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Gary Daughters

Gary Daughters
Senior Editor

Gary Daughters is a Peabody Award winning journalist who began with Site Selection in 2016. Gary has worked as a writer and producer for CNN covering US politics and international affairs. His work has included lengthy stints in Washington, DC and western Europe. Gary is a 1981 graduate of the University of Georgia, where he majored in Journalism and Mass Communications. He lives in Atlanta with his teenage daughter, and in his spare time plays guitar, teaches golf and mentors young people.


Articles from this Author

Transit & Connectivity: License to Build: Circulate San Diego’s Mobility Certification is giving a boost to transit-oriented development. 10/7/2019
North Carolina: Aerospace Cluster - Hiring On All Cylinders: PTI has become much more than a regional passenger airport. 9/30/2019
Consumers Energy: Milk It For All It's Worth: A new processing plant could be a game changer for Michigan. 9/26/2019
Texas - Cities: Good Problems to Have: The challenges facing the leaders of three fast-growing Texas cities 9/16/2019
Texas - Q&A: Bring it On: Businesses are flocking to Texas. Governor Greg Abbott still wants more. 9/16/2019
Upstate New York: A Bright Horizon for Logistics: There’s a lot to like in New York’s Capital Region. 8/22/2019
Departments: North American Reports: States seeing the highest GDP contribution from commercial real estate; the state that now bars employers from refusing to hire based on a failed marijuana test and more. 8/15/2019
Departments: World Reports: Scooters in Santiago; Lagarde on trade downturn; Sino-Russian trade upturn; Uber Air in Australia; an urban vineyard in Milan. 8/12/2019
Disruptive Technology: A New Day for Diamonds: Lab-created gems are shaking up the jewelry market. 8/8/2019
Northwest Ohio: Keeping It Clean: Northwest Ohio leads a charge for vehicles powered by natural gas. 8/1/2019
Hoosier Energy: Power of Persuasion: Backed by Hoosier Energy, Indiana launches a bid to bring in data centers. 7/22/2019
Small Business: Fired Up: A family-run business north of Denver brings the heat to the tech world. 7/19/2019
U.S.-Mexico Border: Biggest Energy Park. Ever.: Academics have a plan to fix the southern border. It may surprise you. 7/18/2019
Food & Beverage: Some Kettle of Fish: RAS Aquaculture promises seafood for a hungry world. It also invites public scrutiny. 7/11/2019
Departments: World Reports: Where in the world remittances are headed; a MIPIM award winner; pan-African investment; London’s financial services downturn and more. 6/17/2019
Maryland: The Future of Health Care Is Here: Maryland leads a biotech revolution. 6/13/2019
Morocco: Flying High: With aerospace and autos leading the way, Morocco is poised for a breakout. 5/28/2019
Departments: North American Reports: The amenities industrial workers want most; FedEx Logistics and Gibson move around Tennessee; top tech towns; U.S. robot density; Nikola Motors lands in Coolidge; what drives Canadians to relocate. 5/23/2019
Mexico: Out With the New: Axeing plans for a glitzy new airport was merely the opening act for Mexico’s new socialist president. 5/16/2019
Great Lakes: Ruins to Riches: Abandoned auto plants need not always meet the bulldozers. 5/13/2019
Departments: World Reports: The EU president on Brexit; CEO optimism (or not); Mercedes-Benz in Poland; a new port for Bangkok; a self-driving cocktail bar? 4/18/2019
Minnesota: Is Minnesota Making the Grade?: A new report highlights progress, challenges. 4/8/2019
Departments: North American Reports: Google's expanding footprint; China's shrinking FDI in the U.S.; Maine's big HQ score; Boeing's self-flying taxi test flight; and mayors' positive views on incentives. 4/1/2019
Licking County, Ohio: Strength in Diversity: Manufacturing, logistics and internet technology propel central Ohio’s Licking County. 3/25/2019
Maryland: The Anomaly: Hungry for a juicy story line, some of the nation’s top scribes are suggesting that Larry Hogan is the Republican answer to Donald Trump. Larry who? 3/18/2019
California: The Way to San Jose: Google helps propel a city’s ambitious vision. 3/7/2019
