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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

Do Free-Trade Agreements Represent Fair Trade?

The U.S. has far fewer free-trade agreements in place than its North American neighbors, while many make arguments for and against these agreements.

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Workplace Trends

In Focus: Unintended Consequences of the Open-Office Model

KC Conway, senior vice president for credit risk management, is responsible for market intelligence at SunTrust Commercial Real Estate and oversees real estate valuation for SunTrust Bank. Conway is a nationally recognized speaker on a wide range of commercial real estate topics, from appraisals and bank regulation to ports and securitization.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Public/Private Partnerships Help Entrepreneurs Bring Ideas to the Marketplace

By obtaining technology and scientific grants, government performance contracts, and economic development support, innovative companies can quickly flourish.

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Tennessee

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Innovations to Meet Workforce Needs

Tennessee is actively addressing the challenge of providing companies expanding and locating in the state with a skilled workforce.

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Data Centers

The C-Suite Perspective on Data Center Location

Allowing ample time for evaluation, while weighing risks against costs, will result in choosing the optimum data center location.

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Location USA

Global Companies Partnering with U.S. Universities

Hundreds of U.S. universities are collaborating with global companies to help them bring innovative ideas to the American marketplace.

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Workplace Trends

Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and Succeed

Startup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape.

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Location USA

Public Partnerships — Community Support for FDI

With a full toolbox, economic development organizations can help the foreign investor decide where to locate in the United States and help clear a path for a successful endeavor.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Best Practices for Creating an Innovative, Advanced Manufacturing Culture

Promoting innovative, advanced manufacturing cultures within a community involves strategic planning and effective partnership with public institutions.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Taking a Product from Prototype to Production

In order to understand a manufacturer’s process of developing innovative products and bringing them to market, ?Area Development’s editor recently spoke with Olivier Brauen, head of Michelin Tweel Technologies, and Jack Olney, the director of sales.

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Capital Access / Finance

Frontline: Sale-Leasebacks Allow Companies to Redeploy Capital

When companies decide to invest in new, custom-built manufacturing or distribution center facilities, they typically do so because of a lack of existing buildings that would meet their needs. But investing in a new facility doesn’t always mean long-term ownership. Sometimes companies opt to sell the facility and then lease it back.

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Location USA

FDI Trends: Continued Growth in 2015

Companies around the world have realized that by locating in the United States they can access a market of 320 million people, avail themselves of a productive workforce, and establish roots in a business-friendly environment.

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Corporate Exec Survey Results

30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Cautious Optimism Reflected

New facility and expansion plans are up slightly on a year-over-year basis, although finding skilled labor is once again top of mind. Nearly half the respondents believe the U.S. economy is on a continuous growth track.

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Workplace Trends

Minding The Millennials in Real Estate Decisions

Employers trying to attract the technologically savvy millennials need to understand their living and working preferences.

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Sustainable Development

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Sustainable supply chain best practices can build upon site selection goals to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and increase speed to market.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Improving the Commute - and Economic Development - With BRT

Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) offers communities many advantages, but systems across the nation have met with varied measures of success.

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Taxes / Incentives

Location & Incentive Opportunities and Strategies: The Value in Exploring “the Rest of the Story”

If a company can prove its value to the community where it is or wants to be located, it may be able to secure a valuable incentives package as a result of telling “its story.”

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