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Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.


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Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

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Arlington and Alexandria, VA Tops In Business Climate

Arlington, VA is the top mid-sized metro and Alexandria, VA is the top small metro in the Best Business Climate category in Business Facilities' 2021 Metro Rankings Report.

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.

Virginia Has Best Business Climate, Tech Talent Pipeline

Virginia has Best Business Climate, also tops in Tech Talent Pipeline and Cybersecurity Leaders; Texas leads new Semiconductors ranking in Business Facilities' 17th Annual Rankings Report.

Business Facilities’ 17th Annual Rankings Report

Our most comprehensive rankings compilation to date, our 17th Annual Rankings Report features 60 categories that highlight State, Metro and Global leaders building the foundation for a future of sustainable growth.

Nestlé Purina PetCare To Invest $182M In Virginia Expansion

Nestlé Purina PetCare Company, King William County’s largest employer, will increase capacity at its existing production facility.

Customized Training Programs: Finding The Perfect Fit

Everywhere from factory floors to research labs to virtual space—and every work space in between—today’s customized training programs are ensuring that new hires quickly get up to speed.

Building The Top Tech Talent Pipeline In Virginia

Virginia is injecting more than $2 billion into a Tech Talent Investment Program that cumulatively represents the largest state commitment to computer science education.

Talent Attraction: Millennial Magnets

Millennials will soon make up 75 percent of the U.S. workforce—and locations that offer the right balance of living, working and playing are the frontrunners to acquire their skills.

SunCoke Energy To Invest $50M In Virginia Manufacturing Operation

Raw material processing and handling company SunCoke Energy will refurbish and upgrade a manufacturing facility in Buchanan County, retaining about 100 jobs.

Amazon To Hire Over 1,000 At New Virginia Fulfillment Center

Amazon will build a 650,000-square-foot state-of-the-art robotics fulfillment center on 119 acres of ancillary land in Henrico County, VA.

STS Group AG To Establish First U.S. Location In Virginia

German auto parts manufacturer STS Group AG will create 120 jobs and invest $39 million in its new manufacturing facility in Wythe County, VA.

Munters Group AB Investing $36M In Virginia 

Energy efficient air treatment and climate solutions manufacturer Munters Group AB will build a state-of-the-art facility in Botetourt Center to replace its Buena Vista, VA plant.

CoStar Group Expanding In Virginia

Commercial real estate information provider CoStar Group will employ more than 200 staffers at its new space in Richmond, VA.

Data Centers: Growing By The Gig

As more companies put their business activities on the cloud, data centers with the potential for scalability and proximity to cloud “on ramps” are better poised to compete, according to CBRE’s latest report.

Belvac Investing $3M In Virginia Expansion

The company will add up to 50 new jobs as it expands operations at the New London Business and Technology Center in Bedford County, VA.

Crown Holdings Will Create 126 Jobs In Virginia

The packaging technology company will invest $145 million to build an aluminum beverage can production facility in Henry County, VA.

$2.9M Grant Will Help Virginia’s Water Economy Face Climate Change

GO Virginia approved the grant to help the Virginia Coastal Resilience And Adaptation Economy Initiative address flooding challenges.

DHL Supply Chain To Create 577 New Jobs In Virginia

The third-party logistics provider will invest $72 million in new state-of-the-art distribution center in Stafford County, VA.

Quality of Life: Working Where You Want To Live

Millennials are looking for all of the excitement and amenities found in large urban centers, but at a much lower cost and with the better overall quality of life found in mid-sized cities.

California Tops 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Massachusetts, Vermont, Rhode Island, New York round out top 5 states for energy efficiency, Nevada is most improved in annual ACEEE report. 

Henrico County, VA Endorses Proposed GreenCity Development

The $2.3 billion "ecodistrict" would generate nearly 2.3 million square feet of office and retail space, 2,400 housing units, two hotels, and a 17,000-seat arena.

SPIG Industry Investing $7.9M In Virginia Expansion

Highway guardrail manufacturer SPIG Industry, LLC's expansion in Washington County, VA will create 113 new jobs.

Agribusiness: Both Sides Of The Coin

Even when it would seem so, not everything is simply win-win—especially when adjusting to the reality of COVID-19 and keeping vital supply lines open for essentials.

Cybersecurity 2.0

The red-hot growth sector of cybersecurity has created more than a million new jobs. The bad news: half of these critical cyber jobs are going unfilled due to a shortage of skilled workers.

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.

Energix Renewable Energies Establishing U.S. HQ In Virginia

The Israeli renewable energy company will invest $1.1 million to establish its U.S. subsidiary base in Arlington, VA, creating 33 new jobs.

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.

T-Mobile Will Create Up To 500 New Jobs In Virginia

The wireless network operator will invest $30 million to relocate one of its Customer Experience Centers to Henrico County, VA.

Kansas No. 1 In Wind Power Generation, Georgia Leads Film Production

Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power, Georgia is the frontrunner among Film Production Leaders in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report

Business Facilities’ 16th Annual Rankings: State Rankings Report

Business Facilities didn’t let the COVID-19 crisis skew the results in our 16th annual rankings report: They remain the most credible and comprehensive location leaderboards.

Texas Tops In Business Climate, Virginia Wears Cyber Crown

Texas has the Best Business Climate, Virginia is tops in Cybersecurity Leaders, Louisiana leads in Workforce Development/Talent Attraction in Business Facilities' 16th Annual Rankings Report.

Bausch + Lomb Expanding, Creating 79 New Jobs In Virginia

The global eye health company will invest more than $35 million to expand its manufacturing facility in Lynchburg, VA.

Virginia: Expanding The Envelope For Growth

Already at the forefront of emerging growth sectors like cloud computing and cybersecurity, Virginia continues to expand its high-tech portfolio.

The Hershey Company Investing $135M In Virginia

With its second major expansion of Stuarts Draft manufacturing operation since 2019, the chocolate company will create 110 new jobs in Augusta County, VA.

Metalworx Relocating HQ, Manufacturing Facility To Virginia

The manufacturer will invest $7.6 million to relocate its headquarters and manufacturing operations from South Carolina to Grayson County, VA.

May / June 2020 Issue (Volume 53, Number 3)

The May / June 2020 Issue features economic developers' recovery efforts in response to COVID-19. Plus, a look at corporate headquarters, supply chains and high tech.

S23 Holdings Investing $64.4M In Virginia Corporate, Industrial Campus

The maritime, ship repair, and manufacturing company will create 332 new jobs in City of Newport News, VA.

FerraTex Solutions Investing Nearly $2M In Virginia Expansion

The company will establish a new subsidiary operation and create 15 new jobs in Henry County, VA with help from local and state economic development grants.

Braven Environmental To Invest $31.7M In Virginia

The company will establish a first-of-its-kind waste plastics facility and manufacturing operation and create 52 new jobs in Cumberland County, VA.

Microsoft Investing $64M In New Virginia Location

The company will create 1,500 jobs at a new software development and R&D regional hub in Fairfax County, VA. 

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Wilson County, Tennessee: Rising To The Challenge With Resilience

They call it "Wilson Strong:" devastated by a pandemic and a tornado, this Tennessee community met the challenge and kept its dreams intact.

Post-Pandemic Industrial Parks: Risk-Resilient, Resource Efficient

Industrial parks can mitigate social, health and environmental risks by embracing a resource-efficient eco-industrial concept.

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