Top Micros of 2018: Come Together: Ohio’s winning ways stem from collaboration and commitment to community. 3/4/2019
Marathon Runs the Race to Win in Findlay, Ohio - Its CEO Explains Why: Heminger now leads the country’s biggest refiner by volume, as a result of Marathon’s acquisition last year of its former rival, Andeavor. 2/27/2019
Agriculture & Food Processing: Milking It For All Its Worth: What’s your first thought when you hear “Idaho”? You’ll be excused if you answered “potatoes,” Idaho’s being world famous. 2/26/2019
Departments: North American Reports: Apple in Austin; Forrester's tech talent capitals; new hubs from Accenture and Amazon in Toronto; 900 jobs from Element AI in Montreal; and the latest survey findings in the country mouse vs. city mouse debate. 2/21/2019
Blockchain: Who’s In For Blockchain?: A look at some of the states that are leading the way. 2/18/2019
Departments: World Reports: A Spanish company’s huge, but conditional, railcar manufacturing project in Scotland; a landmark library in Helsinki; and more. 2/11/2019
Alabama: The Test of Success: Alabama’s roaring auto industry intensifies workforce strain, but apprenticeship is gaining ground. 2/7/2019
Michigan: Who Are These Guys?: Ann Arbor’s growing tech community is making a name for itself. 1/24/2019
Tennessee Valley Authority: The Power of Persuasion: How TVA helped recruit a Belgian bus maker to a town in Tennessee. 1/17/2019
Changxing, China: Location, Location, Changxing: Not far from Shanghai lies a Chinese county, and a development, that are quickly becoming magnets for foreign direct investment. 1/10/2019
Departments: World Reports: Ski slopes in Shanghai; Samsung’s showcase in Bengaluru; outbound real estate investment leaders in Asia and more. 12/26/2018
Departments: North American Reports: Where the largest U.S. warehouse leases are; why a view matters; Jaguar Land Rover’s new digs in New Jersey; tariffs and farmers; the fastest-growing U.S. airports; and the Gordie Howe International Bridge. 12/17/2018
Washington: Public Development Authority Boosts Spokane Area’s Prospects: Teamwork triggers a big win and big hopes for the future. 12/10/2018
Southwest: On Location: Netflix will produce original content from a hub in New Mexico. 12/6/2018
Entrepreneurship and Innovation: Startup Hotspot: Access to funding propels Minnesota’s entrepreneurs. 11/16/2018
Medical Devices: Made in Memphis: Legacy institutions and startups fuel a top location for medical device manufacturing. 11/12/2018
Aqaba, Jordan: Aqaba Emerges as a Magnet for Investment in Jordan: The Aqaba region builds on its centuries-long role as a Red Sea crossroads linking Asia, the Middle East and Europe. 11/8/2018
Business Retention: Staying Power - How Winning Communities Keep Winning: Amping up engagement with the C-suite nurtures home-grown business expansions. 11/8/2018
Montana: The New Pioneers: Entrepreneurship is making a mark in Montana. 10/25/2018
Mid Atlantic: In Pursuit of the Summit: Virginia, Maryland and Delaware constitute the core of a region where you truly get what you pay for. 10/22/2018
Departments: North American Reports: A port’s growth in Vancouver, Washington; Duke Realty’s new Indy HQ; Michigan winning out over Tennessee; U.S. job growth; and the retracing of a 150-year-old corporate relocation journey. 10/15/2018
Departments: World Reports: Aerospace project in Malaysia; which countries are best positioned for autonomous vehicles; reindeer husbandry and other pursuits in far northern Norway; and leading countries for manufacturing. 10/11/2018
Pennsylvania: Back From the Brink: With a boost from shale reserves, Pittsburgh International Airport is ready to soar. 10/1/2018
Consumers Energy: Powering Prosperity: Consumers Energy helps bring jobs to a town in northern Michigan. 9/17/2018
California: The State of Mobility: For advanced transportation technology, California is leading the way. 9/13/2018
Texas: Blockchain With A Texas Twang: Cryptocurrency made in America springs from a huge data center in Plano — even as a Chinese rival sets up shop just down the road. 9/10/2018
Food Processing: Topeka's Sweet Tooth: Ground-breaking Mars plant continues to expand. 8/24/2018
