FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE SEPTEMBER 2019
From the September Issue

TRANSIT & CONNECTIVITY

License to Build

Circulate San Diego’s Mobility Certification is giving a boost to transit-oriented development.

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INVESTMENT PROFILE: LUFKIN, TEXAS

The Best of Both Worlds

Lufkin offers big-city amenities in a small-town package.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

SWITZERLAND

Last month, GF Machining Solutions opened its new innovation and production center in Biel, Switzerland, part of the bilingual town of Biel/Bienne located in the canton of Bern on the French/German language boundary of the country. The company invested $100 million in the construction of a 474,000-sq.-ft. facility, which provides ample space for R&D and application centers while also housing production and assembly activities. The location will strengthen the company’s global position while maintaining its Swiss roots.

Source: Conway Analytics

BRAZIL

Kemin Nutrisurance, a global pet food and rendering technologies company, recently completed an expansion of its production facility in Vargeão, Brazil, located in the southern part of the country in the state of Santa Catarina. The company invested $6 million in the expansion project, which created 50 jobs. The expansion increases the facility’s raw material capacity by 900%, and allows the company to serve more customers in South America and around the world.

Source: Conway Analytics

— Compiled by Olivia Vener, Consultant, Conway Advisory

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

Last weekend Oprah herself was among the guests in Atlanta to christen Tyler Perry’s 330-acre studio complex located on decommissioned property at Fort McPherson. It’s one of several promising areas of Fulton County that have seen their economic development prospects blossom since Site Selection published this Investment Profile of the county in 2012.

Envisioned as a science and technology park, much of the redeveloped Fort McPherson in Atlanta is now devoted to the motion picture arts and sciences.

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 

From the rail at Keeneland in Lexington, Kentucky, on Friday, October 4, Managing Editor Adam Bruns made this photo as jockey Jose Ortiz urged Engage to an upset win over Whitmore in the $250,000 Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix Stakes, assuring the horse a spot in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint in November. It was one of 10 graded stakes races on the opening weekend of the Keeneland Fall Meet. Last year’s 17-day Fall Meet set a record with all-sources wagering of more than $144 million. From breeding to racing to tourism, the Thoroughbred industry has a $4 billion economic impact on Kentucky.