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November 2014

 COVER STORY
Top US Business Climates
Georgia Holds On To First Place
The right foundation for new capital investment includes a workforce with the skills in demand by industry and making state government as non-intrusive as possible, says Governor Natha
 FEATURES
Incentives
Evidence Mounts
Evaluation of tax incentives is good for business and good for taxpayers.
Business Retention
The Companies You Keep
The evolution of economic gardening, and what it means for big business.
FDI in America
Everybody's Doing It
But some states appear to do FDI better than others.
Medical Device Manufacturing
A Taxing Concern
Calls for repeal of the excise tax on medical devices haven't died down.
Data Centers
Continental Drift
Frankfurt and Amsterdam surge, but latent London demand figures to drive projects by year's end.
 
Aerospace
Boeing Consolidation To Benefit Oklahoma, Missouri
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Investment Profile
Malaysia
Where Top Talent Goes To Work: Malaysia's increasingly value-added electronics industry is a key driver of national economic prosperity.
Investment Profile
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Smart Solutions In Composites … and Workforce, Too!
Investment Profile
Northwest Ohio
Big Sites, Big Opportunities: Certified industrial real estate is primed for development near Toledo, thanks to layers of infrastructure and collaboration.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Special Advertising Section
Ports & Free Trade Zones
So Special: A glimpse at the latest figures from the US Foreign-Trade Zone report.
Special Advertising Section
Top Business Park Locations
The Next Generation of Office Interiors: The business parks of the near future may be home to designs like these award winners.
Special Advertising Section
University Alliances
Ivory Towers & Incubators: How universities are reshaping industry and driving economic development
 INTERNATIONAL
Germany
After the Fall
Twenty-five years later, Germans remember when the Berlin Wall fell, reflect on how far a unified Germany has come, and ponder how far it has yet to go.
Slovenia
Worth Savoring
Like their resurrected winemaking tradition, Slovenians win over investors with a blend that is both complex and delightful.
China
China Adjusts Course
Foreign direct investment headwinds prompt welcome reform measures.
 
World Reports
Africa, Torslanda, Volvo, China and more.
Caribbean
Heart of the Americas
Panama and Costa Rica lead the way in a region aiming to boost its standard of living along with its global competitiveness.
 
North American Reports
North Dakota, Shamrock Farms, Louisiana, and much more!
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Congratulations – We Came in 12th!
 
Unconventional Wisdom
Raise the Visa Cap Already!
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Montana
Made in Montana
Entrepreneurs are building innovative companies in Big Sky Country.
Ohio River Corridor
Brains and Brawn
The Big Three river cities continue to apply their considerable economic muscle.
New York
A Tax-Free State of Mind
No state income tax is a big lure for a high-tech company sourcing talent in Rochester.
Washington
Manufacturing a 'Game-Changing' Cluster
Washington is attracting attention and companies around carbon composite technology.
Kansas
Gold Dust in the Wind
Will wind energy bring big profits in Kansas? Investors think so.
Southwest
"A HECKUVA Big Factory"
Nevada wins big as the home of Tesla's massive lithium ion battery factory.
Eastern Seaboard
Ports of Call
Why volume is migrating to East Coast seaports.
Virginia
Oh, Shenandoah!
A proposed natural gas pipeline is already generating heat.
Nebraska
Virtuous Cycles
Leaders offer insights into serving energy, commodities and consumers in Greater Omaha and beyond.

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