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Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.


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Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

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The Commonwealth Of Virginia: A Location of Choice

Home to the nation’s largest data center market, its third-largest port, the third-highest concentration of tech workers and the HQ of 37 Fortune 1000 companies, Virginia offers diverse opportunities for success.

Green Development & Sustainability: Letting The Sunshine In

As states are racing to be among the leaders powered 100-percent by renewable energy, industrial giants like Samsung are pledging to join them in adopting this gold standard for sustainability at their manufacturing plants.

Cover Story: Virginia Is Business Facilities’ 2018 State Of The Year

Virginia may be for lovers, but these days the Commonwealth also is getting a ton of love from emerging high-tech growth sectors and businesses looking for the perfect corporate HQ site.

January / February 2019 Issue (Volume 52, Number 1)

The January / February 2019 issue features our annual State of the Year and Deal of the Year awards, our editor's picks for top utilities, and more.

Blackboard Inc. Moving Global Headquarters To Northern Virginia

The new location will combine the company's existing DC and Reston offices into a new modern office in the heart of Northern Virginia's tech corridor.

AL Named Best Business Climate, NV No. 1 In Growth Potential

Alabama is the state with the Best Business Climate and Nevada is the top-ranked state for Economic Growth Potential in Business Facilities' 14th Annual Rankings Report, released this week.

Bechtel Consolidating Global HQ In Virginia

The engineering and construction firm has maintained its operational headquarters in Fairfax County, VA since 2011, consolidation will add 150 jobs.

Sumitomo Machinery Investing $10M In Virginia Expansion

The expansion of the company’s manufacturing operation in Chesapeake, VA will create 26 new jobs.

Massachusetts Holds On To Top Energy Efficiency Ranking

Idaho, Florida, Virginia are most improved states in ACEEE 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard.

Manufacturing Is Job One For Indiana, Wisconsin, Michigan

Indiana, Wisconsin and Michigan have been named the Top Manufacturing States in a new rankings category in Business Facilities' 13th Annual Rankings Report; Louisiana is tops in Cybersecurity Growth Potential.

Henrico County, VA Cuts Data Center Tax Rate

The Henrico County, VA Board of Supervisors has approved a separate tax rate that will dramatically reduce the property tax for data centers.

FCA US Invests $12.2M In Virginia Mopar PDC

The over 400,000-square-foot Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) will create more than 70 jobs in Winchester, VA.

Iron Mountain Picks Northern Virginia For Data Center Campus

The project allows Iron Mountain Data Centers to enter the Greater Washington metropolitan area from a strategic location with robust power and fiber infrastructure that will accommodate highly secure data center applications.

Prince William County, VA Opens Workforce Education And Training Center

The Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA) recently celebrated the Grand Opening of its Regional Center for Workforce Education and Training (RCWET) in Woodbridge, VA.

Qore Systems, LLC To Invest $12.8M In First Virginia Operation

Qore Systems, LLC will invest $12.8 million to relocate from Arizona and establish its first Virginia operation in Highlands Business Park, creating 140 new jobs.

Keeping Up with the Bristols

A metro community that spans two states also keeps one foot in the future.

Chinese Furniture Assembler Moving To Virginia

New anti-dumping laws prompted GOK International to ship furniture components to the U.S. for final assembly to bypass the high import duty. Sep 20, 2012 @ 11:23 AM

Renaissance in Medical Plastics

Our aging population is the driving force behind tremendous growth in the plastics and medical device industries. Where will you grow your facility?

Business-Minded, Fun-Filled Virginia

Virginia is a place where, when a productive workday ends, business professionals trade their power suits for swimsuits and their dress shoes for tennis sneakers.

Virginia’s VITAL Signs

A new global business focus is quickening the pulse and changing the face of Virginia's economy.

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