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September 2017

 COVER STORY
Infrastructure
P3 Market Outlook - Robust Pipeline Ahead
To understand where the United States Public-Private Partnership (P3) market is going, you have to review where it came from.
 FEATURES
Canada's Best Locations
Ontario Leads a Nation Ripe for Growth
Ontario once again earns Site Selection’s nod as the most competitive province in Canada.
Top Utilities
Decision Enhancers
This Year’s Top Utilities Back Rich Data With Even Richer Levels of Service and Assistance.
Rural Advantage
New Analysis Reveals Top Rural Counties for Workforce Certificates
And a new definition of wealth could reveal a path forward for rural areas everywhere.
Eds & Meds
Staying Power
Study: Eds & Meds clusters promote long-term economic health
Logistics & Distribution
Phoenix-Area DC LEEDs the Way
Insights from REI’s supply chain VP show where goods movement is moving next.
Plastics & Chemicals
CHINA Slowing Down? Not Really.
The rising number of middle-class households in the developing world should support increased investment.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
San Bernardino County California
Golden State County Goes Green
High-tech recycling firms choose San Bernardino County as their home base.
Greater San Marcos Texas
Sweet Spot for Growth
In the heart of the ‘Centroplex,’ San Marcos dances to its own beat.
Malaysia
Sectors on a Mission
Three “catalytic” industries are charged with boosting Malaysia’s industrial ecosystems
Thermo-Cycler Industries
Fresh Air
Indiana’s Thermo-Cycler Industries offers innovative, cost-effective climate control options for contractors and end-users.
Bahrain
Time to Innovate
Bahrain bids to become a Middle East hub for tech startups.
Saxony-Anhalt, Germany
A Young German State Sets Out to Solve Old Age
Saxony-Anhalt might be said to be remaking the world of medtech.
El Paso, Texas
El Paso’s Evolving Healthcare Ecosystem
The medical manufacturing and healthcare sectors are shaping the region.
Thunder Bay
How the Experts Export
Being mid-continent doesn’t mean lack of ocean access.
Hoosier Energy
First Come, First Served
Sites along the new I-69 Corridor in southwest Indiana won’t stay vacant for long.
BNSF
Engine for Change
BNSF’s strategic layers of site options mean more choice, flexibility and efficiency for a growing number of customers.
Consumers Energy
Creating Economic Opportunity In Michigan
What role does Consumers Energy play in economic development?
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
California
Want to Grow Fast? California Wants You
From American-born Tesla to Chinese ventures, GO-Biz rolls out the welcome mat and opens the bank to fund deals that lead to a sustainable future.
Biotech Locations
The Rich Get Richer
According to JLL’s newest Life Sciences Outlook, the favorites are still winning the race despite rising costs.
Military & Defense
Where All the Money Goes
Drilling down reveals the top 10 regional locations for defense spending
 INTERNATIONAL
Malaysia
Myths and Misconceptions
If you pay any attention to global headlines you’d be forgiven for assuming that the wheels were flying off of Malaysia’s economic engine. The only problem is it’s flat out wrong.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Continuing Education
We finished work on this issue, with an Infrastructure theme, as the fourth-largest US metro area’s infrastructure was overwhelmed, to understate the situation. It still is.
Departments
North American Reports
Featuring autonomous driving in Michigan; Faraday Future's shift to California; Intel in Brooklyn; insight from Infosys; and PwC's top states for the aerospace industry.
Departments
World Reports
Daimler Goes Electric in China and at Home, Entrpreneurial Hubs for Women and more.
Departments
IAMC Insider
A letter from the chair on thought leadership; and summaries of previous Forum sessions on supply chain networks and integrated facilities management.
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Upper Midwest
Bagging the Big One
How Wisconsin Landed Foxconn
Texas
The Governor's On the Phone
Real GDP increased in 43 states in the first quarter of 2017, but only Texas grew to within a hair’s breadth of 4 percent.
United Kingdom
However Brexit Shakes Out, the UK’s Tech Sector Is Ready to Take Charge
The Brexit process has launched. That means the UK is on the clock, aiming to disengage from the EU within two years.
Southeast
Y'allywood
The Southeast is taking on the film industry, and Georgia is calling the shots.
North Carolina
Behind the Cape
With Wilmington leading, Cape Fear steps out of the shadows.
California
The Race to Zero
California banks on the fortunes of an autonomous, zero-emission, all-electric vehicle future.
Nevada
Sparks of Change
Is Las Vegas growing up? Not completely, heaven forbid.
Mid-Atlantic Region
Change Roils Economic Development Agencies
Transparency and oversight of incentives is questioned.
Massachusetts
New Study Assesses Key Business Location Factors
Housing and transportation in Greater Boston are key challenges to overcome. But talent always wins.
Pennsylvania
Port of Philadelphia Bulks Up
A Capital Investment Program at the Port of Philadelphia is under way and will continue through 2020.

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