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July 2022

 COVER STORY
Smart Cities
Smarter Cities
New industrial urbanism calls for reassessing the relationships among cities, people and industry.
 FEATURES
Advanced Manufacturing
No Manufacturer Is an Island
How one location builds resource bridges to companies large and small.
Aerospace
How Regions Can Leverage Space Technologies on The Ground
Only a few areas in the U.S. have the right infrastructure and coastal location to support government and commercial space ports.
Cybersecurity
Breaking the Cyber Color Barrier
The pronounced shortage of cybersecurity workers has been exhaustively chronicled, as has the low participation rate of Black people and other minorities among technology industry professionals.
Data Centers
Industry Consensus on Sustainability Looks Fragile
Pressed by a sense of urgency among scientists and the wider public, and by governments and investors who must fulfil promises made at COP (Conference of the Parties) summits
Sustainability Rankings
Trading Goals for Pathways
The top places for sustainability don’t talk about finding solutions. They go out and find them.
Food & Beverage
Entrepreneurs Serve Up Farm Fresh from Florida
In the innovative world of food & drink startups, a coastal town is making waves.
Startup & Innovation Hubs
Unicorns Are Everywhere
Contenders for Silicon Valley’s Top Ranking Abound in Global Startup Ecosystems Report 2022
Rural Advantage
Believing Who You Are
When it comes to rural economic development, Georgia’s the word.
Departments
North American Reports
Lego lands in Virginia
Talent Attraction & Retention
Here’s Who Decides What Quality of Life Means
Attracting talent means tuning in to what millennials and Gen Z have to say.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Abilene, Texas
Career Program Finds Tomorrow’s Workforce Today
Abilene, Texas is taking the next step in developing the workforce of tomorrow.
High Technology Foundation of West Virginia
West Virginia to World
‘We’ve Got Your Back.’
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
The Dawn of Solar City, Indiana
Crossing into Indiana on Interstate 70, a driver might notice solar parks on either side of the highway.
Columbus Region, Ohio
Why Biotech Firms Like Buckeye Land
From Amgen to Sarepta, biomedical companies bet big on Columbus Region.
Greater New Orleans & St. Tammany Parish
Where Innovation Transforms Every Day
High-tech lifestyle, quality of life and life sciences converge in Southeast Louisiana.
Maryland
Baltimore is Wired For Tech Entrepreneurs
With his massive, tatted arms, hulking torso and all-around swagger, Trevor Pryce might at first seem less the studio captain he is today than the NFL lineman he was for 14 seasons.
Mississippi Development Authority
Mississippi Will Fund Your Shovel-Ready Site
How do you put a price tag on speed to market?
PFlugerville, Texas
Finding The Sweet Spot in Central Texas
Entrepreneurial spirit, diverse workforce fuel business success in Pflugerville.
Colombia
Dollars Are Greener In Colombia
  Colombia’s nearshoring strategy is one of many routes to helping companies and communities reach their sustainability goals.
Spring Branch Management District, Texas
The Heart of Houston Beats With Business
Spring Branch bears fruit with a rich harvest of expanding companies.
 INTERNATIONAL
Asia
Tariff Pause Shines Spotlight on Southeast Asia’s Solar Industry
In June, President Joe Biden issued a proclamation declaring a supply chain emergency and allowing the U.S. Department of Commerce to help shore up domestic solar power equipment
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
How Smart Is Your City?
Our cover story takes the smart city discussion in a new, different direction. Editor in Chief Mark Arend shares his own different take on what’s smart.
IAMC’s 20th Anniversary A Retrospective
IAMC
A Personal Journey
Departments
IAMC Insider
Embracing the Future
News Briefs
World Reports
Quick stories update you on the new “Solidarity Transport Hub” near Warsaw, Poland
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Louisiana
Louisiana Takes The Lead For Offshore Wind In The Gulf
The nation’s first offshore wind farm may have been built off the coast of New England, but it came to fruition with a healthy measure of Cajun ingenuity.
Missouri
Bridge to The Future
St. Louis is building a better platform for transport & logistics.
New Jersey
Wind Demonstrates
How Growth and Sustainability Can Coincide in New Jersey
Oklahoma
Rare Earth Magnet Producer To Start Operations In Stillwater
Oklahoma will soon be home to the Americas’ first rare earth metal and manufacturing facility, giving it a head start in the U.S. as companies bring such operations stateside.
Wisconsin
How Wisconsin Is Tackling the Labor Shortage
Talent attraction efforts receive a big boost in the Badger State.
West Virginia
University System Has Big Plans For a Former Pill Plant
When one door closes, another one opens, goes the saying.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Texas Intelligence Report ¦ Introduction
These Texas Towns Pack a Wallop
There are 44 small towns and counties across the 267,000 square miles of Texas who rallied together a few years ago as the Texas Economic Development Connection.
Texas Intelligence Report
Lubbock and Reese Offer Business-Friendly Environment and ‘Unusually Friendly” People
Remember BRAC? People living in 136 communities across the nation who sure do.
Texas Intelligence Report
Kilgore’s Synergy Welcomes the World
With nearly 1.5 million people within 60 miles and quick access to the DFW metro area via I-20, Kilgore’s location in northeast Texas already has a lot going for it.
Texas Intelligence Report
The Visual Arts Capital of Texas
If asked where the most distinctive art in Texas is to be found, some might point to Marfa.
Texas Intelligence Report
Laredo Always on the Move
Gene Lindgren adores his adopted home of Laredo, Texas.
Texas Intelligence Report
Boots On the Ground
There are so many options in Texas outside of the Golden Triangle.”
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