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July 2019

 COVER STORY
Startups & Innovation Hubs
Silicon Valley Still On Top, Amsterdam On the Rise
Startup Genome says these leading startup hubs have a major role to play in the Fourth Industrial Revolution.
 FEATURES
Smart Cities
What's Your Metro's IQ?
Perspectives on what it takes to be smart range from super-fast to slowing down completely.
Talent Attraction & Retention
Hubs & Outposts
INSEAD’s Global Talent Competitiveness Index offers food for thought.
Research & Science Parks
French Pharma Giant Launches Research Institute
Servier, an independent, international pharmaceutical company, has begun development of its future Research Institute in the Paris-Saclay cluster.
Sustainability Rankings
Top Locations for Sustainable Development
Green is as green does in these leading territories.
Food & Beverage
Some Kettle of Fish
RAS Aquaculture promises seafood for a hungry world. It also invites public scrutiny.
Aerospace & Aviation
Pipeline Builders
Airlines and institutions put their shoulders to the workforce wheel in order to keep wings aloft.
Advanced Manufacturing
The Way We Were - Lessons from Manufacturing’s Front Lines
Shifting map of America’s factory belt highlights migration pattern of good jobs.
Rural Advantage
Do You Believe in Unicorns
Economic development at the fringes of civilization offers a testbed for new strategies in rural communities.
Disruptive Technology
A New Day for Diamonds
Lab-created gems are shaking up the jewelry market.
Data Centers
Running Hot & Cold
Cloud, edge, hyperscale, colocation — whatever type you like, today’s data centers are evolving into the next utility, in every climate.
Cybersecurity
‘All the Talent In the World’
Baltimore and Maryland look to lap the field again in the race to cybersuperiority.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Nanjing, China
A One-Stop Shop for New Energy Vehicles
Much of the future of China’s automotive industry already is in place in Nanjing.
San Bernardino County
Everything You Need
Three company leaders explain why San Bernardino County is a healthy place to grow.
Hoosier Energy
Power of Persuasion
Backed by Hoosier Energy, Indiana launches a bid to bring in data centers.
Pflugerville, Texas
Building for the Pfuture
A national construction firm brings its HQ and a whole lot more to Pflugerville.
St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana
Where to THRIVE in More Ways Than One
As a new economic development vision is unveiled in St. Tammany Parish, the action is already well under way.
Northwest Ohio
Keeping It Clean
Northwest Ohio leads a charge for vehicles powered by natural gas.
Huber Heights, Ohio
An Ecosystem for Prosperity
Quality of place and people matters to companies expanding in Huber Heights.
Clinton County Port Authority
Seeding the Future
A new plan and new projects position the Wilmington, Ohio, region for takeoff.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Urban Improvement Districts
Opportunity Zones 2.0
Created under the 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, Opportunity Zones are intended to stimulate economic development and job creation in distressed low-income communities.
Logistics Sites & Services
Container-on-Barge Could Be Coming to a Marine Highway Near You
A new container-on-barge service is being developed along the inland river system connecting ports and terminals on the Ohio River and the Upper Mississippi
 INTERNATIONAL
U.S.-Mexico Border
Biggest Energy Park. Ever.
Academics have a plan to fix the southern border. It may surprise you.
China
The Zhengzhou Airport Economy Zone
Can a world-class aerotropolis be developed in less than 10 years providing the most modern aviation-oriented manufacturing, logistics and information-based business services?
Atlantic Canada
Growth Comes in Waves
In 2018, Canada’s federal department of Innovation, Science and Economic Development created five superclusters across the country.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
What's Your Metro's IQ?
The point is to show how seriously some cities take the notion of “intelligence” in the context of development, industrial or otherwise.
Departments
World Reports
Scooters in Santiago; Lagarde on trade downturn; Sino-Russian trade upturn; Uber Air in Australia; an urban vineyard in Milan.
Departments
North American Reports
States seeing the highest GDP contribution from commercial real estate; the state that now bars employers from refusing to hire based on a failed marijuana test and more.
IAMC Insider
Professional Association 101 - How to Make IAMC Work for You
Professional association aficionados know you get out of your membership pretty much in proportion to the time and energy you put in.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Oklahoma
The Sooner the Better
Oklahoma Governor J. Kevin Stitt intends to boost his state into the top 10 of virtually any ranking that matters.
Wisconsin
Mining Talent in Milwaukee
Komatsu plans transformational HQ campus in lagging Harbor District.
Louisiana
On a Roll
It’s been a busy spring and summer already when it comes to chemicals, energy and other projects in Louisiana.
Rocky Mountain States
The Race Is On To Go Renewable
Giant multinationals see a green future in the Rocky Mountain West.
Upstate New York
A Bright Horizon for Logistics
There’s a lot to like in New York’s Capital Region.
Arkansas
Missile Plant to Launch Expansion
Springtime in Paris means an aero-defense industry project back home.

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