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FEATURE STORY: The Cultural Roots Of High-Tech Growth

The Rocky Mountain Innosphere is a non-profit technology incubator formed to accelerate the success of high-impact scientific and technology startup companies and promote the development of a regional entrepreneurial ecosystem in Colorado. (Photo: Rockymountaininnosphere.org.) Posted on:

Locations that have a history of nurturing entrepreneurship may have a head start on spurring startups and developing high-tech hubs. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Talking The Talk And Backing It Up With Results

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Gov. Rick Perry has been barnstorming the country, extolling the virtues of doing business in the Lone Star State. He’s packin’ a lot of ammo: Texas leads in job-creating projects and in attracting relocations. From the September/October 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Racing To Be Ready – U.S. Ports Prepare for Post Panamax Era

Super-sized cranes, pictured above at PortMiami, are required to load and offload the huge containers that are carried by Post-Panamax ships into harbors that are deep enough to accommodate 50 feet of underwater clearance. (Photo: PortMiami.) Posted on:

A shipping bonanza soon will be heading this way from an expanded Panama Canal. Every major port wants to attract the larger vessels, but who will be ready? From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Washington Is Aiming Higher

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Washington is sure it can defend its aerospace manufacturing crown and it is on the front lines of the effort to mitigate the impact of climate change. From the July/August 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Logistics Clusters Are Jobs Magnets

The port of Singapore is one of the five busiest ports in the world, most notable for being the busiest transshipment port in Asia. (Photo: Bon.lt.com.) Posted on:

As more companies understand the advantages of near-instant access to their markets, the trend of service businesses partnering with logistics providers will continue to grow.

FEATURE STORY: Thailand — Nuanced Nation, One-Stop Shop

Amata City Industrial Estate offers 5,692 acres and 40,000 employees in Thailand’s Rayong Province. Posted on:

Many site selectors are surprised to learn the country is an economic leader in Asia and a top-shelf business destination. From the May/June 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: The Story Of Storage

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As the industry advances cloud computing and greener operations, leading data centers are no longer sprawling cells of overheating computers and complex cables. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: 2013 Economic Development Awards

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There may be fewer projects to aim for in the highly competitive environment of a recovering economy, but those who hope to succeed must find a way that distinguishes them from the rest of the field. Here are the organizations that have established a consistent standard of excellence and embraced the best practices to secure the projects that bring bundles of new jobs to their locations. From the March/April 2013 issue.

FEATURE STORY: Accelerating In Alabama

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Nestled in the piney woods of Alabama is a rising economic dynamo that is flexing its muscles and challenging all comers. Gov. Robert Bentley tells us how Alabama is rapidly moving forward to cement its leadership in automotive, aerospace and exports. From the March/April 2013 issue.

SPECIAL REPORT: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

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With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall. From the March/April 2013 issue