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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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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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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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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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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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Contributed Content

COVID-19 Highlights Distribution and Logistics Sector’s Importance

Industry helps the nation battle the pandemic while positioning Kentucky for future growth.

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Contributed Content

Advanced Manufacturing Key to Richmond’s Continued Economic Growth

With its central East Coast location, modern infrastructure, affordable costs, talented work force, and pro-business support, the Greater Richmond area is attracting its share of companies in a diverse array of advanced manufacturing industries.

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Corporate Exec Survey Results

17th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants Are Optimistic About the Year Ahead

Those responding to the Consultants Survey express optimism about their clients’ plans for the year ahead while acknowledging their increased focus on costs and logistics going forward.

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Data Centers

Pandemic Fuels Data Center Growth

With employees working remotely, school being held virtually, and everyone being entertained via the Internet during the COVID-19 crisis, growth of these mission-critical facilities accelerated and will continue to do so.

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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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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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Advanced Manufacturing

3D Manufacturing and COVID-19

The global pandemic may be taking the U.S. back to the days of regional manufacturing, simplifying supply chains and making us more self-sufficient.

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International Location Reports

Caribbean: Business Locations in Sunny Places

Sophisticated technology and infrastructure attributes, friendly wage rates, multilingual skilled labor, and sometimes surprising real estate deals make the Caribbean islands an attractive option for investment.

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Corporate Exec Survey Results

35th Annual Corporate Survey: Effects of Global Pandemic Reflected in Executives’ Site and Facility Plans

As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our corporate readers’ location plans and priorities as they increased their resiliency efforts.

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U.S. Regional Reports

Regional Report: Southeast Ports Expand Capacity

Southeastern U.S. ports are pursuing aggressive infrastructure expansion projects to accommodate larger vessels and more cargo.

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Energy / Clean Tech

Cultivate a Second Life for Decommissioned Power Plants

As the need for industrial development grows and requirements for coal-fired decommissioning increase, land repositioning can offer a mutually beneficial solution.

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