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Feb/Mar 07
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Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Ship-From-Store: the next link in the chain

Kris Bjorson, International Director and Head of Retail/e-commerce Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle (Feb/Mar 07)
The war for customers is on and traditional retailers are joining the fight. In a bid to get products to customers at break neck speed, brick and mortar retailers are offering a ship from store option. To do this they are converting their back rooms to mini-distribution centers. More
California >>

California: Still Shining - The Golden State Keeps Growing

Jennifer LeClaire  (Feb/Mar 07)
California's knowledge-based economy, skilled talent pool, business-friendly legislation and sought-after lifestyle make the Golden State worth a second look through new lenses. More
Annual Reports >>

Texas Receives the Gold Shovel Award

Mark Crawford (Feb/Mar 07)
According to the Governor's office, last year Texas, home to some 24 million people, created more jobs than any other state in the nation. That feat goes hand in hand with government bragging rights as the state with the most economically significant relocation and expansion projects for 2007 More
Leading Metro Locations >>

The Leading Mountain States Metros for Economic and Workforce Growth

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Feb/Mar 07)
Area Development ranks the Top MSAs in the Mountain states for economic and workforce growth based on the overall results from our Leading Locations for 2012 study. More
Tax Credits / Financial Incentives >>

How Corporate Taxes Impact the Business Climate

Area Development Online Research Desk (Feb/Mar 07)
“Taxes are a fact of life,” the Tax Foundation states in a new background paper, but “not all tax systems are created equal.” With that in mind, the organization sets out every year to rank U.S. states in its “State Business Climate Tax Index.” More
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Utah Direct Financial Incentives 2010

Area Development Online Research Desk (Feb/Mar 07)
Utah's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and the Short-Term Intensive Training (STIT). More
Tax Credits / Financial Incentives >>

Maximize Your Incentives

Michael R. Press, Business Incentives Advisory, Duff & Phelps (Feb/Mar 07)
These 10 key negotiation strategies will help you unlock the full value of your relocation or expansion incentives package. More
FEATURES
Automotive >>

Automotive Industry Update 2007

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Feb/Mar 07)
As the Big Three aim for profitability, Toyota and Honda shoot for the stars. More
Site Selection >>

The Value of "GREEN"

Theddi Wright Chappell, Managing Director of Advisory Services, Pacific Security Capital (Feb/Mar 07)
The decision to ignore the growing trend toward "green" development could have a greater impact on a company's bottom line than just the actual physical expense. More
Site Selection >>

Environmental Liability Protection for Tenants

Jonathan W. Redding and Greggory C. Brandt, Attorneys; Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP (Feb/Mar 07)
Facility lessees may be held responsible for contaminations that occurred under previous owners or tenants. How can you minimize the legal risk? More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Keys to Unlocking Real Estate Value in Tigh Markets

Kris Bjorson, International Director and Head of Retail/e-commerce Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle (Feb/Mar 07)
By exploring all options and minimizing risks, tenants can obtain value - even in tight real estate markets. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

How to Find - and Keep - Skilled Workers

Debra Williams (Feb/Mar 07)
With skilled manufacturing workers in short supply, companies must be creative in attracting them and also need to start retention efforts from day one More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #1: Labor Costs

John M. Rhodes, Senior Principal, Moran, Stahl & Boyer, LLC (Feb/Mar 07)
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #2: Highway Accessibility

Rick Thomas, Director Managed Transportation, CEVA Logistics  (Feb/Mar 07)
DEPARTMENTS
Business Globalization / *Shoring >>

2007 Trends to Watch

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 07)
While executives of manufacturing firms are more confident about the economy's growth now than they were several months ago, their projections are still not overly optimistic. More
Thought Leaders >>

Bridging the Aisle for a Stronger U.S. Economy

Charles E. Bunch, Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and Chairman and CEO, PPG Industries, Inc. (Feb/Mar 07)
Recently, there's been a great deal of media coverage regarding the change of direction in political winds in Washington. Clearly, the Democratic Party's control of the House and Senate will shape a new world of government for manufacturers to navigate More