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Making a Proximal Location Decision

Russ Dixon, Director of Corporate Marketing and Communications, Sunteck Transport Group (Aug/Sep 09)
Proximity to markets and suppliers may be more important in your site selection decision than indicated by these factors' rankings by survey respondents. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Highway Access 101

Will O’Shea, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, XPO Last Mile (Aug/Sep 09)
Although highway accessibility is consistently ranked at or near the top of the site selection factors, other factors may cause a company to opt for a site near a road less traveled. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Keeping Jobs At Home: Strategies That Work

Daniel H. Levine, Principal, MetroCompare (Aug/Sep 09)
Strategic partnerships and targeted incentive programs can help economic developers keep jobs in the U.S. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Changing Economic Times in the Gulf Coast Ports

Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Ivestment Consulting Associates (Aug/Sep 09)
The ports on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico are poised to expand from logistics and distribution hubs to new economy centers. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Evolution of the Global Supply Chain

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Aug/Sep 09)
Congestion at established hubs, volatile energy costs, the need for sustainability, and cost-cutting initiatives are among the trends affecting where companies are locating their warehouse and distribution operations. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Where Are the Next Cities?

Marty Honisch, Margaret Leaf, Research Analysts, Next Generation Consulting (Aug/Sep 09)
Young knowledge workers have said that where they live is more important than where they work, making them a highly mobile labor force capable of influencing company location decisions. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Impact of Economic Stimulus on Corporate Location Decisions

Matt Adams, Raj Vohra, and Josh Timberlake, Global Expansion Optimization, Deloitte Consulting, LLP (Aug/Sep 09)
The federal government has assumed an expanded role in economic development in an attempt to stimulate the economy, and its actions will affect business investment and site selection decisions. More
Food Processing >>

Food Processing: Maintaining Heat in a Chilly Economy

Mark Crawford (Aug/Sep 09)
A trend toward home food preparation and a continuing interest in sustainability is keeping the industry simmering. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Location Factors for Data Centers

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Aug/Sep 09)
Data centers are booming in locations where power is cheap and hazards are few. More
SPECIAL INVESTMENT REPORT
International Location Reports >>

Western Canada: Leveraging Resources to Maximize Growth

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Aug/Sep 09)
By honing incentives and investing in infrastructure, the western provinces are strengthening traditional and new industries. More
STATE REPORTS
Nebraska >>

Nebraska: Entrepreneurial Ventures and Aggressive Incentives Relieving Economic Stress

Susan Avery (Aug/Sep 09)
Biofuel investment and a focus on startups are part of Nebraska's strategy to continue its economic success. More
Maryland >>

Maryland: Life Sciences Leads High-Tech Sector Growth

Susan Avery (Aug/Sep 09)
Science and technology industries, along with government and defense projects, are keeping Maryland's economy stable. More
Ohio >>

Ohio: Stimulus Funding Supports Transition to Knowledge-Based Economy

Susan Avery (Aug/Sep 09)
Recession-related economic challenges have led Ohio officials to focus efforts on 21st century skills and education. More
Kentucky >>

Kentucky: Future Bets Include Alternative Energy and Revamped Auto Manufacturing

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Aug/Sep 09)
Investments in lithium-ion battery production lead the state's push toward alternative automotive business. More
Tennessee >>

Tennessee: Automotive and Alternative Energy Stimulate Economic Optimism

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Aug/Sep 09)
Volkswagen's $1 billion Chattanooga factory is just one investment that promises to drive the state through recession-related challenges. More
Delaware >>

Delaware: Economic Development Focusing on Retention and Expansion

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Aug/Sep 09)
Many businesses are postponing relocation plans, so Delaware is focusing efforts on retaining existing companies. More
Hawaii >>

Hawaii: Innovation and Diversification Key to Future Growth

Mary Lou Byrd (Aug/Sep 09)
While still strongly dependent on tourism, Hawaii is turning to high-tech industries to diversify its economy. More
New Mexico >>

New Mexico: Technology and Alternative Energy to Drive Future Growth

Mary Lou Byrd (Aug/Sep 09)
New Mexico's decision-makers are proactively planning for aerospace and solar energy projects to create jobs. More
Colorado >>

Colorado: Energy and Aerospace Lead a Promising Economic Boost

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Aug/Sep 09)
Aerospace remains strong, and wind and solar projects have made Colorado an alternative energy hub. More
DEPARTMENTS
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Five Immediate Ways to Reduce Commercial Building Energy Costs

David Leathers, Senior Vice President, Building Service & Energy Solutions, Limbach Facility Services (Aug/Sep 09)
Careful energy management and maintenance can save bulding managers and owners significant time and money. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: R. Stephen Spinazzola, PE; Vice President; RTKL Associates Inc.

R. Stephen Spinazzola, P.E., Vice President, RTKL Associates Inc. (Aug/Sep 09)
The push for electronic medical records will result in an explosion in the deployment of healthcare data centers. More
Viewpoint >>

August/September 2009 Editors Note: Have We Hit Bottom?

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Aug/Sep 09)
If we truly have hit an economic bottom, and there's nowhere to go but up, now might be the time to position yourself for your company's next move, including where to locate your distribution hubs. More
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Food Processing >>

Beneficial Strategies for Sustainable Food Processing

Dan Messinger PE, PMP, Senior Project Manager, SSOE Group (Aug/Sep 09)
Managing water and natural gas resources in food manufacturing and processing facilities is key to cost savings. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Working Smarter in a Tough Economy: Workplace Strategies

John Hampton, Senior Vice President, Solutions Development, Jones Lang LaSalle (Aug/Sep 09)
Particularly during a downturn, business enterprises can become more agile and competitive by rethinking the workplace model. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Brownfield Sites Present New Opportunities

Dan Calabrese (Aug/Sep 09)
Many states are now quasi-privatizing the process to get old brownfields cleaned up and back on the tax rolls. More