Virginia Talent Accelerator Program

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indoor vertical farming

World’s Largest Indoor Vertical Farming Campus Picks Virginia

Over six years, Plenty Unlimited will invest $300 million to build the world’s largest indoor vertical farming campus in Chesterfield County, creating more than 300 jobs.
Louisiana Customized Workforce Training

Louisiana Leads States In Customized Workforce Training

In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, Tennessee is rated tops in Recovery Leaders and Wyoming takes Best Business Tax Climate.
LEGO Virginia

The LEGO Group Picks Virginia For $1B Manufacturing Plant

The beloved building toy maker will create more than 1,760 new jobs with its new manufacturing facility in Chesterfield County, VA.  
Virginia business expansions

Virginia Expansions To Create Total $34M Investment

In Virginia, a Germany-based automation solutions manufacturer is expanding in Newport News, while a peanut processor grows in Suffolk.
Virginia Best Business Climate

2021 State Of The Year: Virginia — Best Overall Business Climate

With a skilled workforce, a business-friendly environment, great universities and a highly desirable standard of living, Virginia is at the top when it comes to best business climate.
Siemens Gamesa offshore wind turbine

Virginia Picked For $200M Offshore Wind Turbine Blade Facility

Siemens Gamesa will partner with Dominion Energy on the largest new renewable energy project in U.S., creating hundreds of new jobs in Portsmouth, VA.
training

Louisiana Still The Gold Standard In Custom Training

Louisiana leads in Customized Training; California, New Jersey and Massachusetts are top biotech states in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.
CMA CGM Group

CMA CGM Group Keeping North American HQ In Virginia

Shipping and logistics company CMA CGM Group will retain its Norfolk, VA headquarters, and invest $36 million to expand in Hampton Roads and Northern Virginia.
Huntington Ingalls Industries

Huntington Ingalls Industries To Create 250 Jobs In Virginia

Huntington Ingalls Industries, the nation’s largest military shipbuilder, will establish an unmanned systems facility in Hampton, VA.
Blacksburg, VA

Torc Robotics Will Create 350 New Jobs In Virginia

The self-driving vehicle pioneer will invest $8.5 million to expand software development operations in Blacksburg, VA.
Mike Grundmann

Snapshots: 60 Seconds with Mike Grundmann, VEDP

Mike Grundmann, Senior Vice President, Talent Solutions, Virginia Economic Development Partnership, discusses workforce development, recruitment and training, and the impact of COVID-19.
Richmond, VA

GlaxoSmithKline To Create 150 New Jobs In Virginia

The global healthcare company will invest $16.7 million investment to expand its research and development operation in Richmond, VA.
Danville-Pittsylvania County, VA

Morgan Olson Creating 703 Jobs In Virginia

The manufacturer will invest $57.8 million to establish a new walk-in step van assembly operation in the former IKEA plant in Danville-Pittsylvania County, VA.

Rankings & Awards

Business Facilities magazine

Don’t Miss Out! 2022 Deal Of The Year Deadline Extended

Submissions for Business Facilities’ 2022 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards will now be accepted until Thursday, December 15, 2022. Winners will be featured in the January/February 2023 issue of Business Facilities.
September / October 2022 Issue

September / October 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 5)

Business Facilities' September / October 2022 issue takes a look at sites for advanced manufacturing and finding tech talent. Plus, cybersecurity, semiconductors, and more.

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.