados is a medical tourism hub of excellence and a leading destination for IVF, rehabilitation, and a variety of surgical and non-surgical procedures.
tourism industry

Travel Push for Tourists

The tourism industry supports nearly nine million jobs in the U.S., but a dip in overseas visitors in 2017 has led to the creation of the Visit U.S. Coalition to put out the welcome mat.
Niagara Falls New York

New York: Niagara Falls Revitalization Moves Forward

Work has begun on Restore the Gorge, a $2.1-million project that augments Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s $70-million revitalization of Niagara Falls State Park, aimed at strengthening the tourism industry in downtown Niagara Falls.

South Carolina: York County Leads In Job Growth

In 1Q 2017, York County, SC had the highest percentage increase of employment among the 346 largest counties in the U.S.
Colorado

A Blueprint For Success In Rural Colorado

At least 17 communities across Colorado will be involved in initiatives that include branding, coworking, film production, outdoor recreation and tourism promotion.

Game Winner

Canton, OH is upgrading its football legacy with an ambitious mixed-use development built around the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Los Angeles Porschevideo

$60M Porsche Experience Center Opens In Los Angeles

The 53-acre complex will serve as the company's premier West Coast destination for the public, and features a driver development track, a race car exhibit and fine-dining restaurant.
National Park Service

Tourism: A World of Scenic Wonder

As the National Park Service (NPS) celebrates its centennial year, the crown jewels of America’s scenic treasures are gearing up to break last year’s record number of visitors, which topped 305 million.
Viking Longship Veranda Stateroom.

Viking Cruises Selects New Orleans For Launch Of Mississippi River Cruise Service

Viking River Cruises project to result in over 780 new direct and indirect jobs in Louisiana.
LindtUSA Stratham

Business Report: Lindt Expands To Add Ghirardelli Line In Stratham, NH

The New Hampshire facility is the chocolate maker’s only plant outside of Switzerland that can process its products from start to finish.
Forest Preserve Sign near Ticonderoga (John Warren Photo)

Cashing In on History’s Riches

Tourism is a $1.2-trillion industry in the United States. New York recently joined the growing number of states forging a path to growth by mining its heritage for tourist dollars.

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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