Archive for March, 2012

Texas Ranks Second as Ohio Wins Site Selection Magazine’s Governor’s Cup Award for 2011

 Ohio has won the 2011 Site Selection Governor’s Cup, which the 58-year-old Atlanta-based magazine has awarded annually since 1978 to the U.S. state with the most new and expanded corporate facilities as tracked by Conway Data Inc.’s New Plant Database.  Site Selection’s yearly analyses are regarded by corporate real estate analysts as “the industry scoreboard.” 

The Buckeye State’s 498-project finish for 2011 is up substantially from its 376 projects logged in 2010, which put Ohio behind Texas in the last contest. Texas finished second this time around with 464 projects, followed by Pennsylvania (453), North Carolina (310) and Virginia (273). Key to Ohio’s resurgence has been the implementation of a business-like approach to economic development at the state level, launched in February 2011.Read the full cover story here