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September 2018

 COVER STORY
Infrastructure
Paving the Way
The inaugural Global Groundwork Index sizes up the territories where infrastructure and corporate investment are aligning for the future.
 FEATURES
Top Utilities 2018
All Things to Most People
The team members who work for the 2018 Top Utilities in Economic Development wear a lot of hats, and that’s just fine.
Canada's Best Locations 2018
Trailblazers
These jurisdictions top the charts in a nation already leading the way in infrastructure, sustainability and global commerce.
Transit & Connectivity
Navigating the Transit Project Labyrinth
Denver makes a case for TOD in a world of DOTs, says a global transit expert based in the city. Other cities, not so much.
Rural Advantage
The Human Smart Grid
Electricity signaled progress a century ago. Broadband sparks it today.
Eds & Meds
PhDs and MDs Drive Economic Redevelopment
Three recent projects in the northeastern U.S. demonstrate the economic power of eds-and-meds districts.
Logistics & Distribution
Roadmap for Change
The Flexible Industrial Distribution Facilities Network of the Future
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Delaware
The Fast Track to Innovation
The First State has the high-end scientific and business talent without the high-end price tag.
San Bernardino County, California
When the World Takes Notice
Access to markets, skilled workers lures foreign firms to San Bernardino County.
Consumers Energy
Powering Prosperity
Consumers Energy helps bring jobs to a town in northern Michigan.
Corsicana, Texas
Where Business Longevity Is Baked In
Three business leaders fill us in on why this city equidistant from DFW and Waco makes sense for their growing firms.
Junction City, Kansas
The Center of Attention
Junction City attracts global businesses seeking access to labor and growing markets.
Hoosier Energy
Now or Never
High-speed internet service brings immediate results to Hoosier Energy co-op territories, at a watershed moment for rural economic development.
Business Birmingham
Region on the Rise
Birmingham’s city center revs the growth engine of an area leading the UK in startups, FDI and talent.
Central New Mexico Rail Park
Oasis of Opportunity
This growth nexus just south of Albuquerque speeds your project to market, so you can deploy multiple transport modes to speed your products to customers.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Military & Defense
Value Added
An Enhanced Use Lease strategy proves key to growth and to the mission at Falcon Hill in Utah.
 INTERNATIONAL
United Kingdom
Head Offices Head the List
Brexit or not, new corporate campuses bring thousands of jobs to UK cities.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Tales from the Cryptocurrency
Nothing bitcoin-related appears on a list of topics readers want to see more coverage of, but I bet it will in future years.
IAMC Insider
The Challenge of Keeping Up
As professionals in the year 2018, we can feel an urgency about keeping our professional skills up to date.
Departments
World Reports
Aerospace project in Malaysia; which countries are best positioned for autonomous vehicles; reindeer husbandry and other pursuits in far northern Norway; and leading countries for manufacturing.
Departments
North American Reports
A port’s growth in Vancouver, Washington; Duke Realty’s new Indy HQ; Michigan winning out over Tennessee; U.S. job growth; and the retracing of a 150-year-old corporate relocation journey.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Texas
Blockchain With A Texas Twang
Cryptocurrency made in America springs from a huge data center in Plano — even as a Chinese rival sets up shop just down the road.
California
The State of Mobility
For advanced transportation technology, California is leading the way.
Nevada
Sin City? Only if it's a Sin to be Smart
Las Vegas is a consciously and continuously young city.
Pennsylvania
Back From the Brink
With a boost from shale reserves, Pittsburgh International Airport is ready to soar.
Missouri
Talent, ‘Boldness’ Mark New State Agenda
In August, after unions submitted enough signatures to put repeal of a right-to-work law on a referendum, Missouri voters overwhelmingly rejected it.
Upper Midwest
Cementing a Legacy
Lehigh Hanson expands upon a century of work in Indiana.
Southeast
How a Countryside Project Landed Cityside
Elevator engineers may soon be among those with birds-eye views of major league baseball games.
North Carolina
Labor Supply - Half Full or Half Empty?
An employer needs survey takes the temperature of the Tar Heel State’s labor market.
Mid Atlantic
In Pursuit of the Summit
Virginia, Maryland and Delaware constitute the core of a region where you truly get what you pay for.
Massachusetts
Textiles, Robotics Among Sectors to Gain R&D Funding
Awards include $1 million to support the new ARMada initiative, which will enhance the offerings of the Fabric Discovery Center to include robotics.

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