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Richmond’s Evolving DEI Culture Is a Key Metric in Site Selection

Companies want to know if a community will be welcoming and inclusive of their employees, and initiatives being undertaken in Greater Richmond will help to meet this goal.

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Workforce Training / Education

Workforce Development Programs Are in Overdrive

Job losses resulting from the pandemic have made upskilling of workers for the post-COVID economy even more critical, and government and private organizations are stepping up.

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Tennessee: A Growing Capital of Electric Vehicle Production

The state of Tennessee is committed to providing the pro-business environment and skilled labor necessary for the transition of the U.S. auto sector to electric vehicle production.

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Construction / Project Planning

In Focus: A PFAS State of Mind

While the law concerning PFAS is still in flux, property owners and operators need to consider its implications.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Front Line: Infrastructure Investment Faces Hurdles

Projects funded by the infrastructure bill are projected to create nearly a million jobs — but filling those jobs may present a challenge.

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Workplace Trends

First Person: Creating a Work Environment For Employee Growth and Development

In August, Rocki Rockingham was named Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Appliances. Area Development’s editor recently asked her about the company’s strategy to build upon its recent global “Great Place to Work” recognition and to create a workplace culture that attracts and retains top talent.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Shaping Compliance for Your New Biomanufacturing Facility

If you have a new biomanufacturing site in the works, you can open doors to a productive, compliance-forward facility with these strategies.

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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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Logistics / Infrastructure

No Easy Fix for Supply Chain Struggles

Labor shortages intertwined with other supply chain issues are creating gridlock at the nation’s ports.

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Construction / Project Planning

Construction vs. Production: Tips for Constructing Capital Projects Within an Operating Plant

To deliver a successful capital project inside an operating plant, all of the project stakeholders — the owner, architect/engineer, equipment supplier, and constructor — must plan ahead to minimize production disruption.

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DCs / Warehousing

Front Line: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Digitization

Although the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce, will companies continue to increase their investment in digital technologies?

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Labor Challenges in the Industrial and Manufacturing Sectors Persist

Despite an improving economy, businesses are continuing to face obstacles in finding, training, and retaining enough qualified workers.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Location Factors for Cell and Gene Therapy Companies

The rise of cell and gene therapy (CGT) demands a strong supply chain, manufacturing operations, and specialized talent.

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Sustainable Development

In Focus: The Future of Sustainability in Real Estate

As they realize the impact the built world has on the environment, companies are increasingly transitioning to cleaner, greener facilities and operations.

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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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Biotech / Life Sciences

On the Hunt for a Productive New Biomanufacturing Site?

Real estate and facility strategy can fuel efficiency, scale, and speed to market for your new biomanufacturing operation

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