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The September Digital Edition is Here!

As of today, you can access all 208 editorial and advertising pages of Site Selection’s September issue. “The Infrastructure Issue” includes the 2023 Global Groundwork Index, our annual list of Top Utilities in Economic Development (with directory), and features on transit-oriented development, logistics, remote work and quality of life. After reading updates in North American Reports, check out our annual group of Canada’s Best Locations (plus a full directory of Canadian economic development organizations). Then, following the quick reads in World Reports, gain exclusive insights from Tractus in their look at ports in Vietnam and Thailand.

Industry reports deliver business intelligence about projects and places in food & beverage manufacturing, engineered materials and rare earth operations. Area spotlights focus on California, Texas, Pennsylvania, Upstate New York, North Carolina, Arkansas, the Mid-Atlantic and the Upper Midwest. The Xcel Energy Intelligence Report is packed with news from that utility’s multi-state territory. And read Site Selection Investment Profiles about San Bernardino County, California; Hoosier Energy; Monroe, Louisiana; Consumers Energy; Rancho Cucamonga, California; Hilco Redevelopment Partners; Consumers Energy; TeamCalifornia; and Indiana Municipal Power Agency.

Wish your advertising message would have made it into the issue? Don’t hesitate to leap on the opportunity in our November 2023 issue.


“No place on earth is as dear to me as Provo,” said Provo Mayor Michelle Kaufusi when the metro area in May was named the No. 1 Best-Performing Large City by Milken Institute for the third year in a row.

Photo courtesy of Mayor Kaufusi’s office

Based on 2021 data, the Milken Institute’s annual Best-Performing Cities (BPC) rankings, released in May, ranked Provo-Orem, Utah, No. 1 among large cities for the third year in a row, followed by Austin-Round Rock, Texas, and Raleigh, North Carolina. “I am proud to see that the world is taking note of this remarkable place, where the majesty of nature surrounds a thriving hub of tech activity and educational opportunity, creating unparalleled quality of life,” said Provo native and Mayor Michelle Kaufusi. The organization’s small cities list was dominated by one corner of the country, as Idaho Falls, Idaho, finished No. 1, followed by Logan, Utah-Idaho, and St. George, Utah. The rankings offer “an assessment of cities' performance amidst the rapidly changing social, demographic, and economic landscape following the initial year of the pandemic,” the Institute says, noting three trends:

  • “Cities' performance is closely linked to job and wage growth, which is primarily driven by the expansion of high-tech industries.”
  • “While large cities tend to have a stronger presence of high-tech industries, the fastest growth in this sector was observed in the top-ranked small cities.”
  • “With the resumption of travel and tourism throughout 2021, the leisure and hospitality industry played a crucial role in driving the highest improvements in this year's rankings.”

Use the interactive tools at the Milken Institute’s home page for its BPC rankings to custom sort results and to compare and contrast the geographical footprint of the report’s Large Cities and Small Cities lists.





Site Selection Publisher and Conway Data Director Laura Lyne made this photograph over Labor Day weekend inside Glacier National Park in Montana. “Traditionally, the Kootenai referred to Glacier National Park as Ya·qawiswit̓xuki, meaning ‘the place where there is a lot of ice,’ ” explains the Glacier National Park website. However, it notes elsewhere, “between 1966 and 2015, every named glacier in the park got smaller, some by more than 80%.”