2 NOVEMBER 2016 SI T E S E L E C T IO NCONTENTSNovember 2016The Gold StandardT H E M A G A Z I N E O F C O R P O R A TE R E AL E S T A TE S TR A TEG Y A N D E C ONOM I C D E V E L OP M E N T 30 DATA CENTERSSustainability is central to data center location strategy, as Facebook and others know. 41 MEDICAL DEVICESWhy Houston is coming on strong as a center for medical device innovation and production. 58 AEROSPACEHow smart locations lure aerospace manufacturing projects. 85 AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRYGM’s economist on an unusual recovery and what lies ahead; supply chain confidential. 157 DIRECTORY OF PORTS & FREE TRADE ZONESV O L U M E 6 1 , N U M B E R 6t COVER STORYt FEATURESt INTERNATIONAL UPDATEp.94The 2016 Business Climate Ranking 6 MALAYSIAProjects in the Penang area showcase the region’s technical expertise. 10 NORTH AMERICAN REPORTSAudi opens its Q5 plant in Mexico; Montréal’s animation industry adds a character; rail car work gets under way in Upstate New York; Ohio’s Festo festival. 14 WORLD REPORTSWhere industrial robots are hottest; Amazon grows in Costa Rica; FedEx sorts it out in Paris; Chinese carmakers grow in South Africa and at home. 16 INDIAWith commercial air travel booming, can this market’s aviation industry keep up? 18 GERMANYA new headquarters for travel site trivago takes shape in Düsseldorf. 37 CHINATractus Asia’s John Evans breaks down China’s current economics and their influence on location choice. 54 MIDDLE EASTNestlé Waters and other firms want to tap into a critical labor resource for the region: youth. 82 ONTARIO, CANADAToronto is the most visible example of Canada’s open door policy. 90 FDI IN AMERICAHow corporate inversions skew foreign direct investment measures. 94 TOP STATE BUSINESS CLIMATESGeorgia scores a fourth consecutive top ranking in Site Selection’s annual measure of state business climates. Governor Nathan Deal explains how. 104 INCENTIVES UPDATEThe Brookings Institution has some ideas about how to craft new economic development metrics.1611TOC.indd 211/3/16 4:58 PM
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