Business Facilities’ 13th Annual Rankings Report
2 Aug 2017
Author: Business Facilities
Success in economic development traditionally has been measured by adding up the annual tally of new facilities, new jobs, capital investments and similar benchmarks that set the pecking order of locations vying for sustainable prosperity. But the relentless advance of technology—which seems to be accelerating at warp speed—creates new prerequisites for progress that must be factored into our rankings equations and adjusted in real time as best practices adapt to the highly specific needs of emerging growth sectors.
The real action may be taking place in venues that are not readily accessible and the forward process may not be easy to quantify. In today’s ultra-competitive market, the battle for future economic supremacy is being waged in classrooms and tech labs as well as across factory floors, often on virtual terrain you can’t explore on foot, like cyberspace.
Every year, we do our best to make sure Business Facilities’ Rankings Report isn’t simply a static snapshot of a linear race. We adjust our criteria and create new categories to make our rankings the most relevant indicators you can find in our multi-dimensional and rapidly evolving industry. As always, there are a few essentials that never change: our rankings are comprehensive and credible, the fairest assessment we can muster to give you a panoramic view of who’s ahead of the curve and ready to meet the challenges looming around the next corner. And so, without further ado, here are the best of the best.