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Please follow this link to the Research section for development magazine content.  The directory of editorial calendars below is no longer being updated.  Instead, you can use the Google search tool in the Research section to find content directly. Disclosure : GDI Solutions may, in the performance of our work to develop relationships among corporate executives, area representatives, and professional service providers in this market, advertise or be quoted for publication in these or other magazines on general topics. 

We do not, however, disclose our discussions with executives about their specific investment interests.

Please let us know if you discover any broken links in the table below.

The table of links below summarizes the editorial calendars for many feature articles.  It is for the convenience of executives who may wish to refer to recently published or upcoming articles in leading magazines whose readers and advertisers share interests in the market for direct investment projects.  The events list shows where to look for the publishers and their magazines at trade shows.  Their main website is listed for links to other current articles, archives, or reader services beyond the direct links provided here, which only reflect very selective content.

Refer also to the list of location consultants for professional help with specific location decisions beyond the scope of what these magazines and their advertisers can offer to readers as a free service, or contact us for relevant introductions (see how to participate) to area representatives or professional service providers according to your interests.

Although there are global investment features in these publications, this list is focused mainly on features about investment in North America. 

Other information sources for specific countries or areas may be found at the bottom of the regional tables of area representative.  See Participants

For example, websites with more information about investment in Europe or China would be found in our list of contacts for Europe or China, where there are also links to specific regional maps for convenience.

Some magazines which publish articles about direct investment projects and locations use staff writers, free-lance writers, and leading professional contacts to develop reasonably independent and thorough, well-researched articles about investment considerations. 

Executives should note that not all magazines do this.

In any case, some articles may be of a heavily promotional nature, highlighting positive attributes about areas, with special coverage of areas which advertise and maintain close working relationships. 

It is not necessarily objective, investigative journalism to provide a more balanced overview or to identify problems which may prove to be critical for the interests of a specific investor.

The articles can be useful background, but readers should be cautious in their review of the content.

Some magazines publish articles which, although similar in appearance to independent reports, are more comparable to paid "advertorials" based mainly on promotional content provided by advertisers, whether or not such relationships are disclosed openly to readers. 

Investors are cautioned in general about reliance on content in such magazines which may be less objective than it sometimes appears.

The tendency of some publications and advertisers to promote their services as equivalent to, or a substitute for, the work of independent location consultants or other professional services is unfortunate in this regard.

These can all be useful services, but they are not the same.  In the same context, professional location consultants are generally very reluctant to be quoted publicly on any negative knowledge about areas.

Magazine content is generally planned and prepared according to the objectives, choices, and scope of knowledge and contacts of the publisher, editor, and writer or researchers involved, which may not always be what is necessary to address the needs of executives who are planning specific investment projects. 

The content of any published information should therefore be read in this context as potentially useful background information for investment planning purposes, but the content is not warranted as reliable information on which to base specific investment decisions.

Investors responsible for major projects are cautioned to do their own "due diligence" work thoroughly to confirm that their decisions are based upon timely and accurate knowledge of all critical issues for their projects.  The direct investment market is dynamic, so historical information should be used in that context.

Note that the website design of Area Development magazine does not offer the ability to link directly to specific articles, which is why it does not appear in the table below even though it is a leading publication in this niche.  Refer instead to their home page for access to any content.  The same is true of most articles in Site Selection magazine, so refer to their website for details, given the editorial calendar as summarized below. 


Some other magazines require registration by users to view articles through their websites, so direct links are not available to be provided here for convenience.  


Relevant features may also appear in many other publications (See ListIn particular, note that The Economist publishes many useful country and industry reviews, as does the Financial Times.


(as defined on this website)  The magazines may organize their features differently.

