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July 2016

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs
How robots and automation are disrupting virtually every industry, its workers and site selection.
 FEATURES
Sustainability 2016
The 2016 Sustainability Rankings Redefine Ecosystems
The 2016 Sustainability Rankings reflect where the action is, and where the dirty work of cleaner living is taking place.
FDI Outlook
Locations of the Future
Where site selectors are most likely to invest in the next five years.
TrustBelt
How the Heartland Became A Tale Of Two Midwests
Economist Ned Hill handicaps the TrustBelt and gives frank advice to site selectors and communities.
Research & Science Parks
Areas of Innovation Leave Science Parks in the Dust
Areas of Innovation are districts anchored by science parks; many are profiled in a new publication by that name from the International Association of Science Parks.
CyberSecurity
Cybersecurity Talent Gives Locations an Edge
No longer relegated to the sidelines, cybersecurity moves front and center in corporate strategic planning.
Advanced Manufacturing
Secrets to Picking Advanced Manufacturing Winners
Reports offer tips on advanced manufacturing locations with advantages that may not be apparent at first.
Food & Beverage
From Farm to Table, Safety Rules in the New Food Supply Chain
Food safety in all its iterations is the most important issue facing food and beverage manufacturers.
Aerospace
Record Demand Causes A Shift In Aerospace Investment Locations
Where the global aerospace and defense industry is heading in 2016, according to a major new report from Deloitte.
Workforce Development
Real Solutions for Closing the Skills Gap
At a time when talent is at a premium, how can companies in smaller communities hope to attract a young, educated workforce?
Data Centers
Data Center Location Myths To Avoid
States and localities line up to lure data centers, and in doing so, are exploding some myths about what companies can demand.
Consultants Roundtable
Learning from the Masters
Business and community leaders pick the brains of leading site consultants at the World Forum for FDI.
Renewable Energy
Affordable Renewable Energy Verges on Critical Mass
Around the world, affordable renewable energy is reaching critical mass.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Iran
Beyond JCPOA
The Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action is Iran’s economic vehicle, which only the United States knows how to drive.
EASTMAN BUSINESS PARK, ROCHESTER, NEW YORK
Gen X Meets Agri-Business
At Eastman Business Park, innovative firms put a new twist on edible delights.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
The Trade Coast
Global Connections Continue to Thrive in the Pacific Northwest
The Pacific Northwest’s role as a global hub for commerce just keeps growing.
Logistics Sites and Services
Ports Worldwide are in Growth Mode as Panama Canal Expansion Opens for Business
After years of construction and labor disputes the first vessels were scheduled to transit the expanded Panama Canal beginning in late June
Zones of Opportunity
Where Zones Make a Difference
Few may remember that China first chose to use the concept of a special economic zone (SEZ) over 35 years ago as the opening gambit in liberalizing its command economy.
 INTERNATIONAL
Southeast Asia
Handicapping Manufacturing Investment in Southeast Asia
We sit down with two pros to get their take on the future of manufacturing in the region.
Atlantic Canada
Shipbuilding, Aerospace Projects Boost Atlantic Region’s Economy
There are two stories behind this year’s investments in Atlantic Canada: strong growth in the three Maritime Provinces and a slowdown in spending in Newfoundland and L
Saxony-Anhalt Germany
Historic Past, Exciting Future
Formerly a central hub in the civilized world, Magdeburg is ready to rise once more.
Caribbean
Medical Tourism - A Prime Sector for Caribbean Nations
Medical tourism is now a booming trade in this region, with Jamaica leading the way.
US-Mexico Border
New Transport Infrastructure Enhances Cross-Border Commerce
CBX is one of many projects making cross-border movement easier, and thereby aiding and abetting commerce, trade, economic development … even shopping.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Brexit Vote - ‘A Different World’
Making sense of the Brexit vote and the effect on the UK for foreign direct investment
Departments
World Reports
Retail Development, Jobs in Telford, Playmobil in Malta, and Lowest Business Costs
Departments
North American Reports
Rhode Island scores jobs; Comcast targets the military vet workforce; automotive investments north and south of the border.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Mississippi
A Big Day, and Bigger Plans Ahead, for Mississippi Industry and Workforce
Major projects stay on track in a business climate with a new set of challenges.
Rocky Mountains
Could Mountain Time Make You Healthier and More Productive?
Is it possible that Mountain Time is not just a lifestyle, but a tool for productivity and well-being?
Arkansas
Why China Is Coming to Arkansas
How Arkansas beat the competition to land a $1-billion project.
Missouri
Missouri Counties Race for ‘Work Ready’Status
Show-Me State counties — 10 in recent months — show how work skills credentialing is done.
Louisiana
More Planes, Trains & Boats — and Even a Rocket or Two — Mean More Global Connections for Louisiana
Key transport upgrades are increasingly connecting the Bayou State to global markets.
IAMC Insider
A Source for Optimism
A letter from the Chair; Designing corporate real estate systems; implications of new FASB Lease Accounting Standards.
New Jersey
Workforce, Investment in Innovation Keep New Jersey’s Pharma Sector Growing
The Garden State is willing to throw some elbows to keep pharma companies, and others, inside its borders.
Oklahoma
Tax Reformer Pilots Oklahoma to New Heights
Gov. Fallin’s policies create the sixth-lowest tax burden in the nation; investors take notice.

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