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March 2011
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Tax Credits / Business Incentives >>

Taxes and Incentives: Getting the Full Benefit of Government Funding

Joseph Calvanico, National Director for Property Tax and Valuation Services, Crowe Horwath (March 2011)
As states and municipalities face budget shortfalls, companies must commit more resources to securing tax exemptions and financial incentives - but the potential benefits are too large to ignore. More
Features
Asset / Facility Management >>

Corporate Real Estate Adapts to Global Challenges

Stuart Hicks, President, Strategic Clients and Chairman of Jones Lang LaSalle’s Global Corporate Solutions Board, Jones Lang LaSalle (March 2011)
Global market complexities are making strategic real estate planning more critical to business health - and more challenging - than ever. More
Tax Credits / Business Incentives >>

When Taxes Affect Industry-Specific Location Decisions

Michael McDermott, Consulting Manager, Global Business Consulting, Cushman & Wakefield (March 2011)
Certain industry sectors are more sensitive to specific taxes, and companies in those sectors need to know what to avoid. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Smart Grid: The Key to Our Energy Future

Don Schjeldahl, Founder, Don Schjeldahl Group (March 2011)
Smart grid technology is gradually transforming the way we produce and consume electrical power, but the pace of full-scale adoption is beginning to accelerate. More
Site Selection >>

Data Centers: Locating Mission Critical Assets

Shawn T. Reichart, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, Principal, RTKL & Associates (March 2011)
A business of any size that needs to locate a data center should address these key considerations to select the right site. More
Site Selection >>

Economic Geography's Vital Role in America's Alternative Energy Manufacturing Sector

Robert Kittell, P.E., Senior Managing Director, Newmark Knight Frank (March 2011)
For the renewable energy industry, site selection optimization goes well beyond incentives. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Negotiate a Better Lease Deal Before Market Peaks

Phillip M. Perry (March 2011)
Arm yourself with the appropriate information to make rental rate deals before the window of opportunity closes. More
Departments
Economics/ Government Policy >>

In Focus: The Recovery Act: Is the Best Yet to Come?

Henry Chou, Associate Vice President of Product Management, Onvia (March 2011)
The Recovery Act has not resulted in the economic stimulus many expected, but major infrastructure projects could lend a boost in the coming years. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editor's Note: Is the Economic Waiting Game Over?

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (March 2011)
Economic indicators are gradually trending upward, but will the recovery be sustained? More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

First Person: Manufacturing View on Cloud Computing

Dave Edstrom, Director, Office of Strategic Innovation, The Association for Manufacturing Technology (March 2011)
The business community's use of cloud computing is expanding as broadband connectivity rates rise, presenting opportunities for the manufacturing community. More
Front Line
New York >>

Regional Innovation Cluster Leverages Long Island Institutions

Area Development Online Research Desk (March 2011)
Long Island, New York, will soon be home to a Regional Innovation Cluster (RIC) combining the resources of Stony Brook University, Brookhaven National Laboratory, and Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory. More
Louisiana >>

Mega Projects Lift New Orleans Economy

Area Development Online Research Desk (March 2011)
It may have been battered by Hurricane Katrina and the Gulf oil spill, but New Orleans' economy is more vibrant than ever. Here's why companies are selecting the city for their large-scale projects. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Taking Up the Right-to-Work Debate

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (March 2011)
Right-to-work and unionization issues are heating up Missouri's labor environment, and could affect site selection decisions. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Ecodistricts Help Business Achieve Sustainability

Tom Breunig, Director of Marketing and Communications, Earth Advantage Institute (March 2011)
Businesses across sectors can achieve greater sustainability by locating in emerging ecodistricts. More
Special Investment Reports
California >>

Location California 2011: Still the Land of Opportunity?

Jim Romeo (March 2011)
Thanks to its spirit of innovation, easy access to transportation corridors, size and skill of its work force, and large consumer base - not to mention its weather - California still holds its allure, despite its recent fiscal problems. More
Texas >>

Texas Today 2011: The Lone Star State Leads U.S. Economic Recovery

Mark Crawford (March 2011)
The Lone Star State has galloped out of recession and is leading the nation in economic growth. More
Exclusive Online Content
Workforce Training / Education >>

Employers Beware: A New Push for Unionization

Lane W. Imberman, Imberman and DeForest, Inc. (March 2011)
With the appointment of Craig Becker to the National Labor Relations Board, unions are likely to attempt to gain power and make labor organizing easier. More
Market Reports
Medical/Pharmaceutical >>

Market Report: Medical Devices Step Up to Regulatory Challenges

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (March 2011)
While vigorous in the United States, the medical device industry is preparing for regulatory changes. More
Automotive >>

Market Report: Automotive Sector Prepares for Sales Uptick

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (March 2011)
After experiencing major bumps in the past few years, the automotive industry is retooling for a brighter future. More
Plastics >>

Market Report: Plastics Focuses on Diversification to Thrive

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (March 2011)
The plastics industry is focusing on diversifying the industries it serves - and the locations it selects - to grow. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Market Report: IT and Digital Arts Revolutionizing Tech, Attracting Investment

Jennifer LeClaire  (March 2011)
Information technology (IT) and digital arts are continuing to push the envelope with cloud computing advances and aggressive investment strategies. More
Medical/Pharmaceutical >>

Market Report: Healthcare Changes Could Affect Site Selection

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (March 2011)
With impending federal regulations set to drastically change the landscape of the healthcare industry, corporate site selection could see an impact as a result. More
Food Processing >>

Market Report: Food Processing Shows Concern for Public's - and Its Own - Health

Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (March 2011)
The food processing industry is responding to government and public urging to make their products healthier and realizing substantial growth. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Market Report: Electronics Industry Expects Growth in Consumer and Manufacturing Services

Jennifer LeClaire  (March 2011)
After taking some knocks during the recession, the electronics industry is expanding and anticipating growth in its consumer and manufacturing services sectors. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Market Report: Bioscience Industry Investigates Innovative Strategies for Growth

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (March 2011)
The bioscience sector is expanding is reach and taking advantage of economic development policies and incentives that nurture growth. More
Aerospace >>

Market Report: Aerospace Braces for a Bumpy Ride

Dave Claborn , Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (March 2011)
The American aerospace industry is adapting to a decline in defense aircraft demand and is looking into space travel and other outlets. More