From the March Issue


Ready, Aim, Hire

A new asset mapping tool for eastern Ontario goes way beyond a parlor trick, thanks to collaboration with researchers at Carleton University.

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IAMC Insider

IAMC Chair Charles Waltz’s elevator speech for the upcoming Professional Forum in Santa Barbara, California; tax assessment insights.

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Changzhou Qianhong BioPharma has announced the construction of a new pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Changzhou, China. The $145-million facility will produce a variety of pharmaceutical products including heparin in tablet and injectable forms as well as molecular reagents. The company will also add R&D at the site, and will focus on developing biologics targeting cancer and cardiovascular diseases.

Source: Conway Analytics


Hennes & Mauritz (better known as H&M) have announced a new distribution warehouse in Milton Keynes, located in Buckinghamshire, northwest of London. The $68-million facility will encompass 785,000 sq. ft. and employ 800 people when it opens. Sweden’s H&M operates almost 5,000 clothing stores around the world.

Source: Conway Analytics


In March, U.S. News & World Report published the U.S. News Healthiest Communities Rankings 2019. As one might expect from reading past Site Selection reports, Colorado counties perform nearly as well as the elite athletes that live and train there, led by No. 1 Douglas County (a southern suburb of Denver known for its trails and open space) and occupying seven of the top 20 spots. Virginia and Colorado each claim two communities in the top five, joined by No. 2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico. Pictured are the Top 10, including their scores in community vitality, one of 10 criteria.

Rank Community Overall Score (out of 100) Community Vitality (out of 100)
1 Douglas County, Colorado 100.0 84.0
2 Los Alamos County, New Mexico 99.6 72.1
3 Falls Church city, Virginia 98.5 71.9
4 Loudoun County, Virginia 93.0 83.3
5 Broomfield County, Colorado 91.0 76.6
6 Teton County, Wyoming 87.3 69.8
7 Hamilton County, Indiana 86.6 79.7
8 Carver County, Minnesota 85.7 76.3
9 Delaware County, Ohio 84.9 80.1
10 Howard County, Maryland 84.9 65.6
Rankings courtesy of U.S. News & World Report



The Outsource to the Caribbean Conference

The Outsource to the Caribbean Conference 2019 (OCC 2019) is a pan-Caribbean outsourcing event for industry players in the business process outsourcing (BPO) sector. The Conference will bring together over 300 industry leaders from the public and private sector in the Caribbean as well as investors looking for outsourcing services opportunities and are considering investing in the Caribbean’s BPO. 

This is your opportunity to;

  • Discover what the Caribbean has to offer as a nearshore outsourcing destination;
  • Establish your presence in the Caribbean;
  • Expand your regional footprint;
  • Meet the highest level decision makers;
  • Market your business cost effectively

Secure your discounted rate of $500 USD for both the conference and expo.  Visit or contact: Michele Marius at



Chris Steele, vice president of Conway Advisory, recently made this photo of the Olympic Cauldron from the 2010 Winter Olympics at Canada Place in Vancouver, British Columbia, known for its stunning convergence of ocean and mountains. Built on land first developed by Canadian Pacific Railway, Canada Place opened in 1986 as the Canada Pavilion for Expo 86, and is now owned and operated by the Vancouver Fraser Port Authority.