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Q4 2021
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Logistics / Infrastructure >>

No Easy Fix for Supply Chain Struggles

Thomas Galvin, Research Manager, Transwestern (Q4 2021)
Labor shortages intertwined with other supply chain issues are creating gridlock at the nation’s ports. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

Communicating Your Project’s Value to Local Stakeholders

Chris Chmura, Ph.D., Ph.D., CEO & Founder, Bryan Shelly, Ph.D., Managing Director of Consulting, Xiaobing Shuai, Ph.D., Director of Research and Senior Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics (Q4 2021)
Through the use of economic impact studies, a company can demonstrate the value of its project to government officials and local residents. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

Solutions for Decisively Navigating the Location Decision

Cole Williams, Goodwyn Mills Cawood (GMC) (Q4 2021)
Effective site selection involves factoring the stakeholder criteria matrix, site conditions, and ever-changing market forces into the final decision. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Ramping Up Cybersecurity in the Industrial Sector

Jason Lund, Managing Director, Property Management, JLL (Q4 2021)
Industrial and other types of facilities are smarter and more computerized (more hackable) than they were in the past, but cyber awareness and security has not kept pace. More
Life Sciences
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Shaping Compliance for Your New Biomanufacturing Facility

Roger Humphrey, Division President, Life Sciences, JLL (Q4 2021)
If you have a new biomanufacturing site in the works, you can open doors to a productive, compliance-forward facility with these strategies. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Location Factors for Cell and Gene Therapy Companies

Catherine Scangarella , Chief Business Development Officer, Choose New Jersey (Q4 2021)
The rise of cell and gene therapy (CGT) demands a strong supply chain, manufacturing operations, and specialized talent. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

On the Hunt for a Productive New Biomanufacturing Site?

Travis McCready, Head of Americas Life Sciences Markets, JLL (Q4 2021)
Real estate and facility strategy can fuel efficiency, scale, and speed to market for your new biomanufacturing operation More
Food Processing
Food Processing >>

The Next Generation of Cold Chain Logistics

Brian Chatham, Project Manager; Jeremy Klysen, Business Development Manager; Joseph Scovronski, Senior Architect; Burns & McDonnell (Q4 2021)
In order to meet consumer demand for fresh food delivery, food processing and distribution companies are expanding cold chain logistics and automation systems. More
Food Processing >>

The Challenges of Renovating an Existing Facility Into a Food Plant

David Dixon, President, davidcdixonLLC (Q4 2021)
Renovating an existing facility seems faster and cheaper than going with a greenfield site — but when it comes to a food plant, that might not be the case. More
Special Report
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Innovation Corridors Have Economic Assets Driving Business Growth

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)
By actively putting together the resources needed for innovative companies to survive and thrive, innovation districts and corridors have found a recipe for success. More
DCs / Warehousing >>

Front Line: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Digitization

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)
Although the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce, will companies continue to increase their investment in digital technologies? More
Workplace Trends >>

First Person: Creating a Work Environment For Employee Growth and Development

Rocki Rockingham, Chief Human Resources Officer, GE Appliances (Q4 2021)
In August, Rocki Rockingham was named Chief Human Resources Officer for GE Appliances. Area Development’s editor recently asked her about the company’s strategy to build upon its recent global “Great Place to Work” recognition and to create a workplace culture that attracts and retains top talent. More
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: The Future of Sustainability in Real Estate

Kristin Mueller, COO, JLL Property Management (Q4 2021)
As they realize the impact the built world has on the environment, companies are increasingly transitioning to cleaner, greener facilities and operations. More
Portfolio Management / CRE >>

In Focus: The Challenge of Finding Improved Land

Lee Loftis, National Director, Land Acquisitions, Mohr Capital (Q4 2021)
Because improved land is hard to come by, more investors and developers are evaluating true greenfield opportunities in far outer rings of major markets. More
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Contributed Content >>

Tennessee: A Growing Capital of Electric Vehicle Production

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (Q4 2021)
The state of Tennessee is committed to providing the pro-business environment and skilled labor necessary for the transition of the U.S. auto sector to electric vehicle production. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Construction vs. Production: Tips for Constructing Capital Projects Within an Operating Plant

John Wharton, Director of Project Delivery Excellence, Gresham Smith  (Q4 2021)
To deliver a successful capital project inside an operating plant, all of the project stakeholders — the owner, architect/engineer, equipment supplier, and constructor — must plan ahead to minimize production disruption. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

In Focus: A PFAS State of Mind

Bina Joshi, Partner, Schiff Hardin (Q4 2021)
While the law concerning PFAS is still in flux, property owners and operators need to consider its implications. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: Infrastructure Investment Faces Hurdles

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)
Projects funded by the infrastructure bill are projected to create nearly a million jobs — but filling those jobs may present a challenge. More
Contributed Content >>

Greater Richmond Area Provides Flexible Office-Space Solutions

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)
With its lower operating costs, well-educated workforce, and pro-business environment, Greater Richmond is adding to its roster of companies. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Front Line: Finding, Creating, and Supporting Talent

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)
By helping to recruit and train workers, the Virginia Talent Accelerator Program gives companies located in Virginia a competitive edge. More
Business Globalization >>

How an International Business Can Enter the U.S. Market Via M&A

Stephanie Few, Partner; John Scannapieco, Partner; Michael Cashin, Partner; Caroline Frey, Associate; Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP and, Robert Winborne, Managing Director; Brookwood Associates (Q4 2021)
Tapping into the U.S. market can provide a company with many advantages, but the process can be complicated and require professional advice and support. More

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