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Will the Florida Inland Port have FTZ status?
Florida Inland Port (FIP) will likely have an FTZ component. The model for this is currently being studied and will be incorporated into the overall development plan. More
- John Carver, Executive Vice President, Ports Airports and Global Infastructure Group, Jones Lang LaSalle
How can moving warehousing, distribution and manufacturing operations closer to the city represent employment risks?
Generally speaking, industrial labor that fits more optimally with productive performance in warehousing, distribution and manufacturing live in less urban, more rural, and less metropolitan communities. More
- John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
What is meant by "less-than-optimal decision" being made to catch real estate opportunities.
There is a significant rise in the relative importance of "available buildings" in corporate site selection right now. Surveys from Area Development support the rising trend today of clients and companies looking for available buildings in site selection processes that previously would have been focused more on the optimal site and not necessarily a better building. More
- John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc.
Can you send me any articles on why a locality would want distribution/warehousing? What does the future hold for distribution/warehousing ?
We expect goods to be available at retail. Logistics, transportation, and distribution jobs make this happen. These jobs are essential to the global economy and create jobs locally. More
- Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics
How are other countries utilizing smart grid innovations?
The Europeans are farther along with the smart grid compared to most of the world, including the United States. More
- Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group
What are some common misconceptions of smart grid technology?
It's not so much misconception as no conception. More
- Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group
Which industries are particularly attracted to ecodistricts?
Current industries headed in this direction include the software and electronics sectors. More
- Tom Breunig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Earth Advantage Institute
Where are some U.S. ecodistricts currently located?
According to Johanna Brickman in a 2010 paper titled EcoDistricts: An Opportunity for a More Comprehensive Approach to Sustainable Design, "EcoDistricts are being considered in a variety of locations, from college campuses to dense urban neighborhoods, and in many cases a single building project has served as the catalyst for exploring a systemic approach to sustainable design." More
- Tom Breunig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Earth Advantage Institute
Overall, what are Nebraska's most important assets that are attractive to businesses with large-scale, industrial power needs?
Nebraska's skilled work force, business-friendly environment, and central location, plus low-cost, reliable, and abundant electric power, make the state an attractive location for businesses. More
- Nebraska Public Power District
What are some major companies that have already selected Nebraska for their high-tech and/or data center needs?
Major high tech companies with facilities in Nebraska include Yahoo. More
- Nebraska Public Power District
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