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May 2022

 COVER STORY
2022 B2I Global Rankings
Global Best to Invest 2022
The 14th annual Global Best to Invest rankings showcase the top countries and metro areas in terms of their outlook for corporate investment.
 FEATURES
Top Economic Development Groups
2022 Mac Conway Award
The economic development organizations profiled in the following pages are being recognized for contributing significantly to their locations’ investment attraction and job creation success
2022 Prosperity Cup
2022 Prosperity Cup
Two in row for North Carolina means something is afoot in the Tarheel State. Maybe it comes down to one word.
Top Deals of 2021
Top Deals 2022
This year for the first time we rank the top 20 North American deals based on job creation and capex. In this online edition, we also present the top 20 deals abroad.
Editor's View
Where’s the Right Port in a Storm?
A year after our last issue recognizing the Global Best to Invest locations for capital investment, writes Mark Arend, the world is "a very different place.”
Water Supply
Atlanta’s Mother of All Water Projects
How the city got ahead of a potential emergency and ensured clean water for a century.
NEW!Health Tech & Life Science Centers
U.S. R&D Lab Space Is Getting Harder to Find
Whatever is behind the boom in recent investment in U.S. life sciences R&D space, demand is off the chart.
NEW!North American Automotive
Station to Station
Snapshots of projects across the continent capture an EV revolution in full power drive.
NEW!Departments
North American Reports
UST and Tradepoint Atlantic Fit Like a Glove
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Jamaica Promotions Corporation
Meet the New Logistics Capital of the Caribbean
Container ships are ‘cool running’ to ports of call in Jamaica.
Salt River Project Arizona
Meta Finds an Oasis In the Sonoran Desert
Meta, the social technology company that operates Facebook, broke ground on an $800-million data center in Mesa, Arizona.
Delaware
Discovery Hub Adds Clout to University’s Research Ecosystem
Chemours, a global producer of fluoroproducts, chemical solutions and titanium technologies.
Puerto Rico
Where to Find the Future
After 60 years as the medicine cabinet of the United States, Puerto Rico’s life sciences ecosystem has entered new dimensions.
NEW!Consumers Energy
Going Clean?
Michigan Delivers Energy Advantages and More
NEW!Florida
Bottom Line
Florida’s Financial Services Sector Is Humming
NEW!Greater Philadelphia
Philadelphia Is Leading a Biotech Revolution
Kymriah is an advanced therapy medicine that fights leukemia.
NEW!Grupo Karim's
A Smarter Global Platform
Two advanced developments in Honduras connect forward-thinking companies to worldwide markets.
NEW!Greater Richmond, Virginia
Simple Math
Greater Richmond Adds Up
NEW!Wilmer, Texas
Small Town Packs Big Logistics Punch
From Medline to Amazon, large end-users like what they find in Wilmer.
 INTERNATIONAL
Latin America & Caribbean
Trust — It Does an Economy Good
A new report from the Inter-American Development Bank finds that mistrust is an acute problem that limits socioeconomic development in Latin America and the Caribbean.
 DEPARTMENTS
Departments
IAMC Insider
Help Wanted
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Arizona
From Batteries To Biosphere 2, Tech Abounds In AZ
Arizona is a top 10 state this year and No. 2 in the nation over the next decade for projected tech job growth
Asia
The Pendulum Swings Back
Mitigating Risk through Regionalism in Asia
Colorado
The Coliseum That’s Coming To Colorado Springs
He gleefully cops to being a Deadhead.
Florida
How Florida Became a Launchpad for Small Business Growth
Entrepreneurs share their stories from the front lines of the pandemic and recession.
NEW!Iowa
Governor Kim Reynolds On Iowa’s Next Chapter
Governor Kim Reynolds is determined to make Iowa the go-to state for businesses reshoring their operations and for those seeking low taxes and fiscal predictability.
NEW!Kentucky
Governor Andy Beshear Makes The Case for Kentucky
Andy Beshear has plenty to boast about.
NEW!New England
Will A Shift Provide A Lift?
A Boston Fed economist’s examination of sectoral mobility may hold lessons for the post-COVID-19 labor shuffle.
 INVESTMENT REPORT
Electronics Case Study SAMTEC
Where Connectors Connect
Technical knowledge, transport access and security landed Samtec’s 12-person operation in 2006. Now they employ 1,500.
Costa Rica Investment Report Introduction
Spheres of Influence
Savvy Investors Know Costa Rica's Strengths
Life Sciences Case Study Bayer
‘A Natural Choice’
Nearly 45 years after first arriving in Costa Rica, Bayer continues to reinvest. Here’s why.
Digital Technologies
‘Quality Human Capital’ Includes a Growing Cohort of Remote Workers
In the 13 years since Costa Rica opened up its telecommunications market.
Biomaterials Case Study Yellow Pallet
Yellow Pallet’s use of waste banana plant fiber is just one niche in a diverse biomaterials economy. Hemp and medical cannabis will be another.
 INTELLIGENCE REPORT
Charlotte Region Intelligence Report Introduction
Charlotte Is Trending Young, Diverse and Next-Level
Young people want to move there.” Those are the words of Durham, North Carolina–based entrepreneur Leigh-Kathryn Bonner, founder of Bee Downtown.
Charlotte Region Intelligence Report ¦ Advanced Manufacturing
Bank On It
Tech and Manufacturing Combine to Diversify Charlotte’s Economy
Charlotte Region Intelligence Report ¦ Life Sciences
Coming Out Party
A $1 billion blockbuster from Eli Lilly and Co. headlines a regional biosciences economy on the rise.
NEW!Charlotte Region Intelligence Report ¦ Higher Education
‘Unique in the United States’
The Higher Education Community Makes Greater Charlotte Even Greater
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