Site Selection magazine has just turned in the 2016 Governor’s Cup results.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott claimed a fifth consecutive Governor’s Cup for total qualified projects, 642 in 2016. Texas’ winning streak began when it wrested first place from Ohio in 2009. Including for its 515 projects in 2016, the Buckeye State has placed second in total projects ever since. Rounding out the top five in this category are Illinois (434), North Carolina (289) and Georgia (271).
Nebraska Gov. Pete Ricketts claimed a Site Selection Governor’s Cup by virtue of his state having the most capital investment projects per capita, 101 projects for 2016. Rounding out the top five in the per capita category are Kentucky (227), Ohio (515), Louisiana (169) and Illinois (434).
The Governor’s Cups reflect yearly project totals as tracked by the Conway Projects Database. Qualifying projects must meet one or more of these criteria for inclusion in the database: a minimum capital investment of $1 million, 20 or more new jobs created, and 20,000 or more square feet of new space. 3/2/2017