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March 2024

Cover Story
The 2023 Governor’s Cups
A newcomer to the winner’s circle and a 12-time repeat winner explain their strategies for corralling enough capital investment projects to claim the Cups.
Goods Movement Moves Economy in Lehigh Valley
2023 Top Micropolitans
Ohio Delivers A Fab Five
Findlay leads the way, closing the loop on 10 years of dominance among smaller towns.
Mississippi River Corridor
Two Gateway Communities Repeat Atop River Corridor Rankings
Both St. Louis and Blytheville have landmark arches and big-time projects.
Airport Cities
Incheon Airport City Is Tops
South Korea’s Incheon Aerotropolis leads the world in the combined magnitude, range and quality of commercial investment in both its airport city core and peripheral business and urban clusters. Its plan
Closing the Cybersecurity Talent Gap
From the largest multinational corporation to the smallest mom-and-pop shop, organizations must devote more attention and resources to strengthen their cybersecurity readiness.
Surviving the Demographic Disruption
By 2050, global demographics will look very different — older and wiser, mostly.
Data Centers
How Data Centers Are Reshaping Rural America
Hyperscalers are spending billions to turn farmland into fiber hubs.
2023 Top Industries
Top Three Industries See Major Boost
Global project numbers rose in every leading sector throughout 2023.
South Central
Cleaning Up On Clean Energy
The federal Inflation Reduction Act is hitting home in the south-central U.S., where states known for big employers in the oil and gas industries are generating thousands of new jobs in clean energy...
Interstate Corridors
Historic EV Charging Funds for I-10 Corridor Land in New Mexico
As the switch to electric mobility finds its stride, EV charging infrastructure is now becoming a top priority for states.
Health Care As Incubator
Expanding health care environments offer growth and attraction opportunities for science.
Hungry? Head Indoors.
Buffalo offers a budding solution
San Bernardino County, California
The Future of Transportation And Logistics Is Here
San Bernardino County lays out a roadmap for the movement of commerce.
Panama Poised to Serve Semiconductor Ecosystem
CHIPS Act funding could take the longtime U.S.-Panama relationship in an exciting new direction.
Southwest Louisiana
Welcome to America’s Power Plant
The energy infrastructure of Southwest Louisiana’s five ports fuels industrial growth.
Round Rock, Texas
On the Semiconductor Front Lines
Industry experience proves to be vital in Round Rock.
Antioch, California
How Antioch Checks All the Boxes
idway between Silicon Valley and Sacramento, Antioch, California, affords businesses and residents a more affordable location with easy access to the Greater Bay Area and the state capital.
Irving-Las Colinas, Texas
The Epicenter of Life Sciences Innovation
Irving-Las Colinas is well prepared to capitalize on a new influx of R&D activity.
Investment Profile Effingham County, Georgia
Southeast Georgia’s Next Generation Is Ready for Growth
A look into the eyes of the next generation in Effingham County is a look into the confidence face of tomorrow.
Investment Profile Maryland
A Ticket to the Game
A look inMaryland’s bid to lure global startups is hitting paydirt. Just ask executives with entrepreneurial firms coming from places such as Seoul and London.
Investment Profile Hendricks County, Indiana
How Plainfield, Indiana Leveraged Its Prime Location
A strategy ‘10 years ahead.’
Montgomery County, Maryland
Where Leading-Edge Life Sciences Happens
The largest and wealthiest county in Maryland, Montgomery County anchors the BioHealth Capital Region.
Certified Sites
Class I Railroads Continue to Roll Out Sites and Results
If railroads are the industrial circulatory system, ready-to-develop locations along their routes are the vital cells of the national economy. The past year has seen those...
Eastern Europe
Signs of Resilience and Resurgence in Ukraine
Two years on from the start of Russia’s full-scale invasion, the Ukrainian business community is actively reshaping the country’s narrative to attract investments and promote deal-making,
The Dry Canal Is an Operational Reality
This is one Latin American infrastructure megaproject that is actually happening.
Central America
FTZs Are Key to Costa Rica’s Medical Device Explosion
From 2014 to 2022, medical device exports in the country grew from $1.68 billion to $5.87 billion.
AI Applications Expand With Recent Investments
Unilever Canada opened an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Lab called “Horizon3 Labs” in Toronto in November to expedite work the global consumer products company already is involved...
News Briefs
North American Reports
Tesla Prefers South Carolina
News Briefs
North American Reports
Tesla’s new logistics hub in South Carolina...
Editor's View
The World Is Around
A New Zealand autonomous electric vehicle startup moves its HQ to California across enough time zones to make your head spin.
IAMC Insider
Augmenting Intelligence Requires Strategic Vision First
News Briefs
World Reports
Healthy Growth in Greece
New Talent, Meet Old Buildings
Helped by supportive policies, redevelopment projects put a new shine on landmark properties.
Building on an Aerospace Legacy
Maryland  companies  navigate the commercial space race.
South Carolina
When It Has to Work 100% of the Time
A pair of growing operations demonstrate the value of cutting-edge skills and a deep manufacturing heritage to the South Carolina economy.
Pacific Northwest
The Fab Four Of the Pacific Northwest
A brewery in Bend blends area culture with a hot-selling brand.
An Underdog No More
A Hoosier’s 25-year trek in semiconductor manufacturing brings him back home to Indiana.
How a Kiwi Car Company Chose California
A driverless shuttle firm takes a 6,500-mile jaunt from Auckland to Riverside.
New Mexico
All About Albuquerque
There’s a lot of movement happening within the borders of New Mexico and that movement appears to come from opportunities — job opportunities, to be specific.
Manufacturers Weigh In On Their 2024 Prospects
Minnesota manufacturers are cautiously optimistic about 2024, according to the Minnesota Manufacturing Business Conditions Survey, the results of which were announced in February.
How Kankakee County Secured the Largest EV Battery Investment in Illinois to Date
A small town in Kankakee County, located less than an hour outside of Chicago, last fall secured the largest electric vehicle battery investment...
Historic EV Charging Funds for I-10 Corridor Land in New Mexico
Georgia Intelligence Report
It Only Starts with Atlanta
Georgia is much more than its dynamic capital.
Georgia Intelligence Report - Clean Tech
Georgia Digs In On EVs & Clean Energy
Supply chains cluster around billion-dollar investments.
Georgia Intelligence Report - Leadership Q & A
Q&A With the Commissioner
It’s all about business under Georgia’s gold dome.
Georgia Intelligence Report - Workforce
Supercharging Growth Through Worker Training
Georgia Quick Start underpins the Kia success story.
Georgia Intelligence Report - Sports
Atlanta Stakes Claim As Soccer City USA
We won’t know who won the 2026 World Cup until all the matches are played two years from now in Canada, Mexico and the United States.
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