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November 2011

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
Top U.S. Business Climates
A Better Moustrap
 FEATURES
 
State Incentive Programs
2011 Incentives Charts
U.S. Foreign Direct Investment
FDI Sweepstakes
States value foreign investment, and the higher-paying jobs it creates.
Aerospace
Next-Gen Site Selection
A new generation of commercial transport changes the rules of where facilities supporting this bellwether industry are located.
Business Retention
Let’s Talk
For those struggling to create jobs in their communities, it may pay to drop the company surveys and take up the art of real conversation with business leaders.
Eastern Seaboard
Cargo Evolution
East Coast ports strive to be the fittest for the Panama Canal expansion.
Special Economic Zones
The Ties That Free
Companies looking to strengthen regional and global supply chains find zones the ideal place to land.
Medical Devices
Thinking Ahead
Driven by the government’s healthcare spending and the population’s increasing array of health problems, the medical device industry invests in … China.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Changzhou National Hi-Tech District, China
Local, National and Global Investment Agendas Meet Here
A national commitment to infrastructure and a key Yangtze River Delta location make the Changzhou National Hi-Tech District the best location for mo
North Carolina Biotechnology
From Dream to Reality
How Novartis’ new vaccine plant in North Carolina went from concept to completion, and how collaboration with state training programs encouraged the firm to expand … again.
Shanghai, China
How To Fast-Track a Shanghai Operation
China’s largest metropolitan area offers first-time investors some valuable resources to help keep the process on schedule.
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Made in Germany, Perfected in Saxony-Anhalt
How an up-and-coming state in Central Germany made its way to the top of the highly competitive field of automotive components engineering.
Greater Topeka, Kansas
A Sweet Deal
Mars Chocolate’s selection of Topeka for a candy factory is one of several food-processing projects in Kansas’ capital city.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Top Business Park Locations
In Our Imperfect World...
What makes the perfect business park?
 
University Alliances
Changing Components to University Alliances
 INTERNATIONAL
 
North American Reports
Blu Homes To Build Prefab Eco-Homes By Deep Blue Sea; ‘They Were There Last Time We Checked’; Billion-Dollar Bounce In South Carolina
 
World Reports
Cold Storage; ABB Launches New Factory in Shanghai; BASF Boosts Capacity In Japan, Taiwan and Bahrain; Nestlé Investing Around the Globe;
China
Still Good Chemistry
As the People’s Republic embarks on its 12th five-year plan, industrial multinationals plan for much further along than that.
 
Germany
Is Germany Europe’s Safest Bet?
Global Automotive
India’s New Auto Cluster
Gujarat lures massive investments.
United Kingdom
Making Room for Making Things
Is there an annuity to be derived from ingenuity? British thought leaders have some ideas.
Ontario
‘Where the World Is Going’
A watershed renewable energy deal with Samsung survives an election, and moves forward on the power of unswerving commitments.
Korea
Teeming with Activity
The host region for World Expo 2012 already has several major industrial projects on display.
Australia
Billions and Billions
Investment in LNG projects on Australia’s northwest coast is transforming a remote region into a critical energy hub for Southeast Asia.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Help Wanted
Site Visit
Don’t Fence Me In
Greater Columbus and the State of Ohio work to corral Bob Evans Farms’ headquarters in the Village of New Albany.
 
IAMC Insider
Highly Engaged
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Connecticut
Reinventing Connecticut
Gov. Dannel Malloy explains how the state is improving its business climate.
Kansas
New Heights
Kansas projects have wind power looking up.
Tennessee
No Time Like the Present
State reaches new Amazon deal; automotive cluster grows.
Montana
Engineering Innovation
In Montana, calculated policies foster a climate for entrepreneurs.
Southwest U.S.
The New Technology Triangle
Arizona, New Mexico and Nevada lure high-tech firms seeking access to Western markets.
Ohio River Corridor
Collection Points
Project flow along the Ohio now pools in big cities even more than in the past. But the energy industry is fueling big projects in smaller and rural areas as well.
Nebraska
Win-Win Locations
New headquarters campuses in Omaha reflect consideration of the people who will work at them.
Washington
Moving Along
A strong logistics network and vibrant cities drive growing global companies to thrive in Washington.
Upstate New York
Clean-Room Capital
The Empire State’s tradition of technology innovation lives on.

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