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MAY 8, 2014
The Site Selection Dispatch
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ONLINE INSIDER
In today's Online Insider, We'll Go Ahead Without You, Okay?, while US corporate leaders are told to avoid a major Russian forum this month, Poland hosts its own get-together this week.
SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE
In Light at the End of the Tunnel?, Editor in Chief Mark Arend considers what's behind increased optimism among leaders of manufacturing companies.
Low Frequency, High Yield rounds up our Top Deals of 2013, an elite group of projects showing the power of investing for the long haul.
What's the value of knowledge? In the case of Trinidad and Tobago, it's an increased awareness of economic opportunity in this Energized Oasis.
Blue Sky Appeal, a Site Selection Investment Profile of Iowa, says the forecast is sunny with no clouds, as investment into business climate and workforce pay off in the form of a record-setting project haul.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Wondering where Tesla's battery gigafactory is headed? Some hints at the process were dropped during the company's earnings call yesterday, reiterating the possibility of more than one location. Expect Site Selection to cover the final decision in depth. In the meantime, it's worth looking back to the company's past location choices and changes.
The Tesla assembly operation in Fremont, Calif.
Photo courtesy of Tesla
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.
May 5 - 8, 2014 - AWEA WindPower 2014 Conference & Exhibition ( * )
May 7 - 8, 2014 - 9th Annual NCDMM Summit
May 7 - 9, 2014 - European Economic Congress
May 14 - 16, 2014 - 2014 MAEDC Spring Conference
May 18 - 20, 2014 - ICSC RECon
May 19 - 21, 2014 - Nuclear Energy Assembly
May 21 - 23, 2014 - Astana Economic Forum
May 21 - 22, 2014 - KPMG Global Energy Conference ( * )
May 29 - 30, 2014 - 3rd Bank & Financial Institutions Special Asset Executive Conference ( * )
May 29 - 30, 2014 - 4th Annual Spring IMN Data Centers Forum ( * )
June 1 - 3, 2014 - 2014 IEDC Spring Conference
June 3 - 5, 2014 - 2014 Manufacturing Leadership Summit
June 5 - 6, 2014 - KazanSummit 2014
June 5, 2014 - Healthcare & Real Estate 2014: Chicago
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