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Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah Shine in Business Facilities' 9th Annual State Rankings Report

TINTON FALLS, NJ--(Marketwired - Jul 22, 2013) - Business Facilities, a national publication focused on site selection and economic development, began releasing the results of its 9th Annual Rankings Report on July 22, 2013. According to BF Editor in Chief Jack Rogers, several states -- including Texas, Louisiana, North Dakota, Washington and Utah -- deserve a shout-out for their overall performance in the magazine's 2013 state rankings. The complete article can be found at

The Lone Star State, the magazine's 2013 State of the Year, continued to show its dominance across several flagship rankings categories, a performance you would expect from the nation's most dynamic state. Louisiana, also a strong finisher, has steadfastly executed a diverse growth strategy that is nurturing new high-tech ventures while building on the Pelican State's traditional strength in the oil and gas sectors. Speaking of the latter, the oil boom in North Dakota continues to propel the Peace Garden State to the top of the list of economic powerhouses. Washington emerged as a leader in the revamped alternative energy categories, while Utah notched another impressive across-the-board finish.

The complete results of Business Facilities' 9th Annual Rankings Report will be posted on on August 5. The results also will be featured in the cover story of BF's July/August 2013 issue.

The preceding is an American Business Media Editorial Exclusive issued via Marketwired. Neither the ABM nor Marketwired are responsible for the content of the preceding document.

Founded in 1906, American Business Media is the association of business information providers, delivering business intelligence to industry professionals worldwide, including Madison Avenue, Wall Street and the Beltway. Its 300 plus member companies reach an audience of more than 100 million professionals and represent nearly 6,000 print and online titles and over 1,000 trade shows, with well over $26 billion in annual revenues.

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