FROM THE SEPTEMBER ISSUE OF SITE SELECTION 

NEWS DIGEST

North American Reports

Quick-hitting stories deliver news about 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.

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SOUTHEAST U.S.

How a Countryside Project Landed Cityside

Elevator engineers may soon be among those with bird's-eye views of Major League Baseball games in Atlanta.

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS  

Graph courtesy of Statista

Hurricanes Florence and Michael have struck the southeastern U.S. in rapid succession. More frequent weather calamities don't reduce the distress each one brings, but the Site Selection archive shows they can hold lessons for recovery, including improved resources for the business community, exemplified this fall in the Carolinas and Florida. The graph shows the rapidly mounting cost of climate-related disasters.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

VIETNAM

South Korea–based Kolon Industries has opened a new $600-million tire cord facility in Lai Uyen, Vietnam. The new facility will produce polyester tire cord fabrics for prime tire manufacturing customers such as Michelin, Goodyear, Bridgestone, Hankook and Kumho.

Source: Conway Analytics

MOROCCO

JTEKT Corporation recently held a ground-breaking ceremony for its new automotive steering system production facility in Tangier, Morocco, at the Tangier Automotive City. The new facility will commence operations in 2020 and will employ 60 people. The $23-million investment will allow JTEKT to produce 230,000 electric power steering systems. Based in Japan, JTEKT is one of the world's leading suppliers of automotive components focused on steering systems, driveline, bearings and machine tools & mechatronics. JTEKT currently employs 45,600 people globally.

Source: Conway Analytics

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 

Welgevonden Game Reserve in the Waterberg region of South Africa celebrated World Rhino Day through sponsorship of a life-size rhino sculpture by Claire Homewood (aka Care One Love) that's part of the The Rhinos Are Coming!!! art fundraiser to fight rhino poaching.

Site Selection Publisher and President Adam Jones-Kelley made this image from the waterfront in Cape Town, South Africa, looking up at Table Mountain.