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September 2021

 COVER STORY
Global Groundwork Index
Canada and Texas Top The 2021 Global Groundwork Index
CG/LA Infrastructure’s chairman says we’re on the cusp of an 'Infrastructure SuperCycle.'
 FEATURES
2021 TOP UTILITIES IN ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Unstoppable
This year’s Top Utilities in Economic Development — like their customers and communities — demonstrate perseverance, ingenuity and the spirit of service.
Canada's Best Locations
Tech Talent Leads the Way Among Elite Canadian Regions
Site Selection’s annual Canada’s Best Locations list of top Canadian economic development groups.
REMOTE WORK
Dislocation, Dislocation, Dislocation
If we can work from anywhere, everywhere is the right place to be.
Investment Profile
A Biotech Empire Rises in Inland Southern California
Activity around Loma Linda University and a big investment from Medline point to a true life sciences cluster taking shape in San Bernardino County.
Asia
Growing Pains
Vietnam's Industrial Real Estate Conundrum
Logistics
E-Commerce Rules
Ports and Central Hubs Top Logistics Locations, As China Gears Up for the Next Wave
EDS, MEDS & R&D
Feeding the Institutional Roots of Life Sciences Clusters
Joanne Pizzo, co-founder of Planning Plus, offers insights into eds & meds connectivity, and 10 timely strategies for colleges looking to leverage their real estate.
TRANSIT, CONNECTIVITY & QUALITY OF LIFE
Land Stewardship Is Key To a Future Innovation Park
More than a concept, “It’s definitely a done deal,” says Mason Ailstock about a 2,000-acre knowledge district called Rowen taking shape
Southeast
Finding Their Roots
Where Site Consultants Locate Themselves and Why
Mid-Atlantic
Steel is Back in Baltimore
A massive monopile plant is to feed the offshore wind industry.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Maryland
Ready for Takeoff
In Maryland, the time is right for drones.
San Joaquin County
The County Hardwired for Capital Investment
IT initiatives underway around the region — including a unique data center — are adding to the arsenal of San Joaquin County’s business advantages.
Abilene, Texas
What Comes NEXT
Cutting-edge research out of Abilene, Texas, is poised to change the world for the better.
HOOSIER ENERGY
Retailer Finds Indy-Area Sweet Spot for an E-commerce Project
The I-74 corridor southeast of Indianapolis gets in on the region’s logistics action.
CONSUMERS ENERGY
Up with the Sun, Gone with the Wind’
Consumers Energy and Michigan communities leave coal behind on the road to a net-zero future.
INDIANA MUNICIPAL POWER AGENCY
The Power of Change
How a member-led utility in Indiana is reaching out to the future.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Where to Work
This Time It’s Personal
News Briefs
North American Reports
Quick-hitting stories update us on Intel’s very big deal in Arizona; SIOR’s confidence gauge; a new ride to the new La Guardia Airport; Ford’s latest EV commitment in Detroit; and Ensemble/Mosaic’s huge commitment
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
California
Fighting Back
Poaching companies? California draws the line and ups the ante.
Texas
Next Chapter
A Point/Counterpoint Examination of an Incentive
Pennsylvania
A Road Trip Through ‘Multiple States in One’
Project activity has largely resumed to pre-pandemic levels throughout the Commonwealth, with industry sectors old and new in growth mode.
Massachusetts
The Amazon Bandwagon Rolls Through Massachusetts
ith the opening of a delivery center comprising some 800,000 sq. ft., Amazon is the largest employer in Revere, Massachusetts, just northeast of Boston.
NEW!Nevada
Nevada Goes Greener’
Nevada is leading the charge for clean energy innovation.
NEW!Idaho
Idaho Falls Is Nuclear Energy Past And Present
Idaho National Laboratory is one big reason the city was named Milken Institute’s best-performing small city for 2021.
NEW!North Carolina
A Tar Heel Play for Offshore Wind Energy Production
North Carolina aims to get its share of what one consultant says will be 40 gigawatts of wind energy off the East Coast by 2035.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Intelligence Report
Duke Energy
There’s no disputing that communities in Duke Energy territory are Ready to Compete
Duke Energy - Introduction
Ready to Compete
There’s power, and then there’s the power of relationships.
Duke Energy - North Carolina
High Energy
Duke Energy was one player in a record year for economic development in North Carolina.
Duke Energy - South Carolina
All Inclusive
A South Carolina success shows why the devil’s in the details.
Duke Energy - Indiana
Powerful Allies
Before the merger of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) and Groupe PSA was officially completed to create Stellantis in January 2021, company leaders
Duke Energy - Florida
Taking The Lead
Duke Energy was one player in a record year for economic development in North Carolina.
Duke Energy - Business Recruitment & Technical Services
Technical Services
Brings Unique Approach to Growing Array of Tools
Duke Energy - ENTERPRISE FLORIDA
Manufacturing in the Sun? No Sweat
Sarasota-based Tervis builds on a 75-year legacy of innovation.
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