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September 2020

 COVER STORY
2020 Global Groundwork Index
The COVID Black Swan & Infrastructure Investment in 2021
U.S. & Texas Lead the Way in 2020 Global Groundwork Index Rankings
 FEATURES
2020 Top Utilities in Economic Development
Marquee Players
This year’s leaders in economic development show how infrastructure can be supporting cast and a star at the same time.
Canada's Best Locations
Infrastructure for Innovation, Talent for Tomorrow
Led by Ontario and a bevy of its regions, Canada’s Best Locations offer business environments attracting more interest every day.
In Memoriam
Adam Jones-Kelley, 1973-2020
A tribute to our late president and CEO, written by his father.
Logistics
COVID-19 Reshuffles The Cold Chain & Logistics Deck
There’s no shortage of global cold chain expansion activity among grocers, pharmaceutical companies and the technology and automation firms that serve them.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
San Bernardino County California
The E-Commerce Capital of America
How Amazon and other online sellers transformed a county in Southern California.
Colombia
50 Million Reasons
Near-shoring, infrastructure and a surging middle class are the active ingredients for Colombia’s next-generation economy.
Consumers Energy
Resilient and Responsive
Michigan overcomes a pandemic and historic flood to move business forward.
Hoosier Energy
The Beat Goes On
For Hoosier Energy, there is no pandemic pause.
Franklin, Wisconsin
Franklin is More Than a Location
When companies choose the Milwaukee suburb of Franklin, they’ve picked a destination.
San Joaquin County, California
An Essential Place For Business
From the Port of Stockton to airport, intermodal and utility assets, companies find San Joaquin County infrastructure increasingly essential.
Allen, Texas
Allen - The New Boomtown of Texas
Jobs engine emerges in a North Dallas suburb known for high school football.
Lufkin, Texas
Meet the Texas Town that Competes to Win
Small community delivers big-city benefits in Lufkin.
 INTERNATIONAL
Asia
Going Public in Asia
An excerpt from a new report by KPMG and Venture Valuation provides insight into where and how companies go public in Asia amid a shifting life sciences landscape.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Harbors Are Safe, But Ships Were Meant to Sail
Editor in Chief Mark Arend reflects on Adam Jones-Kelley’s legacy of leadership and friendship.
Departments
World Reports
The UK is No. 1 in real estate transparency; Allrise funds a soccer team in Ukraine; Swedes lead the EU in innovation; a Fluor JV delivers in Kuwait; and Fujitsu is cutting its real estate footprint by half in Japan.
Departments
North American Reports
Redfin’s top five cities people are moving to during the pandemic; a new driverless vehicle corridor in Michigan; Amazon’s investments in six U.S. tech hubs; a new test bed for space in Nunavut and more.
NEW!Departments
IAMC Insider
IAMC Chair Colleen Caravati says an action orientation is not enough. Concern counts too. And We learn from IAMC corporate end user members about COVID-19 supply chain solutions.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
California
Don't Count Out Startups in the Fight Against COVID-19
Silicon Valley is building something - a united front in the crisis.
Texas
Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blockbuster
A closer look at Tesla’s choice of Greater Austin for its new $1 billion manufacturing facility reveals many points of view about one transformative project.
Upper Midwest
Everybody Knows This Is Somewhere
An economic development veteran makes the case for ‘Nowhere, America.’
Nevada
Las Vegas Toasts Diversity
The road to riding out the COVID recession leads beyond the Strip.
Southeast
Automotive, Steel and Other Sectors Pave This Region’s Road to Recovery
Alabama’s very good August leads the way in a region defying the pandemic with major projects.
Missouri
Forward Progress
Missouri continues to attract new investments and fuel innovation with key partnerships.
Mid-Atlantic
Fish Farms, Finance & FinTech
Food production, financial services and big tech lead the way.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Intelligence Report
Long Island
Think you know Long Island? Leaders at the Long Island Association, Brookhaven National Laboratory, a top defense manufacturer, a major utility and other organizations will help you know it a whole lot better.
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