From the September Issue


It’s All About Precision

Despite the slowdown in elective medical procedures because of the pandemic, 2021 has been a banner year for medical device manufacturers.

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From the September Issue



IAMC Chair Scott Cameron reflects on how far IAMC and its members have come during a challenging time, and John Salustri gathers corporate and service provider perspectives on the national industrial space squeeze.

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A Peachy Economy

Georgia sets records for economic development during a pandemic.

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From the September Issue


A Banner Year on All Counts

A conversation with Georgia Governor Brian Kemp.

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Venture Global LNG and Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards announced December 2 that the company will invest more than $10 billion to develop a fourth LNG export facility in Louisiana. The new project, CP2 LNG, will be located in Cameron Parish, adjacent to Venture Global’s first facility, Calcasieu Pass. The announcement brings Venture Global’s total planned capital investment in the state to more than $20 billion. The more than 1,000 direct new jobs created by the project will have average annual salaries of $120,000 plus benefits.

Source: Conway Analytics


After resolving EPA emissions issues, moving to shut down a Utah facility, acquiring a special use permit in Storey County and then refreshing its brand earlier this year, this company that specializes in the disposal of medical waste will receive $974,795 in tax abatements for its investment in a new facility, the Nevada Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED) Board announced early this month. It will be required to create 38 jobs in the first two years of operation at an average weighted hourly wage of $22.71. Stericycle will invest $25.2 million within the first two years of operation and is projected to generate $5.6 million in net new tax revenues over 10 years.

Source: Conway Analytics



RIP Norman Anderson

We were saddened to learn late last week of the passing of Norman Anderson, chairman and CEO of D.C.-based infrastructure advisory firm CG/LA Infrastructure and founder of of the Strategic Infrastructure Performance Institute, from acute gallstone pancreatitis. (Visit a memorial page here.) It was an honor to work with him over the past four years on the Global Groundwork Index rankings he and the CG/LA team worked with the Site Selection team to develop. I always looked forward to Norm's notes. "We are in such a dynamic epoch of economic challenge and institutional change that I think your readers deserve at least a flashlight to peer into the future," he told me one year, sounding very much like Site Selection and Conway Data founder Mac Conway in his global outlook, optimism and brass-tacks dynamism. This year, as we discussed a looming editorial deadline at the same time America's infrastructure legislation deadline also loomed, he wrote, "I hope to have a chance to look at this … soon! Seven delegations in my office today."

Site Selection readers around the world value Norm's clear-eyed yet visionary essays in our pages, as he exhorted corporate, government and societal leaders to value infrastructure as both an economic and human development priority. When Norm turned in his essay this year, he wrote with typical enthusiasm in his final note to me in August, "I like that it is positive, and has energy — and above all gives people a sense of direction." Thank you, Norm, for embodying those words. We will carry on the work. — Adam Bruns, Managing Editor, Site Selection




Return to Nature

Washington’s natural attractions and cultural amenities propel the tourism sector’s rebound.

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From the September Issue


Where Sports Fans Are Loud & Proud

The NHL’s Seattle Kraken, which was the top-selling team across all major North American sports leagues in its first 24 hours of merchandise sales, is just the latest team to welcome enthusiastic support on the Washington sports scene.

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It wasn’t so long ago that municipalities in New York were declaring moratoria on bitcoin mining operations because of their drain on power, driving investors to seek out other territory. Now, The New York Times reports, crypto has returned to the Upstate with a vengeance in such locations as Owego, Massena (at a former aluminum plant), North Tonawanda (at a former coal-burning power plant) Mechanicville (at an operating hydroelectric plant) and in Dresden on Seneca Lake (at an operating natural gas-fired power plant).

In an ironic twist, some bitcoin miners are fleeing to New York, says the article, after China banned such mining in order to achieve carbon reduction goals. One prominent operator, Greenidge Generation in Dresden, recently announced a massive planned expansion beyond its 45 MW of capacity in New York to sites in South Carolina and Texas where it is evaluating location options for over 3,000 MW of capacity.


Photo courtesy of the City of Greensburg

Those suffering in the wake of devastating tornadoes over the weekend in Kentucky and neighboring states can draw sustenance from the recent past. Recovery from a 2007 tornado was the impetus behind the sustainable rebuilding and greening of Greensburg, Kansas, which still holds the title of having the most LEED-certified buildings per capita in the world, including city hall (pictured). In 2012, Site Selection documented how Smithville, Mississippi, drew on Greensburg’s example after its own EF-5 tornado.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear has set up a fund solely dedicated to helping the on-the-ground relief efforts in Western Kentucky. Visit the Team Western Kentucky Tornado Relief Fund to contribute.