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January 2022

 FEATURES
Site Visit
Georgia Lands $5 Billion EV Plant
Rivian will build electric pickup trucks on a rural 2,000-acre site east of Atlanta.
Site Selectors Survey
Seven Signs of A New Site Selection Reality
From reshoring and remote work to the rural rebound, COVID-19 changed the landscape.
Workforce Development Rankings
The 2022 Regional Workforce Development Rankings
We examine state workforce climates (not programs) across four U.S. regions, with exclusive insights from Emsi on what’s attracting people to top counties for talent.
Asia
In India Hybrid is the New Back to Work
How the world’s offshoring hub responded to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Top Tech Hubs
2021 Top Markets for STEM Job Growth
RCLCO, partnering with CapRidge Partners, recently produced the fifth annual STEM Job Growth Index (“STEMdex”)
Film & Entertainment
Esports Drive New Project Activity in the Expanding Metaverse
In October, I found myself seated in an autonomous shuttle vehicle that’s part of the PAUL (Piloting Autonomous Use Locally) service launched by Site Selection
Talent Attraction
A Sansdemic Is On the Horizon
To cultivate talent, communities first need people.
E-Commerce & Logistics
Room to Move
How a Congested Supply Chain Plays Out in Project Location Trends
Western Canada
A Community College On the Cutting Edge
During the course of a year immersed in career and technical education topics, two of the stories I’ve pursued stand out.
Western Europe
France Leads the Way for Foreign Investment
In the face of adversity, Europe has demonstrated impressive resilience in attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).
Midwest
An Outlier Makes Waves in the Midwest
How Grand Rapids plans to become a major tech hub in the Central U.S.
Mid-Sized Markets
Perseverance Pays For Greensboro
Proving once again that good things come to those megasites who wait.
Australia
Australia’s Magnet For Green Hydrogen Investment
As if there were a year-end deadline, renewable energy projects made a beeline for Queensland in late 2021
U.S. Virgin Islands
Getting From Here to There – A Blueprint for Economic Prosperity
An ambitious economic development plan called Vision 2040 was finalized in March 2021
Departments
IAMC Insider
Increasingly, the importance of corporations adopting a protocol for environmental, social and governance (ESG) performance is top-of-mind.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Queensland, Australia
Queensland
A State of High Performance
San Bernardino County, California
Welcome to Rocket Science School
New training center in Victorville delivers space age education.
Puerto Rico
The Stage is Set
Puerto Rico Beckons to  Film & TV Production Industry
Nebraska
Seeing Nebraska From a New Perspective
Gov. Ricketts serves as chief architect of a  Heartland business expansion boom.
Portugal
Artificial Intelligence Is Portugal’s New Horizon
When it comes to exploring unknown worlds, Portugal’s reputation is long since established.
City of St. Albert, Alberta, Canada
St. Albert Could Be Your Next ‘Headroom” Community
Sustainability and investment attraction are tandem priorities in this community of 73,000 on the northwestern outskirts of Edmonton.
Pflugerville, Texas
Toast of The Town
Pecan District brings major redevelopment to downtown Pflugerville.
Edmonton Metropolitan Region, Alberta
Air Products, Dow, Shell are investing billions into clean-energy projects in the Edmonton region.
Delaware
Dover Site Checks All The Right Location Boxes
Delmarva Corrugated Packaging found the right location for its new super plant in Dover, Delaware, after closing a facility in New Jersey that didn’t have space to expand.
New York City
Life Sciences
New York City Is  Poised to Take the Lead
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Special Advertising Section
You Are My Density
New robot concentration statistics provide a global barometer of advanced manufacturing.
 DEPARTMENTS
Cover Story
State of the States 2022
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
News Briefs
World Reports
Brief updates from Vietnam to Sweden to the world's most expensive office space.
News Briefs
North American Reports
Whether an architectural icon worthy of preserving or a major miss by a celebrated son, Chicago’s James R. Thompson Center in the Loop isn’t going anywhere.
News Briefs
World Reports
Google is paying a cool billion dollars for Central Saint Germaine, the distinctive mixed-use complex in central London where the company has been a renter.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Alabama
Innovation Commission Points The Way for Alabama's 'Trailblazers'
Alabama is on the brink of something big,
Michigan
Michigan’s University Research Corridor Picks Up Momentum
Behind the dozens of high-dollar corporate project investments that landed in Michigan in 2021 — from the likes of vaccine leader Pfizer
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