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Mark Arend

Mark Arend
Editor in Chief of Site Selection magazine

Mark Arend has been editor in chief of Site Selection magazine since 2001. Prior to joining the editorial staff in 1997, he worked for 10 years in New York City at Wall Street Computer Review, ABA Banking Journal and Global Investment Technology. Mark graduated from the University of Hartford (Conn.) in 1985 and lives near Atlanta, Georgia.

  

Articles from this Author

Malaysia: Sectors on a Mission: Three “catalytic” industries are charged with boosting Malaysia’s industrial ecosystems 9/21/2017
 
Texas: The Governor's On the Phone: Real GDP increased in 43 states in the first quarter of 2017, but only Texas grew to within a hair’s breadth of 4 percent. 9/21/2017
 
Fintech & Financial Services: The Midwest FinTech Epicenter: Chicago joins an exclusive club of global financial technology hubs. 9/15/2017
 
Editor's View: Continuing Education: We finished work on this issue, with an Infrastructure theme, as the fourth-largest US metro area’s infrastructure was overwhelmed, to understate the situation. It still is. 9/7/2017
 
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. 8/24/2017
 
West Virginia: Panhandle Plays: Where FDI Is Landing in the Mountain State 8/17/2017
 
Oklahoma: When Incentives Matter, Oklahoma’s a Safe Bet: State earns high marks for monitoring and measuring their effectiveness. 8/10/2017
 
Atlantic Canada: Capital Spending Down, But Not for Long: Public-sector, mining projects are among investors’ priorities. 8/3/2017
 
University Research Parks: AURP Chief - 'Connect, Elevate, Enhance': University research parks deserve more credit for their economic and market impacts. 7/13/2017
 
Editor's View: Would You Pick Your City?: The more companies that pick your city the better, so help tell them why they should. 7/6/2017
 
Ohio: ‘Ohio Is at the Center of It’: Governor John Kasich reminds state lawmakers why economic growth trajectories are still on the ascent. 6/15/2017
 
Costa Rica: A spot where productivity & sustainability meet to reach true ROI: More than 280 high-tech companies have established successful operations in Costa Rica and are still growing. 6/8/2017
 
Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada: Where to Find Canada's Diverse Agri-Business Hub: More than 2,000 acres of greenhouse operations make Windsor-Essex the largest vegetable greenhouse cluster in North America. 5/25/2017
 
Departments: Editor's View: Will ‘Psychographics’ Be Your New Location Metric? 5/11/2017
 
2017 Global Best to Invest: Prosperity Cup: North Carolina winning the Prosperity Cup again this year will come as a shock to some. 5/4/2017
 
Minnesota: North Star Manufacturers ‘Optimistic’: Survey reveals expectations of modest growth in the year ahead. 4/27/2017
 
Northeast: Pittsburgh Wins a Robotics Institute: Carnegie Mellon University to oversee the national center of expertise in this technology of the future. 4/20/2017
 
New Mexico: Facebook’s Multiplier Effect: Projects requiring hundreds of workers per site are increasingly common in The Land of Enchantment. 4/13/2017
 
Hoosier Energy: Power Points:A rural Indiana energy cooperative is a formidable competitor for your next investment. 3/30/2017
 
Editors View: Making Print Great Again: Site Selection is the most effective vehicle in the economic development marketplace for putting their message in front of corporate decision makers. 3/9/2017
 
Governor's Cup: How to Win Projects & Influence Economies: Texas, Nebraska governors claim the most coveted prizes in U.S. economic development for winning projects in 2016. 3/2/2017
 
Oregon: Manufacturing Innovation Center To Open in ’17: A new Manufacturing Innovation Center will benefit companies and the Northwest. 2/23/2017
 
Alabama: Airbus Project Adds Lift to Mobile’s Aerospace Sector: A former Air Force base is where to chart the regional cluster’s progress. 2/16/2017
 
South Korea: In The (Free Economic) Zone? Probably.: Much of South Korea is a free economic zone, if going right to China isn’t in the cards. 2/2/2017
 
Windsor-Essex, Ontario, Canada: The Innovation Infrastructure You Can’t See: Windsor-Essex, Ontario, is the only major Canadian metro south of the US border; more importantly, it’s a powerhouse industrial center. 1/19/2017
 
Workforce Development: A Tough ACT to Follow: Are locations making progress in quantifying skills required by capital investors? 1/12/2017
 
Editor's View: It Just Might Work: Analysis in this issue of the Trump win is guardedly optimistic 1/5/2017
 
New York: Good Sports - Big Leases in The Big Apple: Two of the nation’s leading professional sports leagues are deepening their roots in Manhattan with major office leases in Midtown. 12/22/2016
 
Departments: North American Reports: Projects from Germany's Henkel in Connecticut, Audi in Mexico and Festo in Ohio, France's ON Entertainment in Montréal and Austria's Seisenbacher Rail Interiors in Rochester, New York. 12/8/2016
 
