Area Development
After a decade of the “new normal” where capital investment dollars waited on the sidelines, 2017 leapt out of the starting gate and has continued at a torrid pace thru the first quarter of 2018. In a world awash in global instability, the U.S. remains both a safe haven for foreign dollars and a growth accelerator, as repatriated dollars, corporate tax cuts, and — perhaps to some degree — a fear of presidential tweets have clearly loosened the reins on a decade’s worth of pent-up capital.

{{RELATEDLINKS}}As always, Area Development’s Corporate Survey serves as an interesting annual quantification of the tangible experiences my colleagues and I encounter in the field. Some of the more interesting observations that the survey captured are as follows: