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July 2020

 FEATURES
COVID-19 Special Report Introduction
Voices Worth Heeding
Like many of our readers’ organizations, we shifted focus in response to the pandemic, scrapping our previous plans in order to devote our July issue to covering the world’s response.
COVID-19 Special Report - Remote Work
Work from Anywhere?
COVID-19 is disrupting traditional office use and dispersing workers around the country.
COVID-19 Special Report - Food & Beverage
A World Turned Upside Down
The food supply bent but didn’t break. The strongest will survive.
Innovation Hubs
Zooming into Secondary Hubs
Why Zoom and Microsoft picked markets outside the usual global ‘Top 20.’
COVID-19 Special Report - Supply Chain Disruption
Survey Reveals Manufacturers’ Post-Pandemic Plans
Supply chain managers are recalibrating a moving target like never before.
Race & Economic Development
We Are Part of the Fix
The spotlight moves to corporate America.
COVID-19 Special Report - Advanced Manufacturing
Could a Post-Pandemic National Industrial Strategy Advance the Cause of Advanced Manufacturing?
A new report urges the U.S. government to develop a national industrial strategy.
COVID-19 Special Report - Smart Incentives
Depleted Tax Coffers Could Cause Shift in Incentive Policy
While the country battles the coronavirus, state and local governments will be squeezed financially — just like so many businesses and households.
Data Centers
Hyperscale or Hyper Scale-Back?
The best location right now for cloud service providers? Everywhere.
COVID-19 Special Report - Logistics Sites & Services
On the Front Lines
As e-commerce surges in step with the virus, so does cold chain.
COVID-19 Special Report - Rural Advantage
How Small Businesses in the Heartland Are Coping
Panelists at a recent Brookings Institution event discuss how Main Street businesses are reinventing themselves in rural Virginia and Michigan.
Aerospace
Airbus Outlines Its Global COVID-19 Response
Aerospace Industries Association President and CEO Eric Fanning urges action on relief legislation and public-private partnership.
COVID-19 Special Report - Talent Retention
Tech Talent & COVID-19
The need for training surges in the midst of pandemic.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Hampton Roads Virginia
Smooth Sailing
A polycentric region built around a multi-faceted port offers a model for how economic clusters work.
Pflugerville, Texas
The 3D City Strikes Back
Additive manufacturers in Pflugerville respond swiftly to COVID-19.
Charlotte Regional Business Alliance, NC
Soft Landings
Foreign Firms Find A Foothold in Charlotte
Select Greater Philadelphia
Cradle of Cures
Greater Philadelphia is a center of excellence in cell and gene therapies.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Sponsored Content
New Mexico's Bioscience Industry
Companies, communities and institutions have rallied around the life sciences in the Land of Enchantment.
Improvement Districts
Capital Improvement
The Golden Triangle Business Improvement District last fall became the first in the world to be certified LEED-Platinum as a community. That’s just the beginning for this catalytic neighborhood.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
‘Wonderful in Their Own Ways’ Doesn’t Keep Businesses in Town
Editor in Chief Mark Arend says business leaders in some areas have a lot more to battle against than a pandemic.
Departments
World Reports
DHL’s new China connection; wind power growth in Taiwan; a circular economy project in the Netherlands; Fujifilm in Denmark; and VW’s EV plans in China.
Departments
IAMC Insider
IAMC Chair Colleen Caravati on taking the high road; and insights on getting back to work from trucking firm Werner Enterprises, Hershey Company and the Arkansas Economic Development Commission.
Departments
North American Reports
Flooring company in NW Georgia; Accenture’s plans in St. Louis; Los Angeles building’s makeover from bodybuilding to biomedical; quantum computing in Santa Fe; and an Idaho camp in construction skills for girls.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Louisiana
Roadmap to Recovery
How Louisiana is Doing It
Arkansas
How Arkansas Saved 100,000 Jobs
Measured, data-driven approach guides state’s COVID-19 response, official says.
Oklahoma
Everything Will Be OK
Oklahoma launches new programs to spur economic recovery across the state.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Intelligence Report
Northeast Ohio
With 4.3 million residents and a $238 billion economy, the Northeast Ohio landscape looks as ripe with opportunity as ever.
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