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Advanced Manufacturing

Front Line: Trend Toward Microfactories Continues

By utilizing microfactories, manufacturers can respond quickly to changes in product design and demand.

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Workplace Trends

Manufacturers: Make Diversity & Inclusion Initiatives a Priority

As the U.S. demographic changes, manufacturers and other companies must step up their diversity and inclusion efforts in order to fulfill their workforce needs.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Are Your Employees Ready to Work with Robots?

As manufacturers increasingly employ robots on the factory floor, they must communicate to their workforces how their roles will change and prepare them to work collaboratively with this new technology.

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Aerospace

Where to Invest in the Booming Aerospace Manufacturing Industry

The U.S. remains top-ranked globally for aerospace attractiveness, but companies must consider labor, infrastructure, and tax policy among other factors when deciding where to locate their next U.S. facility.

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Contributed Content

Greater Richmond: Fintech Hotspot

Richmond’s emerging financial technology market is challenging traditional districts, with its advanced telecommunications infrastructure, educated workers with high-tech skills, streamlined regulations, and low taxes.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

The Ever-Greater Expectations for Infrastructure

Companies providing quality jobs have never been in a better position to ask for the infrastructure and incentives they need in order to locate their facility — or remain — in a community.

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Automotive

The Convergence of Technology + Automotive and Its Impact on Site Selection

Automotive suppliers must approach site selection prudently, with an eye to a long-term solution when evaluating potential locations as well as their labor pools.

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Asset / Facility Management

Artificial Intelligence: A Game-Changer for Corporate Space

Thanks to vast amounts of available data and an evolved computational infrastructure, AI is fundamentally changing the way organizations plan and manage their real estate and facilities.

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Construction / Project Planning

Four Site Factors That Can Derail Your Construction Budget

Although sitework is expensive, most of the expense can be planned and accounted for if your contractor is on board early in the construction process.

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Data Centers

Risk Assessment: The Key to Successful Data Center Planning and Design

Those planning a data center facility must consider not only geographic and security risks, but also the threat presented by acoustics from fire suppression and other systems.

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Contributed Content

Tennessee Keeps Attracting Headquarters Operations

With 18 Fortune 1000 company headquarters located in Tennessee, the number of headquarters jobs is surging.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

How CFOs Should Address Trade Questions — ASAP

Recent trade tensions and announced tariffs are proving disruptive to businesses, creating an uphill battle for CFOs, but they can mitigate supplier uncertainties by leveraging data.

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Automotive

“Future-Proofing” Buildings to Account for Autonomous Vehicles

As self-driving vehicles become more ubiquitous, facility designers and owners will need to develop strategies that cover a wide range of possibilities.

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Construction / Project Planning

Design-Build Firms Add Value to the Location Decision Process

With the aid of advanced technology, design-build firms provide valuable capabilities and expertise in the site selection process, reducing risk and providing cost and scheduling certainty.

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Location Canada

High-Quality Talent: The Not-So-Secret Ingredient in Canada’s Economic Recipe for Success

Canada’s education system and immigration approach attract talent that strengthens our labor force and business markets.

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