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Data Centers

In Focus: Increased Data Center Growth Driven by the COVID-19 Pandemic

With technology infiltrating almost all aspects of our lives, more and more data needs to be processed and stored.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Site Selection 2020: The Importance of “Regional Depth” with Global Reach

A location that can accommodate both a company’s logistics and talent supply chains will enhance its prospects for long-term viability and growth.

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Capital Access / Finance

In Focus: Sale-Leasebacks Help Companies Leverage Capital

Companies feeling the strain of the COVID-19 shutdown are finding new opportunities in sale-leasebacks.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

A Heightened Focus on Reshoring

As costs and risks of lengthy supply chains become even more apparent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more U.S. companies may consider reshoring their operations to the Americas.

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Location USA

What Does the Future Hold for FDI from Europe?

The coronavirus pandemic has affected foreign direct investment from Europe, but some positive signs are seen going forward.

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Workplace Trends

Stick the Landing: How to Help Optimize Workplace Reentry

We’ve uncovered five key opportunities for corporate real estate leaders to make the most of innovative strategies and technologies that will alter the workplace as we knew it.

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Taxes / Incentives

Proactive Management of Incentives Deals

In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies need to determine if they are at risk of breach of incentives contracts and communicate with the incentive-granting authorities.

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COVID-19 Response

Successfully Returning to the Workplace Post-COVID

Before employers bring personnel back into the workplace, they need to ensure their safety and accommodate those with special needs, while adhering to employment laws.

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COVID-19 Response

Hitting the Reset Button: How to Pivot the Perception of Economic Development

Economic developers are playing an important role in helping businesses to navigate the COVID-19 crisis, and their use of incentives to solidify relationships should not be shunned.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Accelerated Trends Highlight Importance of Skills-Based Workforce Marketplace

Businesses and communities will find that the solution to their post-COVID workforce problems is the same: skills.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

In Focus: When — and How — to Ramp Up the Workforce

Although the COVID crisis has forced companies to lay off or furlough employees, they need to consider talent acquisition strategies now.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Indemnification Provisions in Incentives Agreements: Best Practices and Special Public Entity Issues

Several modest changes to indemnification provisions will limit a company’s potential unforeseen future exposure.

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Workforce Training / Education

New Strategies for Learning and Development in an Increasingly Virtual World

For companies that want to stay ahead of the pack, now is the time to rethink how they train and empower their employees.

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Construction / Project Planning

Optimizing Project Outcomes Through Advanced Project Planning

Advanced Project Planning (APP) has evolved to address many of the challenges related to the fast pace of design and construction that is increasingly common.

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Workplace Trends

In Focus: Is Your Workplace Ready for the “Next Normal?”

Safety concerns must be balanced with the benefits of a vibrant workplace culture.

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Contributed Content

Kentucky Uniquely Positioned to Prosper Post-Pandemic

Kentucky's strength in manufacturing and logistical advantages are helping the state to not only recover from the pandemic crisis, but also further expand its economy.

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Asset / Facility Management

First Person: Handling Plant Shutdowns and Re-Openings During the Pandemic

In light of the COVID-19 crisis, Area Development asked SSOE Group’s Michael Vetter about what companies are doing to keep their operations up and running and their employees safe.

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COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 and Site Selection in the Near and Long Term

The global pandemic has accelerated a digital transformation of the workforce, a shift to just-in-case inventory management, redirecting of incentives, and other changes in business priorities.

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COVID-19 Response

Protecting Building Resiliency During COVID-19 Pandemic

Whether your business’ facility has been completely shut down or minimally occupied, concerns about systems and security must be addressed to ensure a smooth reopening.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

In Focus: FDI Will Signal Better Days

The value and impact of FDI will remain an important part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Innovation in America Reaches New Heights

If necessity is the mother of invention, the COVID-19 crisis is driving cooperative innovation by companies, government entities, and healthcare organizations.

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COVID-19 Response

Preparations for the “New Normal”

A highly robust telecom infrastructure combined with an educational system that can remotely deliver high-quality instruction and training are among the longer list of corporate “must-haves” in the post-COVID 19 era.

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