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December 23, 2015
The Site Selection Dispatch
 
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    It's the 10th anniversary of a holiday classic, as intrepid reporting reveals why Globetrotting Multinational Remains in Gift Capital.
 
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    Look What’s Growing in Nebraska finds an entrepreneurial ecosystem rapidly taking shape.
 
    World Reports delivers stories about CommScope in Brno, Czech Republic; Kuhn in Geldrop, Netherlands; Jeep in Changsha, China; IBM in Chennai, India; and a thermoplastics plant in Map Ta Phut, Thailand.
 
    While some wonder if higher education is worth it, the best schools continue to deliver the goods to students, employers and their regions, in Worth the Price of Admission.
 
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    Knoxville-Oak Ridge | Innovation Valley
The Innovation Valley region of Tennessee is emerging as an economic game-changer with industries spanning everything from 3D printing to television programming.
 
 
 
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
 
 
  This week, a very cool interactive report from the Associated Press tells us, as many as 4 million packages a day move through the UPS Worldport complex (pictured) in Louisville. In Overnight Success, UPS leaders tell the story of that site's billion-dollar expansion decision way back in 2006.

Photo courtesy of UPS
 
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.
 
Jan 24 - 26, 2016 - IEDC Leadership Summit - New Orleans, LA ( * )
Feb 23 - 24, 2016 - FDI Training - Istanbul, Turkey ( * )
Feb 27 - Mar 1, 2016 - World Free Zone Convention - Bangkok, Thailand ( * )
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
Apr 19 - 20, 2016 - Georgia Logistics Summit - Atlanta, GA ( * )
May 18 - 20, 2016 - 2016 MAEDC - Best Practices Conference - Columbus, OH ( * )
Jun 6 - 9, 2016 - BIO International Convention - San Francisco, CA ( * )
Jun 19 - 21, 2016 - SelectUSA Investment Summit - Washington, DC
Sep 25 - 28, 2016 - IEDC Annual Conference - Cleveland, OH ( * )
Nov 16 - 18, 2016 - FABTECH - Las Vegas, NV
 
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NetJets Inc., on the company's use of Site Selection
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