September 2, 2021

Texas claims #1 spot again in Site Selection’s Top States for Infrastructure 2021

Texas once again in 2021 took the top spot in Site Selection Magazine’s Global Groundwork Index, a measure of the state’s success in combined infrastructure and corporate end-user project investment, the Atlanta-based magazine announced Thursday, Sept. 2.

While Texas has maintained its #1 spot in the rankings for four years, the United States dropped from #1 in 2020 to #5 in 2021 rankings, with Canada now in the top spot.

“Texas has a record of maintaining its status as an economic powerhouse, even in adverse conditions like the COVID-19 pandemic,” said Robert Allen, President and CEO of the Texas Economic Development Corporation in Austin, Texas. “Texas invests in our infrastructure to ensure we are ready for the future job and population growth that has come our way and will continue to come our way.”

The Global Groundwork Index identifies where billions of dollars in corporate facility activity intersect with billions of dollars in roads, bridges, airports, tunnels, pipelines, utilities, railroads and other major infrastructure projects.

The one-of-a-kind Global Groundwork Index combines proprietary data from Conway Analytics’ Conway Projects Database with a database of more than 4,000 infrastructure projects from global infrastructure advisory and events firm CG/LA, analyzing them by capital expenditure and job creation on a cumulative and per-capita basis.

A complete list of U.S. state rankings follows. For Top 20 nations in the index, please visit Site Selection Magazine online.

Top 20 U.S. States

  1. Texas
  2. Louisiana
  3. Virginia
  4. Arizona
  5. Ohio
  6. Illinois
  7. North Carolina
  8. New York
  9. Georgia
  10. Kansas
  11. California
  12. (Tie #12.) Nevada
  13. (Tie #12.) South Carolina
  14. Florida
  15. Utah
  16. Indiana
  17. Kentucky
  18. Alabama
  19. Tennessee
  20. New Mexico

Source: Site Selection Magazine, September 2021