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MAY 22, 2014
The Site Selection Dispatch
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Following up on our first report last month, Are You Ready to Compete Too? says new rankings out today find the United States is the most competitive nation in the real world. But more than a few smaller nations are primed for increased prosperity.
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In Québec, hydropower is the secret sauce for major investments by aluminum giants, in Resolved for Now.
North American Reports delivers stories about hops in Michigan; six cities getting help targeting FDI; multiple projects from UPS; an accelerator in California; a German hose maker in Indiana; and a tennis equipment leader's moves south.
Four states are nipping at the heels of biotech's perennial leaders, reports Greg Byrnes in Rising Tide.
All In, a Site Selection Investment Profile, reports that gateways to growth abound in Prince George's County, Md.
FROM THE ARCHIVES
Two years ago we profiled the deal that would bring ESPN's Digital Center-2 into existence in Bristol, Conn. This week it's sprung to life, just in time for soccer's World Cup. ESPN Plaza now encompasses 1.2 million sq. ft. across 18 buildings on 123 acres.
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 21 - 22, 2014 - KPMG Global Energy Conference ( * )
May 21 - 23, 2014 - Astana Economic Forum
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 3 - July 22, 2014 - International Festival for Business 2014 - 50 day showcase
June 5, 2014 - Healthcare & Real Estate 2014: Chicago
June 5 - 6, 2014 - KazanSummit 2014
June 8 - 11, 2014 - Janus Forum South ( * )
June 8 - 10, 2014 - 2014 Workplace Strategy Summit
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Chicago, Ill.