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2010 - 2015

Aug 20, 2015 Online Insider: Finding the Sweet Spot: A wave of capital investment transforms Sugarloaf Corridor in Gwinnett County, Ga.
Aug 6, 2015 Online Insider: Greener Pastures: The EB-5 immigrant investor program is surrounded by questions. Some see it as one of the answers.
Jul 23, 2015 Online Insider: This is a Huge story: No really, it is.
Jul 9, 2015 Online Insider: Trophy Case: More than mere deal-closers, law firms themselves are kind of a big deal.
Jun 26, 2015 Online Insider: Dreaming Big Again: A Hudson River site once home to thousands of IBMers is positioned for a reboot 60 years after its debut.
Jun 11, 2015 Online Insider: The Ring of Gratification: From mega-boxes to last-mile terminals, e-commerce real estate requirements continue to evolve.
May 28, 2015 Online Insider: The Doraville Explorers:Hopes are high for the multimodal, multifaceted redevelopment of a former GM assembly site in Greater Atlanta, beginning with a new entertainment production studio.
May 14, 2015 Online Insider: Next Level: Cambodia's Minister of Commerce moves fast with reforms so that new FDI will move faster to his homeland.
May 1, 2015 Online Insider: Learning to Fly: Which of these small towns has what it takes to rise above the rest?
Apr 16, 2015 Online Insider: Corridor Conversation: An impromptu talk with the head of Canada's national rail service provides insights that are anything but off-the-cuff.
Apr 2, 2015 TTIP: Looking Out for the Little Guys: Small to mid-size companies hope for best from the US/EU trade agreement.
Mar 17, 2015 Online Insider: Automatic Transmission: Robotics and automation firms look to Asia and to smaller companies for growth, and create jobs along the way.
Mar 5, 2015 Online Insider: Unearthed Glory: Detroit could be on the path from bankruptcy to boom. For now it's one step at a time.
Jan 29, 2015 TTIP: Let's Be Clear: Misunderstanding and mistrust threaten passage of a critical trade agreement.
Jan 15, 2015 Sky's the Limit: Global Logistic Properties has grown up fast.

Dec 18, 2014 Trading Up: A new transatlantic agreement would be a giant step forward for two longtime trading partners.
Dec 4, 2014 Online Insider: Deal-Making, Texas-Style: A compelling session at IEDC's annual conference sheds light on projects, talent and the vision to develop both.
Nov 20, 2014 Online Insider: Look Homeward: The co-chair of Transportation for America offers a small-town perspective on transport hubs as economic development drivers.
Nov 6, 2014 Online Insider: The Time Is Now: Visionary leaders and innovative programs show you how to find and welcome military veterans to your company's workforce.
Oct 23, 2014 Travel & Tourism: Destination Scorecard: A report from the United Nations documents where tourists come from, and where they're going.
Oct 9, 2014 Online Insider: Multiple Visions: The billions and the visionaries keep flocking to Buffalo. Really.
Sep 25, 2014 Online Insider: Hello Springfield: "The Simpsons" and Site Selection's New Plant Database both were launched 25 years ago, and both continue to provide insights into the Springfields of the world.
Sep 11, 2014 Online Insider: Perfect Fit: Playing with blocks is the ultimate business model for an innovative building solution.
Aug 28, 2014 Online Insider: Swinging for the Fences: In a candid talk, Atlanta Braves President John Schuerholz shares a vision 48 years in the making.
Aug 14, 2014 Online Insider: Open Season: A Siemens insider walks us through what happens when 48,000 people come out from behind the desk.
Jul 31, 2014 Online Insider: Cliffhanger: Will LG's new campus ruin the Palisades of New Jersey? Depends on your (point of) view.
Jul 17, 2014 Online Insider: Bridges to Tomorrow: Along with more manufacturing and R&D, VW brings its 'codetermination culture' to Tennessee.
Jul 3, 2014 Online Insider: Illuminate Me: At Independence LED, lighting the way to the future is a family tradition.
Jun 20, 2014 Online Insider: Do the Locomotion: New research on walkability and livability may puncture your preconceptions about the suburbs.
Jun 5, 2014 Online Insider: Gloom vs. Bloom: It's just the beginning. But for some, the EPA's Clean Power Plan announced this week might as well be the end.
May 22, 2014 Online Insider: Are You Ready to Compete Too?: Joining the fray of competitiveness scorecards, new rankings from Switzerland's IMD rate 60 countries based on 338 criteria.
May 8, 2014 Online Insider: We’ll Go Ahead Without You, Okay?: While US corporate leaders are told to avoid a major Russian forum, Poland hosts its own get-together.
Apr 24, 2014 Online Insider: Are You Ready to Compete?: New reports will help you find the answer.
Apr 10, 2014 Online Insider: The Boiler: As friction builds between the US and Russia, a real estate veteran's new memoir recalls the golden, not-so-innocent days of the 1990s.
Mar 27, 2014 Online Insider: No Shelf Life: Snapshots and insights from the cubed and slotted universe of retail logistics.
Mar 13, 2014 Online Insider: Blue, Blue Window: A new report documents the reach of the nation’s coastal zones.
Feb 20, 2014 Online Insider: Hawaiian Beehive: The redevelopment of the Kaka’ako district of Hawaii is under way, and a 50-year-old IBM building is playing a key role.
Feb 6, 2014 Online Insider: Checkup Time: New analysis can help corporate location evaluators better understand the fiscal health of the states they inhabit - or wish to inhabit.
Jan 23, 2014 And the Winner Is...Me.: An index of human capital from the World Economic Forum finds the organization’s home territory at the top of the world.
Jan 9, 2014 Nice Threads: Driven by a range of factors, textile firm investments in the US inch upward as the present catches up to the past.
Dec 24, 2013 Globetrotting Multinational Remains in Gift Capital: Whirlwind Tour Convinces SCL To Stay Home with HQ

