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March 2022

Cover Story
The 2021 Governor’s Cup
The governors of Kansas and Texas corralled enough projects in 2021 to earn their states a Governor’s Cup — the first for one and the 10th for the other.
Top Metros of 2021
LA is Back & Chicago Still Rules
Capital investments surged in 2021, especially into Tier 1 Metros, with Chicago breaking its own record for qualifying projects accumulated over a calendar year.
2021 Top Micropolitans
Eight Means Great For Findlay, Ohio
The Northwest Ohio community aims to help manufacturing and a whole lot more advance to the next level.
Mississippi River Corridor
Junctions That Function
The Twin Cities up north and Obion County down south reign supreme in this year’s rankings of top metro and micropolitan areas along the Big Muddy.
Site Visit
The Rise of the Silicon Heartland
What Intel’s massive investment in Ohio means for the Midwest and beyond.
2021 Top Industries
Machinery Keeps On Churning
And the big wheels of logistics  keep on turning.
Airport Cities
An Expert’s View On Airport Development Post-Pandemic
Help Wanted!
To stay competitive, Vietnam needs  to upskill its workforce.
Data Centers
Remarkable Growth in a Remarkable Time
Exclusive insights from the author of Cushman & Wakefield’s 2022 Global Data Center Market Comparison
Small Molecules, Big World
A Conversation with Cambrex CEO Thomas Loewald
Where Vertical Farming Is ‘Smart’
Bowery Farming, a leading vertical farming company based in New York City, plans to open smart indoor vertical farms in Locust Grove, Georgia, and Arlington, Texas, it announced in January.
San Bernardino County, California
Youth Is Served Here
Employers flock to San Bernardino County in search of young, highly trained workers.
Big Fish or Small, Delaware Has Your Back
More than 1,000 people work at the Wilmington headquarters of Incyte
York Region, Ontario, Canada
That’s one way to describe the depth and potential of automotive technology in the Greater Toronto Area’s York Region.
Round Rock, Texas
Round Rock
The High-Tech Hub of Central Texas
Investment Profile Hoosier Energy
Getting Chippy in Indiana
An unlikely naval base joins the battle to boost microelectronics.
A Dozen Things You Didn’t Know About California
If you thought you knew the California economic development story already, think again.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Local Solutions And Caring Communities Tip the Scales In IMPA Territory
When bedding products maker Tempur Sealy International in 2020 committed to achieving carbon neutrality in its global operations by 2040
San Joaquin County, California
Central California’s Affordable Option
More than 770,000 people call San Joaquin County home.
Conroe, TX
A Shining Light in the Lone Star State
Booming Conroe is ready for its day in the sun.
Certified Sites
Surveying the Landscape
Quick Updates on Selected Site Certification Programs
Project Arrow Combines Ontario Ingenuity & Canadian Heart
Ontario-based global parts manufacturer Magna International has enough in-house capabilities around the world to manufacture a complete vehicle.
News Briefs
North American Reports
Tech services company Cognizant in January chose Halifax, Nova Scotia, for a new global technology and service delivery center.
Where Vertical Farming Is ‘Smart’
Editor's View
How States Lure the Big Fish
Governors Greg Abbott of Texas and Laura Kelly of Kansas are covered extensively in this issue as the winners of the 2021 Governors’ Cups the former for total qualified capital investment projects
IAMC Insider
Tapping Into a New World of Opportunity
High-Tech Connection
Connecticut boosts its Innovation Corridor and the workforce to go with it.
California’s Comeback
The No. 4 state in the Governor’s Cups ranking is just getting started.
Let’s Go For a Ride
Rivian takes the road to Georgia.
Underdog or Understated?
A state that consistently delivers results faces an age-old branding question.
A Blueprint For Building What Matters
Minnesota Governor Tim Walz and the state’s Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) launched the Build What Matters campaign in late October 2021
Northeast U.S.
Spreading the Wealth
150 Projects Aim to Transform the Northeast Corridor
South Carolina
The World Loves SC Cars & Tires
Automotive manufacturing drives economic growth in the Palmetto State.
The Rebuilding State
Redevelopment projects backed by infrastructure investment are everywhere you look in Illinois.
New Mexico
The Air Is Amazing in New Mexico
Ask any photographer or pilot In New Mexico there’s something about the quality of the air that makes for exquisite light and smooth navigation.
South Central States
International Companies Ramp Up Regional Investment
What do 3,343 foreign-owned companies from all over the world have in common?
Logistics Hub Tenants Grow Their Footprints
BMW of North America opened its new vehicle distribution center at the Tradepoint Atlantic Terminal in Sparrows Point in Baltimore County
Hampton Roads Intelligence Report Introduction
The Winds of Change Have Arrived
There’s a story, perhaps apocryphal, about the mayor of a good-sized city with certain cultural aspirations.
Hampton Roads Intelligence Report Maritime
Where Brain Meets Brawn
Huntington Ingalls expands in Hampton Roads on a pioneering mission for the Navy.
Hampton Roads Intelligence Report ¦ Offshore Wind
The Teeth of the Matter
Offshore wind is the test case for a promising model of economic development.
Workforce Development
Base  Commitment
Military veterans and higher education combine to differentiate the Hampton Roads workforce.
The Power of Historically Black Universities
At Norfolk State, confidence is key.
Where the Waters Meet
Only Hampton Roads enjoys connectivity like this.
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