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Apr/May 07
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Well-Connected Locations

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Apr/May 07)
From VoIP to Wi-Fi and WiMAX, the latest telecom technologies are positioning communities to attract and retain industry. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Taking Customer Service Offshore

David Yawn (Apr/May 07)
Certain common denominators emerge when companies establish worldwide back-office and technical help operations. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

The Biotech Century

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Apr/May 07)
The biosciences industries are booming - and more locations than ever are sharing the wealth. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Power Surge

Cynthia Scanlon (Apr/May 07)
As global demand for energy continues to rise, renewable sources are playing an increasingly important role - environmentally and financially. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Controlling Land-Use Challenges

Benjamin H. Bamford, Senior Development Manager, High Real Estate Group LLC (Apr/May 07)
Collaboration and creative approaches to land use can result in projects that benefit your business and the community More
Site Selection >>

Securing Your Facility Inside and Out

Patrice D. Bucciarelli (Apr/May 07)
High-tech security measures are part of the solution, but so are time-tested low-tech ideas - and the people to make them all work. More
Site Selection >>

Relocation: An Executive Team Effort

Mike Forsyth and Dutch Holland,  Holland & Davis LLC  (Apr/May 07)
A new location means new opportunities, so it's vital for the CEO and other executives to actively participate in a relocation plan. More
International Location Reports >>

Baja California Resurgence

Juan Carlos Rodriguez, NAI Mexico (Apr/May 07)
Infrastructure and other improvements are helping to solidify Baja California's position as the leading destination for high-value-added manufacturing operations in Mexico. More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #4 - State and Local Incentives

Michael Huber, Cushman & Wakefield – Location Incentives Group (Apr/May 07)
As in 2005, the results of Area Development's 2006 Corporate Survey demonstrate that state and local incentives are given increasing consideration in the facilities planning process. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #3: Corporate Tax Rate

Tom Bertino, Strategic Relocation & Expansion Services Practice, KPMG LLP  (Apr/May 07)
California >>

California: Where Emerging Technologies Converge

Susan Avery (Apr/May 07)
The Golden State continues to expand upon its longstanding reputation for innovation. This year, the spotlight shines on nanotechnology, biotechnology, and "clean" technology - the three sectors singled out by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's Strategic Research and Innovation Initiative, which allocates funds to several major projects in these rapidly evolving technology fields. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Powerful Moves

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Apr/May 07)
Securing the nation's energy future while, at the same time, protecting our environment has finally moved to the top of U.S. legislators' "to-do" list. More
Viewpoint >>

Ten Signs of a Business-Friendly Community

Norman Dean, Town Manager of Madison, Maine, Madison Business Gateway Committee (Apr/May 07)
While some municipalities welcome new or expanding companies with open arms, others may seem resistant to development. More

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