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Charleston, W.Va. among cities recognized for business climate


In Business Facilities’ 18th Annual Rankings Report, metro areas and cities of all sizes are recognized for attracting and retaining businesses from numerous industry sectors. Companies seeking a new home base, as well as those considering overall business-friendly climate for their corporate headquarters or other operations, will want to look at this year’s ranked locations.

Based on the number of corporate headquarters in their region, the 10 locations ranked by Business Facilities in 2022 represent a wide swath across the U.S. For this year, the Corporate Headquarters ranking expanded its view from cities to metro areas. Taking the top spot in the magazine’s latest ranking is the NYC Metro area (New York City/Jersey City, NJ/White Plains, NY). The NYC Metro area occupied the top spot in 2021 and retained that position for 2022 because it has the highest number of corporate headquarters of all U.S. cities.

Leading small metros ranked for Best Business Climate is Alexandria, VA. Rounding out the top 10 list, respectively, are Wilmington, DE; Charleston, WV; Amarillo, TX; Mobile, AL; Greenville, SC; Avondale, AZ; Joplin, MO; Des Moines, IA; and South Jordan, UT.

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