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Q2 2018
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Facility Planning Playbook
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

The Art and Science of Assessing the Labor Market

Doug Rasmussen, Director, Site Selection & Incentives Advisory, Duff & Phelps (Q2 2018)
Only through a combination of data analysis (the science) and labor interviews (the art) can a company be sure of choosing a location where its workforce needs are satisfied now and in the future. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Maximizing the Benefits of Incentives

Brandon M. Pyers, Ernst & Young LLP Northeast Location Investment, Credits & Incentives Leader; Paul A. Naumoff, EY Global/Americas, Location Investment, Credits & Incentives Leader; Brian R. Smith, EY Global Inbound Investments Leader (Q2 2018)
A process-driven approach to site selection and incentives — including a formal RFP, informed narrative, and economic impact analysis — produces optimal results. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Due Diligence: Thoroughly Investigating the Technical Aspects of a Site

Alexandra Segers, International Senior Account Executive and Program Manager, SSOE Group (Q2 2018)
By carefully examining site conditions/logistics, environmental regulations/risk, as well as the area surrounding the chosen site, companies can avoid delays and cost overruns. More
Features
Sustainable Development >>

When “Green” Turns to Gold

Dominick Brook, Senior Manager, Tax, Indirect Tax, Ernst & Young LLP (Q2 2018)
Incentives can help companies improve the ROI of environmental sustainability initiatives. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

U.S. Tax Reform: A Game-Changer for Manufacturers

John T. Livingstone, Principal, PwC (Q2 2018)
The new tax law will provide U.S. manufacturers with additional cash, but they must still align their investment decisions with corporate growth strategies. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

“Maker-Tech” Crosses Lines of Industrial, Office & Retail Uses

Edward Del Beccaro, Senior Managing Director, Transwestern (Q2 2018)
A new niche is forming in the industrial sector which needs to be near existing “brain clusters” of the targeted industry and may require sites zoned for multiple uses. More
Special Reports
Texas >>

Texas Today: Where Businesses Succeed

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2018)
The state of Texas continues to gain accolades for its pro-business environment, which is sustained by its skilled workforce, low taxes, favorable regulatory environment, and deal-closing funds among other attributes. More
Leading Metro Locations >>

2018 Leading Metro Locations: Pacific and Mountain Metros Dominate the List

Area Development Research Desk (Q2 2018)
The 2018 Leading Metro Locations reflect the nation’s overall economic growth as the country enjoys the second-longest economic expansion on record, with many small and mid-size metros exhibiting economic strength. More
Annual Econdev Awards >>

2018 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize States’ Efforts to Attract High-Value Investment & Large Job-Creating Projects

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q2 2018)
More than 200 projects across multiple states brought with them the promise -- in total -- of thousands of jobs and billions of dollars in investment. More
Front Line
Asset / Facility Management >>

Front Line: Attracting Companies in Emerging Industries

Donald F. Smith, Jr., RIDC of Southwestern Pennsylvania (Q2 2018)
Companies in emerging industries need to feel they are working in partnership with the developers/landlords who are trying to attract them to their properties. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Front Line: Construction Industry Faces a Labor Shortage

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2018)
As construction labor market tightens, will project deadlines slip? More
Departments
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Editor’s Note: Deconstructing Legislative Outcomes

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q2 2018)
Policy and legislative changes may cause business leaders to hesitate before making their next move. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

In Focus: Steel Tariffs to Prevent U.S. Economic Growth

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Q2 2018)
The recently enacted tariffs on steel and aluminum have created an uncertain investment climate for both domestic and foreign firms, causing companies to rethink their supply chain strategies and put their expansion plans on hold. More
DCs / Warehousing >>

In Focus: E-Tail Creating Demand for Urban Warehouses

Joseph Panepinto, Panepinto Properties (Q2 2018)
In order to be close to their target markets, e-retailers are locating warehouses in urban locations and taking advantage of these densely populated areas’ built-in employee bases. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

First Person: Disruptive Technologies Changing the Business Landscape

Jack Uldrich (Q2 2018)
Area Development recently asked Jack Uldrich, a global futurist and author, about today’s disruptive technologies and what business leaders need to do to stay ahead of the curve. Uldrich frequently speaks about technology, change management, and leadership to Fortune 100 corporations, venture capital firms, associations, NGOs, and government bodies around the world. More
Exclusive Online Content
Construction / Project Planning >>

The New EPA Rules: Opportunity and Risk

Frances Graham, Project Director, Linesight (Q2 2018)
While to some companies less stringent EPA regulations can be an advantage, submitting to the lowest environmental standards carries costs of its own. More
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Retaking the Rust Belt

Rich Forslund, Executive Vice President, Colliers International (Q2 2018)
Across the Midwest, new life is being breathed into old industrial facilities that are becoming home to IoT incubators, office space, and other mixed-use development. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

The New Aluminum and Steel Tariffs: Implementation, Consequences, and Next Steps

Doreen M. Edelman, Co-Leader, Global Business Team, Baker Donelson (Q2 2018)
Businesses that use steel and/or aluminum need to understand how the recently enacted tariffs will affect their supply chain as well as their bottom line. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Will The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act Increase Inbound FDI?

Alexander Frei, Senior Vice President, CBRE (Q2 2018)
It’s hoped that the TCJA will lead more foreign companies to invest in the U.S., but this will impose an additional strain on a limited labor supply. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Rethinking How to Incorporate Technology into Office and Building Design

Randy Thompson, Senior Managing Director, Build-to-Suit Advisory Group, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2018)
Technology infrastructure needs to be incorporated into facility plans before design work is done in order to avoid busting the budget. More