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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2022 ISSUE
From the September Issue

WESTERN CANADA

A Community College on the Cutting Edge

Innovative programs are afoot at NorQuest College in Greater Edmonton.

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From the September Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: EDMONTON METRO REGION, ALBERTA

Building a Hydrogen Hub for the Net-Zero Economy

Air Products, Dow and Shell are investing billions into clean-energy projects in the Edmonton region.

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WORKFORCE 2022

LIFETIME EARNINGS

Education Level is Only One Part of the Lifetime Earnings Picture

Higher education leader to higher earnings, right? Research from The Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce says that’s not always the case.

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From the September Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: CAMERON COUNTY, TEXAS

Cameron County’s Economic Mosaic

Take a closer look at Cameron County’s big picture.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

North Carolina

Denver-based Boom Supersonic, the company that says it is “building the world’s fastest and most sustainable supersonic airliner,” last week announced it has selected the Piedmont Triad International Airport in Greensboro, North Carolina, as the site of its first full-scale manufacturing facility called the Overture Superfactory. “With some of the country’s best and brightest aviation talent, key suppliers, and the state of North Carolina’s continued support, Boom is confident that Greensboro will emerge as the world’s supersonic manufacturing hub,” said Blake Scholl, founder and CEO of Boom Supersonic. North Carolina offers Boom an optimal location for its manufacturing facility thanks to its strong aerospace workforce, which includes a large number of U.S. military veterans, the company said in a release. “North Carolina also affords good access to technical schools, providing Boom with a pipeline of skilled labor,” the company said. “The Piedmont Triad area is in close proximity to many tier-one aerospace suppliers, benefitting Boom as Overture production ramps. Additionally, the close proximity to the eastern seaboard facilitates supersonic flight testing over the Atlantic Ocean.”

Source: Conway Analytics

United Kingdom

As reported by BusinessGreen and others, India-based Ola Electric, known for its electric scooters, is creating a global hub for automotive design and engineering called the Ola Futurefoundry in Coventry, where work will focus on future designs for both two-wheeled and four-wheeled EVs. Company leaders said the team in Coventry will “supplement and collaborate with” the company’s core team in Bengaluru, India. “At Ola we are building the future of mobility and continue to attract the best global talent across disciplines,” said Bhavish Aggarwal, founder and CEO, Ola said. “Ola Futurefoundry will enable us to tap into the fantastic automotive design & engineering talent in the UK to create the next generation of electric vehicles.”

Source: Conway Analytics

 

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2021 GEORGIA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

FINTECH

Welcome to Transaction Alley

Top innovators in digital payments choose to call Georgia home.

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From the September Issue

ENERGY

Georgia is Making Old Things New Again

Recycling waste into energy is becoming big business in the Peach State.

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 EVENTS 

 

 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

At Site Selection, we like to think we follow Tesla’s project activity pretty closely. But not as closely as Joe Tegtmeyer, whose vigil at the site of the company’s Gigafactory in Texas was documented last week in typically superb fashion by Texas Monthly, and is available for all at Tegtmeyer’s YouTube page.

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 
Photo courtesy of The Peak

The Lunar New Year celebrations have begun for this Year of the Water Tiger. In Hong Kong, one popular place from which to view fireworks and take in magnificent vistas of Victoria Harbor is Victoria Peak (“the Peak”), where events such as the Fortune Walk take place. Sky Terrace 428 (pictured) is the highest viewing terrace in Hong Kong, at 428 meters (1,404 ft.) above sea level.

 
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