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Portfolio Management / CRE

New FASB Lease Standard Targets Real Estate Conflicts of Interests

It’s time for CFOs to act to protect themselves from brokers who are working both ends of a real estate deal by securing a “No Conflict Assurance Statement” from their agents.

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Workforce Training / Education

First Person: Education and Perception Struggle to Keep Up with Modern Manufacturing

As new manufacturing processes and technologies come on board at an increasing rate, educational institutions must provide manufacturers with the prepared work force they need; parents may also need to rethink their perceptions of manufacturing of what a manufacturing career is and is not.

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Florida

Special Investment Report: Infrastructure Investment, Educational Resources Support Florida’s Diverse and Growing Economy

Florida has a dynamic and diverse economy that spans a wide range of industries and employs some 8.5 million people.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Frontline: Regulatory Reform Taking Center Stage

Comments in response to the Office of Policy and Strategic Planning’s request-for-information about federal permitting and regulatory challenges will identify some of the specific obstacles businesses face when trying to achieve growth.

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DCs / Warehousing

Supply Change: Why A Modular Approach To Warehousing Could Be The Wave Of The Future

With the supply chain challenges that companies will inevitably face, the time is now to explore a more varied approach to warehousing.

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Location USA

Looking to the Future: FDI Growth Trends Signal Confidence in U.S. Market Prospects

Companies worldwide have recognized that the United States represents a strong platform for global growth, as well as one of the world’s most attractive consumer markets.

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Texas

Texas: Attracting Large and Small Companies Through Innovative Initiatives

State and local leaders are continuing to drive economic growth in Texas through pro-business policies and workforce training initiatives.

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Asset / Facility Management

In Focus: For Property Managers, a Penny Spent is a Penny Earned

By making smart energy-saving investments, property managers will reap long-term savings.

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Contributed Content

Arkansas’ Thriving Timber Basket

With its healthy forests, modern transportation infrastructure, and an available trained workforce, Arkansas’ timber industry has recently enjoyed a resurgence.

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Asset / Facility Management

Scheduling, Planning & Front-End Loading (FEL) Can Keep Projects Open During Construction

Early engineering paves the way for feasible, cost-efficient repair and renovation projects.

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Workplace Trends

The Changing Workplace: The Rise of Coworking in the Modern Business Landscape

Independent professionals and small startups brought together in a co-working space can benefit from sharing creative ideas, knowledge, resources, and services.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Frontline: Apple’s $1 Billion Fund to Support U.S. Manufacturing

Among the goals of Apple’s $1billion fund is the creation of thousands of new manufacturing jobs, especially in the computers and electronics fields.

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Contributed Content

Location Notebook: Project 95 - Innovating to Bring New Prosperity to Rural Tennessee

By utilizing a multifaceted approach that includes an available facility, workforce training and support, incentives, and other assistance, Tennessee’s economic development team plans to bolster the economy of one distressed county at a time.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Corporate Tax Reform to Have Positive, Domino Effect on U.S. Industrial Economy

While the timing and details of a new corporate tax policy are still uncertain, it will change the business landscape for U.S. companies of all sizes for the better.

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Construction / Project Planning

Greater Predictability, Fewer Surprises Through Use of BIM for Front-End Planning

Using building information modeling (BIM) during pre-construction planning now leads to lower risk and improved predictability during the actual construction phase of a facility.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Silver Tsunami Washing Over the U.S. Workforce

It will take a creative and multi-tiered approach in partnership with communities, government, and educators for manufacturers to find the skilled work force they need.

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Economy / Market Analysis

Thinking Local: How to Find Manufacturing Talent

The best answer to the skills-shortage question is that it depends on where you’re located, the positions you’re looking to fill - and perhaps most importantly, the compensation you’re willing to offer.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Innovation Is Changing Companies’ Locational Needs

In the field of manufacturing, a domino sequence is changing the locational needs of companies. What does this mean for decision-makers and what criteria should be used for evaluating the next wave of sites and facilities?

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Economy / Market Analysis

The Select Few Metros Where Wages Are Really Growing

A recent analysis from Emsi suggests that the labor market might not be as tight as the data shows — or at least not tight enough for businesses in aggregate to significantly drive up wages.

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Automotive

Who’s Leading in the Autonomous Driving Race?

Established automakers in America’s Heartland are now competing with Silicon Valley technology companies for the lead in supplying self-driving vehicles and systems.

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