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November 2020

 FEATURES
2020 Business Climate Rankings
Certainty and Predictability Are the Winning States’ Hallmarks
A first-time tie for first place marks the 2020 edition of Site Selection’s annual Business Climate Rankings.
Incentives
Helping Distressed Communities with a New Federal Block Grant and Curbs to Excessive Incentives
Respected incentives policy expert Timothy J. Bartik contributes an exclusive commentary on the need for stronger public service investments.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
Safe Harbor
Three rankings shed light on the power of economic zones to catalyze industrial growth and commerce.
Ports & Free Trade Zones
FTZ Directory
Don’t miss our annual directory of ports and free trade zones.
FDI in America
Where FDI Drives the Bus
The data reveal some intriguing insights about who’s attracting the most FDI, and where that FDI is coming from.
Global Automotive
Battery Wars
Competition in the EV space is intense. Could this mega-project in Georgia fall victim?
NEW!Opportunity Zones
Opportunity for All?
Finding projects that suit the goals of the federal Opportunity Zone program can take some work. Revisions may be in order to better suit the needs of neighborhoods and businesses alike.
NEW!Data Centers
How the Video Game Industry Drives DC Location Decisions
Just as e-commerce and streamed meetings are driving data center capacity expansion, so too are the world’s 2.7 billion video gamers.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Country of Georgia
A Country With a Great History and Even Greater Potential
Learn directly from company and government leaders why this country makes sense for light manufacturing and business services, among other sectors.
San Bernardino County, California
The Safe Harbor in the Storm
How San Bernardino County became Inland Southern California’s supply chain king.
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Unmanned Unbound
Huntington Ingalls’ new center of excellence is the flagship for a new sector’s arrival by air, land and sea.
NEW!Northwest Ohio
Where to Solve Your Energy Equation
Natural gas price stability and cost competitiveness give this region the edge.
NEW!New York City
A New Day Dawns in New York
It’s time to take a closer look at the tech world’s rising heavyweight.
 INTERNATIONAL
India
Will Modi's Moves Lead to the 'Next China'?
Tired of playing the understudy, India is rehearsing its role as Asia’s next manufacturing superstar.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Come In Out of the Rain!
Editor in Chief Mark Arend says all sorts of site selection criteria can be quantified, but certainty and predictability you feel in your bones.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Colorado
Lessons Learned, Lessons Applied
How Colorado OEDIT is leading the economic recovery effort.
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