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May 2013

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
Global Best to Invest Report
Site Selection is pleased to present its fifth annual Best to Invest rankings of nations and metro areas for investment-attraction activity in 2012.
 FEATURES
Best to Invest - Top U.S. Groups
Rewriting the Norms
U.S. Best to Invest winners know that embracing innovation is the 'new normal' of economic development.
Top 10 Competitive States of 2012
Two for Two
Texas adds another first-place finish to Site Selection’s measures of state attractiveness to site selectors.
Top Deals of 2012
Portals To the World
The Deep South and the Southern Hemisphere continue to snare big wins.
American Dream
Gauging the Dream
A new index seeks to help improve economic performance through measurable accountability.
Energy Innovations
Self Starters
Adventures in on-site power generation.
Life Science Centers
Let the Catalysts Connect
As clusters proliferate, a global picture of teamwork emerges.
North American Automotive
The Assembly Line Effect
Having critical suppliers in close proximity makes it easier for global automakers to expand plants in regional clusters.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Investment Profile
Malaysia
Asia-Pacific's 'Significant Location' For Oil & Gas Services: Why local and foreign executives at oil and gas services companies in Malaysia wouldn't base their operations anywhere else.
Investment Profile
Prince George's County, Maryland
'Breath of Fresh Air': Prince George's County is poised for growth, thanks to assets and aspiration.
Investment Profile
Hoosier Energy
Accelerated Production: Hoosier Energy supports a thriving automotive manufacturing cluster in southern Indiana.
Investment Profile
Northwest Georgia
View from The Top: Georgia's upper left hand corner offers superior accessibility, stunning vistas and a work force primed for the manufacturing renaissance.
Investment Profile
Iowa
Unfinished Business: Gov. Branstad, IEDA work together to elevate Iowa's business climate.
Investment Profile
Pennsylvania
My Hometown: The Pennsylvania landscape is dotted with large opportunities.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Special Advertising Section
Shovel-Ready Sites
The Anatomy of a Shovel-Ready Sites Program: How Ohio built a portfolio of sites to meet the needs of expanding companies.
Special Advertising Section
Sale-Leaseback Transactions
Sale-Leaseback - Corporate Real Estate as a Long-Term Source of Financing: Explore an alternative to ownership that can free up capital.
 INTERNATIONAL
 
China
Middle Class, Development Zones Drive FDI to China
 
International News
ACI to expand its Limerick development centre and more
United Kingdom
Liverpool
Imagine: As Liverpool marks the 50th anniversary of the Beatles, a $15-billion redevelopment scheme could be the city's next big hit.
Africa
No Fanfare Please
Oil and gas interests operate in Equatorial Guinea despite risks. New plans aim to reduce those risks and raise the nation's reputation.
Mexico Advantage
Industrial Strength
A national network of certified industrial parks gives facility investors strategic location options for serving markets domestic and foreign.
World Reports
Where Europe Gets It Right
Seven European markets are among the 10 most competitive for travel and tourism.
 
North American Reports
FB's Bay Area Home to Expand Across Street, Double Shot of Growth From GlobalFoundries, and more
 
South America
10 Countries. 10 Challenges.
 
Latin America
A Spotlight on Site Selection Strategy
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Your Global FDI Team Is Complete
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Ohio
Old Places See New Faces
A before and after tour of a state on the remake.
Utah
Risk Management
Business managers in a variety of sectors credit Utah's work force and business savvy as their main reasons for expanding operations in the state.
Georgia
Plowing the Fast Lane
Roll call of multinational firms making huge investments in the Peach State.
Kentucky
Mega-Region Momentum
Kentucky and BEAM used to conjure just one thing. Now they mean something else altogether.
Gulf Coast States
FDI Wave Hits Gulf Coast
International investors like what they see in high-tech havens from Florida to Texas.
 
Arizona
Less Uncertainty Now, Stronger Growth Coming
New England
Valued Outlook
A corner of the country looks to overcome its limitations with talent and ingenuity.

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