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May 2011

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
Top Deals of 2010 - Action and Reaction
The Top Deals of 2010 involved making things happen, followed by simply making things.
 FEATURES
Top Groups of 2010
Extreme Makeovers
The top-performing economic development organizations had to overcome a lot in 2010. Here’s how they did it.
Top 10 Competitive States of 2010
Powerhouse in the Making
Since assuming office in 2008, Louisiana’s economic development team has focused on state competitiveness. It’s working.
 
The 2010 Global Best to Invest Rankings
The Site Selection editors are pleased to present the third annual Global Best to Invest rankings.
Life Science Centers
Big Science
The best biomedical hubs may be driven by, of all things, the science itself.
Alternative Energy Hubs
Dawn of an Era
Domestic renewable energy hubs emerge.
North American Automotive
Steep Hill to Climb
What are the chances a foreign carmaker will see one of its North American plants unionized in 2011?
Xcellerex
The Made-to-Order Factory
Innovative single-use technology enables Xcellerex to provide a low-cost, reduced-risk manufacturing solution for drug-makers.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Indiana
Ad In
Indiana’s Logistics Advantage
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
The Efficiency Quotient
The search for the most productive work force leads many chemical and plastics manufacturers to Saxony-Anhalt, Germany.
Greater Topeka, Kansas
The Topeka Triangle
Three unique location assets form the foundation of future economic development in the capital region of Kansas.
Queensland, Australia
Born Leader
Adverse weather is no match for a diverse economy loaded with talent.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Shovel Ready Sites
What is the True Value of a Shovel-Ready Site?
The topic of shovel-ready sites has been discussed in this journal for a number of years now.
 
Mexico Advantage
Why Top Performers Continue To Choose Mexico
Sale Leaseback
Changes to lease Accounting
Will sale/leasebacks still make sense?
 INTERNATIONAL
 
North American Reports
Coast to Coast HQ Watch
European Cities
Europe’s Best for Business
Where Europe’s investors want to invest — and where they will.
South America
Heavy Duty
Construction equipment makers build a base in Brazil.
World Reports
Fiber Boost
Owens Corning has opened a new facility to produce glass composites in Yuhang, China.
Québec
Aerospace Cluster Sets Altimeter Higher in 2011
Investments from key players will boost activity in a critical Montréal-area industry.
Southeast Asia
New Reliable
Large-scale integrated manufacturing projects continue to arrive at a torrid pace.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Roadmaps for the ‘New Normal’
 
IAMC Insider
No Rest for the Boys of Summer, People and Projects
Site Visit
Survivor - Canada
Four Canadian shipyards wait for their federal government to pick two of them.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Iowa
Risk Insurance
New locations in Iowa emerge as safe investment havens for expanding companies needing to move quickly and efficiently.
Arizona
3,000 Jobs and Counting
How two Arizona locations enhance high-growth corporations’ global property portfolios.
Ohio
Pure Manufacturing
The Buckeye State powers up a new industrial cluster.
Great Lakes Region
Economic Powerhouse
Studies reveal the potential impact of the Great Lakes region as a clean-energy manufacturing center.
Utah
State of Innovation
Utah’s Gov. Gary Herbert touts his state’s quality of life and educated work force.
Colorado
The Future’s Up in the Air
From airplanes that run on renewable power to sharkskin-like material that blocks airborne bacteria, new technology is giving Colorado a lift.
South Carolina
Material Evidence
A textile heritage helps propel the Palmetto State’s advanced materials cluster.
New England
Legacy of Innovation Lives On
The backbone of the Industrial Revolution looks to reconstruct its spine.
Mississippi
Crafting a Comeback
Mississippi’s furniture industry is rebounding as tax credits encourage investment.
Kentucky
Driven
Locomotion is Kentucky’s lead economic development vehicle.

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