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2012 Directory
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FEATURES
Taxes / Incentives >>

Diminishing State Budgets and Public Scrutiny Contribute to Uncertain Business Incentives Climate

Brian Corde, Managing Partner, Atlas Insight (2012 Directory)
Although some state and municipal governments have scaled back their incentives offerings, monies are still available for the "right" projects deemed to benefit their constituencies. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Coming to Terms With Today's Supply Chain Challenges

Will O’Shea, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, XPO Last Mile (2012 Directory)
The terms used in the supply chain industry have taken on added significance - not only for those involved in the logistics industry, but also for those making site selection decisions More
Site Selection >>

How an Innovative Region Can Help Grow Your Business

Richard A. Bendis, President and CEO, Innovation America (2012 Directory)
By leveraging the innovative assets within your region or in others, you can deliver greater value and opportunities for innovation within your own company. More
Site Selection >>

Facility Management: Getting Ready for Moving to the Cloud

Dan Calabrese (2012 Directory)
With more and more companies moving their information to the cloud, how will facility IT infrastructure be affected? More
Site Selection >>

Fundamentals of the Location Decision Process

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (2012 Directory)
Although today's projects have shorter timelines and can benefit from a plethora of information available on the Internet, the fundamentals of site selection remain unchanged. More
Site Selection >>

Uncertainty: The New Normal for Site Selection and Facility Investment

Mark M. Sweeney, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (2012 Directory)
An uncertain economic and political environment has slowed new facility and expansion activity, but savvy communities are getting ready to lure those companies that are ready to make a move. More
REAL ESTATE OUTLOOK
Economics/ Government Policy >>

2012 Office Real Estate Market Outlook: In for a Slow Recovery

Bill Krouch , CEO of Jones Lang LaSalle Americas - Markets, Jones Lang LaSalle (2012 Directory)
Global economic uncertainty, resulting in a lack of business confidence, is overshadowing recovery in the office real estate market. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

2012 Industrial Real Estate Market Outlook: Occupy Big Box

Craig Meyer, Executive Managing Director and leader of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Logistics and Industrial Services group, Jones Lang LaSalle (2012 Directory)
There was a modest recovery in demand for industrial real estate in 2011, with demand for "big box" space dominating the market. More
DEPARTMENTS
Business Globalization / *Shoring >>

First Person: Juarez and El Paso - A Fulcrum Point for U.S. / Mexico Trade and Near-Shoring Opportunity

Héctor Murguía Lardizábal, Mayor, Ciudad Juárez, Mexico (2012 Directory)
The editor of Area Development recently met with the mayors of El Paso, Texas, and Juárez, Mexico, to find out how they are working together to advance business in this cross-border area. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: Green Facility Practices Save Significant Dollars in Daily Operations

Robert Owens, Co-founder and President, O,R&L Integrated Real Estate Services (2012 Directory)
With the impact of the current economic climate on commercial real estate, it's becoming essential for businesses to focus on developing energy-efficient strategies in the utilization of natural resources. More
FRONT LINE
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Biotech Startups Rely on Different Types of Funding

John K. Borchardt (2012 Directory)
Private foundations and universities step in to fill a void in early stage investing. More
Site Selection >>

Data Center Scalability in a Highly Unpredictable World

Elizabeth A. Fetter, President and CEO, NxGen Modular (2012 Directory)
Forward-thinking IT executives must rethink conventional approaches to how they develop their data centers. Organizations must be nimble enough to quickly and inexpensively deploy reliable data capabilities. More
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Refocused Economic Development: Less Smoke, More Fire

Dan Levine, Practice Leader, Location Strategies and Economic Development, Oxford Economics, Inc. (2012 Directory)
Collaborative state economic development agendas may be better able to support businesses in locations where economic growth is not happening quickly enough. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Forecast 2012: Grappling with Economic Uncertainty

Phillip M. Perry (2012 Directory)
Although credit has loosened up, both consumers and businesses are holding back on spending and cautiously heading into 2012. More
Sustainable Development >>

The Economic Benefits of Lighting Retrofits for Commercial Facilities

Don McDougall, Director, Engineered Tax Services (2012 Directory)
The new tax codes make the decision to relight a facility an easy - and profitable - one! More