Texas crowned Governor's Cup, top facility investment in U.S.Texas crowned Governor's Cup, top facility investment in U.S.https://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=123542016-03-03T06:00:00Z2016-03-03T21:15:00Z

​TEXAS - Texas topped Site Selection magazine’s annual Governor’s Cup list—for the third year in a row—with 702 new and expanded industrial and business facilities.

Texas blew away the competition in an annual ranking of states with the most growth in 2015. 

Second-place Ohio had 517 new projects last year followed by Illinois with 413.

To make it onto the list, projects had to have a minimum capital investment of $1 million, create at least 20 jobs and have 20,000 or more sf of new space.​

“Texas finished the year with 702 projects, up from 689 last year,” the magazine writes.

The biggest included a $1.4 billion expansion at General Motor’s Arlington plant and the $1.2 billion Facebook data center in North Fort Worth. Liberty Mutual Insurance’s new $355 million Plano office campus also made the list.

Three big Gulf Coast refinery projects were the largest new business investments in the state last year, according to Site Selection.
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