Idaho: No Small Potatoes: Burley leads Idaho in big-time investments. 8/23/2018
Departments: North American Reports: U.S. Supreme Court’s South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision; a new alliance between Dallas-Fort Worth and London; more logistics space in Savannah; Ford’s continuing investment in Detroit and AVs and more 8/16/2018
Departments: World Reports: Snapshots of UNCTAD’s latest FDI scoreboard, the UK’s tech momentum, architects who best deploy daylight, Nordic demographics, aerospace in Ukraine and Mercedes-Benz in Hungary. 8/9/2018
Oklahoma: Aircraft Production Returns to Oklahoma: When Kratos Defense and Security Solutions announced plans for a major expansion in Oklahoma City, the head of the company’s drone division was clear on why. 8/6/2018
Talent Attraction & Retention: Would You Go to Work Here?: Amazon’s ‘The Spheres’ highlights the trend of making the workplace more compelling — even as it seems to find its hometown more repellent. 7/26/2018
Food Solutions: Feast of Plenty: Missouri is a food production powerhouse 7/20/2018
Advanced Manufacturing: Taking Flight: Propelled by a vibrant workforce of engineers, advanced manufacturing soars 7/18/2018
Food and Beverage: When You Say Bud: Blue Moon’s brewer is launching marijuana-infused ‘beer.’ 7/16/2018
Northwest Ohio: On the Make: Northwest Ohio is a mecca for manufacturing. 7/12/2018
World Forum Report: Building a Millennial Workforce: The 2018 World Forum highlighted challenges and opportunities. 7/12/2018
Outdoor Recreation: The Promised Land: Utah’s outdoor amenities  are numerous &  world famous. 6/29/2018
World Forum Report: The Investor Perspective: Three corporate decision-makers explain why their projects are going where they’re going. 6/28/2018
Departments: North American Reports: Quick-hitting stories fill you in on GE’s Mojave Desert test flight of the world’s largest jet engine; Greater Toronto’s skilled immigrant influx since Canada’s Global Skills Strategy launched and more. 6/25/2018
North American Automotive: Huntsville Goes to Work: Mazda-Toyota’s site decision sparks ‘fast and furious’ response in northern Alabama. 6/21/2018
Departments: World Reports: Our latest digest of global news catches us up on a new terminal in Dunkirk; Petronas in Turin; employment vs. robots in Germany; the world's most expensive cities; and a choice getaway for sale in Fiji. 6/18/2018
Agtech: Agtech Central: Led by St. Louis, Missouri is boosting its profile as a hub of innovation. 6/15/2018
Utah: Go Outside & Play: Utah expands a diverse manufacturing base. 5/31/2018
Trade Relations and Leadership in Export: Export Juggernaut: Texas is America's export powerhouse. 5/30/2018
Ohio: Power Lunch: A craving to jolt the energy landscape. 5/29/2018
Sustainability: Mexico Past and Future: Sustainable design points the way forward while breathing new life into Mexico’s historical landmarks. 5/25/2018
Loudoun County: 10 Ways Loudoun County is No. 1: From data centers to wineries and breweries, the fastest-growing county in Virginia leads its region, state and nation in a striking number of metrics. 5/24/2018
Corporate Campuses: Catching a Buzz: Just in time for the first World Bee Day, Fortune 500s are swarming to ‘Bee Downtown.’ 5/24/2018
Northwest Ohio: Into the Fast Lane: Northwest Ohio’s automotive sector is accelerating into the future. 5/21/2018
2018 Global Best to Invest: The 2018 Mac Conway Awards: Site Selection’s Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development recognize the top local and regional economic development agencies in the US. 5/3/2018
South Central States: Mapping the Course of Job Creation: New Orleans Welcomes a Tech Superstar; Kratos Makes a Move into Oklahoma; and Help for Houston 4/26/2018
Departments: North American Reports: Petrochemicals megaproject in Alberta; Nikola’s billion-dollar plant in Arizona; the Apple HQ’s transparency problem; the economic impact of Canadian shipbuilding; and bike sharing in Mexico. 4/19/2018
Departments: World Reports: Leading countries for remittances; FedEx and Starbucks in Shanghai; France's largest-ever container ship; and Saudi Arabia's $500-billion city of the future named Neom. 4/12/2018
