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Data Centers

Trends in Data Center Site Selection

A lack of space and developable land as well as power constraints will continue to drive data center site selection, with sustainability considerations and emerging technologies becoming increasingly important factors.

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Taxes / Incentives

Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Presentation of Incentives Information to the Media

Make sure the media gets it right when reporting on your company’s incentives.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Innovative and Collaborative Design Sets the Stage for Life Science Innovation

Life science labs need to accommodate present and future equipment needs and, most importantly, collaboration among the scientists and others who work there.

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Energy / Clean Tech

The Energy Transition: Moving Toward Renewable and Carbon-Neutral Solutions

The massive shift from fossil fuels to cleaner-sourced energy is not a simple or linear path forward.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

How to Effectively Hire During the New Normal

Consider the benefits of internal recruitment, the use of agency software, as well as engaging a recruitment service provider when updating your industrial talent acquisition and hiring process.

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Asset / Facility Management

How Industrial Companies Can Avoid Security Breaches

Your company needs to have a plan in place to protect its data from a costly, devastating security breach — and a backup plan in place for if and when a breach occurs.

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International Location Reports

Warm Economic Welcomes in the Caribbean

From strong connections in its U.S. territories to a wealth of industrial opportunities throughout the region, the Caribbean offers more than just fun in the sun.

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Construction / Project Planning

Crunch Time in the Construction Industry

Supply chain disruptions spawn creative, and possibly lasting, project solutions.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Rail Gains Advantage Amidst Supply Chain Snarls

Rail lines, which link international cargo gateways to U.S. population centers, offer companies a cost-effective, sustainable transportation option.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

Foreign-Trade Zones: The Best, Zero-Cost Incentive for Your Business

FTZs can bring in millions of dollars in additional profits and cost very little to maintain relative to the investment.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Front Line: Performing Physical Tasks Remotely

Rapid advances in automation are even allowing some tasks in manufacturing facilities to be tackled remotely.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Taking Action Now for An Increasingly Automated Future

The jobs created by automation will ultimately exceed those that are lost, but a federal program is needed to successfully navigate the transformation of the labor force.

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Construction / Project Planning

In Focus: Safety First-The Benefits of Construction Robotics

The use of construction robots can transform site safety for human workers, while monitoring processes that impact project timelines and budgets.

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Contributed Content

Tennessee’s Economy Incredibly Resilient

Despite COVID-19 challenges, the state scored a record-breaking year in 2021.

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Advanced Manufacturing

First Person: AI and Robotics in the Workplace

With COVID-19 changing the reality of the world’s population, it has undoubtedly affected the way businesses operate. Area Development recently discussed the use of robotics and other automation technologies in response to these changes with Carolina Weidler, leader of Hendy’s Science and Technology Practice Group.

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