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November 2015

 COVER STORY
The 2015 Business Climate Ranking
Peach State Three-peat
Georgia Builds on its Strengths
 FEATURES
Incentives
Of This You Can Be Certain
Why location does matter for business operations
FDI In America
Is FDI Still Booming?
On balance it is, and the US is a much more welcoming recipient of that investment than ever before.
Medical Devices
Warsaw Pact
When you’re going through a $13-billion merger, it helps to have a playbook, a platform and an open mind.
Global Automotive
Hairpin Turns
It’s been a wild ride in the automotive industry this year.
Data Centers
Flip the Switch
A Nevada-based data center company soon will surpass 2 million sq. ft. of space in its home state, and is taking giant steps abroad.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
The FTZ Appeal
Three resources paint a valuable picture of the opportunities, prosperity and potential perils to be found in free zones worldwide.
 
Aerospace
Rolls-Royce Picks Delta TechOps for Key Engine Work at ATL
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Pittsburgh Region
The Magnet for Manufacturing
The Pittsburgh region comes full circle, adding depth and breadth to its rich history as America’s factory.
One Acadiana
Getting Things Done – Together
“It’s amazing what can be accomplished when nobody cares who gets the credit.”
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
Visualizing the Future
Health information technology companies in Saxony-Anhalt are conceiving new solutions to old problems.
Defiance County, Ohio
The Right Spot for Right-Shoring
Decades of experience and craftsmanship have prepared the people and companies of Defiance County to seize the global opportunity before them.
Oregon, Ohio
Bright Horizon
A corner of Northwest Ohio meets two nations’ energy demands with a growing critical mass of projects.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Indiana
Indiana Gives Hoist a Lift
Incentives, lower taxes and cheaper insurance add up to new home for a forklift manufacturer.
Top Business Park Locations
Catalysts
The best parks are driven by knowledge, action or an ideal blend of both.
University Alliances
Worth the Price of Admission
While some students and alumni wonder if higher education is worth it, the best schools continue to deliver the goods to students, employers and their regions.
Downtown Revitalization
Where It’s At
Reasons for moving to city centers are plentiful, but it’s people who rank No. 1.
 INTERNATIONAL
 
China
China’s Dynamic Airport Economic Zone
Germany
The East Emerges
Entrepreneurship and innovation help open the door to increased commercial real estate investment in eastern Germany.
 
North American Reports
Munitions in Tennessee; Lexus in Kentucky; plastics in Idaho; data centers in Québec; Rolls-Royce in Indy; tires in Mississippi; and Lear and Amazon in Detroit.
Ontario
Skating Out of the Dark
Sure it’s cold, but Ottawa’s tech connections still glow.
 
World Reports
Wireless LTE Factory in Czech Rep; Kuhn Factory in Netherlands; Jeeps in China; IBM Cloud in India; and More!
 DEPARTMENTS
 
Editor's View
When ‘You’re So Predictable’ Is a Good Thing
IAMC Insider
Credit Where Credit Is Due
the inaugural letter from incoming Chair Samantha Turner, plus key takeaways from a recent Professional Forum discussion of net-zero buildings.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Virginia
A One Track Mind
Governor Terry McAuliffe is determined to be ‘Job Creator in Chief’ for the Commonwealth.
New York
Silicon Empire State
Tech companies are finding the infrastructure and workforce they need well outside of the Big Apple.
Ohio River Corridor
Shall We Gather At the River?
Greater Cincinnati leads the way in welcoming company growth, whether it’s a new arrival from abroad or a hometown legend.
 
Western US
How the West Was One
Eastern Seaboard
The Line of Equivalence
More than big ships are aiming for East Coast landings.
Kansas
How to Grow an Aerospace Cluster
An Innovation Campus at Wichita State University will keep the region’s aerospace sector well stocked with talent.
Washington
On the Edge
A historic land transfer will help grow new business.
Nebraska
Look What’s Growing in Nebraska
An entrepreneurial ecosystem is rapidly taking shape.
Montana
Revved UP!
The oil and gas surge generates startups and diversified manufacturing.

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