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July 2012

 COVER STORY
Technology Centers
Full Circle
Apple’s future will not fall far from the tree.
 FEATURES
green guide 2012
Sustainability Rankings
California as Catalyst
Green Guide 2012
Q & A
Novelis CSO Charts Ambitious Course
Renewable Energy
Seeking Certainty
The U.S. wind industry supply chain anxiously awaits political resolution to the production tax credit issue.
Research and Science Parks
Real World
Steal a glance into the future via these snapshots of evolving science parks.
Data Centers
Big Data Blitz
Openness to the climate and to new ways of thinking are among key data center location drivers.
Advanced Manufacturing
Help Wanted
Manufacturing has returned by many accounts, but skilled workers are scarce.
Universities and Economic Development
Meeting of the Minds
Companies find that a few well-placed researchers can go a long way.
Food Processing
Pet Project
Health-conscious pet owners drive a trend that spurs expansion for a niche manufacturer.
Corporate Real Estate Technology
Mobile Momentum
More analysis, cloud computing and smarter buildings are among industry trends
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
 
Columbus, Ohio Region
Driving Economic Growth In the Midwest
Knoxville-Oak Ridge Innovation Valley, Tennessee
R&D Goldmine
Proximity to high-end energy research expertise and a region committed to advancing STEM education give Innovation Valley companies an edge today and in the future.
State of New York
NY Loves Knowledge
And companies adore the state’s infrastructure for talent, R&D and expertise.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
 
Mexico Advantage
7 Steps to Site Selection in Mexico
Logistics Sites & Services
Refinement & Efficiency
The New Logistics Path
 
Zones of Opportunity IV
Know Your Benefits
Work-Force Training Incentive Programs
Flexibility & Ease of Administration
Key to Work-Force Incentives
 INTERNATIONAL
 
The Middle East and Africa
Can Egypt become North Africa’s economic powerhouse?
Asia Pacific
Changing Course
Why Regional Development Will Mark Thailand’s Industrial Future.
The Middle East
Look Before You Leap
‘Emiratisation’ is just one experiment in empowering locals to join the work force.
Latin America
Buenos Aires – Building Community, Not Just Buildings
Community ecosystems are potent drivers of economic development in Argentina’s largest city.
European Union
EU Applicants’ Enthusiasm Is Guarded
Will new EU members catch the colds of the old guard of established members, or is their resistance still intact?
U.S. - Mexico Border
Whole Nations Waiting
Trade sets records, but congestion threatens competitiveness.
 
International News
Boeing helps open research plant in the Netherlands, CBRE Releases Global Office Occupier Guide, SSE in Ireland and more
 
North American Reports
Gotta Start Somewhere; Full Speed Ahead in Halifax; Travel and Trade; Big Business in the Bluegrass; Eduring Attractions
 
World Reports
Carbon in Norway; Logistics Projects; Automotive in China, Apollo Tyres
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Let’s Shed Some Weight This Fall
 
Property Pages
Available properties for sale or lease.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
South Carolina
Economic Juggernaut
Ever-expanding BMW headlines a growing auto sector.
Oregon
The Data Center Destination
How Oregon is winning the competition for the next generation of secure data facilities.
Rocky Mountain Region
Setting the Hook
Rocky Mountain economic developers are honing their skills at luring one of the region’s most lucrative sectors — the outdoor recreation industry .
West Virginia
Industrial Redux
A new automotive parts operation finds a home in a venerable West Virginia facility.
 
Arkansas
In the Thick of Things
New Jersey
Green Growth
Garden State projects focus on sustainability and clean technologies.
Oklahoma
More Than a Hobby
Growing a corporate presence means tapping into a culture in Oklahoma.
Louisiana
Pulp Nonfiction
Projects in the forestry, wood products and biomass sectors find a growth medium in the Bayou State.
Virginia
Tunnel Vision
Rail initiatives permit double-stack trains east-west and north-south
Missouri
Missouri to Asia Is a Two-Way Street
A St. Louis manufacturer explains the importance of Asia to his export business.

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