South Carolina: Winning Bet - How BMW’s Location Gamble in ’92 Paid Off: The ‘Power of Innovation’ draws more investment from overseas capital investors. 4/12/2018
Eastern Europe: Flexing Its Muscle: Unafraid to ‘ruffle feathers,’ Poland is the engine of central Europe. 4/5/2018
Minnesota: Cells of Innovation: A near-death experience propels the mission of a Minnesota startup. 3/29/2018
Utah: The Intangibles of Cool: An uber-hip tech scene rises from Utah’s Silicon Slopes. 3/8/2018
Top Micros 2017: Crowning Achievement: Findlay makes it a four-peat as Batavia closes in. 3/1/2018
Film & Entertainment: Louisiana Reboots: “Georgia has won the arms race,” says an official. 2/22/2018
Departments: World Reports: US Students Abroad, Mercedes in France, The Future in Milan and more. 2/1/2018
Michigan: Rebound Detroit!: The resurgence is real. If there’s a town that can muscle the rest of the deal, it might be the Motor City. 2/1/2018
Departments: North American Reports: Milwaukee RiverWalk wins a ULI award; big orders come through for the Tesla truck; Caltech debuts a self-flying ambulance; Amazon triples its space in Mexico; and the George W. Bush Institute grades NAFTA. 1/25/2018
Caribbean: Making Waves: The Caribbean rides the crest of rising call center and BPO activity. 1/18/2018
Online Insider: ‘Sweet Home Alabama’ Is No. 1 Again: In an encore to a championship season in Tuscaloosa, Huntsville gets its own trophy in Toyota-Mazda's $1.6-billion project. 1/18/2018
Craft Beer: Coming of Age: Mississippi’s Craft Beer Industry is Set to Take Off. 1/9/2018
Pharmaceuticals: Lights Out: Hurricane Maria hobbled drug makers in Puerto Rico. The new US tax law could hit them, too. 12/29/2017
Departments: World Reports: Hyperloop Contest Yields Proposed Routes, Business Groups Seek 'Transitional' Brexit Deal and more. 12/21/2017
Departments: North American Reports: updates us on automotive in Alabama; a huge tire plant in Tennessee; which downtown universities are tops; a Montréal AI company’s record funding; and the earthquake vulnerability of Mexico City’s building stock. 12/7/2017
Middle East: Digital Disruptors: founder Ronaldo Mouchawar is among the entrepreneurs bringing e-commerce to the Middle East. 12/7/2017
Germany: ‘In Finance, Lunch Is for Losers’: Frankfurt tries to out-pitch Paris to displace London as the epicenter of European finance. 11/20/2017
Business Retention: Incentives for Existing Businesses?: Are companies asking too much of state and local governments? It depends on whom you ask. 11/20/2017
Bahrain: Destination Bahrain: The hidden gem of the Arabian Gulf offers a rich history and a flair for all things modern. 11/16/2017
Mid-Atlantic Region: Change Roils Economic Development Agencies: Transparency and oversight of incentives is questioned. 10/19/2017
Nevada: Sparks of Change: Is Las Vegas growing up? Not completely, heaven forbid. 10/12/2017
North Carolina: Behind the Cape: With Wilmington leading, Cape Fear steps out of the shadows. 10/5/2017
Departments: World Reports: Daimler Goes Electric in China and at Home, Entrpreneurial Hubs for Women and more. 9/28/2017
Bahrain: Time to Innovate: Bahrain bids to become a Middle East hub for tech startups. 9/28/2017
Eds & Meds: Staying Power: Study: Eds & Meds clusters promote long-term economic health 9/28/2017
Thermo-Cycler Industries: Fresh Air: Indiana’s Thermo-Cycler Industries offers innovative, cost-effective climate control options for contractors and end-users. 9/21/2017
Departments: North American Reports: Featuring autonomous driving in Michigan; Faraday Future's shift to California; Intel in Brooklyn; insight from Infosys; and PwC's top states for the aerospace industry. 9/21/2017
Entrepreneurship: Setting the Pace: Howard Tullman, CEO of Chicago’s world famous 1871 startup incubator, shares his enthusiasm for the Chicago tech scene. 9/15/2017
Lucid Motors: A Perfect Fit: “The Tesla Killer” locates its new luxury electric automobile plant in Case 8/18/2017
Rocky Mountains: Rockin' in the Rockies: New projects and expansions bolster economic growth. 8/17/2017
Online Insider: Infosys Brings the Technological Revolution — and 10,000 jobs — to the United States: An exclusive interview with the Indian corporation's president and deputy COO sheds light on the company's two location choices so far, and the fact 8/3/2017
