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July 2017

 COVER STORY
Cybersecurity
The New Age of Cyber Crime
According to Cybersecurity Ventures, a cyber research and market intelligence company, cybercrime costs, which totaled $3 trillion in 2015, will reach $6 trillion by 2021.
 FEATURES
Sustainability Rankings 2017
Clean Green Machines
A new and improved index highlights the leading countries, states and metro areas in sustainability.
Research and Science Parks
R&D Center Locations Are Technology & Talent Driven
According to a recent survey of CEOs and CTOs of innovation companies, less than a fifth of these companies say they are ahead of the curve.
Regional Startup Ecosystems
A Global Scorecard for Startups
The Global Startup Ecosystem Report 2017 reveals how successful tech innovation is being led by young entrepreneurs all over the world.
University Research Parks
AURP Chief - 'Connect, Elevate, Enhance'
University research parks deserve more credit for their economic and market impacts.
Workforce Development
Workforce Multipliers
Experts in economic development say the secret for attracting and retaining high-value companies is an abundant, specially trained and motivated workforce.
Advanced Manufacturing
Defining & Redefining
Advancing perceptions may be the hardest part of advanced manufacturing.
Aerospace
Top U.S. Metros for Aerospace Employment & Manufacturing
New research explains where job markets in this sector are gaining altitude in manufacturing, air transportation and support activities.
Food & Beverage
Fresh Approaches
When it comes to food, regional affiliation is important for reasons that go well beyond branding.
Data Centers
Big Data, Big Moves, Big Merger
: All those data plans the world is using require some physical plans for processing and storing that data.
Renewable Energy
Three Views into Renewables
Record installations at record low prices was the thrust of REN21’s Renewables 2017 Global Status Report, published in early June.
Electronics
Screen Time Supply Chain
From giant TVs to ever-larger smartphones, the world craves screen time — and that requires more and bigger screens.
Information & Communications Technology
Where Data & Business Processes Converge
When it comes to a growth economy, the name of the game these days is IT, ICT or the IoT— even in an industrial plant in the countryside.
 INVESTMENT PROFILES
Iowa
How to Make $3 Billion
Iowa says it has the blueprint, and it’s in advanced manufacturing.
Bahrain
Building a Prosperous Future
Construction surges in Bahrain.
Flint & Genesee County, Michigan
Talent, Infrastructure Fuel the Rebirth of Flint
Galvanized by crisis, community leaders embark on a mission to bring Genesee County back to its roots as a hub for innovation.
Brooks
From Military Base to Quality Place
There’s a new town center blossoming on the South Side of San Antonio.
 SPECIAL AD SECTIONS
Logistics Sites & Services
Pieces of the Pie
Snapshots of logistics intelligence and solutions show where the sector is going next.
Urban Improvement Districts
Many Names, One Goal for Neighborhoods On the Remake
Urban improvement districts exist to help neighborhoods redevelop and, via that fresh coat of paint, reclaim their value.
 DEPARTMENTS
Editor's View
Would You Pick Your City?
The more companies that pick your city the better, so help tell them why they should.
Departments
North American Reports
Top states exporting to China; the new bridge between Detroit and Windsor-Essex, Ontario and more.
Departments
World Reports
US LNG in Poland, World of Innovation Ranking and more.
Departments
IAMC Insider
Building Your Professional Network; The Value Chain for Corporate Real Estate: Engaging the C-Suite
 AREA SPOTLIGHTS
Indiana
Indiana Claims Factory Belt Title
Manufacturing production has been growing in Indiana at four times the national average since 2000, a new study from Ball State University shows.
Missouri
Circle of Outsiders
Missouri Governor Eric Greitens on Reform, Right-to-Work and Renewing State Competitiveness
Atlantic Canada
Capital Spending Down, But Not for Long
Public-sector, mining projects are among investors’ priorities.
Oklahoma
When Incentives Matter, Oklahoma’s a Safe Bet
State earns high marks for monitoring and measuring their effectiveness.
Louisiana
Turn for the Better
Louisiana’s energy-driven economic health has never been more robust.
Rocky Mountains
Rockin' in the Rockies
New projects and expansions bolster economic growth.
West Virginia
Panhandle Plays
Where FDI Is Landing in the Mountain State
Arkansas
Small Ponds Will Soon Be Home to Some Big Fish
Two projects announced in recent weeks will generate approximately 1,150 new jobs in the two Arkansas towns that won them.
New York's Tech Valley
On the Trail of Innovation
The region has built momentum as high-tech companies and consortia grew alongside expanding resources.

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