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Q3 2016
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Advanced Manufacturing >>

Key High-Tech Sectors Transform Lives and Businesses

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Q3 2016)
Groundbreaking discoveries in key high-tech fields are transforming lives while making businesses more competitive More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Adaptive Reuse and Infill Projects Change the Urban Landscape

Michael McCormick, President & CEO, McCormick Construction (Q3 2016)
Although there are some challenges to adaptive reuse and infill projects, they can help to develop creative office space in historic, vibrant metro areas, while boosting ROI and environmental sustainability, and catering to the local community and talent pool. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Intermodal Continues to Revolutionize Logistics and Industrial Real Estate Strategies

Walter Kemmsies, Managing Director, Economist and Chief Strategist, PAGI, JLL (Q3 2016)
Growing Intermodal volumes are promoting investments by port authorities in inland ports and by railroads in logistics centers. More
Workplace Trends >>

Healthy Workspaces Boost Employee Morale and Productivity

Janine Grossmann, Practice Leader, Interiors, Perkins+Will (Q3 2016)
While most employees would agree that their environment has an impact on their health — and evidence-based research supports this — how many have considered whether the workplace promotes a healthy lifestyle and helps them achieve their wellness goals? More
Special Report
Top States for Business >>

2016 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Back in Top Spot Again

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2016)
There are many factors that go into being a “top state for business” — from labor and real estate costs to the tax and regulatory environment to workforce development programs and more; the states that made the 2016 Top States for Doing Business list scored high in each category. More
Investment Reports
International Location Reports >>

Mexico Positioned to Attract Increased Foreign Investment, Anchored by Manufacturing

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Q3 2016)
A solid economic performance and a pro-business climate — enhanced by political reforms and improved government stability — are helping to attract FDI to Mexico. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

First Person: The Importance of Manufacturing to the U.S. Economy

Stephen Gold (Q3 2016)
Stephen Gold, President & CEO of the Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation (MAPI), discusses the true impact of manufacturing on the nation’s economy and standard of living. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

In Focus: To Address Energy Goals, Remember the Building Envelope

Darlene Pope, Senior Vice President, JLL Energy and Sustainability Services, JLL (Q3 2016)
A preventative approach from the outside in draws on roofs, walls, and windows to save energy. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Frontline: Cities Pledge to Reduce and Track Greenhouse Gas Emissions

Tom Ewing, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2016)
With the formation of the Compact of Mayors, cities worldwide are preparing GHG inventories for buildings and transport and hope to link this data to development priorities. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

FrontLine: Forward-Thinking Companies Leveraging Additive Manufacturing

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Q3 2016)
Companies with visionary leaders who are proactive and invest in emerging technologies now will reap the payoffs in the future. More
Exclusive Online Content
Tennessee >>

Location Notebook: Tennessee A Growing Hub for Logistics

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2016)
With an already powerful industry cluster and a strong multimodal transportation infrastructure, Tennessee’s transportation / distribution / logistics sector continues to add jobs and investment. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: “Smart Cities” Use Technology & Data to Improve Citizens’ Lives

Dan Emerson (Q3 2016)
The DOT has awarded a grant to Columbus, Ohio, so that the city can employ numerous “smart mobility” technologies that will help improve citizens’ lives, with the added benefit of showcasing the city to the tech community. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

First Person: Robots Fueling the Next Wave of Transformation in Manufacturing

Jim Lawton, Chief Product & Marketing Officer, Rethink Robotics (Q3 2016)
One of Area Development’s staff editors recently interviewed Jim Lawton, Rethink Robotics Chief Product & Marketing Officer, about the impact of robots on the labor force and on manufacturers, in particular. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Regional Talent Attraction Study Results: It’s Not All About Core Cities

Joshua Wright, Director of Marketing and PR, Emsi (Q3 2016)
As many regions have become equally or more concerned with supporting existing companies than with recruiting new businesses, attracting and retaining talent has become a focal point. Which counties are standing out with high net migration and skilled job growth? More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

Small Manufacturers: Dealing with the New Overtime Rules Challenge

Dan Emerson (Q3 2016)
In order to comply with the new rules, small and mid-tier manufacturers may opt to increase salaries or cut OT hours and increase workforce productivity, among other strategies. For many, there will be a wait-and-see approach while absorbing the initial shock. More
West Virginia >>

Location Notebook: West Virginia’s Economic Diversification Helping the State to Meet Challenges

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q3 2016)
The P&G win was an important one for the state, providing validation that West Virginia can be a competitive place to do business. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

In Focus: Interior Wall Protection Upgrades Help Meet Facility Management Benchmarks

David Bronovicki, Senior Manager, Product Marketing, Construction Specialties (Q3 2016)
An upgrade in interior wall protection is more than just a facelift; it can reinforce branding as well as reduce long-term maintenance and repair costs. More

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