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September 2011

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
Energy Innovations
Make Way: A survey of global energy projects provides these snapshots of new solutions to age-old challenges.
 FEATURES
Global Infrastructure
Report
‘Era of Less’ Widens the Gap Between Project Priorities and Funds
Top Utilities
Real Projects Mean Real Progress
The best utility economic development teams help their companies and communities achieve a better climate for growth.
Rail Logistics
On and Off the Rails
Whether on the move or stymied, intermodal projects figure prominently in future supply chains and regional economies.
Logistics & Distribution
Points of Advantage
Department stores take a regional approach to distribution centers.
Plastics & Chemicals
An Elastic Climate for Growth
A sudden wave of capital into plastics and chemicals manufacturing opens doors of opportunity for innovative startups.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Malaysia
The Deep End of the Labor Pool
Malaysia is putting human and other vital resources into the industry sectors it considers essential to making its economy a high-income, must-invest location in the years ahead.
Greater Philadelphia
Safe at Home
Expanding firms find access to capital, knowledge workers and pro-growth incentives in Greater Philadelphia.
Ameren Corporation
Ahead of the Curve
Ameren’s economic development focus makes strong communities stronger.
A Site Selection Utility Profile; Progress Energy
Powerful Partnerships
In Florida and the Carolinas, Progress Energy’s network ties various groups together to get deals done.
Saxony-Anhalt
Healing the World
From the heart of Germany, biotech firms deliver breakthrough therapies to treat ailments around the globe.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
The Military Economy
Understanding the Nation's Real Estate Titan
The Department of Defense and Maryland
Optical Infrastructure
The Importance of Broadband To Economic Development
Corporate site selectors consider it a critical piece of infrastructure.
Biotech Locations
Nurturing Biotech’s Growth
Diverse challenges confront the life science sector.
 INTERNATIONAL
Canada 2011
Green Light
Whether hailing from the U.S. or the other side of the globe, corporations find Canada’s a good neighbor.
 
World Reports
Engineered fabrics; EMAL expands; Nokia Siemens Networks; Romania Lands EADS Plant; Concrete Wind Towers in Brazil
 
North American Reports
Quick-Fill Capability; Honda Diversifies; Northeast Aces ACT; Looking West;Where’s the Building?; New Digs for Novo
Malaysia
Coke Sews Silver Lining Into Plant Design
Rain reuse via syphonic drainage is among this new facility’s LEED attributes.
India
On the Rebound? Or Never Came Down?
FDI levels are rising in India. So are actual projects, thanks to government approvals and infrastructure needs.
Northern Ireland
Belfast by a Nose
Given the world to choose from, a London-based global legal power chooses to travel just up the road.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
States of the Union
 
IAMC Insider
Giving Back
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Upper Midwest
Ready and Waiting
As industry returns to the U.S. Midwest, a highly productive and innovative work force stands ready to welcome it back.
Mid-Atlantic States
Back in the USA
For some firms, the numbers add up for domestic manufacturing.
Southeast
In This Together
Wrangler and the small town it supports both aim to recover from a devastating blow.
North Carolina
Clustered Power Attracts Powerful Cluster
North Carolina serves up data centers by the bucketful.
Pennsylvania
Clean Economy
New investments keep Pennsylvania green.
California
Next
For the first time in more than a decade, someone in Sacramento has unveiled a comprehensive economic development strategy.
Texas
Energizing Development
San Antonio and its municipal utility join forces to establish a clean technology cluster.
Massachusetts
Talent for Tech
Innovation spawns fast-growing companies.
Nevada
Vegas - The New Hot Spot
Solar energy is powering a surge in export activity in Nevada.
The Dakotas
Global Ties Spur Prosperity
Oil and mining equipment boom in the North, while the South has the beef.

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