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January 2016

 COVER STORY
State of the States
Some States Get It – Some Don’t
With the advent of a new year, a look back and look ahead can help focus priorities for the next round of location decisions.
 FEATURES
State of the States
Data to Live By
As corporations look at investing in the United States more closely than ever before, their leaders will look at these key economic development indicators.
Workforce Development
‘Make it Less Murky’
Workforce credentials are the new currency of site location success.
Site Selectors Survey
Eye on the Target
Site Selection’s annual consultant survey shows changes and unchanging truths.
Logistics Hubs
FIRST and LAST
The two most important miles in global logistics location decisions.
Super Sites
Choice Parcels ... Again
Reuse is the sincerest form of flattery to areas ready for resurgent industry.
Creative and Digital Media
NOT PLAYING GAMES
Higher education has become a critical workforce partner for video game development companies.
Customer Contact Centers
The Main Ingredient
When it comes to customer contact centers, workforce matters.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Greater Philadelphia
Eyes On The Prize
How Greater Philadelphia is positioning itself to become the next global energy hub.
Greater Sacramento
Front Door to The Silicon Valley
The ‘Sustainability Corridor’ of Greater Sacramento provides the highly skilled talent coveted by Apple, Oracle, HP, Intel and other tier-one employers in Northern California.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Advanced Manufacturing
Signs of Progress
For manufacturers who want to thrive in the future, every day is National Manufacturing Day.
Mixed-Use Development
‘We Don’t Care Where You Do Your Work ... As Long As It Gets Done.’
Good business and the good life keep running into each other, one neighborhood at a time.
 INTERNATIONAL
 
World Reports
Infineon's Chinese Opportunities, Mitigating Risk and Managing Reward, Workforce Winners, and Rice on the Rise
Asia-Pacific
Make in South Asia?
The time for an investment and manufacturing renaissance has arrived.
United Arab Emirates
Gathering PLACE
Dubai in general, and DMCC in particular, seem to be the right places at the right time.
Mexico
Decades in the Making
The Monterrey region’s rich educational resources did not appear overnight, and they are growing.
Latin America and Caribbean
Movers & Shakers
The World Bank’s latest scorecard shows where progress is being achieved, and where it’s not.
 
North American Reports
Best Cities, Kraft Heinz in Midwest, Well Wired Cities, and More!
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Your Credentials, Please
All content in this issue will give you food for thought as your location discernment for 2016 gets underway.
IAMC Insider
Change Is Constant and Change Is Good
Letter from new IAMC Chair Samantha Turner, and insights into designing corporate real estate metrics that work.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Michigan
Pyramid Power
A real estate deal was the precursor to Switch’s $5-billion investment in the Grand Rapids area.
Midwest
Solving the Workforce Puzzle
Midwest states are finding solutions to ongoing workforce challenges.
Idaho
MORE Than a Feeling
How a new tax incentive is attracting and keeping companies in the Gem State.
Alabama
They Know How To Work It
Metals are central to dozens of the corporate projects to land in the Yellowhammer State over the past two years.
Tennessee
We Can’t Wait!
The next train to Clarksville will include a new Google data center.

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