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Asset / Facility Management

A New Approach to Energy Savings for Your Next Manufacturing Plant

“There’s a pipeline five miles away, so access to natural gas won’t be a problem… right?”

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Manufacturing / Industrial

Latest Trends in the Industrial Real Estate Sector Here to Stay

The industrial real estate sector is experiencing a complete transformation brought about by changes in the retail sector, warehouse design, and supply chains.

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Workplace Trends

Adapting to a New Workplace Ecosystem

The office is evolving and becoming more agile — it has to.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

FDI Creates Symbiotic Relationship With U.S. Suppliers

Area Development’s editor recently asked Jonathan Samford, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the Global Business Alliance, about the importance of FDI to the U.S. economy and why U.S. workers — as well as U.S. supplier companies — benefit from this investment.

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Construction / Project Planning

In Focus: The Effects of the Pandemic on Industrial Design

Industrial/logistics design will see a growth spike despite and because of the pandemic.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Front Line: Infrastructure Upgrades Vital to U.S. Economy

A mediocre grade for U.S. infrastructure indicates there’s much work to be done to bring it up to the safe, sustainable level vitally needed for the supply chain and economic growth.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Mitigate the Risks of Supply Chain Disruption

There are four steps businesses can take now to prepare proactively for policy changes.

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Data Centers

Siting Next-Generation Data Centers

Although the attributes for data center development continue to evolve, environmental and zoning issues; transportation, telecom, and power needs; and available labor are still important considerations.

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Portfolio Management / CRE

What’s Driving Record Industrial Real Estate Demand

A boom in e-commerce and shifting population densities as well increasing transportation costs are making industrial real estate a “can’t miss.”

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Workplace Trends

A Renewed Focus on Workforce Diversity

Recent social unrest has brought to the forefront the importance of focusing on diversity and inclusion issues as companies make their location decisions.

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Contributed Content

Speed to Market Is Key in Landing High-Impact Projects as Economic Recovery Ramps Up

Locational advantages, a business-friendly environment, and Build-Ready sites position Kentucky for continued growth.

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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

Immigration Tips for International Business Travelers During the Pandemic

As international business travelers resume their travel to the U.S. for site visits and face-to-face meetings, there are specific guidelines to keep in mind to facilitate the entry process.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Shoring Up Operations for Growth

Both domestic and foreign companies with operations abroad are realigning their supply chains and moving operations closer to the U.S. in order to strategically position themselves for growth.

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Contributed Content

Innovation Lives at National Landing

New Amazonians are onboarding. Construction milestones are being met. From timelines to pipelines, Amazon’s mammoth HQ2 undertaking is on time and full speed ahead.

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Workplace Trends

First Person: Engaging the Workforce with Empathetic Leadership

Area Development’s staff editor Mark Crawford recently asked Ericsson’s Dan Kerber, vice president of digital services business operations for North America — who helps companies improve their financial and operational metrics through improved resource management processes — about his thoughts on leadership, especially the need for “soft skills” during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Manufacturing / Industrial

Front Line: U.S. Semiconductor Industry Faces Crises, Opportunities

Incentives to encourage U.S. chip manufacturing would help to alleviate the current global semiconductor shortage brought about by the pandemic.

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Biotech / Life Sciences

Life Sciences Fueling Construction Demand

In the wake of the pandemic, life sciences companies are rapidly expanding, spurring a demand for new facilities to house their operations.

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