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Construction / Project Planning

Late-Cycle Site Selection: Risk Management Principles

If your company chooses an asset that calls for renovation or adaptive reuse, risk management needs to be an important component of your strategy.

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Contributed Content

Tennessee’s IT Strength Attracts Global Players

Over the past year, several high-profile tech-related companies have established operations in Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Cannabis - The Latest Buzzword on Investment

The legalization of cannabis in many states is creating opportunities for business owners and investors, as well as communities.

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Construction / Project Planning

How LEED Certification Transformed Industrial Development Standards

Today’s businesses aren't pursuing LEED certifications to the extent that they did in the past because sustainable development is now a given — it’s demanded by the market.

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Construction / Project Planning

What Does Sustainability Mean in 2019?

Although sustainability in the built environment is still important, fewer projects are seeking certifications, while wellness features/amenities are becoming more mainstream.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

Frontline: What’s Driving Down FDI?

The fear of trade wars and protectionist policies are being blamed for the overall decline in global foreign direct investment.

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Data Centers

Edge Planning Considerations in Data Center Development

Low-latency requirements, which surpass the capabilities of centralized cloud-delivered services and data centers, have given rise to the need for smaller data centers, deployed at the edge of their networks.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

First Person: Creating a Pipeline for Site Selection

When it comes to site selection, constant monitoring of market trends will allow a company to balance its space with the total costs to occupy the space

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Economy / Market Analysis

Mid-Sized Urban Markets Compare Well with Mega-Cities

With their economic vitality and lower cost of doing business compared to their mega-city counterparts, growing mid-sized urban markets are succeeding in retaining and attracting high-wage jobs.

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Food Processing

Healthy-Eating Trends Challenge How Food Manufacturers Do Business

Food manufacturers are modifying their processes and investing in new technologies in order to meet rapidly evolving consumer trends.

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Corporate HQ / Office

What’s Prompting HQ Relocations?

Companies are relocating their headquarters for myriad reasons, including to lower costs, access skilled talent, improve accessibility, and burnish their corporate image.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Infrastructure Investment: Shifting the Focus from Cost to Opportunity

The cost of upgrading and maintaining U.S. infrastructure is an investment that will pay off for industry and the nation as a whole, resulting in job creation and increased GDP.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Attracting and Retaining Top Talent in the New Normal

Siemens has taken a new proactive approach to fulfilling its labor force needs with revamped recruiting, onboarding, retention, and training programs.

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Advanced Manufacturing

In Focus: Capitalizing on the Speed of 3D Printing

3D printing, rapid prototyping isn’t just for product development; it has helped to create a culture where waste reduction is a priority.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

The Impact of Tariffs on Supply Chain Costs

The worsening tariff situation will affect prices throughout the international supply chain that supports companies’ operations both in the U.S. and abroad — and ultimately affect their bottom line.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Selecting the Right Opportunity Zone for the Right Outcome

While the finding the right location for a new project is always a complex task, locating in an Opportunity Zone presents further challenges for both the company and the community in which it is investing.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Accessing Talent Through a Dual Headquarters Move

There are many lessons to be learned from the Amazon search for a second headquarters location, but establishing dual headquarters is more the exception than the rule.

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Data Centers

How to Build a Data Center and Keep the Lights On

The data center building process is extremely complex, requiring careful planning with input from experts in wide-ranging fields.

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Construction / Project Planning

Acing a Project’s Entitlement Phase

Project due diligence along with clear communication with the project team and the surrounding community are needed to ensure your project gets off the ground.

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Taxes / Incentives

Four Key Concepts to Maximize Incentives

In order to maximize your ROI, start the incentives process early, think holistically, target those incentives that have the greatest effect on NPV, and make sure you understand all the players involved.

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Contributed Content

Miami’s Entrepreneurial Spirit Attracts Multicultural Talent and Investment

As a global business hub with a diverse and talented workforce, Miami-Dade County continues to draw innovative companies, further enhancing a robust business climate.

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Portfolio Management / CRE

In Focus: Rise of Natural Disasters Affecting CRE Markets

With the rise in natural disasters over the past few years and as climate change continues to be a challenge, natural disaster resiliency is top of mind for commercial property executives.

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Workplace Trends

In Focus: Taking Advantage of the Remote Working Trend

With the majority of employees worldwide spending at least a portion of their time working remotely, facility mangers need to alter their workspaces.

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Contributed Content

Baton Rouge’s Water Campus Attracts Researchers from Around the World

It is hoped that for firms with an interest in the water sector, the Water Campus will be a magnet for innovation and private-sector investment.

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Construction / Project Planning

Collaborative Project Delivery Increases Efficiency and Cuts Design/Construction Costs

When design/construction teams and owners work together as a cohesive unit, the results include lower costs, higher efficiency, and a smoother workflow.

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Food Processing

A Strategic Approach to Building a New Processing Facility

The use of available data, due diligence, and a traceable decision-making process will yield the best result for your company when locating a new food processing facility.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

How Location Strategy Can Fuel Drug Discovery

Life sciences companies are seeking locations where they can attract top talent and identify flexible facilities, which is directly affecting their real estate decisions.

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Taxes / Incentives

One Year Later: The Impact of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act

We are just beginning to see the economic effect of the TCJA, passed in December 2017, but tax cuts are among many factors influencing U.S. investment decisions.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

What Is the Future of Work?

As they look to the future, today’s HR leaders need to quickly adjust to change and technological innovation in the 21st century. In this interview, Cheryl Cran, a “future of work expert,” discusses why companies must build “future-ready” workplaces that are attractive to multiple generations of diverse workers. They also need to locate these workplaces in dynamic communities that will provide the workforce with a fulfilling lifestyle.

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Contributed Content

Tech Innovators Find a Home for Invention and Growth in Canada

New incentives are making Canada an attractive place to invest.

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