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November 2012

 FEATURES
Top U.S. Business Climates
Competition Is Fun
North Carolina’s governor explains her state’s consistently strong performance — and first-place finish this year — in Site Selection's annual ranking of state business climates.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
No Boundaries
No man is an island, but some of the best enclaves for industry are.
Business Retention
Please Don't Go
State incentives to retain jobs evolve with the times, but defining “at risk” can be tricky.
 
State Incentives
Financial Assistance and Tax Incentives by State.
Incentives
Return on Investment
A growing number of states want evidence of results to drive decisions about tax incentives for economic development.
Aerospace
The Thrill of Victory
Airbus adds Mobile, Ala., to its global network of passenger aircraft assembly plants, adding velocity to the northern Gulf Coast’s aerospace sector.
Red Hot Locations Report
Producer of FDI events, including the World Forum for Foreign Direct Investment
Seminar Puts a Finer Point on Marketing and Communications for Investment Promotion Agencies
Location Branding
How to Measure a Nation’s Image
National reputations are hard to quantify and even harder to repair once damaged. A brand index for countries helps with the first part.
U.S. Foreign Direct Investment
Foreign Pipeline
States ramp up efforts to recruit manufacturing projects from abroad.
Medical Devices
Drawing a Crowd
Technology gatherings provide fertile ground to recruit foreign investment.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
San Bernardino County, California
Room to Grow
Affordable land, abundant labor supply, low cost of living make the High Desert area of San Bernardino County a magnet for expanding industrial firms.
Malaysia
Follow the Leader
Malaysia’s leadership role in intellectual property rights and regional trade agreement negotiations ensure its status as a top global trading hub and competitive location for high-tech investment.
Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Exceeding Expectations
A site in eastern Germany had all the right ingredients for a leading solar panel manufacturer.
Thailand
Tempting Thailand
Forget what you think you know about Thailand.
Florida's Heartland
The Sweet Spot for Global Trade
International intermodal logistics center offers promise of ‘game-changing’ industry for Florida’s Heartland.
Columbus, Ohio
The Headquarters City
From financial services and insurance firms to retailers and restaurants, Columbus provides a safe haven for corporate management.
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
Well Connected
North Rhine-Westphalia’s logistics infrastructure makes the state a must-have location for investors in distribution operations in Western Europe.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Data Centers
Site Selection 101
Strategic siting is integral to determining the total cost of ownership and the facility’s life span.
 
Top Business Park Locations
Trends and Criteria in Site Selection for High-Tech Companies
Indiana
Indiana Sets ‘Record Pace for Business Expansion’
Right-to-work status is ‘icing on the cake,’ says state’s commerce secretary.
 
University Alliances
Growing the Innovation Ecosystem Through Collaboration
 INTERNATIONAL
 
International News
FutureBrand, Hydroelectric in Cambodia, Canadian Commercial Real Estate, and more...news form around the world
Ontario
Fortress Toronto
Canada’s largest financial center is climbing global rankings thanks in part to a unique and healthy dialogue between regulators and the regulated.
China
The Middle Kingdom Nears Middle Age
China’s economy and society are rapidly changing, requiring Western businesses to adapt.
Europe
Investors Weigh Scottish Independence Implications
An independence referendum is full of Donald Rumsfeld’s famous unknowns – both the known ones and the unknown ones.
Latin America
Volkswagen in Brazil - Power to the People
The maker of “the people’s car” employs some environmentally sensitive production processes in one of its most important growth markets.
Asia
Myanmar’s New Foreign Investment Law - Look Before You Leap
Hoping to catch Asia’s last tiger by the tail? Exercise caution.
 
North American Reports
Higher Learning and Higher Earning; GM Halfway Home; Brazil-Mexico JV Advances in Veracruz
 
World Reports
Index Mines Social Media and Jaguar Accelerates U.K. Expansion Plans
Global Automotive
Next Year’s Model
One company provides a window on an industry changing its global DNA as well as its footprint.
Germany
Open Arms
A new policy encouraging foreign workers and students to stay is one of several ways Germany and its companies are tackling the skills deficit.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Brand Recognition
 
IAMC Insider
The Journey That Lies Ahead
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Ohio River Corridor
On the Rise
The Pittsburgh, Cincinnati and Louisville metros lead the way for a river corridor with industrial development momentum.
Montana
A Surplus of Riches
From huge energy reserves to a record state balance, Montana lures companies with an aggressive recruitment pitch and a frequent-flyer recruiter.
Tennessee
“We Will Live By This”
The day before convening the 59th Annual Governor's Conference in October, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam spoke about his state's business climate.
Southwest U.S.
Back to School
Business builders find the knowledge capital they need in college towns in the Southwest.
Eastern Seaboard
Coastline View
Projects up and down the seaboard help companies look outward and inward all at once.
Nebraska
Opening In Omaha
Gavilon, TPG lead a new wave of companies expanding in Nebraska.
Upstate New York
Consortium Bets on a Solar Sector Surge
A high-tech cluster adds solar device innovation to its roster.
Kansas
Patchwork Precision
Johnson County knows how to cultivate a knowledge economy.
Washington
A Good Mix
A beneficial tax climate helps grow Washington’s diverse economy.

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