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January 2012

 COVER STORY
 FEATURES
James Coleman Lyne, Jr.
1944–2011
Jack’s Final Chapter
The Green Imperative
Not Your Father’s Recycling Program
Today’s corporate sustainability has a broader mandate, and a stronger focus on results.
Site Selectors' Survey
Dealing With the Squeeze
Government cutbacks spur site selectors to seek locations with strong balance sheets.
Super Sites
Open to Possibilities
Our annual list of megasites with mega potential.
Digital Media & Entertainment Technology
Game Changers
A look at two places where the digital media stars align.
Oil & Gas
How Shale Gas Is Redefining the U.S. Energy Landscape
Game-changing increases in natural gas supply require pipeline networks of game-changing reach and new facilities from which to export much of it to high-demand regions globally.
Contact Centers
Home Advantage
Contact center firms take varied approaches with home agents.
Logistics Hubs
Fuel Costs Now Drive D.C. Site Decisions
Too many companies are looking for logistics advantages in all the wrong places, warns a supply chain expert.
Technology InSite
Partners in Progress
Alcoa and Fischer have forged a longtime technology partnership.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Thuringia, Germany
Fertile Ground, Active Minds
Centuries of innovation cement Thuringia as leader in advanced manufacturing.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
 
Advanced Manufacturing
States Reinvent the Future Through Industrial R&D
 
International Business Attractions
The Changing Face of Global FDI
 
Alternative Energy Hot Spots
Advanced Energy Markets
 INTERNATIONAL
 
North American Reports
What Goes Around Comes Around; Carolinas Grow Finer; Whatever You Do, Don’t Compare These Numbers; Inside and Outside Indicators Stoke Optimism, Caveats
 
Western Canada
Tarsands Testimonial
 
World Reports
Daimler Expands at ‘Birthplace of the Automobile’; Container Growth; Audio for China; Auto Supplier Expands Globally
Asia Pacific
Asia’s ‘Sun Belt’ Lures New Projects
Power policies and residential demand add depth to Malaysia’s solar energy industry.
Mexico
Powerhouse
IBM’s 2011 Global Location Trends report, released in November, sheds light on how Mexico remains the leading recipient of foreign investment in Latin America.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Jack of Our Hearts
IAMC Insider
Green Shoots
A Letter from the Chair, Member News & Notes and more...
Site Visit
Clear Signals
Sports broadcasters add space in Connecticut
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Michigan
Where the Tech Jobs Are
Will an influx of high-tech workers reverse Detroit’s fiscal trajectory?
Alabama
Material Legacies Converge
Heavy metal takes the stage in Limestone County.
Gulf Coast
Let’s Get Cracking
When it comes to energy in this region, terminals are only the beginning.
Pacific Northwest
Flight to Profitability
Air cargo hubs in the Pacific Northwest help global firms streamline supply chains.
Wyoming
Taming the Wild West
Broadband connectivity makes Wyoming a natural fit for IT companies.
Maine
Healthy Expansions
Maine life sciences firms run the gamut from animal care to cloud-based records.
Idaho
The Common Denominator Is Jobs
A national laboratory expansion and a new yogurt manufacturing project will deliver significant economic impact to their cities and to Idaho.
New York
Campus Quarters
A Chinese solar company has big plans for a former IBM facility.
Mississippi
New Wave
High-tech projects gather momentum.
Central Plains
‘Attractive Jurisdictions’
A survey of energy executives gives high marks to this region’s development potential. Other sectors, too, are making inroads and investments.

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