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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

The New Normal in the Automotive Supply Chain

Daron Gifford, Management Consulting Partner, Plante Moran (2020 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

While COVID-19 has disrupted the auto supply chain, it has created new opportunities to establish a stronger U.S. footprint, utilizing automation and other new technologies. More

A Guide to Aerospace Investment Decisions

Scott Thompson, U.S. Aerospace & Defense , PwC (2020 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Where should aerospace focus production during a prolonged recovery — and for the long haul? More

Canada’s Talent Advantage Builds Investor Confidence

Ian McKay, CEO, Invest in Canada (Location Canada 2020)

Its highly educated workforce, open and inclusive society, and support for business will ease your company’s investment in Canada. More

Navigating Canada’s Complex Incentives Landscape

Navid Hemmati, Senior Manager, Business Tax Incentives, EY Canada (Location Canada 2020)

Canadian business incentives can build resiliency and long-term growth. More

Canadian Opportunities for Growth in the New Normal

Anita Shinde, Partner, Economic and Advisory, Canada, Deloitte  (Location Canada 2020)

COVID-19 has shaken up global competitiveness, potentially offering Canada unique opportunities to recover and thrive. More

Why are Foreign Trade Zones Making a Comeback?

Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc. (Q3 2020)

Area Development interviewed Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide Inc., at our Houston Consultants Forum. Our discussion covered how companies can leverage foreign trade zones to mitigate the impact of tariffs on their bottom line. More

First Person: Effects of the Global Pandemic on Company Supply Chains

Bryan Jensen, Executive Vice President & Chairman of the Board, St. Onge Company (Q3 2020)

In light of the global pandemic and subsequent rise in e-commerce, companies are re-examining their supply chains, inventories, and necessary warehouse/distribution space. More

How are Uncertain Times Altering Company Location Strategies?

David Hickey, Managing Director, Hickey & Associates (Q3 2020)

The pandemic’s effect on workforce, supply chain, and government support will affect your company’s location decisions, increasing risks while also presenting new opportunities. More

FDI in Turbulent Times

Karen Hensley-Chelstowska, Managing Director, Global Incentives Leader, Site Selection & Incentive Advisory, Duff & Phelps (Q3 2020)

Karen Hensley-Chelstowska, Managing Director, Site Selection & Incentive Advisory Services, Duff & Phelps, spoke with Area Development about the changing equation for international location decisions at our 2019 Women in Economic Development Consultants Forum. More

A Heightened Focus on Reshoring

Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor Southern (Q3 2020)

As costs and risks of lengthy supply chains become even more apparent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more U.S. companies may consider reshoring their operations to the Americas. More

What Does the Future Hold for FDI from Europe?

Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing., PE, MS,  (Q3 2020)

The coronavirus pandemic has affected foreign direct investment from Europe, but some positive signs are seen going forward. More

COVID-19 and Site Selection in the Near and Long Term

Marc Beauchamp, President & CEO, The CAI Global Group (Q2 2020)

The global pandemic has accelerated a digital transformation of the workforce, a shift to just-in-case inventory management, redirecting of incentives, and other changes in business priorities. More

Foreign Trade Zones: A Key Tool to Navigating Tariffs

Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc. (Q2 2020)

Area Development interviewed Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc., at our Houston Consultants Forum. Our discussion covered how companies can leverage foreign trade zones to mitigate the impact of tariffs on their bottom line. More

In Focus: FDI Will Signal Better Days

Kenny McDonald, President & Chief Economic Officer, One Columbus (Q2 2020)

The value and impact of FDI will remain an important part of the economic recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. More

Supply Chain Growth in the U.S., Mexico and Latin America

Jeffrey Garza Walker, Senior Vice President, Cresa and Joshua Rodriguez, Vice President, Cresa (Q2 2020)

Jeffrey Garza Walker, Senior Vice President, and Joshua Rodriguez, Vice President, Cresa, spoke with Area Development about opportunities for relocation, investment and supply chain extension in Latin America after their presentation at our 2019 Houston Consultants Forum. More

Global Investment In – and Within – North America

Marc Beauchamp, President & CEO, The CAI Global Group (Q2 2020)

Marc Beauchamp, President and CEO, CAI Global Group, spoke with Area Development about recent Canadian and international investment projects in the U.S. from a site selection perspective after his presentation at our 2019 Houston Consultants Forum. More

Resiliency of Supply Chains & Post-Pandemic Opportunities for FDI

Mark Simmons, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting and Morgan Crapps, Consultant, Parker Poe Consulting (Q2 2020)

The current pandemic crisis has brought supply chain risks to the forefront; consequently, foreign companies may want to localize production to the U.S. if they wish to serve the American market. More

The Future of Manufacturing Site Selection is Connected

Catalina Valencia, Principal, Terrafinder Consulting, LLC (Q2 2020)

Area Development interviewed Catalina Valencia, Founding Principal, Terrafinder Consulting, at the 2019 Area Development Women in Economic Development Forum in Chicago about the future of site selection for heavy industry. More

Potential Shifts in the Workforce Due to COVID-19

Tracy King Sharp, Chief Operating Officer, Boyette Strategic Advisors (Q2 2020)

Temporary shifts to remote working may become permanent and more reshoring of critical manufacturing jobs may also be in the offing as companies look to become more resilient to crises. More

A “Now, Next, Later” Approach for Dealing with Pandemic Challenges

Kate Crowley, Principal,  Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP and Jeff Jorge, Principal, International Growth Services Practice Leader , Baker Tilly Virchow Krause, LLP (Q2 2020)

The coronavirus pandemic is driving companies to focus on near-term survival and long-term supply chain changes. More

