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December 10, 2015
The Site Selection Dispatch
 
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    Oakridge Global Energy Solutions hopes to create 1,000 jobs on Florida's Atlantic Coast. Living that dream is no day at the beach, we find in Everything Ventured.
 
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    Dispatches from Atlanta, Utah, the State of Washington and the UK comprise our Aerospace Industry Report.
 
    How to Grow an Aerospace Cluster reports that an Innovation Campus at Wichita State University will keep the region's signature sector well stocked with talent.
 
    A corner of Northwest Ohio meets two nations' energy demands with a growing critical mass of projects, says Bright Horizon , a Site Selection Investment Profile of the City of Oregon, Ohio.
 
    Incentives, lower taxes and cheaper insurance add up to a new home for a forklift manufacturer, in Indiana Gives Hoist a Lift.
 
CALIBAJA TAKES CENTER STAGE
 

The CaliBaja region is gearing up to host next year’s WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment, April 3-6, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to the return to the WORLD FORUM stage of moderator extraordinaire Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera, confirmed speakers include Martin Ford, Silicon Valley star and author of "Rise of the Robots," recently named Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year; Peter Zeihan, author of "The Accidental Superpower" and firm believer in the role played by mountains, rivers and oceans in a nation’s competitive advantage; and former Fortune editor and current Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Finance Andy Serwer. Contact lauramartin@conway.com for more information.

 
FROM THE ARCHIVES
 
 
  A new tech startup hub called simply "X" was announced in Amsterdam December 2. The partnership among The Next Web, Google for Entrepreneurs, Booking.com, KPMG and ABN AMRO reminded us of our own longing look into The World's Workshop.
 
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.
 
Feb 23 - 24, 2016 - FDI Training - Istanbul, Turkey ( * )
Mar 12 - 16, 2016 - IAMC Spring 2016 Professional Forum - New Orleans, LA ( * )
Mar 15 - 18, 2016 - 2016 Reed-MIPIM Conference - Cannes, France ( * )
Apr 3 - 6, 2016 - The World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment (WFDI) - San Diego, CA ( * )
Apr 11 - 15, 2016 - LNG 18 - Perth, Australia
May 18 - 20, 2016 - 2016 MAEDC - Best Practices Conference - Columbus, OH ( * )
Jun 19 - 21, 2016 - SelectUSA Investment Summit - Washington, DC
Nov 16 - 18, 2016 - FABTECH - Las Vegas, NV
 
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