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July 2021

 COVER STORY
2021 Sustainability Rankings
Keeping It Real
Germany, Illinois and Toledo Top the 2021 Sustainability Rankings
 FEATURES
Startup & Innovation Hubs
How Innovation Hubs Surged Despite the Pandemic
As it turns out, startups ended up surviving and even thriving, setting the stage for bolstered innovation ecosystems.
Smart Cities
Cities 4.0
Where Smart Solutions Meet Sustainability
Advanced Manufacturing
Apple Rediscovers Its Core
The company is one of many looking to make reshoring in the U.S. a bigger part of the digitized manufacturing environment of the future.
Rural Advantage
Which Way for Rural America?
Site Selection identifies top performers and digs down on their success.
Food & Beverage
Alternative Protein Facilities Gain Traction
“Alternative protein facilities will become their own category of corporate real estate,” says one expert about a market expected to reach $27 billion by 2027.
NEW!Talent Attraction
Connecting Skills to Opportunities
Drew Repp of Emsi Burning Glass shares insights into how Nevada SkillsMatch uses data to achieve results that go beyond job titles and degrees.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Colorado
Your Genuine Self
Companies and Individuals Alike Fulfill Their Potential in Colorado
NEW!Maryland
Baltimore Bets on The New Economy
E-commerce, life sciences, cybersecurity and more are discovering the advantages of locating at Tradepoint Atlantic and Port Covington.
NEW!Pflugerville, Texas
Lights, Camera, Pflugerville!
The bright lights of the film and TV business are shining on this Austin suburb.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Reshoring Analysis Points To Better Days Ahead
The 2021 State of North American Manufacturing Annual Report from Thomas and the Reshoring Initiative’s 2020 Data Report both indicate things are trending in the right direction.
News Briefs
World Reports
An entrepreneur’s new juice factory in Uganda; FDI projections from UNCTAD; green investments in the Persian Gulf; the Pope’s electric car; and new AI Innovation Zones in China.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
NEW!Intelligence Report
Upstate South Carolina
From minor league baseball to the legendary Milliken & Co., from Clemson University to venture capitalists, startup founders and a ride along the Swamp Rabbit Trail.
NEW!Upstate, South Carolina
A Visit on the Front Porch
In 2010 the Greenville News referred to Fluor Field as the front porch of Greenville.
NEW!Upstate, South Carolina
Quiet Giant - Milliken & Co. Products are Everywhere
But the pioneering company’s longtime home is in one place: Spartanburg County.
NEW!Upstate, South Carolina
The Upstate's Talent ROI is Substantial and Growing
The Upstate is a big reason for the big numbers. The region’s educational institutions aim to keep it that way.
NEW!Upstate, South Carolina
Where Startups Are Stakeholders
“We looked from Arizona to Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina and Texas. After full analysis, we ended up in Greenville.”
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