Business Policy Changes to Result from the COVID 19 Crisis

Matt Jackson, Senior Managing Director, JLL (Q2 2020)

The global pandemic is causing companies to rethink their office occupancy requirements and supply chain configurations. More

Northwest B.C. Industrial Park — A Gateway to North America and Asia

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2020)

Skeena Industrial Development Park connects Canada, China, and the North-Central U.S. More

A Primer on German Mittelstand Companies

Martin Polivka, Manager – EY Global Location Investment, Credits & Incentives Services, Ernst & Young LLP (Q1 2020)

Martin Polivka, Manager - EY Global Location Investment, Credits & Incentives Services, Ernst & Young LLP, spoke with Area Development about German mittelstand companies, after his presentation, “Mittelstand companies investing in the US” at our Charlotte Consultants Forum. More

For Chinese Companies, FDI Brings Promise and Risk

Neale Rath, Specialist Leader, Enterprise Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP (Q1 2020)

Area Development sat with Neale Rath, Specialist Leader, Enterprise Operations, Deloitte Consulting LLP, at our Charlotte Consultants Forum for a discussion on the face of Chinese industrial investment in the U.S. during an era of uncertainty. More

In Focus: Reforming the Imbalanced Trade Relationship with China

Scott N. Paul, President, Alliance for American Manufacturing (AAM) (Q1 2020)

Unfair trade has cost America millions of jobs, and the Phase 1 deal with China won’t help. More

Edmonton’s Expanding Role in the Global Economy

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2020)

With a strong mix of resource industries and emerging high tech, the Edmonton metropolitan region is one of the fastest-growing regions in Canada. More

The USMCA Clears a Cloud of Uncertainty

Jason Tolliver, Managing Director, Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2020)

The passage of the new North American trade pact — the USMCA — brightens an already sunny outlook for industrial real estate. More

First Person: Technology, Collaboration Affecting the Design & Construction Industries

Vince DiPofi, CEO & President, SSOE (Q1 2020)

Area Development recently asked SSOE Group’s CEO Vince DiPofi about his organization’s evolving geographic and industrial markets, use of technology, and the effect of innovations in design and construction. More

Automotive Site Selection in Small and Rural Communities

Alexandra Segers, Dipl.-Ing., PE, MS,  (Q1 2020)

Area Development recently interviewed Alexandra Segers, DIPL.-ING, PE, MS, about automotive industry site selection within small and rural communities at our Charlotte Consultants Forum. More

Realignment of the Automotive Supply Base

Dennis Cuneo, Former SVP, Toyota (Q1 2020)

The USMCA as well as vehicle electrification will have substantial impacts on the automotive supply base in the United States. More

Editor’s Note: Trade News Will Help to End Year on a Positive Note

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q4 2019)

The new trade deal with Canada and Mexico and the potential deal with China were welcome news at year’s end despite the fact that their full effects are yet to be known. More

The Trade War and Its Impact on the Location Decision Process

Jay Rogers, Partner, Nelson Mullins (Q4 2019)

How can site selectors survive and also find fresh opportunities in a world where not only tariffs, but also national boundaries and trade barriers, will become more meaningful than they have been in the recent past? More

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

Vic Fedeli, Ontario Minister of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade, Ontario Ministry of Economic Development, Job Creation and Trade (Location Canada 2019)

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

FDI Surges Ahead in Canada

Marc Beauchamp, President & CEO, The CAI Global Group (Location Canada 2019)

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

The Evolving Automotive Landscape: What’s Driving the Future?

Stephen Gray, CEO, Gray  (2019 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Dramatic changes in automotive technology are impacting the industry’s labor force, as legislative moves attempt to steer the industry’s future. More

FDI in the U.S. Auto Industry Continues Unabated

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (2019 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Foreign automakers and their suppliers continue to invest in the U.S. to access its huge market, highly educated workers, and “culture of innovation.” More

First Person: Globalization, E-Commerce, Last-Mile Delivery, and Other Supply-Chain Challenges

Steve Hess, Vice President, Development Americas, DHL Supply Chain (Q3 2019)

Area Development recently asked Steve Hess, VP of Real Estate Development at DHL Supply Chain, about issues affecting companies’ global supply chains. DHL is the largest global operator of logistics space, having acquired and/or developed over 20 million square feet of industrial space in the last several years alone, providing both internal and external customers with individually tailored real estate solutions, says Hess. More

Attracting, Expanding and Managing FDI in a Disruptive World

Brian Smith, Partner, EY Americas Indirect Tax Inbound and US Location Investment Services Leader, Ernst & Young LLP and Carter Wood, Senior Manager, US Indirect Tax Inbound and Global Location Investment, Ernst & Young LLP (Q2 2019)

Partner Brian Smith and Senior Manager Carter Wood, both with Ernst & Young LLP, spoke with Area Development about foreign direct investment in the U.S. after their presentation, “Attracting, Expanding and Managing FDI in a Disruptive World,” at our Miami Consultants Forum. This article was based on an interview conducted by Margy Sweeney, Founder and CEO, Akrete, Inc. and Area Development Editorial Board member. More

U.S. Governors’ Strategies to Attract FDI

Nancy McLernon, President & CEO, Organization for International Investment (OFII) (Q2 2019)

There’s an emerging trend among the individual states to encourage and support international investment, realizing all the economic and social benefits it brings to their regions. More

In Focus: Uncertainty Driving Location Strategy Amid USMCA Debate

Brett Doney, President & CEO, Great Falls Montana Development Authority (Q2 2019)

Companies must manage trade policy risks and opportunities in today’s uncertain global trade environment. More

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