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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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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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Top States for Business

2019 Top States for Doing Business: Georgia Ranks #1 Sixth Year in a Row

The top-ranked states have landed on the radar of today’s site selection consultants because of their low business costs, generous incentive programs, and competitive labor environments, among other probusiness advantages.

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Skilled Labor / STEM

Gen Z: Shaping Location and Expansion Decisions

Companies using artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and other technology are seeking out Gen Zers to fulfill their workforce needs — in places this most tech-savvy cohort of the labor force wants to be.

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Aerospace

Controlling Conditions in Aerospace Manufacturing Facilities

Modern aerospace facilities have special interior environmental requirements in order to support the manufacture of cutting-edge technology and products.

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Site Selection Factors / Strategy

Advanced Manufacturing Disrupts the Location Process

As technological advances fundamentally alter long-standing manufacturing processes and practices, they’re also upending the way advanced manufacturing companies consider locations for their facilities.

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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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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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Location Canada

FDI Surges Ahead in Canada

Canada continues to be a premier investment destination and is dedicated to protecting its key industries, investing in innovation, and developing its workforce.

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Automotive

Which Government Policies Will Drive the AV Sector Forward?

State policymaking geared toward interconnectedness and integration is key to growth of the autonomous vehicle sector.

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Government Policy / Business Climate

All Politics Is Local, Especially for a New Site

Companies looking to open a facility in an unfamiliar location must assess its local political climate to determine if it’s one in which it can succeed now and in the future.

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