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May 2010

 COVER STORY
Top Deals of 2009
New Purpose
Driven by the needs of a changing global economy, these corporate projects rise above the rest.
 FEATURES
Top Groups 2009
Staying the Course
While other community agencies retrenched in 2009, the winning organizations redoubled their economic development efforts and grabbed the prize.
Competitiveness Award 2009
Who’s Afraid of Virginia?
Several measures give the Commonwealth of Virginia bragging rights
 
Best to Invest
The 2009 Global Best to Invest Rankings
North American Life Sciences
Gone to (GM) Seed
Chemical firms expand their R&D efforts.
Automotive
World Power
Companies and communities all over the globe strive to create an electric-vehicle ecosystem.
Alternative Energy
Next Mission
Transmission: The western U.S. is home to dozens of renewable energy hubs, according to recent analysis. The arid deserts of North Africa may become home to one large one.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Topeka, Kansas
All Aboard
Riding the rails takes on new meaning in Topeka, a city where advanced factories and logistics operations converge to form a unique business environment.
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Minds Over Matter
Diagnosing and treating illnesses of the brain propel an emerging cluster of medical technology companies in Saxony-Anhalt
Hungary
Hungary Fills the Sweet Spot of Europe
A strategic location at the heart of the Continent drives corporate site selection.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Shovel-Ready Sites
Eye of the Beholder
In the field of site certification, there is no substitute for credible due diligence.
 
Mexico Advantage
Mexico Comes of Age
 
Sale Leasebacks
Opportunities for Sale/Leasebacks in Today’s Market
 INTERNATIONAL
 
North American Reports
Keep the Ball Moving, plus Warehouse Culture, Composite Supply Chain, Take Two, It's All In the Master Planning and St. Joe Puts HQ Money Where Mouth Is
 
World Reports
Massive Factory Opens in Brazil;JTI Finds Geneva To Be Good Match; plus four more stories.
European Cities
Cities of Opportunity
Several Western and Eastern European locations deserve credit for securing investment from global site seekers.
United Kingdom
Island Whirl
The U.K. revs up as a global leader in power generated by offshore wind.
 
IAMC Insider
Champion for Others; People and Projects
Québec
Open Arms
Québec’s Minister of International Relations Pierre Arcand looks to new ties to unbind the province from its traditional industrial past.
Southeast Asia
Good Food = Good Growth
But sustainability issues peck at companies’ heels.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Take-Home Value
Project Finance
Better to Buy?
With discounted prices and coming lease accounting changes, it might pay to purchase.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Ohio
‘Transformational’
There’s no better word to describe the impact of a new steel mill investment in Youngstown.
Alabama
A Shot At Brilliance
Novel financing, leading-edge technology and a global team of expertise back what could be a revolutionary Chinese-American car
Colorado
Higher Tech
Clean-air sites for clean-transport manufacturers
New England
Renewable Promises
As new energy projects seek the right-of-way to fruition, one company finds Vermont a powerful choice over China.
Great Lakes Region
A Blueprint for ‘Regional Transformation’
A proposal for a region-wide venture capital fund may be the key to future prosperity for the Great Lakes states, but how badly do they want it?
Kentucky
Signature Deal
A focus on aging breathes new life into Louisville economic development.
Utah
Start Me Up
Utah sets the pace in commercializing university research.
Iowa
Securing the Future
Safeguarding the welfare of people and data is the business of several Iowa expansion projects.
South Carolina
Two Plus Two Equals More
South Carolina is landing more jobs and more credibility as a transportation industry cluster, thanks in part to an Upstate automotive research center.

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