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May 2021

Cover Story
Global Best to Invest 2021
Unique indices highlight the top countries and metro areas in terms of their outlook for corporate investment.
Top Competitive States
2021 Prosperity Cup
North Carolina’s prowess in life sciences, aerospace and statewide business-recruitment teamwork are delivering enviable results.
Top Economic Development Groups
2021 Mac Conway Awards
There may never have been a more challenging year than 2020 for those working in the vital field of economic development.
B2I - Top Deals of 2021
Whole New World
Major Projects Break Through Sour Economy to Pursue Innovation and Restart Global Commerce
North American Automotive
Demand Puts EV Battery Production In the Fast Lane
Electric vehicle momentum dots the map with vehicle and battery plant investments.
Water Supply
Could This Be the Dawn of the Water Belt
A movement afoot in northeast Ohio aims to leverage Lake Erie for big-ticket manufacturing investment.
Health Tech & Life Science Centers
‘Line of Sight’ Drives Fujifilm Diosynth Biotechnologies’ $2B Project to North Carolina
What does the world of photography have to do with the drug business? It’s all about having the right chemistry.
The 2021 Economic Development Resource Guide
Call on these agencies across the nation and around the world when you’re looking for a place to grow.
Hampton Roads, Virginia
Offshore Wind Is About to Blow Up
And with Dominion Energy leading the way, Virginia is poised to become the East Coast wind energy hub.
Ready to Reach the Next Level? Malaysia Is Too.
Swift and sure in its response to the global pandemic and downturn, the Malaysian government is just as swiftly rolling out a familiar welcome mat to global corporate investors.
Greater Richmond, Virginia
A Capital Idea - Investors Choose Richmond
The Virginia capital region is welcoming projects from a broad range of companies, including e-commerce, insurance, data centers and biotech.
Where Business Services Meet Business Resiliency
Learn why 25 companies in 2020 picked Hungary for operations that will add 3,000 jobs to a business services sector that already employs nearly 64,000 at more than 130 companies.
Abilene, Texas
Small Town, Big Opportunity
With ample space and easy access to markets, Abilene draws companies to Northwest Texas.
Enterprise Florida
‘The Domino Effect Has Only Begun’
Tech migration tidal wave swells across Florida.
Biotech to the Rescue
With its vigorous life sciences ecosystem, Maryland takes aim at COVID-19.
Consumers Energy
Sustainability Is Accelerating Business In Michigan
It starts with a nation-leading commitment to go net-zero.
Salt River Project, Arizona
Where Water Resiliency Is at Full Pool
Billions of dollars in projects from companies are moving forward in the Phoenix region despite a 25-year megadrought.
South Carolina Ports Authority
History in the Making
SC Ports Sees Record Numbers, Opens First U.S. Container Terminal in 12 Years
Florida Power & Light Company
How FPL Powers the Tech Landscape in Florida
Florida Power & Light Company is helping Florida become more sustainable even as the utility company plays a leading role in bringing new jobs and industry to the state.
Shovel-Ready Sites
High-Priced Infrastructure Proposals Set the Stage for Big-Dollar Projects
Will shovel-ready sites for industrial and supply chain investment follow?
Asia’s Regional Comprehensive Economic Partnership Will Reshape Trade
Dezan Shira & Associates walks us through the substantial opportunities RCEP delivers to a region accounting for roughly 30% of global population and global GDP.
United Kingdom
Evolving by Devolving
The BBC intends to spread the wealth ‘Across the UK.’
Two electric mobility projects pick Québec.
Editor's View
Time to Change Your Game Plan?
Editor in Chief Mark Arend walks us through what’s changed and what has not changed in this issue of Site Selection and in the world around us.
News Briefs
World Reports
World’s longest suspension bridge in Turkey; the positive impact on agriculture from a new African free trade deal; Hyundai’s new fuel cell system plant in Guangzhou, China; and China’s super-busy airports.
IAMC Insider
IAMC Working Hard on Diversity in An Industry with a Ways to Go: The topics of diversity and inclusion are big in the news today but have been explicit in IAMC’s strategic plan for over two years now.
North American Reports
Apple doubles down in the U.S.; top 10 U.S. cities people are leaving; giant telescope drives Ingersoll expansion in Rockford, Illinois; the fight for Kansas City Southern; EV battery wars.
How a Fintech’s HQ2 Search Ended in Ohio’s Capital City
Plus glimpses into Ohio’s agreement with GM, new pharmaceutical capabilities at Rickenbacker International Airport and Kroger’s e-commerce growth in the state.
Florida & the Healing Powers of Sunshine
Aerospace firm flies from Reno to Melbourne in quest for talent and growth.
From Hoop Dreams to Workforce Reality
How a highly decorated coach is transforming cradle-to-career prep in Kentucky.
Arizona's High-Tech Appeal
How Arizona is attracting high-tech manufacturing companies, from electric vehicles to semiconductors and everything in between.
Opportunity Knocks
Iowa looks to leap, post-COVID.
Investment Report
Costa Rica
Insights from leaders at such companies as Intel, Concentrix and Autodesk reveal why Costa Rica, celebrating its bicentennial this year, is leading the way toward the fourth industrial revolution.
Intelligence Report
Learn why Entergy territory is resilience personified, from talent development to sites to a net-zero future.
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