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Ohio >>

Front Line: Light Manufacturers Create a Unique Supply Chain in Central Ohio

At the New Albany Personal Care and Beauty Innovation Campus, a cluster of manufacturing businesses are working together as a supply chain to create a wide variety of packaged healthcare and beauty products – all developed and completed at the same business park and then shipped all over the world. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Design Firms’ Increasingly Integrated Role in Facility Development Projects

The process of client engagement for design firms is evolving from a late-stage entry into the game by RFP response to a proactive approach that includes crucial due diligence factors that come before any facility design can even be conceptualized. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Domestic Oil Production Spurs Regional and Manufacturing Industry Renaissance

Today's thriving domestic energy industry is stimulating local economies across the map, from major cities like Denver and Houston, to small towns at the epicenter of shale plays like Williston, North Dakota. More
Automotive >>

First Person: A Tire Giant Helps Grow Small Business

Forming positive relationships with the communities in which they are located is important for companies, large and small. These relationships foster further economic growth within the host communities. With that in mind, Area Development’s editor recently interviewed John Tully, the director of Michelin Development, formed specifically to offer support to new small and medium-size businesses. More
 
Location Canada >>

Canada's Business Advantages Attracting Increased Inward Investment

Its well-educated and skilled workforce, superior transportation infrastructure, safe and secure banking system, low tax rates, and enviable quality of life continue to make Canada a top choice for investment. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Five Tips for Meeting the Challenges of Fast-Track Facility Development

Constant communication — including real-time collaboration — between an owner, project developer, engineers, construction managers, etc. is key to fast-tracking a project. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics, Photonics, and Digital Media Sectors: Key to Future U.S. Competitiveness

These interconnected industries will be drivers in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, and improving global competitiveness. Collaboration among private-sector companies, universities, and government on research and commercialization will be vital. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

In Focus: Five Features of Successful Business Relocations and Expansions

By looking beyond just cost factors, those charged with the location decision can also help the environment and reduce stress. More
Workforce 2014

Low Costs + Skilled Workforce = A Perfect Fit

The site selection process has always been a complex balancing act of finding the “perfect” combination between the ideal physical location and the most qualified and available workforce, with the cost of doing business in each location tempering the two considerations. More

Zero-Sum Labor - The C-Suite's Next Wicked Problem

The impending chronic shortage of qualified workers is causing employers to rethink their business models, locations, and role in their host communities. More
Leading Locations for 2014

Leading Locations for 2014: The "Recession-Busting" MSA's

A look at how three MSAs ranked in the top 15 of the “Recession-Busting” category in Area Development's 2014 Leading Metro Locations report are arising from the difficulties of the Great Recession and putting themselves on new growth arcs. More

Leading Locations for 2014: The MSAs with Strongest Prime Work Force Growth

A yawning gap has developed between millions of potentially available workers and the increasingly sophisticated skills they would require to qualify for today’s generally tech-oriented jobs. More
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