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September 2023

2023 Global Groundwork Index
Ohio and Greater Indianapolis Top 2023 Global Groundwork Index Rankings
Canada, Australia and South Korea lead the way internationally.
Canada's Best Locations 2023
A strong thread of tech runs through the nation’s leading regions for economic development.
2023 Top Utilities In Economic Development
This Year’s Top Utilities Know When to Move and How Fast
Utilities are making the power generation, transmission and innovation investments for the transition to clean energy...
Quality of Life
Locations Are Working Harder to Deliver Today’s Workforce
What does quality of life mean today vs. 10 years ago? Site consultants weigh in on this and other questions about this hard-to-measure but crucial location factor.
Which Port In the Storm
While Thailand usually wins the beauty contest, Vietnam has stronger port fundamentals.
Engineered Materials
Recycling  Regulation, Innovation or Combination?
In July the Plastics Industry Association (PLASTICS) submitted comments in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s request for public input on its Draft...
Food & Beverage Processing
How to Find America’s Best Cities for Food Manufacture
Experts say many factors changed following the advent of the pandemic.
Logistics & Distribution
Where & Why The Logistics Giants Are Expanding
Snapshots of UPS, DHL, Amazon and Ryder project activity and a ranking of global connectedness accompany our look at which U.S. states and metros have attracted...
Legacy Food Firms Aren’t Stuck in The Past
Nor are a range of other companies growing in Maryland, Delaware and Virginia.
Rare Earth Operations
From Rarity to Reality
Rare earth mineral exploration and mining reaches record-breaking new heights globally.
Remote Work
How Site Selection Can Help Solve the Remote Work Puzzle
Recent data suggest that employers fed up with seeing empty offices have decided to issue mandates.
Transit-Oriented Development
Federal Program Targets Local Efforts to Improve Transit Options
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced in August the availability of approximately $13.4 million in competitive grant funds...
Upper Midwest
Why a Biomanufacturer Picked Richmond, Indiana
“This is the single best site I have ever found in a search,” the CEO tells Site Selection.
Upstate New York
IBM Goes All In on Chips
Big Blue’s $20 billion investment is transformative for Upstate New York.
San Bernardino County, California
Passing the Spark Of Imagination to The Next Generation
From drones to animatronics, the future is here today in San Bernardino County.
HILCO Redevelopment Partners
How to Achieve Sustainability Goals
HRP-redeveloped sites are a win-win for tenants and the communities they’re located in.
Consumers Energy
'Clean Serving Clean’
How Consumers Energy is partnering with businesses to ramp up renewables.
Hoosier Energy
Complex Issues. Cooperative Solutions.
In a world where the only constant is change, Hoosier Energy and its member cooperatives demonstrate unchanging commitment to communities and customers.
Indiana Municipal Power Agency
Headway Along the Highway
It might seem mildly incongruous, but one of the world’s biggest and most advanced machines for producing medical radioisotopes can be found off U.S. Highway 31 in a rural patch of northern...
Monroe, Louisiana
Monroe - Connecting to Success
Where vision becomes reality, collaboration is key to the city’s economic development plans.
Rancho Cucamonga, California
The New Industry Hub Of Southern California
45 minutes east of LA, a 46-year-old city rises with transit-oriented development.
Why California Is the Top State for Foreign Investment
An inside look into TeamCalifornia’s members’ widespread success.
Biotech Locations
‘Sign of the Future’
Leaders Explain Why Their Life Sciences Firms Are Growing In Greater Montreal
Military & Defense
Support Is Mission No. 1 in 2023 Great American Defense Communities
The Association of Defense Communities and USAA in March announced the 2023 Great American Defense Communities. The five communities highlighted...
Editor's View
All Capital Investment Is Local
When Editor in Chief Mark Arend arrived at the office recently, he found review copies of three new books about localism on his desk.
IAMC Insider
The Home Stretch
News Briefs
North American Reports
Boeing Investment Voyages to St. Louis
News Briefs
World Reports
Quick-hitting stories update you on new semiconductor projects moving forward in Germany and India; SK On’s $1.1 billion battery project in Seosan, South Korea; OCP’s $7 billion ammonia plant in Morocco; global robotics...
A ‘Eureka’ Moment For Offshore Wind
California is leveraging new floating technology to bolster its energy future.
Recent Changes Related To Texas Economic Development Incentives
  In addition to exclusive insights from Womble Bond Dickinson Partner Stephanie Yarbrough, this news roundup from the Lone Star State also includes a close look at Frisco...
North Carolina
Foreign Investors Expand Their Tar Heel Footprints
Just weeks after being recognized with Site Selection’s Prosperity Cup for having the most competitive state-level economic development team, North Carolina was named the Top State..
Back To the Moon — From Pittsburgh
An emerging space technology cluster is casting the City of Bridges in a new light.
Coffee Producer Brews Major Expansion Plans
Reinvestment plans by companies already in the Natural State show they’re here to stay.
XCEL Energy
Pioneer & Partner
Xcel Energy’s economic development vision is as clear as its power portfolio is clean.
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