Detailed Topic Features Expansion Management (Penton) Site Selection (Conway Data) Business Facilities  
Website - and how to subscribe or request information from advertisers  
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TEL 1-800-524-0337

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e-mail link to publisher Gorton Wood for new subscription requests or info e-mail link to request info or subscription e-mail link to circulation director  
Event Distribution (trade shows or sponsored events)

SAE International, Detroit

MIPIM, Cannes

National Manufacturing Week, Chicago

Bio 2003, Washington DC

CoreNet Global, Toronto

NPE Plastics 2003

Comdex Fall, Las Vegas

CoreNet Global, Atlanta

refer to website or editorial calendar - probably includes (typical)

IEDC Annual Conference, Cincinnati


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Roundtable in the Rockies, Vail (invitation only event)

Media kit: Advertising rate card, ad specs, circulation statistics, and editorial calendar for PDF file download refer to website  
Directory of advertisers  
Regional or state reviews See website or Features by Region calendar See website or Features by Region calendar

Nov 03 Review of state legislative action

refer to website  
Industry reviews refer to website, see list below (bottom of page) refer to website, see list below (bottom of page) refer to website  
Directory of information sources and contacts Jan 03 Utility contacts

refer to website

May 03 Annual Global Area Development Directory

refer to website

Jan 03 Directory

Apr 03 Atlas & Guide with facts and contacts for all 50 US states
Location Selection Factors or Topics General overview, investment location decision process Apr 03 Consultant describes process      
Working with location consultants        
Working with area representatives, including utilities Apr 03 directory of contacts      
Working with other professionals   Jul 03 Project management tools    
Internet resources Nov 03 Internet use for site selection      
Apr 03 directory of websites
Investment trends and analysis        
International considerations NAM Strategic Moves - Manufacturing outside the US      
Major new project announcements        
Sharing "lessons learned" and "solutions" to typical challenges        
Human Resources - general        
Major closures and layoffs        
New initiatives to attract investors        
Cost Comparisons Global        
North America        
Human Resources Quality and Costs Availability        
Performance Jul 03 high value labor markets      
Training, skills Oct 03 US training programs      
Labor unions and relationships        
Retention, turnover, reliability        
Costs, benefits        
Infrastructure Quality and Costs Utilities, power Jan 03 Bundling bills among sites      
Political and regulatory        
Logistics Feb 03 Northeast US logistics Mar 03 Airport expansion projects    
Jun 03 Southeast US logistics
Aug 03 Midwest US logistics
Sep 03 Annual logistics feature
Oct 03 Southwest US logistics
Dec 03 West coast US logistics
Industry clusters        
Supplier base        
Educational Resources Comparisons Dec 03 School district comparisons      
Business links (research, etc.)   Sep 03 Business parks, bio parks, research parks    
Special training programs        
General Business Environment Changes in the general climate for new investors   Nov 03 Business Climate Survey    
Major projects   May 03 Top deals for 2002    
Major closures        
Scope of support services for new investors        
Governmental and public attitudes toward new investors Jul 03 US and Canada investment attraction initiatives Nov 03 Review of state legislative action    
Initiatives and support by the local business community        
Support for existing investors Dec 03 Business retention programs      
Taxation and investment credits        
Enterprise and trade zones Jan 03 : Enterprise zones Nov 03 new economic zones    
Incentives and cost savings Oct 03 : Guide to incentives Nov 03 Incentives update    
Facilities Need definition        
Special sites Aug 03 High tech research parks Sep 03 Business parks, bio parks, research parks    
Design and project mgmt.        
Service providers        
Site or facility search process        
Corporate real estate market Aug 03 Top 40 real estate markets      
Site evaluation        
Lists of sites        
Quality of Life        
Industry sector reports Multi-industry economic overviews   Mar 03 Emerging industries and industry clusters

Mar 03 Annual New Plant Scorecard, top industries, top states

Automotive   Sep 03 Southern US automotive Jan 03 North American automotive    
Biotechnology   May 03 Biotech and biotech parks Jan 03 Biotech    
General manufacturing          
Plastics and advanced materials          
Medical products          
Computers, Information technology, software          
Financial Services          
CRM - Customer Contact Centers   May 03 Call centers and back office Mar 03 North American call centers    
Oct 03 Call Centers
Food processing          
Consumer goods          

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