Dec 5, 2013 Keep It Clean Out There: What the latest Corruption Perceptions Index might mean for your global site selection strategy.
Nov 21, 2013 Brave New World: Atlanta’s baseball team finds a better deal for its future home in Cobb County.
Nov 7, 2013 All Hands on Deck: The inaugural SelectUSA Investment Summit featured some compelling discussion and even some news amid the cheerleading.
Oct 24, 2013 Making History: It's that time of year when makes news by the millions of square feet. But it's not all about the warehouses.
Oct 10, 2013 New Worlds Discover Columbus: Just in time for Columbus Day, we track where corporate investors are sending landing parties to places graced with the explorer’s name.
Sep 26, 2013 Shoreline in Sight: The evidence builds for domestic sourcing of BPO and IT services.
Sep 12, 2013 That Was Epic: A rollicking weekend of mountain biking and more on Colorado's Western Slope is only the trailhead for a national expansion.
Aug 22, 2013 Complexity Simplified: A nine-year track record and pipelines to talent help Tampa win a major follow-up investment from DTCC.
Aug 8, 2013 The Human Touch: Two tenant rep firms weigh in on what they see and don't see in the corporate real estate technology field.
Jul 25, 2013 A Place for Pioneers: Projects from the Exploratorium and Autodesk embody the spirit and the requirements of San Francisco's 'maker' community.
Jul 11, 2013 Inside Walmart's 'Buy American' Strategy: The world's largest retailer seeks to jumpstart a major reshoring effort with a pledge to increase purchasing of U.S.-made goods by $50 billion.
Jun 27, 2013 What's In a Name?: Independence, that's what.
Jun 13, 2013 Double Harvest: North Dakota is the latest in a string of 'nitrogenous zones' attracting billion-dollar fertilizer plants.
May 30, 2013 The Anatomy of a Deal: Deconstructing the process that led Hertz to select Southwest Florida for its global headquarters.
May 16, 2013 All Business: Inking a deal on a $1-billion NFL stadium is just the beginning for Mayor Kasim Reed in his quest to make Atlanta a "Super City."
May 2, 2013 Add It Up: New analysis of state tax burdens on business reveals risks and opportunities for companies and the territories they inhabit.
Apr 11, 2013 Balls In the Air: Two golf ball plants in two states are expanding not far from Augusta National.
Mar 28, 2013 Home Run: A new baseball team and stadium show El Paso's ready to play ball.
Mar 14, 2013 Road to Somewhere: Astana's hosting of the World Expo in 2017 may prove to be more than just a showcase.
Feb 21, 2013 Conscious Decisions: Seeking to embody its members' ideas as well as serve their needs, IFMA’s new world headquarters sparkles with modesty.
Feb 7, 2013 Mutual Benefit: A new HQ is on the horizon for La-Z-Boy. The land deal behind it will help others ‘live life comfortably.’
Jan 24, 2013 Open Windows, Open Doors: While Washington dithers, cities roll out their own visions of immigration policy and its role in economic development.
Jan 10, 2013 'Mine' Your Own Business : Discover and monetize the government incentives buried in your capital budget.

