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November 2010
COVER STORY
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Smaller Cities Becoming Hotbeds for High-Tech Growth

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (November 2010)
By utilizing the strengths of existing business as well as government and academia, smaller cities are becoming hotbeds for the biotech, IT, renewable energy technologies, aerospace/defense, digital media, and a host of other high-tech endeavors. More
FEATURES
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

State of the Logistics Industry 2010: Modal Perspectives

Rodney Goulet, Vice President, Supply Chain Strategy and Infrastructure, Colliers International (November 2010)
Restocking of depleted inventories has resulted in a rebound in shipments for the first half of 2010, but year-end statistics have yet to be compiled. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Alternative Financing Sources Advance Industrial Projects

Dan Calabrese (November 2010)
Grants and loans from government or quasi-public sources can reduce a company's cost of borrowing, while advancing economic development. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Green Retrofits Help Facilities Achieve a Sustainable Future

Lance Ryan, Watson Land Company (November 2010)
Even if new construction isn't on your company's agenda, building owners can still reap sustainability's benefits with green retrofits. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Integrating Sustainability into the Capital Planning Process

Susan Buchanan, LEED AP, Project Director, VFA, Inc. (November 2010)
Company management should evaluate and prioritize green options while remaining aligned with their organization's overall business mission. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Sale-Leasebacks: A Smart Real Estate Strategy in Tough Times

George Livingston, Founder and Chairman, NAI Realvest (November 2010)
By selling and leasing back real estate, companies can boost liquidity, reduce debt, and create a better environment for doing business. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Nanotechnology: Revolutionizing Manufacturing, Revitalizing Communities

John K. Borchardt (November 2010)
Nanotechnology is revolutionizing all sectors of manufacturing and expanding new business possibilities in American cities. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

The Incentives Factor Takes Center Stage in Site Decisions

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (November 2010)
In today's tough financial environment, obtaining a competitive advantage through cost control has become a preeminent guiding principal of site decisions. More
Site Selection >>

Positioning Your Facility Project for Success

Dan Vining, PMP, General Manager, SSOE Group (November 2010)
A proactive approach to project scheduling and risk management can minimize pitfalls. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics Industry Pushes Innovation, Reaps Rewards

Lisa A. Bastian (November 2010)
With a rotating cast of new products to amaze and tempt consumers, the electronics industry is reaping big revenues. More
Automotive >>

Auto Industry's Road to Recovery

Jim Romeo (November 2010)
After emergency government intervention, auto manufacturers are shifting strategies to push the sector forward. More
FRONT LINE
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

FlandersBio Pursues Biotech Opportunities Across Borders

Area Development Online Research Desk (November 2010)
Flanders, Belgium, home to one of Europe's most vibrant biotechnology clusters, is targeting fellow clusters in New Jersey, New York, and Massachusetts to augment international development. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

MeadWestvaco Transforms Facility Waste into Biogas Energy

Dan Calabrese (November 2010)
MeadWestvaco, a global packaging company based in Evadale, Texas, is building a facility to convert factory waste into useful energy. More
Arizona >>

Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) Program Is a Game-Changer

Lisa A. Bastian (November 2010)
Tucson Regional Economic Opportunities (TREO) is expanding economic development in Tucson, Arizona, beyond the aerospace and defense sectors. More
REGIONAL REPORTS
International Location Reports >>

Special Investment Report: Mexico's Labor Costs, Skill Keep Investment Up

Mark Crawford (November 2010)
With its low labor costs, skilled manufacturing work force, and proximity to the United States, Mexico is encouraging major companies to plant roots. More
Site Selection >>

Regional Report: Mid-Atlantic States Grow Finance, Food Processing, High Tech Industries

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (November 2010)
New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland are attracting investments in sectors ranging from finance to food processing. More
DEPARTMENTS
Site Selection >>

In Focus: What To Consider Before Signing a Commercial Building Lease

Thomas Dusel, CPA, CPM, President and Chief Operating Officer, Hobbs Brook Management (November 2010)
Consider building management, amenities, employee commute times, security, and costs before signing a commercial real estate lease. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

First Person: Implementing Employee Safety Measures

Dr. Judy Agnew, Senior Vice President of Safety Solutions, Aubrey Daniels International (November 2010)
Dr. Judy Agnew of Aubrey Daniels discusses best practices to make your workplace safe for employees. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Editor's Note: The Recession Is Officially Over, But Where Are the Jobs?

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (November 2010)
The Federal Reserve says the recession has been officially over for about a year, but the labor market tells a different story. More
EXCLUSIVE ONLINE CONTENT
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Forecast 2011: Recovery Hinges on Consumer Activity

Phillip M. Perry (November 2010)
The recovery may have officially ended in 2009, but businesses are still waiting for a rebound. Consumers will determine when post-recession growth begins. More