From the May Issue


Fast and Furious, EV Edition

Consumers and corporates alike see billions of reasons to invest in the electric mobility ecosystem

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From the September Issue


Points in Transition

It’s game on in Lebanon, Indiana.

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‘Building the Texas of Tomorrow’ is LIVE

Produced by Conway Custom Content and the Conway Data web team, the 2023-2024 edition of the Texas Economic Development Guide is now available in digital edition format. A full facsimile of the 156-page print edition including advertisements with links, the Digital Edition includes our interviews with such leaders as Gov. Greg Abbott; the state’s economic development chief Adriana Cruz; and Aaron Demerson and Bryan Daniel of the Texas Workforce Commission. Industry spotlights feature insights from executives in such sectors as aerospace, energy, life sciences, logistics, tech, agribusiness and semiconductor manufacturing. Investment Profiles focus on the communities of Terrell and Round Rock. Features explore the state’s creative industries, sports scene, FDI and startup environment.

Impeccably designed by the Conway Data design team, the publication delivers business intelligence about the Lone Star State via sharp writing, snappy infographics and illustrations, meaningful statistics and photography that captures the spirit of Texas and the growing number of people proud to call themselves Texans.




Brick by Brick, Leaders Build a Better State

Firms from LEGO to Agilent work with MassEcon to find new homes. MassEcon Executive Director Peter Abair tells us how and why.

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From the September Issue


Students Set Up for Success

From MIT to elementary school, avenues for academic achievement are abundant in Massachusetts.

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As reported by MexicoNOW and others, Yinlun, a Chinese company that manufactures chillers, battery heaters, refrigeration modules, heating and radiators, has invested in this new facility in Salinas Victoria, Nuevo León, where it expects to create more than 1,000 jobs. As a release from the Nuevo León government explained, the plant comes just after another newly opened plant in Ciénega de Flores, also in the state, “and it is expected that the company will consider opening another plant in the state.” The company, whose clients include Caterpillar, Volvo, the Big Three and Paccar, operates other plants in China, the United States and Poland. Nuevo León Secretary of the Economy Iván Rivas said the automotive sector represents 26% of investments that have come to the state since the current state administration took office in October 2021.

Source: Conway Projects Report


As announced by GGBa Invest Western Switzerland (Greater Geneva Bern area), global contract development and manufacturing organization (CDMO) Siegfried broke ground last month on a new global R&D Center in Evionnaz in the canton of Valais, investing 25 million Swiss francs to “boost capacity, drive growth, and leading to the creation of over 100 skilled jobs.” Set to begin operations in 2024, the facility will work in tandem with the company’s R&D Center in Zofingen. The agency said Siegfried chose Valais “due to its strategic importance within the company's network and its longstanding presence in the region. Valais provides an ideal setting for the R&D Center, with its strong reputation in the life sciences industry, skilled workforce and proximity to renowned research institutions. The location also benefits from the region's infrastructure and accessibility, enabling efficient collaboration and exchange with Siegfried's global partners and clients.” Siegfried employs more than 3,600 people across 11 sites on three continents.

Source: Conway Projects Report




Among the national award winners last week from the American Society of Business Publication Editors (ASBPE) was FreightWaves.com for website of the year. A quick look reveals why it makes sense for anyone involved in location decision-making to bookmark this site for insights into global logistics. As the organization’s slogan puts it, FreightWaves aims to be nothing less than “the nerve center of the global supply chain.” Founded in 2016 by Craig Fuller and known for its deep data, FreightWaves is based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, and describes itself as “a work-from-home first company.”


Photo by Hufton+Crow courtesy of Architizer and v2com newswire

Earlier this month, New York–based Architizer announced the 2023 shortlist for its A+Awards, which it calls “the world’s largest and most democratic architectural awards program,” honoring the best architecture and spaces from around the globe. From more than 5,000 entries from 96 countries, 592 finalists were selected in each of the program’s 120 categories, with a strong focus on sustainability. Winners will be selected in late May, followed by a live celebration of winners at the Paris+ art fair in October.

Among the finalists is the BEEAH Headquarters, which officially opened in Sharjah, UAE, in March 2022, nine years after its original commissioning. The company called the structure designed by Zaha Hadid “one of the most sustainable and smartest buildings in the world” that set “a new benchmark for future workplaces as the ‘Office of the Future.’ ” The HQ is equipped to operate at LEED Platinum standards and realize net-zero emissions, the company said. “The distinct curvilinear features of the headquarters mimic the intersection of sand dunes, drawing from the desert landscape of Al Sajaa in Sharjah, where the building is located,” said a release. “In addition to being a global architectural icon in Sharjah, the Headquarters is a major milestone for BEEAH, signaling its growth from a company founded to proactively tackle environmental issues within the emirate and across the UAE, to an international holding group with businesses in industries that are critical to realizing a sustainable future.” Those include waste management, recycling, energy, environmental consulting, technology, education and green mobility.

Watch for more on the most sustainable countries, U.S. states and U.S. metros in the July issue of Site Selection’s 2023 Sustainability Rankings.