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November 2018

 COVER STORY
Business Climate Rankings
An Oasis of Opportunity
With six consecutive Top Business Climate wins to his credit, Gov. Nathan Deal reflects on his hope that Georgia’s business climate benefits businesses and their workers long after he’s gone.
 FEATURES
Opportunity Zones
What You Need to Know About Opportunity Zones
Pay as little as $0 in capital gains on your next decade of investment returns.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
Windows on World Trade
Quality data combine with expert insights to provide complementary perspectives on the top free zones in the world.
Great River Cup
A Western Kentucky Winner
Greater Owensboro takes the trophy this year for most per-capita projects along the Ohio River corridor.
Incentives
Have We Reached Foxconn Level 5?
Four reforms could help governments dial back incentives to sustainable levels.
Business Retention
Staying Power - How Winning Communities Keep Winning
Amping up engagement with the C-suite nurtures home-grown business expansions.
Medical Devices
Made in Memphis
Legacy institutions and startups fuel a top location for medical device manufacturing.
Aerospace
Where to Establish an MRO Beachhead in the Asia-Pacific Region
How a local American Chamber of Commerce Aerospace Council paves the way.
Global Automotive
Smart Moves
Looking to position yourself near autonomous, smart and electrified vehicle R&D? It seems as if there’s an autonomous vehicle test bed around every corner.
NEW!Data Centers
Coming Back for More
Projects on opposite sides of the Atlantic show how data centers can fortify regions in more ways than one.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Columbus Ohio
A Powerhouse of Progress
How the capital region of Ohio put together a record-setting decade.
Quonset Business Park, Rhode Island
The Ocean State’s Enduring Location Ace
Rhode Island can punch above its weight — and win — thanks to business location assets like the Quonset Business Park.
Baden-Württemberg International
New Directions
The Federal State of Baden-Württemberg in southwestern Germany — the birthplace of the automobile — is ready to disrupt its own industry.
 INTERNATIONAL
Aqaba, Jordan
Aqaba Emerges as a Magnet for Investment in Jordan
The Aqaba region builds on its centuries-long role as a Red Sea crossroads linking Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
Panama
A Papered-Over Paradise
How a much-maligned country plans to push back against fake news and a slowing economy.
Panama
Panama - Pillars for Growth
Site Selection magazine recently sought out insights from presidential candidate Ricardo Lombana.
Costa Rica
A Natural Hub to Reach the Americas & the World
Over the last three decades, Costa Rica has taken great strides to diversify its economy. The results are paying off in a major way.
 
China
Shenzhen - The world's hardware capital gets a software upgred
India
Transforming India @75
Driven by Demand, Demographics, Development (3Ds) - the world’s largest democracy is set to emerge as a global business and investment destination as it turns 75 by 2022.
Germany
Where to Find the Green in Germany
Where will corporate occupiers find the greenest buildings once they land within Germany’s borders?
Jamaica
Can Other Sectors Follow BPO's Lead?
Jamaica in 2018 is redefining the roles it can play on the global business and industry stage.
Caribbean
Caribbean Community Deepens ASEAN, Nordic Ties
The region is strengthening its connections to markets around the world, most recently with Singapore and Norway.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Note to Areas - Attract Talent, Investment will Follow
Workforce skills and workforce development are site selectors’ first and third most important location criteria, according to the results of a survey we conducted this fall.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Virginia
Cashing in Their Chips
How Micron chose Virginia for a $3-billion semiconductor project after a global search.
Nebraska
Why Facebook Friended Nebraska
An ‘incredibly complicated process’ led the world’s largest social media company to connect in Greater Omaha.
Wisconsin
More Packers Are Heading to Green Bay
Paper mills gain new leases on life.
NEW!Southwest
On Location
Netflix will produce original content from a hub in New Mexico.
NEW!New York
Return to the Waterfront
An engineering pioneer brings a unique perspective to the Empire State’s infrastructure needs.
NEW!Washington
Public Development Authority Boosts Spokane Area’s Prospects
Teamwork triggers a big win and big hopes for the future.

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