For the third consecutive year, Area Development magazine's editors
have conducted a survey of a select group of highly respected location
consultants who work with a nationwide client base.
We asked the consultants to name their top-5 state choices in
14 site selection categories.
Shown here are six of the recipients of
Area Development's 2012 Gold and Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states' efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and
Reeder Holiman, Senior Vice President; Brian Ginkel, Vice President; Ann Marie Woessner-Collins, Managing Director; Bo Bond, Managing Director, Jones Lang LaSalle (Fall 2012)
Recent legislative changes resulting in tax savings, coupled with low utility rates and the ability to cool with outside air, are substantial cost advantages and merit study when selecting a data center site.
Doug Sharp, President, Corporate Solutions Group, Jones Lang LaSalle (Fall 2012)
For many companies, a conversation on real estate often centers on cost and expense. However, more and more companies are changing that conversation from cost to productivity and an assets impact on overall company performance.
Increased fuel costs and congested highways have made rail shipping economically more attractive compared to shipping by truck. As a result, companies are forming to re-open stretches of once-abandoned rail lines.
Christopher Stevenson, Associate Principal, GZA GeoEnvironmental, Inc. (Fall 2012)
As the market for warehouse, distribution, and manufacturing space near ports, airports, and intermodal transportation hub heats up, end users must to be aware of the environmental siting and permitting issues that come with the logistics hub territory.
Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Fall 2012)
The U.S. economy is in a rut. It only grew by 1.3 percent in the second quarter of this year. According to Chris Jones, an economist at TD Bank, "The U.S. outlook could best be described as one of near-term weakness and long-term strength." It's a study in contradictions.