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Energy / Clean Tech >>

Renewed Expansion for Renewables Industry

For companies in the renewables industry, preparing for expansion to capture growth needs to be done with care in order to capture the best deals and position the company in the marketplace. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

The Art and Science of Locating a New Food Plant

By identifying critical factors up front, food companies position themselves to succeed in a new market. More
Automotive >>

Auto/Aero Firms Redrawing the Map

Strong sales in the auto industry and a rebounding aerospace sector are spurring new facility/expansion projects in legacy as well as new locations. More
Location USA >>

U.S. Labor: Satisfying Foreign Investors’ Needs

Although the labor environment varies from state to state, foreign companies choosing a U.S. location are finding competitive wage rates, quality training resources, and workers eager to join their labor forces. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Project Definition Improves Industrial Project Delivery

Taking a proactive and collaborative approach in the preconstruction phase is key to arriving at a project definition that will lead to successful project delivery. More
U.S. Regional Reports >>

Front Line: Metro Areas Join in Export Initiatives

To date, 28 cities across the country have come together under a pilot program called the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) to develop their foreign direct investment plans and volume of exports. More
 
Workplace Trends >>

In Focus: Millennials as Drivers of Workplace Design

To promote job recruitment and job retention, and to enhance productivity, it is strategically prudent for employers, planners, developers, and architects to understand the work environment the Millennials demographic favors. More
Texas >>

Texas Today 2015: Diversified Texas Economy Still in Growth Mode

Texas’s industrial growth hasn’t been confined to one industry - or one region - and the state is continuing to build on its successes. More
Corporate HQ / Office >>

Headquarters Decisions: Real Estate Executives Make Their Mark

Headquarters location decisions present companies an opportunity to realign the corporate “home base” with current strategic and operational objectives. They also can be a catalyst for management to facilitate change and move an organization forward based on their vision for the future. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Creating & Maintaining a Cost-Effective Supply Chain

A detailed mapping of the supply chain, locational considerations, and the use of foreign-trade zones can all help to reduce supply-chain costs, while increasing velocity. More
Data Centers >>

Expanding the Cloud: The Top Data Center Markets in North America

The data center market is seeing high demand and low price. The competitive pricing is due in part to the large number of options available, yet the industry is expected to enjoy 32 percent growth in North America by 2016, ultimately becoming a $14.8 billion market. More
Business Globalization / Next Shoring >>

First Person: U.S. Economy Uniquely Positioned for 21st Century

One of Area Development’s staff editors recently interviewed Peter Zeihan, a former analyst at the geopolitical security firm Stratfor and author of The Accidental Superpower. Zeihan discusses the North American shale boom and the role of the U.S. in protecting global trade. More
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