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100 Leading Locations: Mid-Atlantic and New England Metro Areas

As business populations shift and site selection continuously evolves, smaller regional and metro areas emerge from amongst the field of usual big-city suspects as desirable locations for companies of all sizes. Our list brings these locations to light by showing how they stack up to the rest of the field when considering 14 highly regarded surveys. These Mid-Atlantic and New England metro areas performed the best on Area Development's 100 Leading Locations list.

Spring 2011

Boston, Massachusetts (1/17)

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Next: New York Metro Area

New York Metro Area (2/17)

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Next: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (3/17)

Significant investment & job creation projects:
• Range Resources Corporation, Regional headquarters, $35M, nearly 600 jobs

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Next: Baltimore-Towson, Maryland

Baltimore-Towson, Maryland (4/17)

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Next: Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland

Bethesda-Rockville-Frederick, Maryland (5/17)

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Next: Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York

Buffalo-Niagara Falls, New York (6/17)

Significant investment & job creation projects:
• Galvstar, $25M, Steel plant, 55 jobs

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Next: Hartford, Connecticut

Hartford, Connecticut (7/17)

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Next: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (8/17)

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Next: Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York

Albany-Schenectady-Troy, New York (9/17)

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Next: Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania

Harrisburg-Carlisle, Pennsylvania (10/17)

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Next: Ithaca, New York

Ithaca, New York (11/17)

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Next: Nassau-Suffolk Counties, New York

Nassau-Suffolk Counties, New York (12/17)

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Next: Rochester, New York

Rochester, New York (13/17)

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Next: State College, Pennsylvania

State College, Pennsylvania (14/17)

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Next: Syracuse, New York

Syracuse, New York (15/17)

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Next: Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey

Trenton-Ewing, New Jersey (16/17)

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