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APRIL 3, 2014
The Site Selection Dispatch
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Supersized Ambition reports on the new economic development momentum in the United Arab Emirates.
Dispatches from around the globe reveal a wind energy sector finding its best routes for growth by land and by sea, in Blown On Course.
Not every Palmetto State project announcement can stop the presses like BMW's and Boeing's can. But they are hardly insignificant to the locations that land them, found Elsewhere in South Carolina.
Industrial tenants in Griffin Land's rapidly expanding portfolio know savvy when they see it. Learn more in Quality Personified, a Site Selection Investment Profile.
In an exclusive contribution, John Boyd, president of widely respected corporate site selection firm The Boyd Co., tells us that Corporate Headquarters Mobility is at an All-Time High.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Yet another billion-dollar expansion by BMW in Spartanburg was announced late last week. The 800-job project is the fifth expansion at the site since BMW first located in the Palmetto State 20 years ago. Watch for coverage of this project and more in the North American Automotive report in Site Selection's May 2014 issue.
Dr. Norbert Reithofer, chairman of the Board of Management, BMW Group, speaks at BMW's Commitment in the USA ceremony in Spartanburg on March 28.
Photo courtesy of BMW
Upcoming Industry Events
Read about and link to these conferences and many more listed in the events calendar.
( * ) = event is sponsored by Site Selection magazine.
March 31 - April 3, 2014 - 4th Global Free Trade & Special Economic Zones Summit
April 7 - 9, 2014 - CALED's 34th Annual Training Conference
April 7 - 9, 2014 - Life Sciences Forum Costa Rica 2014 ( * )
April 8 - 10, 2014 - MRO Americas 2014
April 8 - 10, 2014 - AIM Congress 2014 ( * )
April 15 - 17, 2014 - IFMA Facility Fusion
April 24, 2014 - IX Polish Outsourcing Forum ( * )
April 26 - 30, 2014 - IAMC Spring 2014 Forum ( * )
April 27 - 30, 2014 - Milken Institute Global Conference
April 29 - May 1, 2014 - SAP Conference for Real Estate Management 2014 ( * )
May 4 - 6, 2014 - 7th Annual Southeastern U.S. - Canadian Provinces Alliance Conference
May 5 - 8, 2014 - AWEA WindPower 2014 Conference & Exhibition ( * )
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