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Construction / Project Planning

Public-Private Partnerships Incentivize Industrial Development

Communities that embrace creative solutions and collaborative approaches are well-positioned to thrive and attract jobs and investment from the private sector.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Front Line: Solutions Needed for Truck Driver Shortage

The supply chain continues to be negatively affected by a shortage of long-haul truckers, in particular, but recruiting more military veterans and women may be part of the solution.

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Contributed Content

Manufacturing, Life Sciences Fueling Northern Kentucky’s Growth

Diverse industries are supporting manufacturing and employment growth in the “peak” of Kentucky.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

AI 101 for Site Selection

A data-driven approach, enabled by AI and other technology, is enabling those charged with site selection to make better informed decisions that will allow their companies to thrive.

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Taxes / Incentives

First Person: Realizing the Inflation Reduction Act’s Full Potential

Brian Murphy discusses how tax and finance can collaborate to advance a company’s key sustainability goals.

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Workplace Trends

Look Beyond the Now When Considering Workforce Priorities

Industrial site selectors must consider not only a prospective location’s current labor pool but also its recruiting reach and unanticipated future demands and costs of a particular market.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Technology’s Influence on Workforce Development

How can a company develop an analytics-focused talent strategy to meet the needs of AI, specialized skillsets, automation, and beyond?

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Contributed Content

Elite Workforce, Strategic Investments Help Virginia Score Major Wins

From data centers to vertical farming to banking, a cross-section of industry is continuing to choose to locate and expand in Virginia, a state that provides them with a top-notch workforce.

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Sustainable Development

Front Line: Electrification of Industrial Processes

Reducing the use of fossil fuels in industrial processes will help cut costs while reducing GHG emissions.

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Food Processing

Future-Proofing Food & Beverage Facilities: Why Site Selection Matters

Access, utilities, workforce, regulatory issues and future-proofing are all key considerations for choosing the right location for a long-term investment.

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Workplace Trends

In Focus: Rethinking Industrial Site Selection: A Retail Perspective

The idea of putting the needs of the potential workforce first when making the location decision mirrors retail’s tradition of prioritizing customer satisfaction.

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Taxes / Incentives

How to Break the Bad News: Navigating the Conversation When a Company Doesn’t Meet Expectations

When a company cannot meet the original parameters set by its project, communication is critical to identifying potential solutions.

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Workforce Training / Education

Applied Learning Fuels Investment in Workforce Training Facilities

With tailwinds such as government incentives and changing vocational preferences, workforce training facilities are poised for continued growth throughout the U.S.

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Workplace Trends

Insights on Staffing and the Location Decision

When selecting a new site, companies today confront an ever-changing landscape of factors to consider, from site and facility planning to workforce analytics and training. Christine Chandler, president of AdvantaStaff, and Lovora Brown, AdvantaStaff’s director of Operations, who bring a combined 50 years’ experience in the manufacturing and distribution industry, provide their perspective on workforce issues that are important to companies’ location decisions.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

After the Ribbon Is Cut: Shifting the Talent Strategy to Retention & Upskilling

By upskilling its workforce, a company can improve its overall productivity, while positively impacting employee satisfaction and retention.

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Energy / Clean Tech

In Focus: Working Toward Zero-Emission Buildings Ahead of Regulatory Mandates

All stakeholders working in unison will benefit the environment while also resulting in positive business outcomes.

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Workplace Trends

The Importance of Understanding Labor Issues in Making the Location Decision

Site selectors should assess a potential location’s workforce with an eye to identifying areas of concern that might make it open to unionization efforts.

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Business Globalization

Made in the USA: Shoring Up Options for U.S. Manufacturing’s Resurgence

With the right planning, investors and occupiers have a unique opportunity to reshape the future of the U.S. and Americas-wide manufacturing sector.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Clustering Distribution Near Manufacturing Operations: An Old Idea Gaining New Traction

Real estate, labor, and transportation needs must be considered by companies considering a clustering strategy if they are to reap its full benefits.

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