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March 2019

 COVER STORY
The 2018 Governor's Cups
Making It Look Easy
The Governors of Nebraska and Texas have a few things in common — new terms in office, a commitment to putting veterans to work and another Governor’s Cup to add to their collections.
 FEATURES
Top Metros of 2018
Great Things Happen Here HQ2 or Not
The Top Metros in the nation know how to bring in the projects, and crave the talent to keep that pipeline flowing.
Top Micros of 2018
Come Together
Ohio’s winning ways stem from collaboration and commitment to community.
The Big Muddy Cup
Steady As She Goes
Earning the trophy it last won five years ago is a tribute to Dubuque’s enduring allure.
Airport Cities
Istanbul Opens New Airport with Plans for an Airport City
The new airport complex, launched in 2013, is built to compete with Dubai and Abu Dhabi as major East-West linking points, much as Istanbul has done for many centuries.
Agribusiness
Between the Barley & the Beer
Follow the malt-shopping footprint of a little-known global giant.
Data Centers
Expansion to Canada Hones Location Strategy
Listen and learn from the president and CEO of a fast-growing wholesale data center company.
Top Industries of 2018
Whole Lotta Building Going On
This year’s tallies of the top industries of 2018 show machinery, equipment & construction leading the way. For most countries, that’s a good sign.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Nanjing, China
Where Industries Climb the Value Chain
Nanjing has the resources for businesses to transform, keeping them ahead of the competition.
San Bernardino County
Inflection Point
New labor market intelligence and a new vision are set to propel San Bernardino County to the next level.
Fengxian District, Shanghai
Shanghai's Beauty Spot
No longer is China simply the second largest cosmetics market in the world. It is now a leading center of the health and beauty industry.
Hoosier Energy
Shining Stars
A program focused on quality of place is yielding positive economic and wellness results in 16 small Indiana towns — with more to come.
Invest in Israel
On the Hunt
There’s no better place than Israel to scout for talent and ideas.
Licking County, Ohio
Strength in Diversity
Manufacturing, logistics and internet technology propel central Ohio’s Licking County.
New York
Why Investors Pick New York - Talent
New York is the ideal location for innovative companies that are forward-thinking and poised to grow quickly.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Certified Sites
Shovel-Ready Is a Requirement
Is your site environment- and wellness-ready too?
 INTERNATIONAL
Eastern Europe
Foreign, Trade Policy Are One in Budapest
Editor in Chief Mark Arend talks with Hungary's Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade Péter Szijjártó about surging FDI and the evolution from "Made in Hungary" to "Invented in Hungary."
Scotland
As Brexit Countdown Continues, Scotland Stands Up to Be Counted
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon on the dangers of leaving the EU and the continuing allure of Scotland for global firms and talent.
Ontario, Canada
Ready, Aim, Hire
A new asset mapping tool for eastern Ontario goes way beyond a parlor trick.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
On Country Mice And City Mice
Both Nebraska Governor Pete Ricketts and Texas Governor Greg Abbott are no less deserving of their respective Governor’s Cups than they were the last few times they won.
Departments
North American Reports
Google's expanding footprint; China's shrinking FDI in the U.S.; Maine's big HQ score; Boeing's self-flying taxi test flight; and mayors' positive views on incentives.
IAMC Insider
We’ve Worked Hard to Stack the Deck
Remember the elevator speech principle? You know, a short capsule on what you do, or why you want a job, or why a relationship is important to you.
Departments
World Reports
The EU president on Brexit; CEO optimism (or not); Mercedes-Benz in Poland; a new port for Bangkok; a self-driving cocktail bar?
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
California
The Way to San Jose
Google helps propel a city’s ambitious vision.
Georgia
New Governor, New Agenda
But no less of a focus on being the top state business climate. Watch for information technology to play a critical role in boosting rural Georgia — and the state’s reputation as a business location worldwide.
Maryland
The Anomaly
Hungry for a juicy story line, some of the nation’s top scribes are suggesting that Larry Hogan is the Republican answer to Donald Trump. Larry who?
Illinois
It’s All About The Talent
A month into his tenure, the new governor of Illinois lays out his vision for prosperity.
New Mexico
It’s Time to ‘Diversify Our Economic Suite.’
Film and TV production, clean energy, education and small-town infrastructure lead the agenda of newly elected Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham.
Indiana
Go Small or Go Home
You don’t have to be a juggernaut to make it big in the Hoosier State.
South Central
Straight from the Source
What state manufacturing experts want you to know.
Minnesota
Is Minnesota Making the Grade?
A new report highlights progress, challenges.
South Carolina
The South’s Magnet for Foreign Direct Investment
South Carolina leads the nation in percentage of jobs linked to non-U.S.-based enterprises.
Northeast
From Idle to Active
Places once thought fossils — including two fossil-fuel power plants — welcome renewal from investors.

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