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January 2020

 COVER STORY
State of the States 2020
2020 Vision
Our annual 50-state report focuses on economic development laws, leaders, policies, indicators and projects from the past year.
 FEATURES
Site Selectors Survey
Site Selectors Bullish on Logistics, Manufacturing and the Sun Belt
If you need to see evidence that the American economy is on a sustained upswing, look no further than the results of our annual site selectors survey.
Workforce Development Rankings
The 2020 Regional Workforce Development Rankings
We examine state workforce climates (not programs) across four U.S. regions, with exclusive insights from Emsi on what’s attracting people to top counties for talent.
Fintech
How to Catch Hold of a Borderless Industry
A look at what makes fintech firms and ecosystems tick.
E-Commerce & Logistics
Small is Beautiful
Light industrial is all the rage for e-commerce.
Business Process Outsourcing & Shared Services
Where the Top BPO Performers Go to Perform
Every year, pre-eminent business process outsourcing authority HfS Research publishes its list of Top 50 BPO companies by revenue. The names are familiar.
Future Energy Hubs
Seeking Purchase
Insights into Corporate PPAs and East Coast Wind
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
San Bernardino County, California
An Oasis of Innovation
How one Southern California county is acting like a greenhouse for entrepreneurs.
Brooklyn Army Terminal
What's Old is New Again
NYC’s historic Brooklyn Army Terminal is breeding modern manufacturers.
Dominican Republic Free Trade Zones
Free Zone Advantages Are a Two-Way Street
Free zones in this Caribbean country make giving back to their communities a competitive edge in attracting investment.
Pflugerville, Texas
Stop the Presses
Entrepreneurs Pfind Pflugerville
Invest Durban
Prime Movers
Auto manufacturing in Durban is pivotal to South Africa’s economic growth.
Nashville International Airport
First Impressions Matter
Fast-growing Nashville International Airport (BNA) seeks to connect more people, businesses and countries through its BNA Vision expansion plan.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Advanced Manufacturing
Automation is One Thing, AI is Another
New Brookings analysis shows which areas of the country are most and least exposed.
 INTERNATIONAL
Asia-Pacific
New Projects, New Data Provide Fresh Insights into ASEAN Growth Prospects
The Association of Southeast Asian Nations issued its annual investment report, which declared FDI into the 10-country region reached an all-time high.
Western Europe
Reports Offer Insights on EU’s Reputation, Unauthorized Immigration
Two reports issued by the Pew Research Center this fall reveal how the European Union is viewed by various nations around the world.
Western Canada
Natural Advantages
How Western Canada cities measure up in the tech world.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
London Calling
Editor in Chief Mark Arend gains some keen insights into Brexit from an old friend on the other side of the pond.
Departments
World Reports
Avy demonstrates its drone in Amsterdam; Intel opens a new center in Israel; Tesla is building in Berlin; NASA picks a site on an asteroid; top global cities for entrepreneurs in three sectors.
Departments
North American Reports
Tech titans in the Big Apple; a ski slope in the Meadowlands; Schwab’s HQ move from San Francisco to Dallas-Fort Worth; Canada’s first multi-level logistics facility near Vancouver; and more.
Departments
IAMC Insider
Biloxi Forum Programs and Speakers - A Preview
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Midwest
Put Me In, Coach
These 10 cities are ready for the big time. They just need to act like it.
Alabama
History in the Making
Automotive, tech and tourism drive Alabama’s future.
Michigan
Reach for the Sky
Automotive technology has given rise to a potent aerospace industry.
Tennessee
Innovation Center Report Eyes Two Tennessee Metros
GIVE grants boost vocational education programs in rural counties.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Intelligence Report
The Red Deer, Alberta, Intelligence Report
Hosting the 2019 Canada Winter Games a year ago this month was just one example of the can-do spirit you’ll find in Red Deer.
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