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Workplace Trends

Adapting to Agility: Leveraging a “Hub and Spoke” Model

As a company’s workforce becomes more dispersed, they need to rethink not only how they support those employees but also the physical footprint of their business.

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Food Processing

The Next Generation of Cold Chain Logistics

In order to meet consumer demand for fresh food delivery, food processing and distribution companies are expanding cold chain logistics and automation systems.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Communicating Your Project’s Value to Local Stakeholders

Through the use of economic impact studies, a company can demonstrate the value of its project to government officials and local residents.

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Contributed Content

Tech Talent Finding a Home in Kentucky

Those looking to develop a career in technology are being drawn to Kentucky’s innovation ecosystem, with its support for entrepreneurs, as well as the state’s affordable cost of living and enviable quality of life.

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Workplace Trends

The “Great Resignation” Is Impacting Corporate Relocations

The remote working trend established during the pandemic has caused many employees to reprioritize their lives, while companies are reevaluating their location decisions.

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Automotive

Challenges Facing the Auto Industry Post-Pandemic

From a lack of semiconductors to a shortage of skilled workers to low industrial vacancy rates, auto companies are facing challenges that are affecting their site and facility plans.

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Location Canada

Canadian Industrial Sectors Expand with Business and Government Investment

Diverse public-sector infrastructure investments, streamlined regulations, and certified site programs are driving private-sector industrial investment and expansions across Canada.

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Construction / Project Planning

Keys to Successful Capital Project Delivery

Early collaboration between team members will help to keep a project on track and eliminate added costs.

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Portfolio Management / CRE

In Focus: Facilitating Commercial Real Estate Transactions Using Technology

By using emerging technologies to expedite the due diligence process, commercial real estate managers can save time and money, while managing risk.

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Workforce Training / Education

Front Line: Finding, Creating, and Supporting Talent

By helping to recruit and train workers, the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program gives companies located in Virginia a competitive edge.

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Portfolio Management / CRE

In Focus: The Challenge of Finding Improved Land

Because improved land is hard to come by, more investors and developers are evaluating true greenfield opportunities in far outer rings of major markets.

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Food Processing

The Challenges of Renovating an Existing Facility Into a Food Plant

Renovating an existing facility seems faster and cheaper than going with a greenfield site — but when it comes to a food plant, that might not be the case.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

How an International Business Can Enter the U.S. Market Via M&A

Tapping into the U.S. market can provide a company with many advantages, but the process can be complicated and require professional advice and support.

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Asset / Facility Management

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Industrial Sector

Industrial and other types of facilities are smarter and more computerized (more hackable) than they were in the past, but cyber awareness and security has not kept pace.

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Location Canada

Canada’s Diversity and Positioning Is Promising

Although the pandemic caused FDI to slow, with its diverse workforce, Canada is experiencing a surge in Industry 4.0 projects and may benefit from U.S. firms nearshoring their supply chains.

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Construction / Project Planning

In Focus: The Construction Industry's Secret Weapon

The use of project controls specialists is still relatively unknown in the U.S., despite the fact that these consultants help to get projects delivered on time and on budget.

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Portfolio Management / CRE

Location Economics as an Emerging Driver of Private Equity Decisions

As they evaluate where to expand and which operations to relocate, private equity groups are increasingly evaluating location-specific factors.

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