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November 2010

 COVER STORY
 
One Piece at a Time
Patience and perseverance mark the business-climate strategies of this year’s top-ranked states. Every project matters, and every policy that encourages capital investment also matters, as governors in the southern US can attest.
 FEATURES
 
State Incentive Programs
2010 Incentives Charts
Commentary
Incentives and the Interstate Competition for Jobs
Expensive, ineffective and in need of a referee
Commentary
Tailored Fit
To win projects in new industries, states need to adapt incentives to accommodate new businesses and their unique tax structures.
FDI in the USA
Figuring FDI
Some states kepp a close watch. Others, not so much.
Medical Devices & Equipment
If It’s Not Broken, Don’t Fix It
Becton Dickinson’s supply chain manager explains how his company’s global site strategy has withstood the test of time.
Ports and Free Trade Zones
Real Connections
There’s more to making a zone work than just drawing a line around it and calling it special.
Aerospace
Battle of the Titans Nears Conclusion
Communities around the U.S. — and more than a few Boeing and Airbus managers — are waiting for news of which aerospace giant will build the next generation of airborne refueling tankers.
Travel & Tourism
A Sporting Chance
Will the World Cup and Summer Olympics in a few years give Brazil a leg up on the competition for tourism investment capital?
Emerging Film Centers
Ready for Its Close-Up
Infrastructure sets the scene for Georgia’s booming film industry.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Georgia
The Glow of Knowledge
When the call goes out for skills, training and creative thinking, Georgia’s work force lights up the landscape. The world is noticing.
Berlin, Germany
Pillars of Strength
Good planning helped Berlin escape the worst of the global financial crisis and boost Germany’s growth relative to neighboring economies.
Greater Topeka, Kansas
The Idea Factories of the Future
In Topeka, innovation in manufacturing and supply-chain strategies pays dividends for expanding companies.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Germany’s Logistics Nerve Center
Products purchased in Europe and elsewhere probably moved through North Rhine-Westphalia at some stage. Here’s why.
Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia
Science Park Powers a Solar System
Kulim Hi-Tech Park, Malaysia's first high-tech industrial park, opened in 1996 as a key component in the nation's plan to be fully industrialized by 2020.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Top Business Park Locations
Trends Affecting Business Parks Today
Factors affecting business parks today are primarily economic, resulting in a reduction in the supply of new parks, and weakening demand.
Indiana
A Diet Plan Leads to Growth
For Indiana, cutting back on spending and lowering business taxes has multiplied corporate expansion projects.
 
University Alliances
Leveraging University Alliances For Competitive Advantage
 INTERNATIONAL
World Reports
ABB Expands Wind Manufacturing in India
& 4 more reports
North American Reports
California Cultivates Food Projects
& 4 more reports
Germany
What Recession?
While much of the world slowly emerges from the crisis, Germany is setting records for economic growth and new corporate facility projects.
Ontario
Actions Speak Louder
‘Open for Business’ takes concrete form via project attraction and process reforms.
 
IAMC Insider
A Letter About Mentors; People and Projects; Meet a Member
 
China
Outward Investor?
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editors View
Where To Find the Intelligence You Need
Technology InSITE
Regeneron Upgrades Technology During Huge Campus Expansion
Biotech firm Regeneron decided it needed a modern facility management system at a busy time for the Tarrytown, N.Y., company.
Site Visit
Everywhere at Once
For retailer Target Corp., now’s the time to update and expand its distribution network.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Kansas
Governing Like a CEO
Gov. Mark Parkinson’s business-like approach has Kansas in the black and companies looking to expand.
Nebraska
Within Their Grasp
Learning and discovery are Nebraska’s ultimate competitive advantage, once the talent, companies and places find each other.
Minnesota
A Capital Idea
Helping growing companies lower their expansion costs proves to be a winning strategy in Minnesota.
Virginia
Southside Surge
Connectivity is helping this region transition from traditional industry to a high-tech economy.
Ohio River Corridor
Bridges for Industry
A legacy of technology innovation and growth sustains cities and counties large and small.
Southwest Region
Desert Destinations
Companies seeking high-tech talent and business-friendly havens are finding a home in the tri-state region of the U.S. Southwest
Upstate New York
Campus Housing
Fledgling firms follow in the footprints of GE and Kodak.
Washington
Market to Watch
Seattle retains its “up-and-coming global gateway” status in an annual market forecast.
Tennessee
Brand Awareness
A bevy of household-name expansions is brewing in the Volunteer State.

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