November 1, 2003

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Site Selection Resources

Originally Published MX November/December 2003

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Economic incentives

Facility space



Central Indiana

Investment and R&D tax credits
Workforce training grants

Certification program for technology parks

Indianapolis International Airport
4000+ miles of rail

Charleston, SC

5% corporate income tax
Tax credits for corporate headquarters

Site inventory available
Foreign trade zone sites


Charleston International Airport
6 executive airports

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

No personal or corporate income taxes
No state property taxes

Metroplex industrial real estate market

DFW International Airport
Dallas Area Rapid Transit

Great Falls, MT

Workforce training grants
Fast-track site permits

Great Falls International Airport
Federal Express regional hub

Hampton Roads, VA

No local income or payroll taxes

Site inventory available

Hampton Roads Technology Incubator
Norfolk biotech incubator

Norfolk International Airport
Port of Hampton Roads

Irvine, CA

No inventory taxes

Irvine Spectrum technology park

John Wayne Airport


34 tax-free zones

Site database includes 5000 locations

Certification program for industrial business parks

Detroit Metropolitan Airport
Ferry services on 20 routes


Industrial infrastructure grants
5-year decreasing utilities discounts

Foreign trade zone sites

Fort Leonard Wood Technology Park
Center for Emerging Technologies

International airports in Kansas City and St. Louis

Northeast Florida

No personal income or inventory taxes
Enterprise zone incentives

100,000+ acres of vacant land

Three business park incubators

Jacksonville International Airport
3 deep-water ports


Risk capital for early-stage technology companies

Site database includes 1200 locations

More than 25 incubation programs

Pittsburgh International Airport
Second-largest inland port in the U.S.

Snohomish County, WA

No personal or corporate income taxes
No unitary or inventory taxes

20+ business and industrial parks

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
Six county airports

South Coast, MA

Low-interest loans
Prepermitted sites

Site inventory available

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth incubator

Boston Logan International Airport
T.F. Green Airport (Warwick, RI)

Research, educational, and workforce resources available to manufacturers in emerging U.S. medtech centers. All information provided by economic development agencies for the named regions.


Institutional Resources

Workforce Education

Medtech Industry Employment

Central Indiana

Ball State University
Indiana University
Purdue University

20% of residents hold undergraduate degrees
Technology Enhancement Certification for Hoosiers
Skills 2016 program

Medical devices: 6418
Pharma: 19,257

Charleston, SC

Clemson University
Medical University of South Carolina

2000+ science and technical degrees granted annually
The Center for Accelerated Technology Training

Medtech: 2000+

Dallas/Ft. Worth, TX

University of North Texas Health Science Center
University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

4500+ public university doctorates granted in past decade

Medical devices: 6153

Great Falls, MT

Benefis Healthcare Research Hospital
McLaughlin Research Institute for Bio-Medical Sciences

Hampton Roads, VA

Eastern Virginia Medical School

8% of residents hold graduate degrees

Biotech, life sciences, pharma: 6719
Medical devices: 615

Irvine, CA

University of California at Irvine Medical Center

25% of residents hold graduate degrees
58% of residents hold undergraduate degrees

Biosciences: 15,000


48 independent universities and colleges
15 public universities
18 technical education centers

200+ life sciences doctorates granted annually
800+ bioscience degrees granted annually

Life sciences: 32,000


Kansas City Area Life Sciences Institute
Stowers Institute for Medical Research
University of Kansas Medical Center

Life sciences, pharma: 16,361
Medical devices: 8032

Northeast Florida

Mayo Clinic
St. Vincent's Medical Systems
University of Florida

18,000+ students graduate from area colleges annually
Quick Response Training program


Carnegie Mellon University
Pittsburgh Life Sciences Greenhouse
University of Pittsburgh

1200+ science degrees granted in 2001
4200+ healthcare degrees granted in 2001

Biotech, life sciences, pharma: 6742
Medical devices: 8106

Snohomish County, WA

Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
University of Washington Medical Center
Washington State University

10.5% of residents hold graduate degrees
21.5% of residents hold undergraduate degrees

Life sciences: 6800

South Coast, MA

University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
Caritas Saint Anne's Hospital
SouthCoast Hospitals Group

The SouthCoast Education Compact program

Biotech, life sciences, pharma: 500
Medical devices: 1200

Research, educational, and workforce resources available to manufacturers in emerging U.S. medtech centers. All information provided by economic development agencies for the named regions.

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