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2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.

BF Editors’ Blog: On Location, Best Picture Nominees

The film and television industry has significant economic impact. With the upcoming 94th Academy Awards, here's a look at the filming locations for the Best Picture nominees.
Google

Google Makes $1B Investment In United Kingdom

The Waltham Cross, Hertfordshire, facility will be on a 33-acre site that Google, a multinational tech company, purchased in 2020.

Tech Solutions Provider Kainos Plans To Triple Staff In Toronto

Kainos, a leading digital technology solutions provider is set to expand its Toronto, Ontario, office, according to Invest Ontario.
2023 Global Rankings

19th Annual Rankings: 2023 Global Rankings Report

Once again, the U.S. ranks as the top destination for foreign direct investment, followed by China and Canada, in the 2023 Global Rankings Report.
Reducing Carbon Emissions

Building Performance Standards Are Key To Reducing Carbon Emissions

The American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE) looks at the expanding role of building performance standards as a key strategy to reduce emissions from existing buildings.
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.
2021 Global Rankings

17th Annual Rankings: 2021 Global Rankings Report

San Francisco, New York and Tel Aviv have the best Startup Ecosystems in Business Facilities’ 2021 Global Rankings Report.

San Francisco, New York, Tel Aviv Top Startup Ecosystems

UK remains global leader in Offshore Wind Power, China is tops in Renewable Energy in Business Facilities' 2021 Global Rankings Report.
Luzerne County, PA

Wren Manufacturing Picks Pennsylvania For North American HQ, Manufacturing Facility

The United Kingdom’s largest kitchen retailer will create a total of 360 new jobs at two locations in Luzerne County, PA. 
Verisure

Verisure To Create 1,000 Jobs In North East England

Europe’s largest domestic alarm provider will invest nearly $4M in a 104,000-square-foot facility at the Quorum Business Park, North Tyneside.
Israel Tel Aviv AI Ranking

Israel A Rising Star In Artificial Intelligence

Israel has emerged as a leading player in Artificial Intelligence and Tel Aviv has been named as an Emerging AI Hub in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report.

China Dominates Renewables, United Kingdom Shines Offshore

China leads the world in Renewable Energy, while the UK is tops in offshore energy, according to Business Facilities' 2018 Global Rankings Report.
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Business Facilities’ 2018 Global Rankings Report

Business Facilities' 2018 Global Rankings Report measures international locations’ progress on a range of factors, including cybersecurity, renewable energy, economic growth potential, global competitiveness, and beyond.
Coventry, England

Red Sun Group Investing $140.5M In UK Auto Plant

The new CAD CAM Automotive plant in Coventry, England will produce commercial vehicles powered by the highly efficient hybrid Ecotive Vehicle Platform.

Duel in the Sky

By slapping a hefty tariff on Bombardier, the U.S. fires the opening salvo of what may become a trade war with Canada and the U.K.
Oxfordshire

Oxitec To Build Mosquito Egg Production Unit In UK

The $9.5M Oxfordshire, UK facility will have the capacity to generate one billion Friendly™ Aedes mosquito eggs per week.
England

World’s Most Advanced, Sustainable Paint Factory Opens In England

AkzoNobel’s new $132M North-East England plant uses renewable energy sources and an automated manufacturing process which saves water, waste, and energy.
China

China, U.S., Germany Are Global Wind Power Leaders

China, the U.S. and Germany are the global leaders in Installed Wind Power Capacity in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report. China is also tops among Renewable Energy Investment Leaders.
employee relocation

Canada Jumps To Second Place For Employee Relocation

The U.S. loses points, but remains tops among countries global employees would consider moving to; reluctance to relocating for work growing.
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Listen Now: Living And Learning In Lubbock, Texas, With John Osborne, CEO, Lubbock EDA

Lubbock EDA CEO John Osborne discusses business climate and downtown revitalization in the Business Facilities Podcast.
2024 GLOBAL RANKINGS

U.S., Brazil, Canada Top Foreign Direct Investment Rankings

Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report showcases economic development activity worldwide, including Renewable Energy and AI Growth Hubs.
METRO RANKINGS 2

Phoenix, Austin, Memphis Are Top Manufacturing, Logistics Metros

Foreign Direct Investment was drawn to Texas, Michigan leads Automotive, and Georgia moves to top of EV ranking in State section of Business Facilities 20th Annual Rankings Report.

Location Spotlight: The Entergy Region

Entergy’s four state territory spanning Arkansas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Texas is home to the largest industrial base in the U.S.