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FROM SITE SELECTION MAGAZINE, JULY 2023 ISSUE

UPSTATE SC INTELLIGENCE REPORT

A Southern Recipe for a Sustainable Lifestyle

Upstate South Carolina, as one interview subject puts it, “is a perfect example of green space, recreational space and business space cohabitating.”

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UPSTATE SC INTELLIGENCE REPORT

Rural Upstate Home to Sophisticated Technical Workforce

BASF’s apprenticeship program with Tri-County Technical College in Oconee County is just one of many exemplars.

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ULTRAPARK DEVELOPMENT GROUP, COSTA RICA

Costa Rica Is Services Central in Central America

Reshoring, a ready workforce and commercial real estate propel a virtuous cycle.

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SITE SELECTION RECOMMENDS

The final module shipped from a fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China, arrived earlier this month at the LNG Canada project in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada.

Photo courtesy of Fluor and Business Wire

On the same day earlier this month, two major North American LNG projects advanced. NextDecade announced a positive final investment decision on the first of three liquefaction trains at its Rio Grande LNG export facility in Brownsville, Texas. Meanwhile, 3,170 miles to the northwest, Fluor announced that, with the arrival of the final prefabricated module from a fabrication yard in Zhuhai, China, it had completed the module fabrication program for LNG Canada’s liquefaction, storage and loading complex in Kitimat, British Columbia, Canada. Overall, a total of 215 modules of varying sizes have been received at the project site.

Rio Grande LNG will produce 27 million metric tons a year. The project involves partners Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP), GIC, Mubadala Investment Company (Mubadala), (collectively, the Financial Investors), and TotalEnergies. LNG Canada is a joint venture among Shell, Petronas, PetroChina, Mitsubishi Corporation and Korea Gas Corporation. The project will have an initial capacity to produce 14 million tons of LNG per year. Watch for more coverage of multiple LNG projects in Texas and of “Canada’s Best Locations” in the September issue of Site Selection.



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PHOTO OF THE DAY

Photo courtesy of TTX

This photo taken near Fountain, Colorado, found in the online photo archive of railcar pooling company TTX, shows a Boeing 737 fuselage being transported by BNSF from Spirit Aerosystems’ plant in Wichita, Kansas, to Boeing’s assembly facility in Renton, Washington. Spirit purchased the plant in Wichita from Boeing in 2005 and by 2018 had shipped 10,000 fuselages to Boeing’s Washington facility. Fuselages have been making the rail trek between the two locations since 1967. But a bridge collapse precipitated by a train derailment in Montana in June caused alternative solutions to be arranged. Meanwhile, Boeing is adding a fourth assembly line for 737s in Everett, Washington, where early this year aviation journalists Jon Ostrower and Dave Honan documented the rail delivery of the first fuselages to the Everett plant via the steepest active rail freight line in the nation.