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January 2014

 COVER STORY
 
Cover Story
60 Years of Excellence
 FEATURES
2013 Site Selectors’ Survey
Tailor Made
Incentives make the headlines, but data drives decisions.
State of the States
The Lay of the Land
Site Selection is proud to publish our fifth annual State of the States report in this, our 60th anniversary issue.
Oil, Gas & Coal
Should It Stay or Should It Go?
Two US manufacturing organizations offer opposing views on the export of LNG.
Super Sites
Qualified Leads
2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the granddaddy of them all when it comes to large site certification for industrial development.
Creative & Digital Media
Let It Be
Want to keep your city weird enough to sustain the mash-up generation? Let them figure it out.
Customer Contact Centers
The Future Is Flexible
Customer contact centers are gravitating to locations that can supply workers with a broader range of communication skills, especially social media.
FDI Forum
Shanghai Welcomes The WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment
China’s gleaming commercial center welcomed delegates from nearly 30 countries in November to The WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment.
Logistics Hubs
Cities of Commerce
It’s the 20th anniversary of NAFTA. Do you know where your goods are?
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Investment Profile
Florida Power & Light
Coastal Dreams: From the Gulf Coast to the Space Coast, Florida Power & Light is making it easier for high-growth firms to expand.
Investment Profile
Toledo, Ohio
Bridges: Toledo’s international infrastructure serves rising exports and inward FDI all at once.
Investment Profile
Pennsylvania
‘Hired’ Education: From the executive office to the plant floor, Pennsylvania keeps employers stocked with research, skilled workers and intellectual property.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Special Advertising Section
Advanced Manufacturing
Recruitment of Advanced Manufacturing: A Strategic Tool to Achieve Economic Development Success in the Competitive Global Marketplace
 INTERNATIONAL
 
World Reports
News about the UAE, Rotterdam, the world’s best business schools, INSEAD’s top countries for talent competitiveness, Timken in India and GM’s HQ move to Singapore.
 
Asia-Pacific
Competitive Cities Report Narrows Location Options
 
North American Reports
Apple in Arizona, Toyota in Baja, Foxconn in Pennsylvania, Cisco in Ontario, two investments in Savannah, Milken’s best-performing cities, Mercedes in California and Pratt & Whitney in Québec.
Latin America
Latin America’s Next Big Thing
Smaller countries punch above their weight in attracting FDI.
Mexico
Shifting Gears
Automotive manufacturers are leveraging Mexico for sales and cost competitiveness.
Turkey
Thinking Big
Large-scale plans in Istanbul and Aliaga are being followed by large-scale action.
Western Canada
All in Favor?
Approvals move forward for major energy projects, even as their strain on infrastructure and prices continues.
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor’s View
Six Decades in Print. It’s a Start.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Alabama
Huntsville In the Hunt
Boeing already considers northern Alabama a strategic location.
Michigan
A Sharper Image
New regionalism gives economic development a clearer focus.
Midwest
A Tale of Two Locations
Consultants say Indiana is best in the Midwest, but don’t tell that to executives signing deals in Chicago.
Idaho
The New Daredevils
Meet the innovators of Snake River Canyon and Idaho Falls.
Mississippi
Bright Lights, Small City
Global companies see a lot to like in Tupelo.
Maine
Looking Wicked Good
Maine is making economic progress through FDI and entrepreneurship.
New York
Changing The Debate
With tax cuts on the agenda, Gov. Cuomo sets a new course for economic development in New York.
Oregon
The Desired Effect
A new incentive program gives Oregon’s big players a reason to invest.

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