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Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Building a Sustainable Labor Pipeline

More companies are thinking through the long-term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development

Economic benefits include construction and operations jobs and manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. More than 25 rail manufacturing companies and suppliers have committed to expanding their U.S. operations if their bids are selected for building high-speed rail systems. More
Corporate HQ / Office >>

In Focus: Adaptive Reuse Gaining Traction in the Office Market

As companies compete to attract the best talent possible, locating in a redeveloped building — with its character, charm, and amenities — is becoming a key part of recruitment and retention strategies. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Resolve To Keep Up With These Logistics Trends

Yogi Berra was only referring to baseball at the time. However when he allegedly said that watching something was like “déjà vu all over again,” he could just as easily been summing up today’s major logistics trends, because many have a familiar ring to them. More
 
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: Utilizing Data to Enhance Energy Management Strategies

By analyzing usage and consumption patterns through energy management software, facilities are able to bridge the gap between the theory of saving energy and the act of actually eliminating wasted dollars through reduction in energy usage. More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

Assessing a Location’s Workforce

Every labor market is unique. Evaluating a region’s labor suitability for a new or expanding operation should consider many factors beyond population size and unemployment rates. Understanding the interconnectivity of topics pertaining to competitive demand, pay practices, attrition, applicant flow/quality, geographic site positioning, union activity, benefit offerings, and training resources is important and will better inform a location commitment decision. More
Data Centers >>

Navigating Data Center Site Selection and Design

Each data center’s design will vary according to its end user, and each developer will have a different mix of priorities — from baseline cost to security and transport links — ensuring that no two projects will be the same. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Contingent Labor Streamlines Manufacturing Operations

Once only considered as a last resort by companies to reduce labor costs, contingent workers that possess high levels of industry-specific training are now used by manufacturers on an increasingly regular basis. It is estimated that by 2018 nearly 45 percent of the world’s total workforce will be contingent. More
Thought Leadership
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In Focus: Four Tips for Renewing Your Office Lease

Stephen F. Graw, Sperry Van Ness/Nashville  
Following these steps will help to ensure you get the best deal on your office renewal lease and offer peace of mind that you have done the research, understand your options, and selected the deal that’s best for your company. More
View Point

First Person: A California Pioneer Brings Source Manufacturing Jobs Back to Ohio

Ulrich Honighausen, CEO, hausenware, inc. 
Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion 
A designer and sourcer of tableware for several large U.S. retailers has opened up a new pottery-making firm that utilizes local skilled talent to manufacture products for the American market. More
The Top Site Selection Factors

Critical Site Selection Factor #1: Availability of Skilled Labor an Acute Need

With a growing U.S. economy and an “onshoring” trend fanning demand, the availability of skilled labor has become the #1 factor in site decisions. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #2: Highway Accessibility - The Supplier/Market Connection

Highway accessibility ranks as the #2 most important factor to corporate executives, certainly reflecting the crucial role of transportation costs and logistical efficiencies in a U.S. and global market with less and less margin for error in the supply chain. More
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