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Siemens will open a cybersecurity center in Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada. The investment will create 60 new jobs, and work with the Canadian and New Brunswick governments on infrastructure protection. The government of New Brunswick — whose Opportunities NB agency earned second place in Site Selection's 2016 Canadian Competitiveness Rankings — has identified cybersecurity as a critical component to its economic development strategy.

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WuXi Biologics has announced investment in a new biologics facility in Wuxi, China. The $20-million, 65,000-sq.-ft. facility will open in 2019. The new facility will focus on production on antibody-drug conjugates and other protein conjugates. WuXi Biologics is a Hong Kong–listed company focused on customized biologics with existing facilities in China and one under development in Dundalk, Ireland. The parent firm's WuXi AppTec firm is growing too. Read all about them in this June 2018 story from The Site Selection Life Sciences Report.

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Photo by Adam Bruns
Suffering from World Cup withdrawal today? European fans will welcome you to the fold as the UEFA Champions League gets underway. Meanwhile, MLS action continues on this side of the pond (even as some count down the days until the return of American-style football). This photo, taken during Atlanta United's recent shutout of Orlando City, shows some of the 71,932 fans in attendance June 30th at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, where yesterday the team set the all-time MLS attendance record of 72,243. The stadium will host the NFL's Super Bowl LIII on February 3, 2019.



As government and industry leaders from around the world converge at the Farnborough International Airshow in the UK later this week, we bring your attention to a new study from The Teal Group and Aerodynamic Advisory that estimates the value of the global aerospace sector at $838 billion. At a press conference in London today, the consultancies will reveal detailed findings ranking the top 45 countries in the sector, led by the United States, France and China. Last July, Garner Economics' Cyndi Dancy shared her firm's analysis of top-ranked US metros in aerospace.


The Rolls-Royce site in Singapore is the company's largest in the Asia Pacific, the world region where the company foresees the most growth in the next decade.
Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

The 2017 World's Most Competitive Cities report found locations from Cincinnati and Hartford to Seattle and Paris continue to thrive in the aerospace sector, even as newcomers make a play for vital work. Singapore led all metro areas in the Asia Pacific, a finding reinforced by our interview last fall with Robert Brown, director of global operations for Rolls-Royce, Group Property. The industry continues to surge in China and India: Airbus, which is placing a $40-million complex in New Delhi, predicts India will need over 1,600 new passenger and freighter aircraft in the next two decades. Learn more about the forthcoming 2018 World's Most Competitive Cities report here.