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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, SEPTEMBER 2021 ISSUE
From the September Issue

REMOTE WORK

If we can work from anywhere, everywhere is the right place to be.

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From the May Issue

EDITOR’S VIEW

Where to Work: This Time It’s Personal

Editor in Chief Mark Arend ponders global infrastructure and the results of his “unscientific survey” about remote work and the return to the office.

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From the May Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

A Biotech Empire Rises in Inland Southern California

Activity around Loma Linda University and a big investment from Medline point to a true life sciences cluster taking shape in San Bernardino County.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

Hungary

According to an August bulletin from the Hungarian Investment Promotion Agency, Continest Technologies has opened a factory producing foldable containers in Székesfehérvár. These are not cardboard boxes, but modular buildings of the type that can be used at events (such as the 2019 World Alpine Skiing Championships) or by military or medical operations. After launching in 2019, the firm realized nearly €2.3 million in sales in 2020, and anticipates the new factory’s headcount of 40 will increase over the next three years. Székesfehérvár, an important rail and road hub in central Hungary, was founded by Grand Prince Géza in 972 and during the reign of Stephen I became a royal and cultural center. “The National Memorial Site comprises of the remains of the one-time coronation basilica built by Saint Stephen the King — Our Blessed Lady Basilica,” says the city’s tourism site, noting that 36 Hungarian kings have been crowned between its walls.

Source: Conway Analytics

Louisiana

This spinout of Baton Rouge–based IT firm General Informatics makes software and processes to modernize and streamline work performed by public safety, criminal justice and first responder personnel. According to the company, the 365Labs team “engineered and built the first PetaByte-scale private cloud in the region, brought together a high-performing executive team through three successful acquisitions, and in 2020 successfully partnered with Rosewood Capital to recapitalize to start regional expansion.” General Informatics, born in Baton Rouge in 2001 and now with locations across Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, says the Rosewood investment will enable a next phase of growth that “includes entering other markets within Alabama, as well as Texas, Mississippi, and the Florida panhandle.”

Source: Conway Analytics

 

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2021/22 ILLINOIS INVESTMENT GUIDE
From the January Issue

COVID-19 RECOVERY PLAN

Road to Recovery

In the wake of the global pandemic, Illinois focuses on restoring and revitalizing its business climate.

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From the January Issue

FILM & TELEVISION

Lights, Camera, Illinois!

Peter Hawley, director of the Illinois Film office, shares his insights on the film industry in Chicago and beyond.

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From the January Issue

DIVERSITY OF GEOGRAPHY

Diverse Geography, Diverse Strengths

From urban metropolis to rural farming towns, Illinois offers a bit of everything.

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

For the Remote Work feature posted above, we tried to offer samples of the best current business intelligence on the topic. But we couldn’t fit everything. One example: HigherVisibility.com’s Best Places to Remote Work in America. The organization examined eight factors such as average broadband speed, number of green spaces, average house rent and house prices and number of coffee shops to devise these rankings of the Top 20 for cities under 1 million in population, and the Top 10 for cities with more than 1 million.

Chart data courtesy of HigherVisibility.com

 

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 
Photo courtesy of Destination Canada

Views like this are almost routine in Vancouver. Home to 29 major terminals, the Port of Vancouver is about the same size as the next five largest Canadian ports combined. For more on this thriving region and other economic development leaders in Canada, see the Canada’s Best Locations 2021 feature posted last week.

 
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