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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, JANUARY 2023 ISSUE
From the May Issue

SITE SELECTORS SURVEY

Where, O Where Have the Laborers Gone?

Worker shortages dictate site selection choices like never before.

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From the September Issue

INVESTMENT PROFILE: SAN BERNARDINO COUNTY, CALIFORNIA

Moving On Up

Air, rail and medical investment push San Bernardino County to new heights.

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KANSAS — THE STATE OF UNEXPECTED

SECRETARY OF COMMERCE Q&A

How Kansas Plans to Accelerate Economic Growth

“This is no time to become complacent,” says Commerce Secretary and Lieutenant Governor David Toland.

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From the September Issue

AGRICULTURE & AG-TECH

Fields Reimagined

Kansas farms aim for the future.

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 PROJECT WATCH 

Ohio

In December, Cincinnati Mayor Aftab Pureval, business leader Cynthia Booth and the City’s Department of Community & Economic Development announced plans for the creation of Project Hope, a 50,000-sq.-ft. manufacturing facility that will create 100 full-time jobs and 36 full-time temporary construction jobs in Bond Hill at the vacant site that once was the Cincinnati Gardens arena. Cincinnati City Council voted unanimously to approve legislation allowing the project to move forward. Emerge Manufacturing specializes in the production of personal protection equipment for hospitals and healthcare facilities. Project Hope will be a light manufacturing and office facility and cost an estimated $10.2 million. Booth purchased the site from the Port earlier in 2022, after the Port of Greater Cincinnati Development Authority and JobsOhio backed the initial redevelopment of the land into a development-ready site (see Site Selection, May 2019). The project will receive a 15-year, net 67% Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) tax exemption from the city.

Source: Conway Projects Report

Florida

In December, the Pinellas County Board of County Commissioners approved a 50-year ground lease with MarineMax, Inc. for 9.5 acres of St. Pete-Clearwater International Airport (PIE) property where the company — the world’s largest recreational boat and yacht retailer with over 125 locations worldwide — plans to construct a 132,000 SF state-of-the-art manufacturing building, a parking garage for approximately 400 vehicles, a travel lift well for hauling and launching yachts, and a waterside docking facility for mooring yachts. According to a release from PIE, the property was originally developed in the mid-’70s as a restaurant and banquet facility by Specialty Restaurants. After a subsequent subleasing business, The Turtle Club, closed, the county terminated the lease and demolished the remaining structure. “We are very pleased to bring this economic development opportunity forward with one of the few undeveloped parcels of waterfront land in Pinellas County,” said Airport Director Tom Jewsbury.

Source: Conway Projects Report

 

 

WORKFORCE 2023

UNIVERSITIES & HIGHER EDUCATION

Build Together, Fly Together

Institutions and industry enter the cockpit to educate next-generation talent.

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 SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS 

Map and graph courtesy of KPMG

A new report from KPMG, “Site Selection for Life Sciences Companies in Africa,” examines how regional, national and international initiatives “are future-proofing the biopharma and medtech market” in Sub-Saharan region of the continent. Watch for an adaptation of this report and a Q&A with its authors in an upcoming Online Insider.

 

 IMAGE OF THE DAY 
Photo by Dan Evans/Mt. Norquay courtesy of Banff & Lake Louise Tourism

In this archive photo from 2017, a snowboarder carves a path through untouched snow at Mt. Norquay Ski Resort in Banff, Alberta, Canada. Norquay, where the base is around three feet and 59 of 60 runs are open, was the original ski resort of the Canadian Rockies when it opened in 1926. It is referred to by locals as “Banff’s Backyard,” and on Wednesday, January 11, will offer one of its carpool specials allowing an entire vehicle’s occupants to ski for the price of one lift ticket.

 
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