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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
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
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
Location USA >>

How U.S. States are Targeting Foreign Direct Investment

State and regional economic development organizations are developing a variety of strategies to market their best assets, build relationships, and improve their business climates to attract FDI. 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
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
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
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
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
Location USA >>

Key Business Issues to Consider When Making an International Location Decision

Although each international firm and each project is unique, there are certain location and quality-of-life criteria they all must evaluate. 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
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