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Oct/Nov 09
Site Selection >>

Does Community Size Matter in Business Success?

Michelle Cammarata, Director, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA (Oct/Nov 09)
From new business incentives to hand-to-hand combat, smaller cities are competing in this recession; but a community's size - large or small - does not tell all. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Getting Brownfields Off Your Books

Rayomand Bhumgara, President, Sustainable Strategies 2050 LLC (Oct/Nov 09)
Keeping ownership of environmentally impaired properties carries significant financial risk, particularly in a slow economy. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Assessing Organized Labor's Effect on the Location Decision

Ed McCallum, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (Oct/Nov 09)
The increased importance with which Corporate Survey respondents regard the "right-to-work" and "low union profile" factors signifies the need for a new dialogue between labor and management. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

The Next Generation in LEED

David Birdwell, Executive Vice President and Chief Operation Officer, IDI (Oct/Nov 09)
LEED for Commercial Interiors (CI) now gives tenants the ability to make sustainable choices when they do not have control over an entire building's operations. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Does Available Real Estate Drive Location Decisions?

Matthew Szuhaj, Director, Consulting Strategy and Operations Practice, Deloitte (Oct/Nov 09)
The ranking of available land and buildings by the respondents to Area Development's Corporate Survey reflects the fact that the importance of these factors is contingent on the project. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

How to Negotiate a Better Lease

Phillip M. Perry, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 09)
If there's any silver lining to our dark economic cloud, it has to be the attractive leasing deals many business tenants are enjoying. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Lease Negotiation: Getting Some Help

 (Oct/Nov 09)
Negotiating a lease can be confusing, so you may want to seek a consultant's assistance before you begin. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Nanotechnology: A New Industrial Revolution?

Craig Guillot, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 09)
Nanotech is poised to bring groundbreaking changes and create new commerce hubs. But industry groups are concerned about safety. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics: Recharge Required for a Changing Industry

Dan Calabrese (Oct/Nov 09)
Once driven by unceasing consumer demand, the electronics industry has been powered down by the recession. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

The U.S. Economy: Back from the Brink?

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 09)
A year after the collapse of the U.S. economy, experts are declaring that the recession is "technically" over. But don't start celebrating yet. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Crisis Management 101

Richard J. Maturi (Oct/Nov 09)
The way business executives react when a crisis hits can have a game-changing impact on the company's bottom line. More
California >>

Location California 2009: California's Road to Recovery

David Crane, Special Advisor for Jobs and Economic Growth, Office of Governor Schwarzenegger (Oct/Nov 09)
Numerous challenges facing the state are being addressed in order to keep - and attract - companies and high-paying jobs in California. More
Kansas >>

America's Animal Health Corridor

Area Development Research Desk (Oct/Nov 09)
The nation's premier animal health companies are benefiting from the synergy created by their clustering in the Kansas City area. More
Alaska >>

Alaska: Oil and Related Industries Creating Stable Economy

Lisa A. Bastian (Oct/Nov 09)
Alaska benefits from a thriving oil industry, but its location and electric rates limit options for other industries. More
Idaho >>

Idaho: Planning Fiscal Future Around Green Jobs and GDP Growth

Mary Lou Byrd (Oct/Nov 09)
A balanced state budget puts the state a position to plan for growth, with alternative energy leading the way. More
New York >>

New York: Big Apple Incentives Lead Statewide Multisector Development

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Oct/Nov 09)
New York City officials are moving aggressively to recruit diverse businesses, with upstate development leaning on high-tech. More
Pennsylvania >>

Pennsylvania: Educated Workers and Strategic Location Key to Varied Sector Growth

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Oct/Nov 09)
Alternative energy, advanced manufacturing, and life sciences are important industries to the Keystone State's job growth goals. More
Texas >>

Texas: Varied Industries at Center of Cautious Recovery Plan

Lisa A. Bastian (Oct/Nov 09)
Once the top economy in the nation, Texas has taken a hit from the recession. But recovery is underway. More
New Jersey >>

New Jersey: Diverse Industries Welcomed As Recovery Progresses

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Oct/Nov 09)
State officials are targeting multiple industries for development, with financial services always a key sector. More
Wisconsin >>

Wisconsin: Maintaining Stability through Exports and Emerging Industries

Lisa A. Bastian (Oct/Nov 09)
Always firmly in the middle of booms and busts, Wisconsin's economy is holding steady against the recession. More
Nevada >>

Nevada: Betting on Exports and Energy to Offset Record Unemployment

Mary Lou Byrd (Oct/Nov 09)
Steady business from overseas is a key element in preventing additional economic erosion in this recession-devastated state. More
Montana >>

Montana: Alternative Energy Bolsters Economy as Forest Products Falter

Mary Lou Byrd (Oct/Nov 09)
Montana officials cope with decreased demand for a primary product by building buzz for biomass energy. More
Automotive >>

Advanced Batteries and Electric-Drive Vehicles of the Future

Department of Energy (Oct/Nov 09)
Forty-eight new advanced battery and electric-drive projects in more than 20 states will receive funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA). More
Louisiana >>

Digital Entertainment Changing the Game in Baton Rouge

Kathi Vieser Bianco (Oct/Nov 09)
Louisiana's state capital is becoming a digital entertainment hub, thanks to strong incentives and lifestyle factors that attract industry talent. More
Georgia >>

NCR Opens Door for High-Tech Manufacturing Hub

Kathi Vieser Bianco (Oct/Nov 09)
Officials in Columbus, Georgia, plan to target high-tech manufacturing using NCR's new ATM factory as a magnet. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: "Future Knowledge Ecosystems" Will Drive Economic Recovery

Richard K. Wallace, Editor and Publishing Director, The Next Silicon Valley (Oct/Nov 09)
Innovative businesses and regions are flourishing and building "future knowledge ecosystems" - or the next Silicon Valley. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: John Stowell, VP, Duke Energy

John Stowell, Vice President, Duke Energy (Oct/Nov 09)
The road out of the worst economic downturn in decades is not going to be a smooth one. More
Viewpoint >>

Editor's Note: Achieving Sustainable Growth

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Oct/Nov 09)
The road out of the worst economic downturn in decades is not going to be a smooth one. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Keeping the Workplace Union-Free

Lane W. Imberman, Imberman and DeForest, Inc. (Oct/Nov 09)
A recent survey of manufacturing executives reveals who loses to unions - and why. More
Automotive >>

Automakers Hoping for a Happier New Year in 2010

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 09)
Has there ever been as tumultuous a year for the automotive industry as 2009? Auto industry experts offer predictions for 2010 and beyond. More

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