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High-Tech Hotspots: a Roadmap

Cynthia Kincaid, Kincaid Strategic Partners (Oct/Nov 08)
New technologies, the demand for quality workers, business-friendly cities, and access to more power are driving high-tech industries toward traditional tech hubs, and to some growing locations that are taking advantage of the boom. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

U.S. Economic Downturn: A Boom or Bust for Sustainable Development?

Robert R. Abberger, Senior Managing Director and Chairman-National Task Force on Sustainability, Trammell Crow Company (Oct/Nov 08)
The question may be not if Corporate America can afford to go green, but rather if it can afford not to go green. More
Automotive >>

Automotive Update: Bad News, Good News

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Oct/Nov 08)
Today's headlines sound bleak, but industry analysts predict better days ahead More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Tax Incentives Aren't the Only Value to Going Green

A. Ridgeway Miller, CPA, Edward D. Meyette, CPA Crowe Horwath LLP  (Oct/Nov 08)
Increased awareness about the conservation of resources and global warming is contributing to the increased desire for green buildings. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Nanotechnology: Potential for Revolution

Jennifer LeClaire  (Oct/Nov 08)
States and cities all over the country are competing for nanotech cluster status. But is this emerging science living up to the hype? More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics: High Demand for High-Tech

Marty Weil (Oct/Nov 08)
Despite the economic downturn, consumer electronics have become "must haves" for buyers worldwide, and emerging technologies continue to thrive. More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Expedited Permitting: Time is Money

Doug Stachowiak, Global Location Strategy and Optimization, Chicago, NKF Consulting (Oct/Nov 08)
The results of Area Development's 2007 Corporate Survey reflect the growing importance of fast-track permitting as speed to market becomes more and more critical to manufacturers. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Worker Training: How Important Is It?

Ed McCallum, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (Oct/Nov 08)
Access to training programs - and proximity to a technical university - are really more important than reflected by the low ranking given these factors by the respondents to Area Development's 2007 Corporate Survey More
Missouri >>

Missouri: Real Opportunity for Business

Area Development Research Desk (Oct/Nov 08)
Missouri was recently given an "A" grade and a top ranking in the nation for manufacturing and logistics. More
International Location Reports >>

Malaysia: State-of-the-Art Tech Efficiencies

Jennifer LeClaire  (Oct/Nov 08)
Malaysia is rising from its electronics manufacturing roots to become a major player in biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, semiconductors, solar power, and value-added tech production. More
International Location Reports >>

Malaysia - Asia's Profit Center

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Oct/Nov 08)
The Honorable Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's Minister of International Trade & Industry, discusses Malaysia-U.S. business opportunities and advantages of locating in Malaysia. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Editor's Note: Impact of Economic Woes on Facility Plans

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Oct/Nov 08)
As we go to press on this issue, it seems there's nothing but bad economic news to report. Economists are saying the nation is either clearly in a recession or - at the very least - on the brink of one. And, they predict this recession will last longer than the previous one of 2001. This is based on a survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) before the $700 billion financial bailout bill was approved by Congress. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Strengthening the Weak Link in Building Conservation

Bruce Lang  (Oct/Nov 08)
Glass options alone will have a disproportionate impact on overall building energy efficiency compared to other building components. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Betty McIntosh; Director, Location Incentives Group, Capital Markets; Cushman & Wakefield

Betty McIntosh, Director, Location Incentives Group, Capital Markets; Cushman & Wakefield (Oct/Nov 08)
When it comes to incentive programs, timing is crucial, as is having a really in-depth understanding of the various programs. More
U.S. Manufacturers Attempting to Upskill Their Workforces
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Developing Loyalty Among a Millennial Workforce
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Technological Innovation Essential to U.S. Manufacturing Growth
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Which Countries Have Lowest Business Costs?
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Ideas for Industry Innovation Ecosystems Put Into Play
Craig Giffi, Deloitte LLP
Michelle Drew Rodriguez, Deloitte Services LP
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