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Q1 2016
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Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Infrastructure Innovations Will Drive Manufacturing

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Q1 2016)
From innovative road repair, driverless trucks, bullet trains, and 3D bridges, advances in technology will help to bring the nation’s infrastructure up to speed while creating high-skilled manufacturing jobs. More
Features
Sustainable Development >>

Building a Sustainable Supply Chain

Lily Russell, Founder, Explain the Chain (Q1 2016)
Sustainable supply chain best practices can build upon site selection goals to reduce costs, mitigate risk, and increase speed to market. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

Advancing Manufacturing Through Public/Private Collaboration

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Q1 2016)
Mike Molnar, Director of the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Advanced Manufacturing Office, based at the National Institute of Standards and Technology, describes what’s being done to maintain U.S. leadership in this arena. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Weighing Economic Incentives in the Location Decision

Bradley Migdal, Executive Managing Director, Transwestern (Q1 2016)
The strength of the industrial market gives companies the upper hand when making site selection decisions. More
Leading Metro Locations >>

Beyond Silicon Valley: Promising New Tech Boomtowns

Steffen Kammerer, Senior Vice President, Technology Practice Group, JLL (Q1 2016)
In its quest for lower costs, modern facilities, and access to talent, the booming tech sector is finding it can strike gold outside California. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Optimizing Integrated Design / Construction Project Delivery

Matt Wagner, Structural Engineering Manager, Ghafari Associates (Q1 2016)
IPD requires considerable time and effort on the facility owner’s side, but this front-end planning will help in avoiding costly delays once construction gets under way. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

The Importance of Energy and ICT Infrastructure in Site Selection as Cloud Computing Broadens

Larry Gigerich, Managing Director , Ginovus (Q1 2016)
Reliance on a community’s telecom and energy infrastructure has heightened the importance of these factors in the location decision-making process for both the providers and users of cloud computing services and the IoT. More
Annual Corporate & Consultants Survey's
Corporate Exec Survey Results >>

12th Annual Consultants Survey: Clients’ Robust New Facility/Expansion Plans Revealed

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)
Two thirds of the consultants believe the economy is on a continuous growth track, and nearly all are busy helping clients with new facility and expansion plans. The primary recipient of these new facilities will be the Southern states. More
Corporate Exec Survey Results >>

30th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: Cautious Optimism Reflected

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)
New facility and expansion plans are up slightly on a year-over-year basis, although finding skilled labor is once again top of mind. Nearly half the respondents believe the U.S. economy is on a continuous growth track. More
Special Report
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Public Power Communities: Technology for Business Success

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q1 2016)
From powering up huge data centers to providing telecom and water services, and helping customers become energy-efficient through the latest technologies, public power companies re-invest in the communities they serve. More
Departments
Workplace Trends >>

Frontline: Incubators Help Startups to Grow and Succeed

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2016)
Startup fever is exploding across America, as a slow-growth economy, corporate job cutbacks, and the work ethos and expectations of the burgeoning millennial generation reshape the business landscape. More
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Editor’s Note: 2016 Economic Projections - Growth Will Be Good But Not Great

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2016)
CFOs believe North America can continue to shoulder the global burden of economic growth, while Area Development’s Corporate Survey respondents are evenly split on whether or not the U.S. economy has achieved a continuous growth track. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

First Person: Bosch Rexroth Grows Its North American Presence & Workforce

Mike McCormick, Vice President and Technical Plant Manager , Bosch Rexroth  (Q1 2016)
Mike McCormick, Vice President and Technical Plant Manager at the Bosch Rexroth facility in Fountain Inn, S.C., recently spoke with Area Development about the company’s decision to expand its presence in North America as well its efforts to build a qualified workforce. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

In Focus: Incentives No More - Why States are Changing Course on Incentives

Tim Cook, CEO, KSM Location Advisors (Q1 2016)
As some states table or modify their incentives programs for financial and/or political reasons, growing companies need to take these actions into account when making location decisions. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Frontline: Implementing the New Ozone Standard - First Steps

Tom Ewing, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2016)
Many urban industrial facility managers are familiar with working in nonattainment areas. But a new lower standard will sweep in new territory. More
Exclusive Online Content
Workplace Trends >>

Minding The Millennials in Real Estate Decisions

Gregory C. Francis, Director, Site Selection, Grants, and Tax Incentives Advisors, SCOUT Economics (Q1 2016)
Employers trying to attract the technologically savvy millennials need to understand their living and working preferences. More
Tennessee >>

Location Notebook: Tennessee - Innovations to Meet Workforce Needs

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q1 2016)
Tennessee is actively addressing the challenge of providing companies expanding and locating in the state with a skilled workforce. More
Location Notebook >>

Location Notebook: Pitt County, NC Provides “Healthful” Business Environment

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (Q1 2016)
Pitt County is building on its success in the life sciences sector and its quality-of-life advantages. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

U.S. Legislative, Incentives, & Economic Development Policies Update

Jason Hickey, President, Hickey & Associates, LLC (Q1 2016)
Growing companies need to be aware of the many changes states are making to their incentives policies. More

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