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January 14, 2015
The Site Selection Dispatch
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    Which are the two most important miles in global logistics location decision-making? Learn directly from leaders at Colliers and GLP in the expanded Web edition of First and Last.
    World Reports takes note of Infineon in Wuxi, rice projects in Abu Dhabi and Oman, the globe's best emerging-market operating conditions, and IMD's World Talent Report rankings.
    Eyes On the Prize, a Site Selection Investment Profile, explores how Greater Philadelphia is positioning itself to become the next global energy hub.
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The CaliBaja region is gearing up to host this year’s WORLD FORUM for Foreign Direct Investment, April 3-6, 2016, in San Diego, Calif.

In addition to the return to the WORLD FORUM stage of moderator extraordinaire Ali Velshi of Al Jazeera, confirmed speakers include Martin Ford, Silicon Valley star and author of "Rise of the Robots," recently named Financial Times and McKinsey Business Book of the Year; Peter Zeihan, author of "The Accidental Superpower" and firm believer in the role played by mountains, rivers and oceans in a nation’s competitive advantage; and former Fortune editor and current Editor-in-Chief of Yahoo Finance Andy Serwer. Contact for more information.

  GE announced yesterday it was selling its HQ buildings in New York and Connecticut and moving its HQ to Boston's Seaport District, where Vertex Pharmaceuticals moved a few years ago. Watch this space for our coverage of how the GE team came to its decision. And watch for further coverage of the important corporate headquarters niche in the March print issue of Site Selection.

The Fallon Co.’s Fan Pier development in Boston's Seaport District, shown here in a 2011 rendering (foreground) against the Boston skyline.Photo courtesy of The Fallon Co.
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