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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Construction / Project Planning

Front Line: Construction Industry Faces a Labor Shortage

As construction labor market tightens, will project deadlines slip?

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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.

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Advanced Manufacturing

University Innovation Parks Link the Academic and “Real World”

Research and innovation parks continue to evolve to meet the needs of students, faculty, and private-sector tenants alike.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Get On Track With a Rail-Served Site

The economic and environmental benefits of freight rail transportation should be considered when developing your next facility.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Contributed Content

Location Notebook: Cape Coral-Desirable for Business Owners and Residents Alike

A pro-business environment and an enviable quality of life have made Cape Coral a haven for biomedical and other light manufacturing companies.

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