Malaysia: Kulim Hi-Tech Park Lands Two Plum Projects: Economic indicators moving in the right direction like these bode well for multinationals opening or planning new facilities in this Southeast Asian country in the heart of the ASEAN region. 12/1/2016
 
Lehigh Valley, Pennsylvania: Where to Grow Your Back Office: Not all corporate operations need a Wall Street address to be successful. 11/22/2016
 
Automotive Industry: Economic Recovery ‘Highly Unusual’: GM’s economist weighs in on the strange and positive qualities of the post-Recession economy. 11/17/2016
 
Editor's View: Here’s the Deal — Business Climates Matter: Eight of the top 10 are Southeastern, and that’s not a new phenomenon anymore — just an affirmation that their formula for attracting investment is working. 11/17/2016
 
Washington: Aerospace Project Had Options, Didn’t Need Them: The grass isn’t always greener. 11/10/2016
 
Business Climate Ranking: The Gold Standard: How Georgia Wins a Fourth Consecutive Top Business Climate Billing 11/3/2016
 
Massachusetts: Governor Signs $1-Billion Economic Development Package: Governor Charlie Baker signed comprehensive economic development legislation into law deepening the state’s economic competitiveness. 10/27/2016
 
Upper Midwest: Report Cards Are Out – State Innovation Grades Are Above Average: States in this region are Innovation Champions and Leaders, according to a recent ranking from the Consumer Technology Association. 10/20/2016
 
Editor's View: Audience Participation:Reviewing the results of our recent reader survey, which garnered the strongest rate of participation in years. 9/15/2016
 
Northern Ireland: The UK’s Sweet Spot for Advanced Engineering & Manufacturing: Proximity to the UK and European markets provides real value for money and is a key factor for companies investing in Northern Ireland. 9/8/2016
 
Venture Capital: Where to Find Venture Capital in the Midwest. Startup Ohio: The Midwest may not spring to mind as the magnet for venture capital, but keep an eye on Ohio. 9/7/2016
 
Missouri: Missouri Counties Race for ‘Work Ready’Status: Show-Me State counties — 10 in recent months — show how work skills credentialing is done. 8/4/2016
 
Aerospace: Record Demand Causes A Shift In Aerospace Investment Locations: Where the global aerospace and defense industry is heading in 2016, according to a major new report from Deloitte. 7/28/2016
 
Research & Science Parks: Areas of Innovation Leave Science Parks in the Dust: Areas of Innovation are districts anchored by science parks; many are profiled in a new publication by that name from the International Association of Science Parks. 7/14/2016
 
FDI Outlook: Locations of the Future: Where site selectors are most likely to invest in the next five years. 7/7/2016
 
Editor's View: Brexit Vote - ‘A Different World’: Making sense of the Brexit vote and the effect on the UK for foreign direct investment 7/7/2016
 
Republic of Turkey: Fast Growing, Dynamic Economy: Turkey’s economic strengths and abundance of skilled workers deliver the confidence and predictability required by today’s global capital investors. 6/23/2016
 
Malaysia: Every Step of the Way: A second top investment promotion agency award demonstrates Malaysia’s expertise in attracting new investment and helping existing projects expand. 6/16/2016
 
Georgia: ‘Thoughtful Development’: Forget what you know about commercial sprawl in the Atlanta area. It’s a whole new ballgame along the South Fulton Parkway. 6/9/2016
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Beacon of Knowledge: Research-oriented corporations, SMEs and startups are finding the ideal innovation ecosystem where they might not have looked several years ago. 6/2/2016
 
Arizona: Ready for Its Close-up: Delegates on a tour of Arizona’s innovation attributes were more than a little impressed with the state’s universities and their economic development acumen. 5/26/2016
 
Logistics: Keep On Truckin': Texas has more logistics assets — from rail infrastructure and seaports to air cargo facilities and roads — than most countries. 5/19/2016
 
Editor's View: Economic Development’s New Math: The same location criteria that drove your site decisions last year still apply this year. But the textbook has changed. 5/5/2016
 
South Carolina: Portside: The Palmetto State’s industrial engine would sputter without the critical contributions of its three ports. A fourth is in the planning stages. 4/28/2016
 
South Central States: In Case You Missed It: A round-up of what’s on the minds of the four governors in this key region. 4/14/2016
 
Agribusiness: Think Locally, Invest Globally: Russia, Iowa expansions are about much more than new facilities. 4/7/2016
 
New Mexico: More Enchanting: Measures taken to make New Mexico more business-friendly are paying off. 3/24/2016
 
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology: Innovation Destination: Saudi Arabia’s most dynamic research ecosystem is at KAUST’s campus on the Red Sea. 3/24/2016
 
Airport Cities: The Catalyst: How a signature headquarters project is turbocharging Atlanta’s new Aerotropolis Alliance. 3/17/2016
 
