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Business Globalization / Next Shoring

2021 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Project of the Year: Taiwan Semiconductor’s New Phoenix Plant Will Help Alleviate U.S. Chip Shortage

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2021)

The semiconductor company’s new $12 billion plant in Phoenix, Ariz., will produce 20,000 wafers monthly and is expected to create 1,600 jobs. More

Immigration Tips for International Business Travelers During the Pandemic

Stephanie Few, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and Jennifer Cory, Leader, Immigration Solutions Practice, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP (Q2 2021)

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. More

FDI Creates Symbiotic Relationship With U.S. Suppliers

Jonathan Samford, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Global Business Alliance (Q2 2021)

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. More

Shoring Up Operations for Growth

Jeff Jorge, Principal; International Growth Services Practice Leader , Baker Tilly, LLP and Thane J. Hutcheson, Director, Baker Tilly, LLP (Q2 2021)

Both domestic and foreign companies with operations abroad are realigning their supply chains and moving operations closer to the U.S. in order to strategically position themselves for growth. More

Mitigate the Risks of Supply Chain Disruption

Scott McCandless , U.S. Trade Policy Leader , PwC and Mark Hermans, Managing Director, PwC (Q2 2021)

There are four steps businesses can take now to prepare proactively for policy changes. More

Front Line: U.S. Semiconductor Industry Faces Crises, Opportunities

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2021)

Incentives to encourage U.S. chip manufacturing would help to alleviate the current global semiconductor shortage brought about by the pandemic. More

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

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)

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

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

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)

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. More

Front Line: Job Creation Through Reshoring

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q1 2021)

Companies are considering reshoring operations for better supply chain management and are creating jobs in the process. More

“Made in America” Executive Order to Affect International Companies and FDI

Morgan Crapps, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting (Q1 2021)

The new administration’s Executive Order may provide the impetus for those companies considering U.S. manufacturing projects to proceed. More

Challenges of Moving Manufacturing Out of China

Rosemary Coates, Executive Director, Reshoring Institute; President, Blue Silk Consulting,  (Q1 2021)

When moving manufacturing out of China, there’s a lot to consider, e.g., employment contracts, retrieval of tooling and molds, IP protection, and taxes and fees. More

What Should a CFO Know About Investment Opportunities in Latin America

Jeffrey Garza Walker, Senior Vice President, Cresa and Joshua Rodriguez, Vice President, Cresa (Q4 2020)

Jeffrey Garza Walker, Senior Vice President, and Joshua Rodriguez, Vice President, Cresa, spoke with Area Development about the state of cross border investment between the United States, Mexico and Latin America after their presentation at our 2019 Houston Consultants Forum. More

How to Navigate the Reshoring of Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

Darren Jones, John Finan, and Cory Wendt, Baker Tilly US, LLP (Q4 2020)

With global vulnerabilities in the supply chain and the ever-changing landscape of the “new normal,” pharma industry leaders need to have a clear map for the road ahead. 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

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

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

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

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, General Manager, Tochi Advisors (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, CAI Global (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

Global Investment In – and Within – North America

Marc Beauchamp, President & CEO, CAI Global (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

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

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, LLP (Q2 2020)

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

Resiliency of Supply Chains & Post-Pandemic Opportunities for FDI

Mark Simmons, Principal, Parker Poe Consulting and Morgan Crapps, Principal, 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

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

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

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

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

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

Realignment of the Automotive Supply Base

Dennis Cuneo, Owner, DC Strategic Advisors LLC (Q1 2020)

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

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