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November 2022

Business Climate Rankings
The 2022 Business Climate Rankings
Virginia Outmaneuvers the Perennial Heavyweights to Claim the Top Business Climate
Aerospace & Defense
Where New Drone Missions Are Being Devised
Much of Ukraine’s success in repelling Russian forces from territory they occupied in recent months can be attributed to commercial drones.
Puerto Rico
Sun, Sand and Life Sciences
FDI In America
Why Foreign Investment in the U.S. Is Surging
Geopolitical unrest and U.S. industrial policy are driving foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States.
Foreign Investment Rebounds to Near Pre-Pandemic Level
Germany Trade & Invest (GTAI), the national investment promotion agency, reported in May that 1,806 international companies started greenfield operations in Germany in 2021.
Global Automotive
Georgia Court Ruling Poses No Delay To Rivian Project
“I take umbrage at the judge’s thoughts,” says one top state official.
Evolving Incentives For Today’s Priorities
Incentives are being pulled in new directions to advance economic development priorities.
Ohio River Corridor
The Cincinnati And Louisville Regions Tie for Top Honors
The Louisville and Cincinnati metro areas claimed a No. 1 ranking in Site Selection’s annual analysis of Ohio River metro-area economic development in 2020 and 2021.
Top Free Zones
Free Zones Global and U.S. Leaders Think Outside The Box
In the USA, Foreign-trade Zones (FTZs) serve a reasonably singular purpose in their operations Reduce customs tariffs.
Medical Devices & Technology
A Decision With Precision
Intuitive Feels Right Investing In the Peach State
U.S. Opportunity Zones
OZ Funding Is Up, and Baltimore Is All In
The dollar amount invested in Federal Opportunity Zones climbed to another high in the third quarter of 2022, according to figures released in late October by Novogradac.
Rail Parks and Inland Ports
Short Line Rail Leaders Catalyze Opportunities Like They Always Have
The American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association represents around 600 owners and operators.
Top Business Park Locations
Attracting Innovation Is the Name of the Game For these Forward-Thinking Parks
Already known for its industry/university partnerships, scientific institutes and expanding Technology Campus, the 148-acre Potsdam Science..
South America
The Lithium Race in South America Is an Adventure
Those Bolivian bureaucrats sure are sticklers.
How Clean Tech Is Turning The Southwest Desert Green
Whether it’s a byproduct of the 1960s’ earth-loving hippy caravan, or simply the recent influx of high-tech workers...
Investment Profile - San Bernardino County, California
How the Good Life Found An Affordable Home in Southern California
Looking for tech talent and access to capital? Your search may end in San Bernardino County.
Investment Profile - San Joaquin County, California
How to Keep the Skills Pond Stocked
Ask any corporate site selector or location consultant what their chief location requirement is, and it will have to do with availability of skills.
IAMC Insider
Our Industry Transformation Continues
Editor's View
Are Your Business Climate Requirements Shifting?
The U.S. Southeast, Midwest and Southwest are about to see even more capital investment than these booming regions are used to.
News Briefs
North American Reports
Before announcing its mammoth $100 billion plan for New York (see New York Spotlight in this issue), semiconductor company Micron Technology, Inc., announced plans to invest $15 billion...
News Briefs
World Reports
By 2029, Germany and Denmark will be linked by the world’s largest immersed tunnel known as the Fehmarnbelt Fixed Link.
India’s Consumer Goods Market Drives Growth In the Post- COVID Era
India’s consumer market, with its dramatic increase in demand, rapid economic growth and rising young technical labor force.
EV Battery Plant Keeps Kansas’ Foreign Investment Cred Charged
Not that it needed it, but Kansas’ foreign direct investment (FDI) cap just gained a really big feather.
Upskilling the Future of Mississippi’s Workforce
Years of diligent planning pay off as the Magnolia state solidifies workforce training programs to strengthen its talent.
Why LEGO Chose Virginia
Brick by brick, LEGO is building a global business empire centered on the meaning of its original name in Danish — “Play well.”
The Carbon Capture Race Is Heating Up In Nebraska
The builder of a $2.5 billion pipeline moves from Dallas to Omaha to oversee the project.
New York
Micron Megadeal Makes New York Chipper
For New York’s political leaders, no amount of hyperbole seemed over the top as they trumpeted Micron’s selection of a 1,200-acre site north of Syracuse for a $100 billion semiconductor plant.
Hub and Spokane
Life sciences and the science of good living offer a heady blend in Washington.
The Greater Phoenix - Business Conditions
Firing on All Cylinders
Market intelligence and analysis show companies making intelligent location choices across Greater Phoenix.
The Greater Phoenix - Gateway to America
One Big Leading Indicator
Billions of dollars and millions of residents combine to make Greater Phoenix a robust gateway for business.
The Greater Phoenix - Semiconductors & Electronics
Valley of the Sun
A Case Study in High-Tech Cluster Formation
The Greater Phoenix - Cross-Border Competitiveness
‘Tremendous Renaissance’
of Manufacturing at Hand in Border Mega-Region That Includes Greater Phoenix
The Greater Phoenix - Technology, Entrepreneurs & Startups
Innovation That Puts the ‘Eco’ in ‘Ecosystem’
n September, semiconductor parts and equipment clearinghouse Moov Technologies showed more than 19,200 active listings
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