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Leading Metro Locations

Beyond Silicon Valley: Promising New Tech Boomtowns

In its quest for lower costs, modern facilities, and access to talent, the booming tech sector is finding it can strike gold outside California.

Construction / Project Planning

Optimizing Integrated Design / Construction Project Delivery

IPD requires considerable time and effort on the facility owner’s side, but this front-end planning will help in avoiding costly delays once construction gets under way.

Asset / Facility Management

Frontline: Implementing the New Ozone Standard - First Steps

Many urban industrial facility managers are familiar with working in nonattainment areas. But a new lower standard will sweep in new territory.

International Location Reports

International Location Report: Site Selection in the Auto Industry – A Move to Mexico?

A Mexican location holds many advantages for automotive OEMs and their suppliers, but several challenges need to be addressed.

U.S. Regional Reports

Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Retaining & Growing Jobs Through Diversification

The Mid-Atlantic States are putting measures in place to retain their traditional manufacturing jobs, while also securing investments in pharma, wellness-based food, and other emerging sectors.


Frontline: Drones Redefine the Use of Commercial Airspace

The FAA is in the process of establishing regulations for the commercial use of drones, the use of which is also supposed to be a boon to the telecommunications industry.

International Location Reports

International Location Report: Mexico’s Economy Is Setting Production Records

Mexico is experiencing strong economic growth across a range of industrial sectors, which should be buoyed by further government investment in education and infrastructure.

Data Centers

Data Center Development and Financing Strategies

Industry-specific factors to examine when evaluating data center locations include power needs/costs, scalability, and security; and carefully examine financing strategies for these capital-intensive investments as well.

Taxes / Incentives

In Focus: Incentives No More - Why States are Changing Course on Incentives

As some states table or modify their incentives programs for financial and/or political reasons, growing companies need to take these actions into account when making location decisions.

Logistics / Infrastructure

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT.

International Location Reports

International Location Report: A Solid Foundation for Economic Success in Canada

Further investment in job training, innovation, and infrastructure by the new government in Ottawa will serve to enhance Canada’s economic strengths.

Skilled Labor / STEM

A Win-Win for Veterans & Companies Requiring Skilled Workers

Government and corporate initiatives are helping companies to utilize the skills of returning veterans to fill their need for qualified workers.

U.S. Regional Reports

Regional Report: New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon

As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.


Location Notebook: Auto Industry Driving the Kentucky Economy

The auto industry is steering the Bluegrass State toward growth and prosperity, while the state works to meet the challenge of keeping enough workers in the pipeline.

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