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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.


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In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

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Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

Berry Global Group Addresses Global Shortage Of Face Mask Materials

To address the ever increasing demand for face mask material in the U.S., Berry has expanded its Meltex™ platform to add capacity in Waynesboro, VA.

Staunton River Plastics Investing $34M In Virginia

Staunton River Plastics will build a new 250,000-square-foot plant in Hurt, VA, creating more than 200 new jobs over four years.

Green Development: Building A Sustainable Future

Locations in Florida and Virginia have taken a leadership position in facilitating sustainable development. These places are proving that there’s a lot of green to be made by going green. Join us as we take our annual tour.

How Richmond Logistics Firms Are Pivoting During COVID-19

Businesses that will survive the coronavirus pandemic are those that adapt to the challenges and continue to serve existing and new customers.

Food Processing: The Good And The Bad Of It

Two current upward trends show us how consumers are responding to both the power of plants and the power of panic with the demand for food.

H&V Delivering Critical Materials In Fight Against COVID-19

Hollingsworth & Vose, located in Floyd County, VA, is busy making filtration material that is a critical component in Respiratory Protection Equipment being used to fight the COVID-19 virus. 

Lynchburg Regional Business Alliance Leads COVID-19 Crisis Efforts 

The Regional COVID-19 Business Support Task Force brainstorms ideas, curates resources, and shares information to address business, employer, and community concerns.

Direct Marketing Company Creating 239 New Jobs In Virginia

Moore will invest more than $31 million to establish the Richmond Print Group, a new venture in Henrico County, VA.

Data Center Industry Locations: Data-Driven Growth

As the demand for data continues to expand exponentially, new data centers are being built on sites closer to consumers (also known as “edge” locations) and modular, pre-fab units are speeding construction.

Honorable Mention Awards: 2019 Economic Development Deal Of The Year

Our most competitive Deal of the Year competition ever yielded a cornucopia of impressive projects that are bringing a bonanza of new jobs to locations across the U.S. Here’s the cream of the crop.

Virginia Economic Review

The current issue of Virginia Economic Review explores the world of Big Data, the explosion of cloud computing and data center investment, and how data is remaking industries and altering the geography of economic opportunity.

Norfolk Southern Supported Nearly $2B In Investment In 2019

Industrial customers across 16 states developed 54 new and 23 expanded rail-served commercial projects which are expected to create more than 1,160 jobs.

Expel, Inc. Will Create 164 New Jobs In Virginia

With help from the Virginia Jobs Investment Program, the cybersecurity company will invest $1.4 million to expand its operations in Herndon.

Macedon Technologies To Create 147 Jobs In Virginia

The software firm will invest $1.65 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Reston, VA.

DuPont Investing $75M In Modernization Of Virginia Plant

The company will modernize and expand its manufacturing and technology operations in Chesterfield County, VA, creating 60 jobs.

Wegmans Investing $175M In Virginia Distribution Campus

The grocery retailer’s new regional distribution operation in Hanover County, VA will create 700 new jobs.

Dredging To Make Virginia East Coast’s Deepest Port Begins

When dredging is complete in 2024, commercial channels serving the Norfolk Harbor will be able to simultaneously accommodate two, ultra-large container vessels.

Israeli Aerospace, Aviation Manufacturer Expanding In Virginia

Israel Aerospace Industries Ltd. will invest in new headquarters operation and create more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County, VA.

TST Fabrications Investing $4.1M To Expand In Virginia

The specialty construction services company will create 34 new manufacturing jobs in the City of Norfolk, 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.

Agribusiness: Harvesting Growth In Stormy Weather

Despite a trade war with China that’s clobbering U.S. farmers, locations that have established strong agribusiness and food processing sectors continue to thrive as production moves closer to markets.

Pharmaceutical Product Development Creating 200 Jobs In Virginia

The global contract research organization will invest $63.7 million to expand its bioanalytical lab in Henrico County, VA.

Eagle Aviation Technologies Expanding In Virginia

The composites design and fabrication company will create 75 new jobs at its manufacturing facility in the city of Newport News, VA.

TX Tops Cybersecurity Leaderboard, KS Surges In Wind Power

Texas has topped the leaderboard in Cybersecurity Growth Potential and Kansas is the top-ranked state for the percentage of electricity generated from Wind Power in Business Facilities' 15th Annual Rankings Report

Aireon Relocating, Expanding HQ In Virginia

The global air traffic surveillance systems company will create more than 50 new jobs in Fairfax County, VA over the next three years. 

Amazon Creating 150 New Jobs At Virginia Facility

The new specialty fulfillment and last-mile delivery center in the City of Richmond, VA will add to Amazon’s existing workforce of more than 10,000 full-time employees across the Commonwealth.

Satair Investing $10M In Virginia Expansion

The aviation company will expand the Loudoun County Satair Customer Service Logistics Center that supports and services the Airbus global aircraft fleet.

Castle Hill Gaming Creating 106 New Jobs In Virginia

The gaming software developer will invest $1.3 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Albemarle County, VA.

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.

Business Facilities & COVID-19

Fairfax County, VA Launches Virtual Career Fairs

In response to the COVID-19 crisis, the FCEDA is presenting virtual career fairs to connect college grads with Northern Virginia companies seeking employees.

Indiana Serves 10,000 Small Businesses Through PPE Marketplace

Since launching in early May, the Indiana Small Business PPE Marketplace has received nearly 20,000 orders for personal protective equipment (PPE) and has fulfilled 10,000 orders.

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