Area Development Special Presentation (Dec/Jan 09)
This year's survey results appear to show early reactions to one major trend - the slowing economy. Surprisingly, the results also suggest respondents are not yet consistently focused during location searches on another major trend - climbing transportation costs.
As the economy continues its downward spiral, site selectors are paying closer attention to occupancy and construction costs, and the results of Area Development's 2008 Corporate and Consultants Surveys reflect their concerns.
Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Dec/Jan 09)
Officials in many U.S. locations are beginning to see the financial rewards of long-term investment in infrastructure - including attracting new business and potentially improving the national economy.