Dec 6, 2012 The Return: Amid bleak indicators, the bright lure of energy may point the way forward for U.S. manufacturing.
Nov 20, 2012 Ready to Roll: A massive plant opens in California to process a massively popular brand of fruit.
Nov 8, 2012 Food's Future: Companies and institutions in the Netherlands thrive on innovation.
Oct 24, 2012 Get Out, and Come Back Soon: The Ralls decision provides a window onto U.S-China relations and the unfolding story of Chinese FDI in America.
Oct 11, 2012 The Rise of Richard Florida - Revisited: Richard Florida reveals that he is not the opponent of suburbia that many make him out to be.
Sep 27, 2012 Foreign Financing: EB-5 cash revs up assorted projects in the Milwaukee region.
Sep 13, 2012 Seeking First Light: A groundbreaking astronomy project has a few earthly obstacles to clear before breaking ground on Hawaii’s most hallowed mountain.
Aug 23, 2012 Fresh Start: Seven years after Katrina struck its plant and its people, a global water purification company comes home to Louisiana.
Jul 12, 2012 Hops City: Beer culture comes to a head in the Asheville region.
Jun 28, 2012 Further Action: RACER Trust looks to convene new industrial activity across a huge portfolio of former GM properties.
Jun 7, 2012 Magnetic Attraction: Quebec may land a new rare-earths separation facility, if all the right pieces can fall into place.
May 24, 2012 Ship to Shore - A Love Story: The past and future of the SS United States inspire unfathomable devotion.
May 10, 2012 Sealing the Deal: Why States are Incorporating Deal Closing Funds into Economic Development Strategy
Apr 26, 2012 Road to Redemption: One year after an EF-5 tornado obliterated the town, things are looking up in Smithville, Mississippi.
Mar 22, 2012 Shedding Light: Could transparent reporting in economic development be a key to transparent and solid partnerships?
Mar 8, 2012 Return to Sender: Redevelopment opportunities lurk behind the looming closure of hundreds of Postal Service properties.
Feb 23, 2012 Spring-Fed Optimism: Tumult in the Arab world does a favor for stable regimes.
Feb 9, 2012 Family Ties: North America’s easternmost corner aligns its assets and its megaprojects.
Jan 25, 2012 More Than Good Signs: Our downstairs neighbor moves on to a new worldwide headquarters.
Jan 12, 2012 The Pressure Builds: Need to go where the water is? Need to know where the water is? Either way, you need to read this.

