Site Selection Names 2017 Global Best to Invest Locations

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Awards Prosperity Cup and Mac Awards for Excellence in Economic Development

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The rankings recognize the nations and national/regional economic development offices that were the most successful in attracting capital investment projects in 2016

Site Selection magazine has released its annual rankings of Global Best to Invest locations and Top Investment Promotion Agencies, which appear in the May 2017 issue. These features recognize the nations and national/regional economic development offices that were the most successful in attracting capital investment projects in 2016. 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.

The May 2017 issue also features awards recognizing the most competitive states and the most successful local and regional US economic development agencies. The North Carolina Department of Commerce has won the Prosperity Cup, awarded to the most competitive state-level department of commerce or economic development.

The Mac 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 US economic development groups of 2016.

“Locations throughout the US 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 2017 issue: Top Deals of 2016; industry reports on global life sciences centers and the North American automotive sector; and spotlights on Gulf Coast Ports, Colorado, Kentucky and Georgia, among other coverage.

About Site Selection Magazine

Site Selection magazine, published by Conway Inc., delivers expansion planning information to 45,000 executives of fast-growing firms. The senior publication in the development field, Site Selection is also available via Site Selection Online.

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; Berlin-based 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 partners with EY and Oxford Economics to produce The World's Most Competitive Cities report. Conway maintains offices and representation in 18 cities around the world, giving us a presence in every major market.

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