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May 2015

 COVER STORY
Best to Invest
Rankings
Site Selection is pleased to present its seventh annual Global Best to Invest rankings for success in attracting capital investment projects in 2014.
 FEATURES
Top Competitive States
In It To Win It
North Carolina has the workforce, infrastructure and other assets required by enterprises competing to win. But will an incentives rift today affect project results down the road?
Top Deals of 2014
The Chosen
Deep pockets will fuel pockets of prosperity in these locations, thanks to major commitments from global corporations.
Best To Invest
Top US Groups
Southern Migration: It’s all about the place.
Best to Invest
Awards
Top Investment Promotion Agencies of 2015
North American Automotive
Drive South ... of the Border
Mexico states its FDI case $1 billion at a time. But the industry’s birthplace still has something to say too.
Cybersecurity
Counterattack
New sites and new research aim to identify where the next codebreakers will emerge.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Columbus Ohio
Start Me Up
How Columbus acts like a magnet — and a greenhouse — for tech entrepreneurs.
Iowa
The Incentives Innovator
How Iowa plans to seed an emerging industry via tax credits.
Investment Profile
InvesTT
Sweet Spot: Trinidad and Tobago are leaders in industrial diversity.
Hoosier Energy
Focused on Relationships
For Hoosier Energy and its rural electric distribution partners, accolades are welcome. Making connections is even better.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Trustbelt
The Century of the Center
Economists, others see Central US flexing economic muscle for a long time.
Shovel-Ready Sites
Adventures in Shovel-Readying
My Journey to the World’s Largest Planned Microgrid
Mexico Advantage
Moving Forward
Infrastructure formation combines with structural reform to create a vastly improved climate for business.
Sale/Leaseback Transactions
Rewiring
Sale-leasebacks of mission-critical facilities can take a load off the portfolio, the books and the CIO all at once.
 INTERNATIONAL
 
World Reports
Apples in Europe, IT Best, Most Entertaining Airport, and More
 
North American Reports
Heineken to Mexico, Top Talent Markets, Rapid Expansion, Potash and Much More!
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
Is Your Area Deemed Best To Invest?
Life Science Centers
Best of the Bunch
JLL and the world’s top companies see eye to eye when it comes to certain spots on the globe.
Unconventional Wisdom
Good State or Bad State?
Site selectors offer their thoughts to companies and states navigating the dicey waters of economic development and social legislation.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Ohio
How To Fix the Skills Gap
Start by getting students jazzed about manufacturing careers early on.
New England
Walk & Don’t Look Back
New research shows Greater Boston is thinking ahead.
Colorado
Smart Plays
Denver is the choice for a sustainable city concept first planted in Japan to blossom in the United States.
Great Lakes
Region on the Rebound
A diverse industrial base with a resurgent automotive sector, vibrant cross-border trade linkages and an improving North American economy are the main drivers of this region’s contribution to North American economi
Iowa
Staying Close to Home
An Iowa manufacturer finds plenty of reasons to keep operations nearby.
Kentucky
Taking the Plunge
Kentucky’s state and local resources help entrepreneurs gain traction.
Arizona
The Multiplier Effect
The Phoenix East Valley awaits the implications of landing Apple’s $2-billion command center; Boeing uses cost competitiveness to thread the sequestration needle.
Georgia
The Long View
Taking stock of Georgia’s assets, Mercedes moves south.
Utah
'A Lot of Common Sense Things'
Focusing on the basics of good business keeps the Beehive State buzzing.
Gulf Coast
Completing the Circle
With so much project activity in the Gulf, is there room to turn around?

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