Market conditions are tight, but some states are certifying large sites as shovel-ready in order to make sure they have an inventory on hand.
Locating in an existing building will save a company time and money.
Chris Womack, Executive Vice President and President, External Affairs, Southern Company
While U.S. manufacturing is experiencing a renaissance of sorts, employers are facing a new challenge — a shortage of qualified job applicants. The skills gap cannot be bridged overnight. We must align education, economic development, workforce, and business agendas to develop the talent necessary for success in a global economy.
Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics
From fluctuating fuel costs to fewer drivers to port congestion, logistics providers are facing a host of challenges. With the current transport climate, the ascendance of Inland ports is well-timed and probably part of the answer to both the fuel and congestion issues.