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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, July 2022 ISSUE
From the May Issue

TEXAS ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CONNECTION INTELLIGENCE REPORT

These Towns Pack a Wallop

A network of communities from across the 267,000 square miles of Texas aims to bring together the assets of small-town Texas with the requirements of growing small business and entrepreneurs looking for the right place to land. Here are a few snapshots of some of those places, and a directory of the growing network that is the Texas Economic Development Connection.

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From the September Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: COLOMBIA

Dollars Are Greener in Colombia

Colombia’s nearshoring strategy is one of many routes to helping companies and communities reach their sustainability goals.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

Taiwan

As reported in the Tapei Times and other publications, chip testing and packaging company Siliconware Precision Industries Co. (SPIL) plans to build this new 2,800-job plant in Yunlin County’s Huwei Township, “creating a new semiconductor hub in the agricultural county, the Central Taiwan Science Park.” SPIL’s parent company, ASE Technology Holding Co., is also pursuing a major expansion in Taoyuan’s Jhongli District that will create another 2,000 jobs. ASE’s existing facilities already employ 12,000 in Taiwan.

Source: Conway Projects Report

Philippines

As reported by the Inquirer and other sources, Cemex Philippines has invested in a new integrated cement line at its Solid Cement Plant in Antipolo City, Rizal, located just east of the Manila metro area. The expansion adds 1.5 million tons of capacity, bringing the total output capacity of the 104-acre site to 3.4 million tons. “This expansion project will not only meet infrastructure needs, but will also increase the growth and development opportunities in the communities and in the country,” said CEMEX Philippines President and CEO Luis Franco. “We will maintain our active role in supporting the development of this nation as we have done in the past 25 years, and I am confident that we will continue to do so through collaboration and partnership.”

Source: Conway Projects Report

 

 

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2022 MISSISSIPPI DEVELOPMENT GUIDE

UTILITIES

Power-Packed Lineup

Mississippi Power, Cooperative Energy, TVA and Entergy Mississippi keep businesses on the move.

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

How can a company take its HQ virtual but still be planning to have more offices? Ben Horowitz (pictured), a cofounder and general partner at the venture capital firm Andreessen Horowitz in Silicon Valley, announced last week how and why his firm — a16z for short — is doing exactly that.

 

 PHOTO OF THE DAY 
Photo by J.B. Spector courtesy of the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago

This photograph from the Chicago Museum of Science and Industry displays the 120-foot copper-domed rotunda dome inside the museum. The inscription reads: “Science discerns the laws of nature. Industry applies them to the needs of man.” The museum opened in 1933, 18 years after philanthropist Julius Rosenwald, chairman of Sears, Roebuck & Co., was inspired by a visit to the Deutsches Museum in Munich with his son. In 1926 he pledged $3 million (equivalent to $50 million today) toward a museum of industry in Chicago, and the Palace of Fine Arts building in Jackson Park, originally constructed for the World’s Columbian Exhibition in 1893, was identified as its chosen location. Look for more about industry in Chicago and across Illinois in the 2022 Illinois Investment Guide coming later this summer from Conway Data’s Custom Content division.

 
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