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Fall 2012
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Top States for Doing Business >>

2012 Top States for Doing Business Survey Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Fall 2012)
For the third consecutive year, Area Development magazine's editors have conducted a survey of a select group of highly respected location consultants who work with a nationwide client base. We asked the consultants to name their top-5 state choices in 14 site selection categories. More
FEATURES
Annual Reports >>

Slideshow: 2012 Gold and Silver Shovel Award Recipients

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Fall 2012)
Shown here are six of the recipients of Area Development's 2012 Gold and Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states' efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and job-creation. More
Business Globalization >>

Check the (Tax) Climate When Choosing a New Facility Location

Michael W. Burak, US & Global Industrial Products Tax Leader, PricewaterhouseCoopers (Fall 2012)
Multinational companies must carefully monitor the evolving tax benefits of each market when considering facilities expansion strategies across the globe More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Costs Falling, Investment Rising in Midwest Data Centers

Reeder Holiman, Senior Vice President; Brian Ginkel, Vice President; Ann Marie Woessner-Collins, Managing Director; Bo Bond, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Fall 2012)
Costs Falling, Investment Rising in Midwest Data Centers
Recent legislative changes resulting in tax savings, coupled with low utility rates and the ability to cool with outside air, are substantial cost advantages and merit study when selecting a data center site. More
Location Canada >>

Canada's Economy on a Growth Track

Mark Crawford (Fall 2012)
Traditional and innovative industries are driving economic growth across Canada. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

New Natural Gas Technologies Firing Up Manufacturing

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Fall 2012)
The natural gas boom is a "game-changer" sparking a "manufacturing renaissance." More
Business Globalization >>

Reshoring: Manufacturers Re-Evaluate Their Supply Chains

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. (Fall 2012)
It's true that U.S. companies' returning operations from offshore spurs U.S. job growth, but what are the risks these companies face? More
Asset Management >>

What Drives Corporate Real Estate Portfolio Productivity?

Doug Sharp, President, Corporate Solutions Group, Jones Lang LaSalle (Fall 2012)
For many companies, a conversation on real estate often centers on cost and expense. However, more and more companies are changing that conversation from cost to productivity and an assets impact on overall company performance. More
FRONT LINE
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

The "Green" Light for Military Energy

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Fall 2012)
The Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard have each committed to deploy one gigawatt of renewable energy on or near its installations by 2025. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Rural Jobs Challenge Awards Encourage Innovative Partnerships

Beth Mattson-Teig (Fall 2012)
The grants, which were awarded in August, are part of a national competition aimed at encouraging job creation and economic growth in rural communities across the country. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

Short-Line Railroads Help Keep Economic Growth On Track

John K. Borchardt (Fall 2012)
Increased fuel costs and congested highways have made rail shipping economically more attractive compared to shipping by truck. As a result, companies are forming to re-open stretches of once-abandoned rail lines. More
DEPARTMENTS
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

In Focus: Be Aware - Siting and Permitting Issues for Industrial Real Estate

Christopher Stevenson, Associate Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc.  (Fall 2012)
As the market for warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing space near ports, airports, and intermodal transportation hub heats up, end users must to be aware of the environmental siting and permitting issues that come with the logistics hub territory. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editors Note: An Economy Stuck in Neutral

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Fall 2012)
The U.S. economy is in a rut. It only grew by 1.3 percent in the second quarter of this year. According to Chris Jones, an economist at TD Bank, "The U.S. outlook could best be described as one of near-term weakness and long-term strength." It's a study in contradictions. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

First Person: AMT President Calls for Permanent Manufacturing R&D and Innovation Incentives

Doug Woods, President, The Association For Manufacturing Technology (Fall 2012)
As manufacturing powers our economic recovery, Area Development and AMT President, Doug Woods, discuss how to continue building sustained U.S manufacturing strength and job creation. More
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