Editor's View: You’ll Know It When You Hear It: Congratulations again to Texas and Kentucky for their 2015 Governors Cups. 3/3/2016
 
Governor's Cups: A Pair of Kings Takes It: New leadership in this year’s winning states for attracting new facilities are looking ahead, not behind, at how to keep their states at the top of their game. 3/1/2016
 
Tennessee: We Can’t Wait!: The next train to Clarksville will include a new Google data center. 2/18/2016
 
Mexico: Decades in the Making: The Monterrey region’s rich educational resources did not appear overnight, and they are growing. 2/4/2016
 
Workforce Development: ‘Make it Less Murky’: Workforce credentials are the new currency of site location success. 1/7/2016
 
State of the States: Some States Get It – Some Don’t: With the advent of a new year, a look back and look ahead can help focus priorities for the next round of location decisions. 1/1/2016
 
Editor's View: Your Credentials, Please: All content in this issue will give you food for thought as your location discernment for 2016 gets underway. 1/1/2016
 
Nebraska: Look What’s Growing in Nebraska: An entrepreneurial ecosystem is rapidly taking shape. 12/22/2015
 
Kansas: How to Grow an Aerospace Cluster: An Innovation Campus at Wichita State University will keep the region’s aerospace sector well stocked with talent. 12/10/2015
 
Aerospace: Rolls-Royce Picks Delta TechOps for Key Engine Work at ATL 12/10/2015
 
Aerospace News: Falcon Jet in Little Rock, Lockheed Cruise Missiles, North State in NC, and More! 11/30/2015
 
Editor's View: When ‘You’re So Predictable’ Is a Good Thing 11/5/2015
 
Water Technology: Come On In - The Water's Fine: California’s water resource challenges are real, but so are the many technology solutions in use and on the drawing board. 11/3/2015
 
The 2015 Business Climate Ranking: Peach State Three-peat: Georgia Builds on its Strengths 11/2/2015
 
Lehigh Valley Pennsylvania: Your Workforce Awaits: How one region’s labor supply, logistics assets and business climate facilitate success. 10/29/2015
 
North Carolina: Fourth and Climbing: The Tar Heel State’s economic outlook keeps improving, and its corporate tax rate keeps falling. 10/22/2015
 
Commercial Space: To the Moon, Alice! 9/30/2015
 
Aerospace News: Aerojet Rocketdyne in Arkansas, Boeing in South Carolina, Bell in Louisiana, and much More! 9/30/2015
 
United Kingdom: UK Remains Top European FDI Destination: Most projects are from the US, France and India. 9/24/2015
 
Birmingham UK: Second City, First Choice: More investors are finding the UK business location they seek outside the hubbub of London, in next generation Birmingham. 9/24/2015
 
Selangor Malaysia: Naturally: Selangor’s key industries thrive, because they belong there. 9/17/2015
 
Malaysia: Welcome Mat, Version 2.0: A new incentive targets multinationals’ higher-end regional operations. 9/17/2015
 
Texas: How To Site A Data Center: Fort Worth friends Facebook with the right combination of location attributes for a new data center complex. 9/10/2015
 
Texas: Better Than It Was: A Conversation With Governor Greg Abbott 9/10/2015
 
Editor's View: Why Our Rankings Resonate 9/3/2015
 
2015 Global Infrastructure Report: Smoothing Out the Rough Spots: A dossier of data on the ports, roads, railways, airports and broadband byways of the United States and the world 9/1/2015
 
Rocky Mountains: What’s for Dinner In The Rockies?: Following are snapshots of recent F&B projects that landed — or expanded — in the Rocky Mountain region 8/27/2015
 
Arkansas: Road Show: Gov. Asa Hutchinson spent a week in Europe recruiting aerospace companies to his state at the Paris Air Show. 8/20/2015
 
Aerospace News: New Pratt & Whitney Facility, A330 Built in China, PRECORP in SC, and More! 7/29/2015
 
Caribbean: ICT Hub in the Making: Will changes to SEZ rules hurt Jamaica’s growing BPO sector? 7/16/2015
 
Malaysia's Data Centre Sector: Regional Hub Status Clearly Within Reach: Sectors succeed when industry and government are on the same page. 7/16/2015
 
Research and Science Parks: Wichita State: Top University for Aerospace R&D 7/9/2015
 
Aerospace Part 1: Droning On and On: An in-between time is the right time to cultivate one state’s growing UAS industry cluster. 7/2/2015
 
Aerospace Part 2: US, Global Locations Ranked For Manufacturing Attractiveness: Business costs, talent availability are key metrics to watch. 7/2/2015
 
Workforce Development: Keeping Our Head Above Water: Positive jobs numbers since the end of the recession mask a dire lack of skilled labor throughout the US. How much longer can this be the case? 1/8/2015

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