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First Person: Manufacturers Turn to Contingent Workforces to Increase Production and Invest in Future Hires

A staff editor for Area Development recently interviewed Becca Dernberger, vice president and general manager of Manpower’s Northeast Division, about the use of the contingent workforce in today’s more technology-driven manufacturing sector. More
International Location Reports >>

Capital Investment, Technology Upgrades to Bolster Mexico’s Diverse Manufacturing Sectors

Whether they are manufacturing vehicles, airplanes, electrical cable, or something else, companies are finding the resources they need to compete in Mexico. More
Aerospace >>

First Person: A Precision Aerospace Manufacturer Relocates Production from Mexico Back to New England

A staff editor for Area Development recently interviewed Scott Livingston, the president and CEO of the Horst Engineering Family of Companies, a privately held contract manufacturer of precision-machined components and assemblies for aerospace and other high-technology industries which recently returned production to the U.S. from Mexico. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Top Airport Locations for Real Estate Investors

JLL’s Index evaluates airports based on criteria such as availability of industrial and warehousing space, access to large population centers, and air cargo growth prospects. This year’s highest ranked airport is Chicago O’Hare (ORD) with a score of 144.6, followed by Miami (MIA) at 120.9 and Los Angeles (LAX) with a 117.2. More
Corporate HQ / Office >>

Downtowns Drawing Millennial Workers — and the Companies That Need to Attract Them

Companies are choosing walkable downtown locations to help them better compete for talent and resources while supporting triple-bottom line business outcomes. More
Location Notebook >>

Location Notebook: TVA Hitching Its Wagon to the Auto Industry

TVA is driving to make automotive manufacturing the cornerstone of the region. More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

How To Improve Profits While Paying the New Higher Minimum Wages

In order to keep labor costs in check while adjusting to higher wage rates, employers should concentrate on motivating employees to improve productivity. More
 
Location Canada >>

International Companies Increasing Their Investments in Canada’s Agriculture and Agri-Food Sector

International agri-businesses looking for a talented labor pool, market reach, incentives for R&D, and other tax credits are locating and expanding in Canada. More
Aerospace >>

Choosing the Optimal Site for an Aviation-Related Project

If current trends continue, a conservative estimate reveals there will be more than 1,000 announcements of aviation-related projects in the United States over the next decade. The best location decisions will be made by project teams that not only look at the current overall costs, but also have a deep understanding of hidden site development costs, in addition to the long-term political/financial stability that a region can provide. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Frontline: West Coast Ports Unite to Solve Challenges

Manufacturers of imported and exported goods between the United States and Asia let out a huge sigh of relief in late May when a five-year contract that governs pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports was finally ratified. Despite the ratified agreement, manufacturers are certain that strikes and delays will continue at West Coast ports. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

U.S. Infrastructure Funding Needs More Than a Quick Fix

Public investment in infrastructure sits at its lowest level since records have been kept because of underfunding across all levels of government. More
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: How Intelligent Services Can Reduce Building Costs

Intelligent services and the data they provide can help building owners reduce their environmental impact, improve building performance, optimize energy spend, and improve the bottom line. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Integrated Project Delivery for Industrial Manufacturing Facilities

Enabled by collaboration software, IPD is helping industrial manufacturers reduce risk, achieve predictable results, and maximize the effectiveness of capital funding. More
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Getting The Best Data For Optimal Decision-Making

Data is more than raw facts and figures; it is an asset that embodies critical information that goes beyond operational efficiencies, and it can help determine the soundness of the corporate location/expansion decision. More
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