The 2021 Governor’s Cups

9 Mar 2022


Site Selection’s 2021 winners illustrate exactly why a per capita Governor’s Cup was added to this annual facilities race with the 2013 Governors’ Cups. The original Cup always recognized the state with the most qualified capital investment projects the previous calendar year. For eight years now, Site Selection has also recognized qualified projects per capita, bestowing an equally prestigious Cup on the state fitting that bill.

As this year’s project tallies show, a state such as Kansas that would appear well outside the Top 10 states in total overall projects can find itself atop the per capita ranking with 139 projects. Total projects number 10 state Florida has 217. Modestly populated states are economic development giants, too. The same goes for South Dakota that clinched second place per capita with 41 projects. Kentucky places third with 199 followed by Ohio with 507 and Nebraska with 78 to round out the top five.

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