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FIRST WORD: Take Your Pick

There’s a lot to digest in this year’s busy fall harvest. Check out this issue and take your pick. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Georgia is Attracting Businesses in Droves

Industry giants like Caterpillar, Starbucks and Baxter International are making long-term investments in the Peach State. From the September/October 2012 issue

INDUSTRY FOCUS: Biotech, A Recession-Proof Growth Sector

From 2001 through 2010, the biotechnology sector grew by 6.4 percent, creating 96,000 jobs. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: The Heartland of America Beats Strong

Illinois' well rounded infrastructure is a perfect business lifeline. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Regional Councils-Engines for Growth in the Empire State

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has transformed the way the state invests in development, switching from a top-down approach to a competition between regions for project funding. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: PSE&G Adds $883 Million to New Jersey’s Solar Power Push

New Jersey aims to maintain its status as a leading state in installed solar power capacity, an effort that has been embraced by the Garden State’s largest utility. From the September/October 2012 issue

SPECIAL REPORT: Two Train Cars Forward, Three Cargo Ships Back

Logistics has its seen ups and downs through the years and more specifically, within each sector. And though one wheel may forge ahead while another rolls back, a resurgence from the recession always seems to be on the horizon. From the September/October 2012 issue

SNAPSHOTS: 60 Seconds…with Kenneth Adams, President and CEO, Empire State Development

New York has created 10 Regional Economic Development Councils. CEO Kenneth Adams explains the state’s strategy. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Carolinas Put Out A Welcome Mat for Business from Far East

The governors of North Carolina and South Carolina are piling up the frequent flier miles, leading missions to Japan to spur overseas investment in their states. From the September/October 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Texas: Big Heart, Country, Business

The Lone Star State may rank second in geographic size and population, but it outperforms all others in job-creating business growth. From the September/October 2012 issue

FEATURE STORY: Building A Jobs Bonanza In The Bluegrass State

Kentucky has much more to offer than fast horses and smooth whiskey. Gov. Steve Beshear gave us a high-level view of his state’s aggressive push in automotive, logistics, advanced manufacturing and everything in between. From the September/October 2012 issue
Anatalio Ubalde, Co-Founder & Co-CEO, GIS Planning Inc. & ZoomProspector.com

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: Staying Ahead Of A Rapidly Changing Curve

Anatalio Ubalde will be anchoring a general session at LiveXchange (Oct. 28-30, Bonita Springs, FL). Here’s a sneak peak at a session you won’t want to miss. From the September/October 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: Aerospace Suppliers Bringing their Business to Spokane

The state aims to repeat the success of this year's first Aerospace & Defense Suppliers Summit, the largest event of its kind. From the September/October 2012 issue.

INSIDE LIVEXCHANGE: You Rank, We Rank, Some Stank

Dean Barber will be presenting a site selection seminar at LiveXchange (Oct. 28-30, Hyatt Regency, Bonita Springs, FL). Here, he shares his observations on the value of rankings. From the July/August 2012 issue

COVER STORY: 2012 Business Facilities Rankings Report

It's time for our annual exercise, separating wheat from chaff in the fertile fields of development. As always, our rankings point to growth potential. But in a struggling economy, we're also giving extra credit for real jobs. From the July/August 2012 issue

July/August 2012 Issue (Volume 45, Number 4)

Our Rankings Report is viewed through a prism colored by the hopes and fears of all the locations we evaluate. From the July/August 2012 issue.

BUSINESS REPORT: Tennessee Initiates Site Certification Program

The Volunteer State is establishing a rigorous set of benchmarks and engaging a team of consultants to pre-certify available sites. From the July/August 2012 issue

LOCATION FOCUS: Facets of Florida

The Sunshine State’s weather and population may be hot and diverse, but so is its opportunity for business. From the July/August 2012 issue

BUSINESS REPORT: California Is Preparing For The Future

California governor signs SB 1029 authorizing the first leg of construction for the state’s improved transportation system. From the July/August 2012 issue

INTERNATIONAL REPORT: Nexus of Industrial Development Across Mexico

Amistad Industrial Developers has played a central role in bringing to fruition projects that have created 15 million square feet of industrial space for more than 100 global players. From the July/August issue

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Surveys & Research

CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.