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OCTOBER 23, 2014
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A report from the United Nations documents where tourists come from, and where they're going, in Destination Scorecard, this week's Online Insider.
In Nevada, casinos, floor shows and all-you-can-eat buffets make way for digital enterprises, in Betting on a High-Tech Future.
In Massachusetts, Boston's already a global business gateway, but other cities are carving their own paths to prosperity, in Working From Our Strengths.
Hoosier Energy turned 65 this year, but its role in economic development is anything but retiring, reports Firing on All Cylinders, a Site Selection Investment Profile.
Mission Critical describes how several states with prominent military and defense economies play significant roles in homeland security.
IBM announced this week that GLOBALFOUNDRIES will acquire IBM semiconductor manufacturing operations in East Fishkill, N.Y., and Essex Junction, Vt. GLOBALFOUNDRIES already "has robust capital expenditure plans of approximately $10 billion in 2014-2015, with the majority being invested in New York," where it already employs 3,000 people.
IBM is sharpening its focus on semiconductor and material science research, development capabilities and leadership in high-value systems, and continuing its planned $3-billion, five-year investment strategy in those areas.
Photo by Jon Simon/Feature Photo Service for IBM
Scottish Soccer Legend Tells His Story in New Book and in Person

Amazon Former Leeds United star and longtime Scottish international William Bell will be sharing his unique story in person at a book-signing event at the Liberty University Bookstore on the campus of Liberty University in Lynchburg, Va., this Saturday, Oct. 25th, from 2:00 to 4:00 p.m.

"The Light at the End of the Tunnel," co-authored by Conway Data Executive Vice President Ron Starner, tells the story of Bell, who rose from humble origins in a small Scottish village to become one of the all-time great soccer players in the history of Leeds United in the English Football League of the 1960s and 1970s. The dominant leader of the defense of the "Revie Machine," Bell fashioned a hard-nosed style on the field that would serve him well later in life as a coach, mentor and servant to imprisoned young offenders in England and Scotland.

Both Bell and Starner will be on hand at the LU Bookstore for the signing, which begins immediately following the conclusion of the soccer match between Liberty University and UNC-Asheville on the LU campus in Lynchburg.

The book is also available on and For more information, the full press release about the book can be found here.
Upcoming Industry Events
Read about and link to these conferences and many more listed in the events calendar.
( * ) = event is sponsored by Site Selection magazine.
October 20 - 23, 2014 - Solar Power International 2014
October 21 - 23, 2014 - 2014 Urban Land Institute (ULI) Fall Meeting
October 22 - 24, 2014 - SME Adoption of Additive Manufacturing Forum
October 22 - 24, 2014 - 2014 Greenbuild International Conference and Expo
October 23 - 25, 2014 - Geoprofessional Business Association Fall Conference 2014
October 26 - 29, 2014 - NAISTD 2014 Annual Conference
October 26 - 28, 2014 - The Close It Summit
October 30 - 31, 2014 - IFMA's World Workplace Asia
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