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Nevada >>

Front Line: Tesla’s New Battery Plant to Bring Electric Vehicles to the Masses

A comprehensive incentives package (pending legislative approval), proximity to natural resources and abundant renewable energy potential are significant factors that will improve Tesla’s odds of success in the “get things done state.” More
Location Canada >>

Canada’s Competitive Corporate Tax Landscape

Canada has witnessed a remarkable transformation in the business tax landscape. Once known for having one of the highest corporate income tax rates in the developed world, Canada now has one of the lowest rates of the Group of Seven (G7) leading industrial economies and is near the middle of the pack of OECD countries. More
Florida >>

Special Investment Report: Florida’s Eastern and Mid-Gulf Coasts

How many places in the world can claim to be on the cutting edge of both space and ocean transportation? It’s a striking illustration of the economic diversity you’ll find as you scan down the East Coast of Florida and then partway up the Gulf side. More
Ohio >>

Ohio’s Economy Emerges from Recession While Building a Pro-Business Reputation

Ohio benefits from access - access to markets, access to workforce, access to suppliers, and access to customers – and, regional developers are embracing the challenge of getting the word out about the area’s business advantages. More
 
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Energy-Rich States Growing U.S. Economy, Shifting Global Balance

States with plentiful energy resources exhibited the fastest rates of economic growth last year; nationwide growth in energy-related jobs was more than twice the national average of overall job growth. More
Asset Management >>

Manufacturers Losing Intellectual Property to Security Breaches

Although manufacturers understand the importance of securing their intellectual property, few have adequate procedures in place to keep pace with today’s escalating risks. More
Automotive >>

The Changing Geography of the American Auto Industry

Where is auto production currently concentrated, and where will the industry expand in the future? More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

In Focus: New Development of Small Industrial Facilities Expected as Inventory Dwindles

Lack of inventory for smaller scale industrial facilities in certain markets has created more competition among tenants and is expected to prompt activity from regional and national industrial developers, bringing new, state-of-the-art buildings to market. More
Workforce 2014

Low Costs + Skilled Workforce = A Perfect Fit

The site selection process has always been a complex balancing act of finding the “perfect” combination between the ideal physical location and the most qualified and available workforce, with the cost of doing business in each location tempering the two considerations. More

Zero-Sum Labor - The C-Suite's Next Wicked Problem

The impending chronic shortage of qualified workers is causing employers to rethink their business models, locations, and role in their host communities. More
Leading Locations for 2014

Leading Locations for 2014: The "Recession-Busting" MSA's

A look at how three MSAs ranked in the top 15 of the “Recession-Busting” category in Area Development's 2014 Leading Metro Locations report are arising from the difficulties of the Great Recession and putting themselves on new growth arcs. More

Leading Locations for 2014: The MSAs with Strongest Prime Work Force Growth

A yawning gap has developed between millions of potentially available workers and the increasingly sophisticated skills they would require to qualify for today’s generally tech-oriented jobs. More
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