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COVER STORY
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

U.S. Cleantech Industry Grows, Green Jobs Expand into New Markets

Olaf Babinet, Senior Manager, Global Expansion Optimization Group, Deloitte Consulting  (Apr/May 10)
Manufacturers in the U.S. clean-energy industry, which is expected to grow rapidly, are looking for new markets, low costs, and top talent. Which locations can satisfy those needs? More
FEATURES
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Advanced ICT: How Important Is It in the Site Decision?

Dan Calabrese (Apr/May 10)
Data and call center operators are savvy about information and communication technology, but manufacturers should also make it a priority. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

How Energy Factors Into The Location Decision

David V. Brandon, Senior Vice President, Site Selection Group, LLC  (Apr/May 10)
While nearly every business sector has an eye on energy availability, it isn't the top consideration for location choices.  More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

U.S. Government Expands Support for Corporate Energy-Efficiency Programs

Peter Belisle, President of Energy and Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle (Apr/May 10)
Government measures are ensuring that companies' reduce their carbon footprint, while still encouraging their growth and international competitiveness. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Headquarters Relocation Best Practices

John M. Rhodes, Senior Principal, Moran, Stahl & Boyer, LLC (Apr/May 10)
Choosing a new headquarters location can be a daunting and expensive process. But following certain protocol can ensure success. More
Asset Management >>

Managing the Complexity of Large, Capital-Intensive Projects

Phil Wales, CEO, eBusiness Strategies (Apr/May 10)
Structured collaboration allows companies to streamline project management operations and maximize profits. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Incentives Fund Wind Energy Projects

Gregory Burkart, Detroit Manging Director, Duff & Phelps (Apr/May 10)
Federal and state incentives from the U.S. Department of Energy, American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, and Section 1603 cash grants are propelling wind energy projects forward. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

Communities Compete For Google Fiber

Dan Calabrese (Apr/May 10)
Google Fiber created a feeding frenzy earlier this year as communities competed for network access. Robust network capabilities could prove an attractive lure to business. More
Biotech >>

Biotech, Medical Devices, and Life Sciences Sectors Strong Despite Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Apr/May 10)
Economic downturn and health reform uncertainties can't keep the biotech, medical devices, and life sciences sectors down. More
REGIONAL REPORTS
Texas >>

Texas is Big on Economic Growth - and Has the Numbers to Prove It

Mark Crawford (Apr/May 10)
Texas has more jobs than before the recession and the lowest unemployment rate among the 10 largest states as it continues to diversify into high-growth, knowledge-based industries. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Regional Report: South Atlantic States Thriving In Recession Rebound

Lisa A. Bastian (Apr/May 10)
The South is staying financially fit with investments and innovations in logistics, automotives, energy, biotech and renewables. More
California >>

Amidst Predictions for Slow Economic Recovery, California Takes Measures to Spur Economic Development

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Apr/May 10)
By streamlining government bureaucracy, introducing incentives for new and existing business, taking "green" initiatives and adding large-scale infrastructure projects, California spurs economic development. More
DEPARTMENTS
Aerospace >>

Aviation Industry Adopts Greener Technologies to Increase Aircraft Efficiency

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (Apr/May 10)
Airlines and the U.S. Military have tested and rolled out new aircraft design and biofuel technologies in the name increased efficiency and decreased dependence on fossil fuels. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Healthcare Reform Not Healthy For Bottom Line of Big Manufacturers

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (Apr/May 10)
The historic healthcare reform legislation signed into law on March 23, 2010 is expected to have an immediate negative financial impact on numerous large corporations. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: 5 Reasons You Need an Energy Efficiency System

Gus Ezcurra, CEO, Advanced Telemetry (Apr/May 10)
There are five reasons your facility needs an energy efficiency system and high cost is no longer a hurdle thanks to technological advancements. More
Viewpoint >>

Editor's Note: Alternative Energy = Economic Security

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Apr/May 10)
This issue of Area Development focuses on all aspects of energy, including the "The Promise of the U.S. Cleantech Industry." In our cover story this month, the authors compare growth of the cleantech industry to growth of the Internet, i.e., fast and furious. More
Labor/Education/HR >>

First Person: Attracting Generation Y Talent to the Workplace

Dr. Marie Puybaraud, Director of Global Workplace Innovation, Johnson Controls (Apr/May 10)
A Johnson Controls study examines how Gen Y workers will be a catalyst for innovation and changes to today's business environment and to business itself. More
WEB EXCLUSIVES
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Flexible, On-Demand Offices Cut Real Estate Costs

Guillermo Rotman, President, The Regus Group Americas (Apr/May 10)
To navigate the difficult economic environment of 2010, businesses need to rethink the way they use real estate. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

Intermodal Transit: A Better Way To Ship

John Bell (Apr/May 10)
Intermodal transportation is helping industrial companies pull out of the recession by speeding their inventory replenishments. More
Logistics/Infrastructure >>

Logistics and Warehousing Adjusts to a Shifting Economy

Dan Calabrese (Apr/May 10)
While the global recession has dampened business for many industries, logistics and warehousing has found growth in adaptation. More