Departments: World Reports: US LNG in Poland, World of Innovation Ranking and more. 8/3/2017
Junction City: The Ties that Bind: Junction City lives up to its name by connecting the cords of commerce. 7/20/2017
Kansas: A Model of Modern Infrastructure: Quickly move goods from the heart of America to the rest of the world through Kansas’ newest intermodal hub. 7/20/2017
Bahrain: Building a Prosperous Future: Construction surges in Bahrain. 7/20/2017
Departments: North American Reports: Top states exporting to China; the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor-Essex, Ontario and more. 7/20/2017
Workforce Development: Workforce Multipliers: Experts in economic development say the secret for attracting and retaining high-value companies is an abundant, specially trained and motivated workforce. 7/13/2017
Cybersecurity: The New Age of Cyber Crime: According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a cyber research and market intelligence company, cybercrime costs, which totaled $3 trillion in 2015, will reach $6 trillion by 2021. 7/5/2017
New England: Punching Above Their Weight: New England states excel in two measures of competitiveness. 6/22/2017
Regional Cities Initiative: Youth Movement: Indiana’s new initiative aims to attract and retain a strong, talented workforce by improving quality of life across the state. 6/20/2017
Science State: At the Cutting Edge: Universities in Indiana are leading the charge for industrial advancement and cutting-edge research. 6/20/2017
Departments: World Reports: The World’s Happiest Citizens Are … Norwegians; Digital Is a ‘Great British Success Story’ and more 6/1/2017
Utah: Clearing the Air: The business case for combating emissions in Utah 6/1/2017
Departments: North American Reports: Breathtaking Apple Campus Opens in Cupertino; Real Estate Marketers Are High on Drones and more... 5/18/2017
Bahrain: How to Finish First: Bahrain’s Keys to Winning: Low Taxes, Location, Innovation 5/11/2017
Gulf Coast Ports: Riding the Wave: The shale revolution is lifting the fortunes of Gulf Coast ports. 5/11/2017
Online Insider: Behind the Big Data Rush to Montréal: Hydropower and brainpower combine to lure Google, Amazon and Microsoft. 4/27/2017
South Central: Texas Bests its Neighbors for Renewables: The Lone Star State expects a solar boom to go with its oil & gas resurgence. 4/27/2017
South Carolina: China, Meet South Carolina: The Palmetto State aggressively courts Chinese corporate investors. 4/20/2017
Agribusiness: Big Wheels Keep On Turning: Will a farm equipment manufacturer have to recalibrate its property portfolio in 2017? 4/20/2017
Online Insider: A Tale of Two Governors: One fights to rescue his economic development agency. The other is making needed reforms. 4/13/2017
Departments: World Reports: China-London Train, French ‘Solar Road’, DHL: Slowing Globalization, China’s Investments ‘Uncertainty’, and Splendor in Portugal. 4/13/2017
Illinois: The Rivian Gambit: A stealthy entrepreneur wants a piece of the automotive action in Illinois. 3/23/2017
Departments: North American Reports: Canada, Wind Energy, Sprint Trump, Fiat Chrysler, Parking Association, China and Canada 3/23/2017
Top Metropolitans of 2016: The Top Metros of 2016 Come In All Sizes: These high-performing regions — big, medium and small — were just right for attracting corporate growth in 2016. 3/2/2017
Top Micropolitans of 2016: Top Micropolitans: Findlay Leads An Ohio Surge 3/2/2017
Departments: World Reports: Pedal Power in Paris Driverless Cars Daimler in Israel Cape Town Rolls-Royce Trains Hong Kong Disneyland 2/16/2017
Tennessee: The Race For The Workforce of Today: Can the supply of skills required by advanced industries meet Tennessee companies’ demand for them? 2/9/2017
Creative & Digital Media: Flyover States Fly High: The heartland is getting hipper. 2/2/2017
Departments: North American Reports: Germans and the US election, Best Performing Cities, New Air Force One hangar, LPL in South Carolina, and Lucid Motors in Arizona 1/26/2017

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