Subscribe
Close
  • Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues

Renew
Inward Investment Guides

Recent Features

Skilled Labor / STEM

Thinking Outside the Box to Fulfill Workforce Needs

Some businesses are looking to nontraditional labor pools — including ex-offenders, recovering addicts, and those with disabilities — as potential employees.

Continue
Economy / Market Analysis

Retaking the Rust Belt

Across the Midwest, new life is being breathed into old industrial facilities that are becoming home to IoT incubators, office space, and other mixed-use development.

Continue
DCs / Warehousing

In Focus: E-Tail Creating Demand for Urban Warehouses

In order to be close to their target markets, e-retailers are locating warehouses in urban locations and taking advantage of these densely populated areas’ built-in employee bases.

Continue
Government Policy / Business Climate

The New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs: Implementation, Consequences, and Next Steps

Businesses that use steel and/or aluminum need to understand how the recently enacted tariffs will affect their supply chain as well as their bottom line.

Continue
Location USA

FDI & Reshoring Lead to U.S. Manufacturing Growth

An improving business climate, including tax cuts and elimination of onerous regulations, bodes well for manufacturing in the United States.

Continue
Asset / Facility Management

Front Line: Attracting Companies in Emerging Industries

Companies in emerging industries need to feel they are working in partnership with the developers/landlords who are trying to attract them to their properties.

Continue
Contributed Content

Why Top Consulting Firms Are Choosing This Location

An educated labor pool, top-notch international airport, and a unified community of governmental and business leaders facilitated the selection of Orlando by several high-profile professional consulting firms.

Continue
Advanced Manufacturing

First Person: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Business Landscape

Area Development recently asked Jack Uldrich, a global futurist and author, about today’s disruptive technologies and what business leaders need to do to stay ahead of the curve. Uldrich frequently speaks about technology, change management, and leadership to Fortune 100 corporations, venture capital firms, associations, NGOs, and government bodies around the world.

Continue
Asset / Facility Management

Rethinking How to Incorporate Technology into Office and Building Design

Technology infrastructure needs to be incorporated into facility plans before design work is done in order to avoid busting the budget.

Continue
Contributed Content

Indy’s 16 Tech Development to Accelerate Innovation, Build Community

A new urban innovation district aims to become the advanced industry epicenter of Indianapolis.

Continue
Location USA

An Effective RFP Process for Your Next U.S. Capital Investment

A poorly managed RFP process may cause delays, distractions, and produce bad information for your next project. A well-executed process considers the goals of the project and crafts an RFP process with that end in mind.

Continue
Government Policy / Business Climate

U.S. Tax Reform: A Game-Changer for Manufacturers

The new tax law will provide U.S. manufacturers with additional cash, but they must still align their investment decisions with corporate growth strategies.

Continue
Contributed Content

First Person: The Indy Region Is Getting Its Story Out

The Indy region offers great diversity when it comes to lifestyle and the pillars of the business community.

Continue
Asset / Facility Management

In Focus: How to Negotiate a Better Real Estate Contract

When moving or expanding, taking your time, doing your research, and thinking through your strategy can save you money and stress in the long run.

Continue
Location USA

The United States Remains the Global Leader in Business and Investment

The United States is the best place in the world to invest and do business. This isn’t hyperbole — it’s a fact.

Continue
Construction / Project Planning

Front Line: Construction Industry Faces a Labor Shortage

As construction labor market tightens, will project deadlines slip?

Continue
Construction / Project Planning

Due Diligence: Thoroughly Investigating the Technical Aspects of a Site

By carefully examining site conditions/logistics, environmental regulations/risk, as well as the area surrounding the chosen site, companies can avoid delays and cost overruns.

Continue