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The Top Site Selection Factors

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Asset / Facility Management

Frontline: Implementing the New Ozone Standard - First Steps

Many urban industrial facility managers are familiar with working in nonattainment areas. But a new lower standard will sweep in new territory.

International Location Reports

International Location Report: Mexico’s Economy Is Setting Production Records

Mexico is experiencing strong economic growth across a range of industrial sectors, which should be buoyed by further government investment in education and infrastructure.


Frontline: Drones Redefine the Use of Commercial Airspace

The FAA is in the process of establishing regulations for the commercial use of drones, the use of which is also supposed to be a boon to the telecommunications industry.


Location Notebook: Jackson, Tennessee, Takes a Regional Economic Development Approach

The nine-county Jackson, Tennessee, region is focusing on its key infrastructure strengths as well as educational assets, while meeting challenges head-on, in order to continue to attract targeted industries.

Workplace Trends

Current Trends in Employee Work Environments

Companies are redesigning their facilities to reflect how each generation of employees works, with the result being greater collaboration and improved productivity.

International Location Reports

International Location Report: Site Selection in the Auto Industry – A Move to Mexico?

A Mexican location holds many advantages for automotive OEMs and their suppliers, but several challenges need to be addressed.

U.S. Regional Reports

Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic Region Retaining & Growing Jobs Through Diversification

The Mid-Atlantic States are putting measures in place to retain their traditional manufacturing jobs, while also securing investments in pharma, wellness-based food, and other emerging sectors.

Logistics / Infrastructure

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT.


Location Notebook: Auto Industry Driving the Kentucky Economy

The auto industry is steering the Bluegrass State toward growth and prosperity, while the state works to meet the challenge of keeping enough workers in the pipeline.

U.S. Regional Reports

Regional Report: New England Joining the Economic-Recovery Bandwagon

As a prime recipient of venture-capital investment, the New England region is continuing to attract entrepreneurs and grow jobs.

Advanced Manufacturing

Cloud Computing’s Effect on Manufacturing

Initially used for accessing and sharing data, cloud computing now allows manufacturers to connect machines, materials, and people in real time.

Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Naughty or Nice: Which States and Locations Will Bring Business Executives Holiday Cheer?

If you’re contemplating a relocation or expansion or are consolidating operations, you will inevitably be evaluating your existing locations to determine if they are productive business partners. How do you decide which economic development agencies are naughty or nice?

International Location Reports

International Location Report: A Solid Foundation for Economic Success in Canada

Further investment in job training, innovation, and infrastructure by the new government in Ottawa will serve to enhance Canada’s economic strengths.

Skilled Labor / STEM

A Win-Win for Veterans & Companies Requiring Skilled Workers

Government and corporate initiatives are helping companies to utilize the skills of returning veterans to fill their need for qualified workers.

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