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Location Canada

Navigating Canada’s Complex Incentives Landscape

Canadian business incentives can build resiliency and long-term growth.

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COVID-19 Response

Data-Driven Operational Strategies in the Pandemic Era

As companies look to make decisions on ramping up operations post–COVID-19, they can look to data that provide insight on specific locations’ pandemic-related risks.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Adding “COVID-19 Community Response” to the Site Selection Checklist

Communities that use the current crisis to reimagine their solutions to the talent shortage should land on top of a site selector’s list of prospective locations.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

In Focus: An Evolving Last Mile

The landscape of industrial last-mile facilities and distribution centers is expanding and diversifying.

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Automotive

Shifts in Mobility and Transportation Infrastructure in a COVID-19 World

A conversation with Nicole Barranco at Volkswagen Group of America reveals the need for the U.S. to focus on its mobility systems to meet evolving consumer demand.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Infrastructure Investment as an Economic Stimulus Tool

Investing in the nation’s infrastructure can provide an immediate economic boost and create jobs, but its greatest value lies in supporting economic competitiveness over the long term.

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Contributed Content

Innovating During COVID-19: New Jersey’s Next Era in Life Sciences

Following 150 years of global leadership in life sciences, cell and gene therapy (CGT) is rapidly accelerating within the New Jersey ecosystem.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Front Line: COVID-19 Spurs More Automated Manufacturing

The global pandemic has presented manufacturers with new labor challenges, which are being addressed by new technologies and automation.

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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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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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Automotive

The New Normal in the Automotive Supply Chain

While COVID-19 has disrupted the auto supply chain, it has created new opportunities to establish a stronger U.S. footprint, utilizing automation and other new technologies.

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Aerospace

A Guide to Aerospace Investment Decisions

Where should aerospace focus production during a prolonged recovery — and for the long haul?

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Location Canada

From NAFTA to the USMCA — A Canadian Perspective

Although it is still too early to say how investors to Canada will react to the USMCA, it does provide medium-term certainty to North American trade.

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Automotive

Disruption in the Automotive Industry

The pandemic is yet another of a series of disruptive events that have impacted the auto industry, but the outlook is brighter.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

First Person: Effects of the Global Pandemic on Company Supply Chains

In light of the global pandemic and subsequent rise in e-commerce, companies are re-examining their supply chains, inventories, and necessary warehouse/distribution space.

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Location Canada

Canadian Opportunities for Growth in the New Normal

COVID-19 has shaken up global competitiveness, potentially offering Canada unique opportunities to recover and thrive.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

Front Line: Visa Ban Upends Companies and Competitiveness

The administration’s freeze and restrictions on visas for foreign workers may only exacerbate the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19.

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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

How are Uncertain Times Altering Company Location Strategies?

The pandemic’s effect on workforce, supply chain, and government support will affect your company’s location decisions, increasing risks while also presenting new opportunities.

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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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