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Thought Leadership >>

Editor’s Note: Highway Access a Top Concern

The need to fix crumbling infrastructure has entered the national conscious more prominently than ever before. The debate on how to best address this challenge has been increasingly playing out in the media and on legislative floors across the nation. Perhaps then, it should come as no surprise that Highway accessibility was the number-one ranked site selection factor by the corporate executives responding to our 29th Annual Corporate survey. More
Data Centers >>

The Changing Landscape of Data Centers

Identifying the type of data center operator and understanding the purpose of the facility are critical to getting the right information to the stakeholders responsible for making a location decision. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Empowering Tenants in the Quest for Optimal Space

A tenant-based build-to-suit development provides complete transparency between the developer and tenant, enabling them to align their goals. More
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: Utilizing Data to Enhance Energy Management Strategies

By analyzing usage and consumption patterns through energy management software, facilities are able to bridge the gap between the theory of saving energy and the act of actually eliminating wasted dollars through reduction in energy usage. More
 
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Public Power Communities Shine the Light on Innovation

Public power utilities, which are owned by the communities they serve, have an inherent interest in helping those communities to innovate and prosper. More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

What The Labor Board’s New Rules Mean For Your Company

The NLRB’s new union election rules shorten a company’s chances for convincing employees that there’s no need for a union — which could be preemptively avoided by better labor-management communication. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Building a Sustainable Labor Pipeline

More companies are thinking through the long-term goals of training a sustainable supply of labor, and maintaining a productive workforce as manufacturing technology continues to evolve. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development

Economic benefits include construction and operations jobs and manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. More than 25 rail manufacturing companies and suppliers have committed to expanding their U.S. operations if their bids are selected for building high-speed rail systems. More
Thought Leadership
View Point

First Person: A Tire Giant Helps Grow Small Business

John D. Tully, President & COO, Michelin Development Company 
Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine 
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
View Point

In Focus: New Development of Small Industrial Facilities Expected as Inventory Dwindles

James Martell, President, Ridge Development Company, LLC 
Lack of inventory for smaller scale industrial facilities in certain markets has created more competition among tenants and is expected to prompt activity from regional and national industrial developers, bringing new, state-of-the-art buildings to market. More
The Top Site Selection Factors

Critical Site Selection Factor #1: Availability of Skilled Labor an Acute Need

With a growing U.S. economy and an “onshoring” trend fanning demand, the availability of skilled labor has become the #1 factor in site decisions. More

Critical Site Selection Factor #2: Highway Accessibility - The Supplier/Market Connection

Highway accessibility ranks as the #2 most important factor to corporate executives, certainly reflecting the crucial role of transportation costs and logistical efficiencies in a U.S. and global market with less and less margin for error in the supply chain. More
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