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Canada: A Leader in the Development of Smart Grid Technology

Jiri Skopek, Managing Director, Energy and Sustainability, ECD JLL (Location Canada 2015)

Smart grids and smart buildings work together to save energy and keep the production line moving. More

North American Seaport Outlook: Potential Shift in Ports of Call

Area Development Research Desk (Q3 2015)

JLL’s research reveals that, although the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles will remain the primary U.S. gateways, Gulf and Eastern Seaboard ports are anticipated to capture even more West Coast discretionary cargo when the new Panama Canal opens next year. More

E-Commerce Development, Industrial Land Pricing, and the “Amazon Effect”

John Morris, SIOR, Industrial Services Lead for the Americas, Cushman & Wakefield, Inc. and Ben Conwell, Senior Managing Director, Bruce Erhardt, Executive Director, Cushman & Wakefield (Q3 2015)

The emerging information and services market is game-changer for the industrial land market. More

Frontline: West Coast Ports Unite to Solve Challenges

Karen Thuermer (Q3 2015)

Manufacturers of imported and exported goods between the United States and Asia let out a huge sigh of relief in late May when a five-year contract that governs pay and work rules at 29 West Coast ports was finally ratified. Despite the ratified agreement, manufacturers are certain that strikes and delays will continue at West Coast ports. More

The Case for Supplier Parks in the Automotive Supply Chain

Kim Hill, Managing Director & President, HWA Analytics and Gregory Burkart, Managing Director and Practice Leader, Site Selection & Business Incentive Advisory Services, Duff & Phelps, LLC (Q3 2015 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

With the auto industry in a cycle of growth, OEMs need to meet new industry standards while keeping costs in check; locating at a supplier park may help to achieve these goals. More

Top Airport Locations for Real Estate Investors

Area Development Research Desk (Q2 2015)

JLL’s Index evaluates airports based on criteria such as availability of industrial and warehousing space, access to large population centers, and air cargo growth prospects. This year’s highest ranked airport is Chicago O’Hare (ORD) with a score of 144.6, followed by Miami (MIA) at 120.9 and Los Angeles (LAX) with a 117.2. More

U.S. Infrastructure Funding Needs More Than a Quick Fix

Dan White, Senior Economist, Moody's Analytics and Sarah Crane, Economist, Moody's Analytics (Q2 2015)

Public investment in infrastructure sits at its lowest level since records have been kept because of underfunding across all levels of government. More

The Evolution of Economic Development: 1965 - 2015

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q2 2015)

Since Area Development’s inaugural issue 50 years ago, the economic development process has changed dramatically. More

Front Line: Metro Areas Join in Export Initiatives

Karen Thuermer (Q2 2015)

To date, 28 cities across the country have come together under a pilot program called the Global Cities Initiative (GCI) to develop their foreign direct investment plans and volume of exports. More

First Person: U.S. Economy Uniquely Positioned for 21st Century

Peter Zeihan, Geopolitical Analyst,  (Q2 2015)

One of Area Development’s staff editors recently interviewed Peter Zeihan, a former analyst at the geopolitical security firm Stratfor and author of The Accidental Superpower. Zeihan discusses the North American shale boom and the role of the U.S. in protecting global trade. More

Editor’s Note: Highway Access a Top Concern

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2015)

The need to fix crumbling infrastructure has entered the national conscious more prominently than ever before. The debate on how to best address this challenge has been increasingly playing out in the media and on legislative floors across the nation. Perhaps then, it should come as no surprise that Highway accessibility was the number-one ranked site selection factor by the corporate executives responding to our 29th Annual Corporate survey. More

Infrastructure Investment: The Bridge to Economic Growth

Dale D. Buss, Staff Editor,  (Q1 2015)

Although conditions vary, much of the nation’s infrastructure is in dire need of repair and/or replacement, affecting business in general and some companies — as well as their location decisions — in particular. More

29th Annual Survey of Corporate Executives: A Realignment of Location Priorities

Area Development Special Presentation (Q1 2015)

The location and expansion plans of our Corporate Survey respondents are not as robust as we had hoped, and their site selection priorities have been realigned, with facilities costs supplanting labor considerations. More

Front Line: High-Speed Rail Spurs Economic Development

Mark Crawford (Q1 2015)

Economic benefits include construction and operations jobs and manufacturing and supply chain opportunities. More than 25 rail manufacturing companies and suppliers have committed to expanding their U.S. operations if their bids are selected for building high-speed rail systems. More

Shale Oil & Gas Development Changing the Way the Nation Does Business

Charlotte Batson, Owner and Principal, Batson & Company (Q1 2015)

The development of oil and gas resources is driving infrastructure and manufacturing location decisions, while boosting U.S. competitiveness. More

Creating & Maintaining a Cost-Effective Supply Chain

Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc. (Intermodal Sites)

A detailed mapping of the supply chain, locational considerations, and the use of foreign-trade zones can all help to reduce supply-chain costs, while increasing velocity. More

Freight Corridors & Logistics Hubs Shape the Location Decision

Bill Luttrell, Senior Locations Strategist, Werner Global Logistics, Werner Enterprises (Intermodal Sites)

Selecting the optimum site location is now possible and will eventually become easier with advancements in data and technology. Those that truly optimize their location footprint and overall supply chain and embrace forward planning will be the winners. More

Open for Business: Airports as Real Estate Developer and Strategic Partner

Rian Burger, Principal, Airports - Terminals, Stantec (Intermodal Sites)

Locating near an airport presents a business with many opportunities for growth, but be sure to know what risks airports face and how they are planning to address them before aligning your company’s fate to theirs. More

Resolve To Keep Up With These Logistics Trends

David Frentzel, Senior Vice President of Global Consumer Industry, APL Logistics (Intermodal Sites)

Yogi Berra was only referring to baseball at the time. However when he allegedly said that watching something was like “déjà vu all over again,” he could just as easily been summing up today’s major logistics trends, because many have a familiar ring to them. More

10 Inland Ports to Watch

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Intermodal Sites)

Inland ports are poised to play an increasingly vital role and could be a large part of the answer to both the fuel and congestion concerns in the domestic supply chain. More