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Q3 2014
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Top States for Business >>

Top States for Doing Business 2014: Georgia Unseats Texas, Industrial Midwest Rises

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q3 2014)
The list continues to be dominated by states in the South and mid-South as states from the industrial Midwest scratch their way back into position as major players in U.S. economic-development. More
Features
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Intermodal Boom Will Revolutionize Supply Chain Logistics and Industrial Real Estate Strategy

Richard H. Thompson, Managing Director and Americas Leader, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, Jones Lang Lasalle (Q3 2014)
A looming capacity shortage in the trucking industry — coupled with rail’s high efficiency — is causing logistics suppliers and transportation providers to turn their focus to intermodal solutions. More
Construction Project Planning >>

Effective Manufacturing Construction Project Management: On Site, and On It

John Hernandez, Section Manager, SSOE Group (Q3 2014)
Dedicated 100 percent from design through start-up, an on-site owner’s representative solves problems and adds value by assuring coordination of trades and maintaining project focus. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Building Agility into the Supply Chain

Will O’Shea, Chief Sales and Marketing Officer, XPO Last Mile (Q3 2014)
With delivery speed now a competitive differentiator, companies must ensure they have a “shippable” delivery on hand. More
Construction Project Planning >>

Successfully Managing Construction Mega-Projects

Brian Relle , Director, Major Projects Advisory , KPMG (Q3 2014)
Choosing the right project delivery strategy, managing risk, and developing specific policies and procedures will ensure a project is completed on time and within budget. More
Construction Project Planning >>

Design Firms’ Increasingly Integrated Role in Facility Development Projects

Brian Curtin, P.E., President, BRPH (Q3 2014)
The process of client engagement for design firms is evolving from a late-stage entry into the game by RFP response to a proactive approach that includes crucial due diligence factors that come before any facility design can even be conceptualized. More
Site Selection >>

Five Tips for Meeting the Challenges of Fast-Track Facility Development

David A. Kemper, PE, Senior Principal, Stantec (Q3 2014)
Constant communication — including real-time collaboration — between an owner, project developer, engineers, construction managers, etc. is key to fast-tracking a project. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics, Photonics, and Digital Media Sectors: Key to Future U.S. Competitiveness

Mark Crawford (Q3 2014)
These interconnected industries will be drivers in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, and improving global competitiveness. Collaboration among private-sector companies, universities, and government on research and commercialization will be vital. More
Departments
Asset / Facility Management >>

Manufacturers Losing Intellectual Property to Security Breaches

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2014)
Although manufacturers understand the importance of securing their intellectual property, few have adequate procedures in place to keep pace with today’s escalating risks. More
Automotive >>

First Person: A Tire Giant Helps Grow Small Business

John D. Tully, President & COO, Michelin Development Company (Q3 2014)
Forming positive relationships with the communities in which they are located is important for companies, large and small. These relationships foster further economic growth within the host communities. With that in mind, Area Development’s editor recently interviewed John Tully, the director of Michelin Development, formed specifically to offer support to new small and medium-size businesses. More
Portfolio Management / CRE >>

In Focus: Four Tips for Renewing Your Office Lease

Stephen F. Graw, Sperry Van Ness/Nashville  (Q3 2014)
Following these steps will help to ensure you get the best deal on your office renewal lease and offer peace of mind that you have done the research, understand your options, and selected the deal that’s best for your company. More
Front Line
Business Globalization / *Shoring >>

Front Line: A “Transformative” Trade-Agreement Model for the U.S.

Lisa A. Bastian (Q3 2014)
If a ‘high-level” Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Agreement can be signed, it could help create 700,000 new jobs as early as 2015 by eliminating barriers on trade with multiple Pacific Rim Nations. More
Ohio >>

Front Line: Light Manufacturers Create a Unique Supply Chain in Central Ohio

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Q3 2014)
At the New Albany Personal Care and Beauty Innovation Campus, a cluster of manufacturing businesses are working together as a supply chain to create a wide variety of packaged healthcare and beauty products – all developed and completed at the same business park and then shipped all over the world. More
Special Investment Reports
California >>

Special Investment Report: California’s Central Valley

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
It’s a region of great contrasts. More than four million people call it home, and so do hundreds of thousands of cows. It’s a region big on oil production that also happens to have some of the world’s biggest wind and solar power installations. More than 200 crops grow here, and so do dozens of companies developing new aerospace technologies and countless other innovations. More
Florida >>

Special Investment Report: Florida’s Eastern and Mid-Gulf Coasts

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
How many places in the world can claim to be on the cutting edge of both space and ocean transportation? It’s a striking illustration of the economic diversity you’ll find as you scan down the East Coast of Florida and then partway up the Gulf side. More
Ohio >>

Ohio’s Economy Emerges from Recession While Building a Pro-Business Reputation

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
Ohio benefits from access - access to markets, access to workforce, access to suppliers, and access to customers – and, regional developers are embracing the challenge of getting the word out about the area’s business advantages. More
Indiana >>

Regional Report: Manufacturing Drives the Southern Indiana Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2014)
Manufacturing plays a prominent role in Southern Indiana’s economy, but technology R&D as well as financial services, a growing medical sector, and renowned educational institutions must also be acknowledged. More
Exclusive Online Content
Economy / Market Analysis >>

In Focus: New Development of Small Industrial Facilities Expected as Inventory Dwindles

James Martell, President, Ridge Development Company, LLC (Q3 2014)
Lack of inventory for smaller scale industrial facilities in certain markets has created more competition among tenants and is expected to prompt activity from regional and national industrial developers, bringing new, state-of-the-art buildings to market. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

In Focus: Five Features of Successful Business Relocations and Expansions

Jeff Baryshnik, President,  Republic Real Estate Funds (Q3 2014)
By looking beyond just cost factors, those charged with the location decision can also help the environment and reduce stress. More
Ohio >>

First Person: A California Pioneer Brings Source Manufacturing Jobs Back to Ohio

Ulrich Honighausen, CEO, hausenware, inc. (Q3 2014)
A designer and sourcer of tableware for several large U.S. retailers has opened up a new pottery-making firm that utilizes local skilled talent to manufacture products for the American market. More