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January 2021

 COVER STORY
Cover Story
State of the States 2021
Building our readers’ knowledge and capabilities is the purpose of State of the States, Site Selection’s painstakingly assembled annual compendium of data that matter to global corporate location decision-makers
 FEATURES
Site Selectors Survey
5 Ways COVID-19 Changed Site Selection
COVID-19 didn’t just upset the established model of corporate site selection in 2020; the global pandemic obliterated it.
Workforce Development Rankings
The 2021 Regional Workforce Development Rankings
See which states lead the way in talent cultivation, training and attraction across seven U.S. regions.
Film & TV
Locations Roll Out the Red Carpet for Netflix Investment
Entertainment may be a replication of real life, but its production supports actual livelihoods across a range of professions.
Talent Attraction
Where Talent Is Migrating To — and From
For the last five years, Emsi has been tracking how communities are faring in their efforts to attract and develop talent.
Business Process Outsourcing
Not Waiting For the World to Change
FCR pivots to diversity, remote work and a host of new locations in one fell swoop.
E-Commerce & Logistics
Why Amazon's Building Binge Has Just Begun
Amazon, which began 2020 as a mere juggernaut, enters 2021 a monolith.
Renewable Energy Hubs
Servicing the Wind
Hubs develop to handle cargo and meet the wind power sector’s manufacturing and service needs.
Top Tech Hubs
Cathedrals of Talent
CBRE’S Colin Yasukochi talks with Senior Editor Gary Daughters about tech talent hubs to watch.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
San Bernardino County California
Closing the Talent Gap
How one California county equips workers with skills in technology and entrepreneurship.
Nebraska
Welcome to the New Nebraska
Gov. Ricketts competes to win, and so do the people who work for him.
Parkland County, Alberta, Canada
'A Good Chunk of Change'
A major county in Greater Edmonton looks to be an agent of transformation and cost savings at the same time.
Pflugerville, Texas
How One Texas City Built A Workforce Ecosystem During the Pandemic
The Pflugerville Community Development Corp. was the catalyst for bringing together various partnerships that filled workforce gaps and put many people back to w
Portugal
The New Place To Be
Portugal has made itself a compelling location for tech and mobility investments.
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Food and Beverage Steeped in Hampton Roads
Global food and beverage companies continue to make major investments in the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metro area.
Detroit Regional Partnership
Talent On Tap
The Detroit Region’s momentum is powered by people.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
NEW!Advanced Manufacturing
Asian Nations Continue to Lead in Robotics Innovation and Installations
Asian Nations Continue to Lead in Robotics Innovation and Installations
 INTERNATIONAL
Asia
Opportunities Along the New Silk Rail Route
In the last five years, the number of operational rail services on the New Silk Rail Route between China and Europe has grown to about 150 rail shuttles per week.
Western Europe
Europe's Renewable Energy Success
Nations strive to attain the EU goal of 32% of energy consumption from renewable sources by 2030.
Australia & New Zealand
How Australia & New Zealand
Wisk, an urban air mobility joint venture, is working with Boeing and NASA on the world’s first all-electric, self-flying air taxi.
Western Canada
Follow the HERD
Snapshots of R&D and its ties to growing sectors at the flagship universities of four provinces.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
A Time to Look Forward
The month of January, Editor in Chief Mark Arend reminds us, was named for the Roman god Janus, who looks backward and forward at the same time.
News Digest
World Reports
Brief stories highlight a 3D-printed home in Germany; IoT in Brazil; EV batteries in the UK; Finland’s top ranking in digital skills; and Fisker’s tie-up with Magna International.
News Digest
North American Reports
Vehicle industry investments in the Charlotte region; a new innovation center in Waterloo, Ontario; VW in Mexico; Virgin Hyperloop in West Virginia; ApiJect Systems in the Research Triangle; and more.
NEW!Departments
IAMC Insider
Leading a Service Organization In COVID-19 Times
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
U.S. Midwest
On the Rebound
Four renewal and redevelopment projects move forward in the midwest
Michigan
Re-Tooling on the Fly
In a year of solid investment, Michigan’s auto industry builds momentum.
Alabama
Workforce Programs Aim to Keep Local Talent Local
LaunchED and other initiatives take root in Birmingham.
Tennessee
Electric Vehicle Investment Adds Voltage
Projects from GM and Gestamp highlight the EV revolution taking place in Tennessee.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Intelligence Report
Tennessee Valley Authority
At the dawn of an electric vehicle era, all the pieces are coming together in TVA territory.
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