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

Contributed Content

Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World

It is hoped that for firms with an interest in the water sector, the Water Campus will be a magnet for innovation and private-sector investment.

Continue
Construction / Project Planning

Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design/Construction Costs

When design/construction teams and owners work together as a cohesive unit, the results include lower costs, higher efficiency, and a smoother workflow.

Continue
Advanced Manufacturing

Workforce Automation: Scary Threat or Major Opportunity?

Despite dire predictions that robots and automation will displace workers, studies predict automation and robotics will actually create more — but different — jobs than they displace.

Continue
Logistics / Infrastructure

Infrastructure Investment: Shifting the Focus from Cost to Opportunity

The cost of upgrading and maintaining U.S. infrastructure is an investment that will pay off for industry and the nation as a whole, resulting in job creation and increased GDP.

Continue
Food Processing

Siting A New Production Plant: A Challenge Intensifies

The increasing role of food safety has caused a geological upheaval in how and where food is manufactured.

Continue
Taxes / Incentives

One Year Later: The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

We are just beginning to see the economic effect of the TCJA, passed in December 2017, but tax cuts are among many factors influencing U.S. investment decisions.

Continue
Skilled Labor / STEM

What Is the Future of Work?

As they look to the future, today’s HR leaders need to quickly adjust to change and technological innovation in the 21st century. In this interview, Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert,” discusses why companies must build “future-ready” workplaces that are attractive to multiple generations of diverse workers. They also need to locate these workplaces in dynamic communities that will provide the workforce with a fulfilling lifestyle.

Continue
Contributed Content

Tech Innovators Find a Home for Invention and Growth in Canada

New incentives are making Canada an attractive place to invest.

Continue
Workplace Trends

The Value of a Choose-Your-Own-Adventure Workplace

Smart workplaces are flexible and personalized to attract a high-performing, diverse workforce.

Continue
Advanced Manufacturing

First Person: Internet Security for the Manufacturing Industry

Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important concern for businesses of all types and sizes. To find out more about the cyber threats these companies are facing, Area Development recently interviewed Oliver Dehning, CEO for U.S. operations at Hornetsecurity, a cybersecurity firm focused on cloud-based solutions.

Continue
Workplace Trends

Millennials Spark Seismic Shift in Site Selection

Those looking for a location for a new facility are focusing on communities that differentiate themselves through their quality of life, labor force, and cultural fit.

Continue
Taxes / Incentives

Understanding - and Capitalizing on - Opportunity Zones

The U.S. Treasury recently released regulations that will guide governance and implementation of Opportunity Zones, which have the potential to attract more than $50 billion of capital to low-income communities.

Continue
Taxes / Incentives

Why Do Many Incentives Awarded Remain Unused?

There’s often a mismatch between incentives provided and those an organization — which also needs to be aware of any “strings attached” — can actually use.

Continue
Food Processing

Healthy-Eating Trends Challenge How Food Manufacturers Do Business

Food manufacturers are modifying their processes and investing in new technologies in order to meet rapidly evolving consumer trends.

Continue
Corporate HQ / Office

What’s Prompting HQ Relocations?

Companies are relocating their headquarters for myriad reasons, including to lower costs, access skilled talent, improve accessibility, and burnish their corporate image.

Continue
Food Processing

A Strategic Approach to Building a New Processing Facility

The use of available data, due diligence, and a traceable decision-making process will yield the best result for your company when locating a new food processing facility.

Continue
Biotech / Life Sciences

How Location Strategy Can Fuel Drug Discovery

Life sciences companies are seeking locations where they can attract top talent and identify flexible facilities, which is directly affecting their real estate decisions.

Continue
Skilled Labor / STEM

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal

Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.

Continue
Advanced Manufacturing

In Focus: Capitalizing on the Speed of 3D Printing

3D printing, rapid prototyping isn’t just for product development; it has helped to create a culture where waste reduction is a priority.

Continue
Government Policy / Business Climate

The Impact of Tariffs on Supply Chain Costs

The worsening tariff situation will affect prices throughout the international supply chain that supports companies’ operations both in the U.S. and abroad — and ultimately affect their bottom line.

Continue
Food Processing

The Value of Laser Scanning to Your Food Facility Project

Data captured through laser scanning of your existing food processing facility can help with buildout of a new or customized operation.

Continue
Workplace Trends

In Focus: Technology and the Evolution of the Real Estate Industry

The marriage of physical and digital technologies is having a transformative effect on real estate markets — from industrial and distribution to office.

Continue
Skilled Labor / STEM

The War for Talent — A Battle for Employee Attraction and Retention

Employers need to anticipate the competition for employees, increase wages, recruit nationally, and utilize local site selection strategies to attract the desired talent.

Continue
Taxes / Incentives

Agile Real Estate’s Impact on Incentives

Agile real estate solutions that reduce your firm’s level of investment and/or headcount may have an effect on incentives provided by state and local entities.

Continue
Construction / Project Planning

Frontline: UAVs Provide Construction Industry With Clearer Sight Line

As companies increasingly use drones to monitor progress on construction projects, the FAA is easing restrictions that are currently limiting their use.

Continue
Taxes / Incentives

Incentive Considerations in M&A Transactions

A company that is acquiring or selling a business needs to evaluate the potential advantages and liabilities of incentives already in place, as well as opportunities for future incentives.

Continue