Dec 8, 2011 Jack Lyne: The Standard of a Great Life
Dec 8, 2011 Gimme (Fallout) Shelter: Construction is spiking way up these days for companies that manufacture fallout shelters. But the industry still maintains its way-low profile.
Nov 22, 2011 Back For More: Space Coast leaders and aerospace workers give thanks for a boost from Boeing.
Nov 10, 2011 Reform School Showdown: When it comes to corporate tax reform, Washington wonks differ on who needs to clean up their act.
Oct 27, 2011 Tech Nexus: Innovation and lifestyle draw Google to Kitchener-Waterloo.
Oct 13, 2011 Going Up?: New projects making Kevlar, tires and elevators put a bounce into South Carolina's economy.
Sep 29, 2011 Nashville Rising: A year after devastating floodwaters struck Music City, we take a look back at a model local disaster response, and why one area company decided to rebuild instead of relocate.
Sep 15, 2011 Churn Stokes Upturn: At the confluence of fun and money, water recreation can be an economic catalyst for downtown riverfronts.
Aug 25, 2011 Happy Feet: Growth from a pair of shoe makers adds to the footprint of Portland’s athletic and outdoor sector.
Aug 11, 2011 GM's Summer of Love: Driven by efficiency gains, fuel-efficiency goals, promising sales and pure momentum, GM spends its summer spending money on its plants.
Jul 28, 2011 Sky Roots: Looking deep into the universe requires a rather large earthbound footprint, and a whole lot of quiet.
Jul 14, 2011 In the Right Direction: “My administration has made it a priority to transform our state’s previously hostile business climate,” New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie tells Site Selection.
Jun 23, 2011 McKinley Conway Remembered
Jun 14, 2011 The Ten Standards of Successful Leaders
May 31, 2011 McKinley Conway, 1920-2011: Last Flight Home in a Landmark Life
May 26, 2011 No Doubting ‘Thomas’: A new locomotive factory from GE gets the Texas fast-track treatment.
May 12, 2011 Come Together: A city in coastal Turkey cashes back-to-back winning tickets on major industrial projects.
Apr 21, 2011 End brings a growing headquarters — and a healthier brand of fun — to downtown Las Vegas.
Apr 6, 2011 The Flow of Money
Mar 24, 2011 Battle: Film Incentives: With coffers near empty, states debate the merits of tax credits for movies.
Mar 10, 2011 The New Orleans Miracle: Led by an innovative mayor, a resilient city offers lessons for the rest of the United States.
Feb 24, 2011 Diamond in the Rough: Like its brethren cities left holding closed GM plants, a West Michigan community looks for an investor to share its dreams.
Feb 3, 2011 Super Bowling: The creation of the International Bowling Campus is a story of united fronts, torn allegiances and Texas-scale influence.
Jan 27, 2011 So Many Channels: A contact center industry leader offers a view of where the sector is turning next.
Jan 10, 2011 From Cleanup to Recovery: In the aftermath of the BP oil spill in the Gulf, what's needed is a massive and expeditious response.

Nov 29, 2010 The Great American Job Purge: A leading corporate location advisor exposes two myths about job creation.
Nov 16, 2010 The Bridge Home: The highest-ranking officer in the U.S. Armed Forces challenges business and community leaders to connect with veterans.
Nov 5, 2010 Intel Pops the Cork: Oregon and Arizona welcome huge new R&D and manufacturing investments.
Nov 1, 2010 Flash Point: Two Experts Weigh In On Opening Up to Cuba
Oct 21, 2010 'Survivor: The Cape': After nearly a decade of tests and obstacles, Cape Wind is on the brink of reality.
Oct 14, 2010 Keeping It Real: A new report says clusters are the way to muster an economic recovery. Some areas already knew that.
Oct 4, 2010 Super Summer: Three major projects show Louisiana's mojo working across a diverse mix of industries.
Sep 6, 2010 Through the Mill: Investors take a chance on redeveloping multiple pulp and paper mill sites in Canada
Aug 26, 2010 A Nuclear Family Updates Its Home: A complex sale-leaseback is at the heart of a new Kansas City campus from the National Nuclear Security Administration.
Jul 26, 2010 Greening Your Facilities for Cost Savings and Good Health
Jul 15, 2010 Recovering from disaster
Jun 17, 2010 Home at last: In its latest sharp turn, Tesla teams with Toyota to make its latest model of electric car in Northern California.
Jun 17, 2010 Tigers in the Tank: IBM brings another big job creation project to the Midwest
Jun 1, 2010 Gamers Have Georgia On Their Minds: As Atlanta becomes the next hub for digital entertainment design and development, industry insiders explain what it takes to thrive in a highly competitive field.
May 17, 2010 RAK ‘Em Up: An emirate seeks to link East and West, whether at home or away.
May 3, 2010 Valley of Visions: TVA scopes out the future by looking to the past
Apr 12, 2010 Playing for Keeps: A new video game studio marks the return of a native son to Montréal
Mar 8, 2010 Intersection: Transportation and site selection cross paths everywhere you look.
Mar 8, 2010 What's In a Name?: As census designations for metro and micro areas change from year to year, some communities are left to deal with the aftermath.
Feb 17, 2010 Telling the Distribution Center Story
Feb 1, 2010 Plenty of Resources: Value-added production and diversification hold keys for growth in Western Canada.
Jan 18, 2010 Shifting Gears: Technology will control growth as the sector awaits recovery.

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