From the May Issue


Asian Investment into the United States Is Significant and Growing

Fresh on the heels of last week’s SelectUSA Investment Summit, learn from the experts at Tractus how and why the ties between corporate Asia and U.S. communities are strengthening every day.

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From the September Issue


Michigan Drives for First Place in Site Readiness

Consumers Energy teams up with MEDC and Walbridge to prepare shovel-ready sites.

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As many in the U.S. celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a U.S. business process outsourcing (BPO) firm is celebrating a new investment in the Philippines: According to a report from Philippine News Agency, a newswire service of the Philippines government, Atento is establishing a new call center at the Iloilo Business Park in Mandurriao District. The park already hosts 10 BPO operations in a country known for its operations in the sector. Known for nearshoring CRM BPO services for companies operating in the United States, New York–based Atento is the largest provider of those services in Latin America, employing approximately 135,000 people in 17 countries. Among Atento’s recent projects is a new 150-job center in Paraguay and the re-opening of its site in Caguas, Puerto Rico, where half of around 400 total positions now have the option to work remotely. This project is Atento’s first investment in the Philippines, where Frost & Sullivan projects the contact center outsourcing market will grow by 6.2% annually through 2025.

Source: Conway Projects Report

United Kingdom

The king of British-engineered techno-appliances has announced a major R&D investment in Bristol alongside other major global facility investments. As reported by the BBC, The Guardian and other news outlets, Dyson is establishing a major R&D hub in central Bristol that could host “hundreds of jobs in software engineering and AI. A The company described the location as an “international hub in central Bristol that could host “hundreds of jobs in software engineering and AI. The company described the location as an “international hub for software and digital skills.” The news comes as Dyson, now headquartered at Tuas Singapore, is also pursuing a new battery plant in that country, as well as a new technology center in Santo Tomas, Batangas, Philippines. While company leaders have decried the lack of UK government support for engineering, Dyson has continued to invest in its home country, including a robotics center announced last year at the Hullavington Airfield Campus in Wiltshire. “The new Dyson Technology Centre in Bristol will be a vital hub contributing to Dyson’s connected future,” said Jake Dyson, Dyson’s chief engineer and the son of company founder Sir James Dyson. (Read Site Selection’s 2011 interview with Sir James.)

Source: Conway Projects Report





Meet Massachusetts’ Chief Business Builder

Yvonne Hao brings her unique perspective to economic development.

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From the September Issue


Innovation Begins in the Bay State

Six industries lead the way in Massachusetts.

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Go ahead and count them: There are 3,142 counties and equivalents in the United States.

Map image courtesy of National Association of Counties

Site Selection’s July 2023 issue will mark the debut of a new ranking: “America’s Best Counties” will salute the top-performing counties cumulatively and per capita from January 2022 through Q1 2023 in attracting major corporate facility investments, according to the Conway Data Project Database. Interested in deepening your knowledge of what the nation’s 3,142 counties and equivalents offer? Check out the National Association of Counties’ County Explorer data and mapping tool.




Life in the Bluegrass

Did Kentucky Derby weekend have you pining for Kentucky landscapes? Check out these glimpses of places more and more people call their Kentucky home.

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Photo by Ben Smegelsky courtesy of NASA

NASA's Super Guppy aircraft lifts off from the Launch and Landing Facility runway at Kennedy Space Center in Florida on April 25, 2023. NASA said the aircraft was carrying the Multi-Purpose Logistics Module (MPLM), used during the Space Shuttle Program to transfer cargo to and from the International Space Station, to Ellington Field in Houston, where it was then be transported by road to Axiom Space’s facility near Ellington to be utilized to further commercialization of space. “Three MPLMs were built by Thales Alenia Space Italia (TASI) for the Italian Space Agency (ASI) and named after Italian masters (Leonardo, Raffaello, and Donatello),” NASA explained. “Only two ever flew to the space station, Leonardo and Raffaello, with Axiom intending to use the Raffaello module as a future element that will attach to a segment being built by the company for addition to the station.” Axiom Space broke ground on a new headquarters complex at Ellington one year ago this week.