Site Selection Names Global Best to Invest Locations, Awards Prosperity Cup and Mac Awards for Excellence in Economic Development
Atlanta, May 4, 2020: Site Selection magazine has released its annual rankings of Global Best to Invest locations and Top Investment Promotion Agencies, which will appear in the May 2020 issue. These features recognize the nations and national/regional economic development offices that were the most successful in attracting capital investment projects in 2019. The rankings' methodology is based on an index of data from the proprietary Conway Projects Database (which tracks private-sector facility projects worldwide) and several other global economic data sources.
Despite the onset of the global pandemic, “Our Global Best to Invest rankings are a look back at the economic and job creation successes from the year gone by, and may give us a hint as to which economies will lead the global recovery,” writes Adam Jones-Kelley, president of Conway, Inc., and publisher of Site Selection. “Our collective and well-deserved fear and uncertainty about the future cannot diminish the successes celebrated on these pages. Let us hope that the kind of ingenuity, policies and reforms that allow countries and regions like these to succeed will be deployed to help guide us through today’s debilitating crisis.”
Those same words could apply to other awards in the May 2020 issue. The Texas Governor’s Office of Economic Development has won the Prosperity Cup, which is awarded to the most competitive state-level economic development group.
The Mac Conway Awards for Excellence in Economic Development, named in honor of Site Selection founding publisher H. McKinley "Mac" Conway, are awarded to the top local and regional U.S. economic development groups based on an index of corporate job creation and facility-related capital investment data calculated both cumulatively and per capita.
“Locations throughout the U.S. and in every region of the world compete aggressively for direct investment at home and from abroad,” says Site Selection Editor in Chief Mark Arend. “Those appearing on these rankings have demonstrated with actual project numbers and other measures that they have the location attributes most in demand by capital investors.”
Also featured in the May 2020 issue: Top Deals of the Year; the Cincinnati Region Intelligence Report; industry reports on health tech and the North American automotive sector; and spotlights on Asia, Latin America & the Caribbean, Quebec, Florida, Kentucky, Arizona, Iowa, Ohio and Utah, among other coverage.
Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 48,000 executives of fast-growing firms. The senior publication in the development field, Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online.
Prosperity Cup Rankings
Asia Pacific – National
Asia Pacific – Regional
Western Europe – National
Western Europe – Regional
Eastern Europe & Central Asia – National
Eastern Europe & Central Asia – Regional
Africa – National
Africa – Regional
Middle East – National
Middle East – Regional
Central America & Caribbean – National
Central America & Caribbean – Regional
South America – National
South America – Regional
Mac Conway Awards (in alphabetical order by organization name)
Austin Chamber (Austin-Round Rock, TX)
Global corporate expansion experts Conway, Inc., publisher of Site Selection magazine, the Conway Analytics Report and a family of online industry newsletters, has been a trusted advisor to corporations, government economic development and investment promotion agencies around the world since 1954. Conway owns and manages Conway Events, organizer of worldwide FDI events; FDI advisory firm Conway Advisory; and New York-based Conway PR & Marketing, a leading PR and lead-generation firm. Conway also manages the Industrial Asset Management Council. Conway maintains offices and representation around the world, giving us a presence in every major market.