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Automotive

Auto Industry Is Betting on Sustainability

The automotive industry and its suppliers are realizing that they must invest in sustainability initiatives because of their importance to customers and shareholders alike.

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Economy / Market Analysis

Front Line: Changing the Definition of MSAs

Will the proposed redefinition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas and subsequent funding communities receive affect your company’s location decision?

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Contributed Content

Tennessee Sees a Surge in Headquarters, Tech, and Finance Facilities

With a critical mass of qualified workers, as well as a friendly business environment, the state of Tennessee is drawing new and expanding firms.

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Logistics / Infrastructure

Front Line: U.S. Supply Chains Face Critical Stage

The pandemic accelerated the reexamination of U.S. supply chains, and a new report sets out a path for addressing vulnerabilities.

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Contributed Content

Michigan Invests in Its Talent Ecosystem

The state is doubling down on its efforts to meet current workforce demands while building a pipeline of talent with the in-demand skills for a new generation of jobs.

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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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Government Policy / Business Climate

Shifting Dynamics in a Post-Pandemic World

Your business may benefit from economic developers’ new targeted approaches that support new norms in the workplace, promote inclusive economic recovery, and place ESG at the center of their value proposition.

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Automotive

Getting the EV Industry Charged Up

Consumers’ confidence with electric vehicles — and the ultimate success of the EV industry — depends upon the building of a network of charging stations.

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Sustainable Development

In Focus: Creative Funding to Enable Sustainability

Organizations that are attempting to reduce their energy use or carbon footprint are finding there are affordable to ways to do so.

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Workplace Trends

A Revitalized Vision for the Corporate Campus

As COVID-19 starts to subside, the tech industry is reimagining the corporate campus, as well as workspaces, and that is bound to also affect companies in other industries.

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Construction / Project Planning

Maximum Impact: Saving Time and Money with BIM 360

Through the use of advanced technology, project teams are able to save stakeholders time, trouble, and money to maximize project collaboration and impact for stakeholders.

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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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