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June 18, 2015
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    In The Long View, Mercedes moves its HQ to Atlanta, companies flock to an Atlanta suburb, and a state known for its logistics prowess gives birth to an Atlanta-based crowdsourcing app for shipping. Notice a common denominator here?
    Futurist Jeremy Rifkin shares his Thoughts on the Renewable Energy Internet.
    Infrastructure formation combines with structural reform to create a vastly improved climate for business in Mexico in Moving Forward.

Talk of repositioning Chicago's Willis Tower as a vertical neighborhood conjures thoughts of another tower with aspirations: What ever happened to the Calatrava-designed Chicago Spire, plans for which were unveiled 10 years ago this summer? After Irish developer Garrett Kelleher was forced into bankruptcy and the project fizzled out last fall, now the Spire site, owned by Related Cos., might see neighborhood-style redevelopment itself.
Rendering courtesy of Shelbourne Development/Santiago Calatrava

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Jun 23 - 24, 2015 - Water Summit 2015 - Milwaukee, WI
Jul 26 - 28, 2015 - Southern Economic Development Council - Savannah, GA
Sep 15 - 17, 2015 - Solar Power International 2015 - Anaheim, CA
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Oct 26 - 29, 2015 - GTDW 2015 Global Trade Development Week - Dubai, UAE
Nov 9 - 12, 2015 - FABTECH - Chicago, IL
Nov 17 - 19, 2015 - SpaceCom - Houston, TX
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