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November 2017

 COVER STORY
Business Climate Ranking
Smart Money
Foreign investment, film production and corporate R&D centers grow particularly well in the Peach State’s business climate.
 FEATURES
Amazon HQ2
Welcome to the Amazon Games
Hear an echo? That’s the world’s largest e-commerce company doing to economic development what it did to shopping malls.
Incentives Update
Which Side Are You On?
Collaboration and regional thinking make for great slogans — but it’s tooth-and-nail competition when a company has to pick a final landing spot for a major investment.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
Top Free Zones 2017
Conway has created a Top Free Zones ranking for the first time, recognizing the top two zones per world region.
Aerospace & Defense
World Travelers
A glance inside the Rolls-Royce operations machine
NEW!Recession-Proof Industries
Bounce-Back Central
Matching recent project location data with a new ranking of the most resilient states from the Great Recession tells us a few things.
NEW!FDI in America
Where Foreign Investors’ Value Projects Go
Successful investment by foreign firms even has domestic US firms looking inward.
NEW!Letter From the Publisher
Top International Company of the Year
Last month Conway, publisher of Site Selection magazine, was named the Top International Company of the Year, small business category, an honor bestowed by the Atlanta Business Chronic
NEW!Business Retention
Incentives for Existing Businesses?
Are companies asking too much of state and local governments? It depends on whom you ask.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Malaysia
Best Supporting Actors
The awards go to two industries — medical devices and aerospace — with long careers ahead of them.
NEW!Bahrain
Destination Bahrain
The hidden gem of the Arabian Gulf offers a rich history and a flair for all things modern.
 INTERNATIONAL
NEW!India
Thinking India? Think State-Level Market Prioritization
Emerging markets experts explain why the 30,000-foot approach to location selection won’t work.
NEW!China
In Today's China, Paradoxes Still Abound. But so do opportunities.
GDP growth has never and will never absolutely correlate with investment returns. Any questions? No? Great. Thanks for your time.
NEW!Germany
‘In Finance, Lunch Is for Losers’
Frankfurt tries to out-pitch Paris to displace London as the epicenter of European finance.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Know When to Hold ’Em
You read it here first: Another North America headquarters for a global company is coming to Atlanta, and I’m not referring to Amazon’s HQ2.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Ohio River Corridor
Maysville Gets Its Mojo Back
The winner of the inaugural Great River Cup is just one of several Ohio River Corridor regions proving attractive to multinational corporate investors.

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