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The Newest Shovel Award—It's Green!

Louisiana leads with green, earning the first-ever Green Shovel for its commitment to renewable energy. The state's significant cleantech investments highlight a national shift toward sustainable development.

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Advanced Manufacturing

Midwest becomes hotspot for semiconductor manufacturing and supply industries

Midwestern states compete for semiconductor investments, leveraging new incentives and educational partnerships to attract major industry players.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

First Person: Q&A with Tech Hubs Director Eric Smith

Exploring opportunities for manufacturing growth through the Federal Tech Hubs Program with insights from director Eric Smith on collaboration and regional innovation.

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Construction / Project Planning

U.S. Industrial Real Estate Cooling Off After Rapid Growth

Exploring the quiet change: a look at the shifting dynamics in industrial real estate.

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Contributed Content

Expanding at the Speed of Trust

With its supportive economic development policies, strong infrastructure, talented workforce, and commitment to sustainability, Ohio has become a hub for next-generation biotechnology as well as EVs and other advanced manufacturing.

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Sustainable Development

Resiliency: The Case for Fortifying Business against Climate Change

The new frontier in site selection for companies has everything to do with keeping things running during increasingly wild storms and weather patterns.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

The Risks and Realities of Megasite Mania: Navigating the Mid-Tier Client Landscape

The recent focus on projects requiring megasites may cause communities to lose sight of developing smaller-scale sites that could bring mid-tier companies to their communities, fostering job creation and diversified economic growth.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Buyer Beware: Navigating the Murky Waters of Site Selection

Executives must meticulously evaluate site selectors, seeking those with a proven track record, deep industry insights, and a strategic approach to partnership.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Life Sciences Companies Need an Innovation Hub to Thrive

Cities, research institutions, and commercial real estate firms are partnering to develop special districts to innovate for the future.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Frontline: Red Sea Pharma Crisis Pushing Logistics Advancements

Companies need to navigate the stormy waters of the Red Sea amid Houthi threats and global supply chain challenges.

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Sustainable Development

In Focus: Is This Community Approach the Blueprint for Sustainable Industrial Development?

Industrial designers are exploring the transformative potential of landscape architecture to harmonize industrial development with environmental sustainability and community well-being.

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Energy / Clean Tech

Around the Horn: Getting Power to Projects-A Discussion

Guest Editor Bradley Migdal leads an illuminating discussion with Karla T. Moran, Manager of Economic Development at Salt River Project, and Coleman Peiffer, Senior Business Attraction Manager at Alliant Energy, exploring infrastructure challenges and solutions for large-scale manufacturing and data center projects. This conversation has been lightly edited for style and space.

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Contributed Content

Built for Bio: Montgomery County, Maryland

Its robust network of universities and large presence of federal agencies, including the NIH and FDA, have made Montgomery County a prime location for life science firms.

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Advanced Manufacturing

America’s New Tech Hubs Are Calling for Manufacturers

One of the main questions facing the new program is about funding. Can $500 million help change the backbone of American manufacturing?

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Advanced Manufacturing

The CHIPS and Science Act will bring jobs back to the United States

Amidst global shifts and challenges, the U.S. policy is injecting billions to reclaim a stronger position in semiconductor manufacturing and aiming to revitalize a critical sector by 2030.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions From the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Supply chain disruptions from the Baltimore bridge collapse prompt innovative solutions and renewed focus on resilience, as companies leverage lessons from the pandemic to navigate the crisis and ensure continuity in one of the busiest ports in the U.S.

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Energy / Clean Tech

Location Matters to Your Carbon Goals

Exploring how geographical factors influence corporate renewable energy strategies and achievements.

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Contributed Content

Cold Storage Industry Heats Up in Virginia

Virginia provides its more than 200 food and beverage processing companies with ample cold storage options.

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Energy / Clean Tech

The Bring Your Own Energy (BYOE) Party Is Starting

America is about to shift to decentralized energy and microgrids in a big, big way.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Five Tips to Navigating the Changing Landscape of Life Science Real Estate

In order to navigate the evolving real estate environment, life science companies can reduce their risks with data-driven decision-making and collaboration with developers, policymakers, utility providers, and their industry peers.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

How to Master the Maze of Federal Funding in Manufacturing Site Selection

What should you consider while working through the complexities of federal incentives and timelines to optimize your facility planning and execution?

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