FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE NOVEMBER 2019
From the November Issue

WASHINGTON

Home Improvement

Microsoft commits half a billion dollars to making the Puget Sound affordable again.

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From the November Issue

TOP CARIBBEAN LOCATIONS

Dominican Republic Free Trade Zones Are Pushing the Envelope

Editor in Chief Mark Arend reports from the Caribbean.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

USA

A total of 250 jobs will land in Newnan, Georgia, as a result of Goodyear Tire and Rubber’s new distribution and warehouse facility. The company recently announced that it will be consolidating facilities around the metro Atlanta area and will be locating at a 1.5 million-sq.-ft. facility in Newnan, located along I-85 about 30 minutes southwest of Atlanta Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Goodyear has invested $140 million in the project, which is planned to have a construction period of 12 months.

Source: Conway Analytics

CANADA

SkipTheDishes, Canada’s largest food delivery network, has recently announced that it will establish a new headquarters in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The new 95,000-sq.-ft. headquarters is slated to open in 2020. SkipTheDishes began in Winnipeg in 2012 and continues to grow, expanding quickly to a national network including offices in multiple Canadian cities. Watch for more on the western Canada tech economy in the January issue of Site Selection.

Source: Conway Analytics

— Compiled by Olivia Vener, Consultant, Conway Advisory

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

The New Yorker has discovered that lighting up broadband connections in rural areas can spark success stories in regions more accustomed to being dismissed with broad-brush stereotypes.. Sue Halpern’s reporting includes her conversation with Shirley Bloomfield of the Rural Broadband Association, whom Site Selection interviewed five years ago for one of many explorations over the years of the business development and entrepreneurial potential broadband brings to small towns across the nation.

Senture, whose Eastern Kentucky growth was first noted in Site Selection in September 2015, this fall announced it is creating 400 more jobs in several towns across the region.

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 

Conway Staff Photographer Carmyn Suzor made these portraits in Kathmandu, Nepal, in November. “For many,” says the country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Nepal’s greatest attraction is its people.” Nepal’s tourism ministry in January will host a conclave of tourism ministers from around the world in Kathmandu on the theme of “Sustainable Tourism through Preservation of Natural and Cultural Heritages.” Visit Nepal Year 2020 has been announced with a goal of 2 million international arrivals per annum.