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2011 Directory
Business Globalization >>

U.S. Companies Reshoring Operations Back Home

Dana Olson, President and CEO, Ecodev (2011 Directory)
American business executives are reconsidering their overseas operations and realizing that outsourcing may not be the best option. More
Site Selection >>

Seeing the Sites Through the Eyes of an Engineer

J. Scott Hathaway, PMP, Senior Associate, SSOE Group (2011 Directory)
As the economy crawls out of recession, manufacturers, retailers, and other industry organizations need to scrutinize their site selection skills. More
Site Selection >>

Achieving Flexibility Through Strategic Workplace Planning

Debra Moritz, International Director, Strategic Consulting, Jones Lang LaSalle (2011 Directory)
Agility will result in a highly collaborative business team that supports the company's work force, manages operational cost, and maximizes competitive advantage. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Higher Education and Business: An Alchemy for Growth

Dave Claborn , Staff Editor, Area Development; Director of Development and Community Relations, Ohio State University, Marion (2011 Directory)
In today's challenging economic climate, industry and academia can no longer afford to work independently of each other. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Seaports and Airports: 2011 Real Estate Outlook

John Carver, Executive Vice President, Ports Airports and Global Infastructure Group, Jones Lang LaSalle (2011 Directory)
In its second annual Ports Airports and Global Infrastructure report, Jones Lang LaSalle reviews the 2010 commercial real estate landscape surrounding the nation's cargo hubs. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Commercial Real Estate 2011: Opportunity Returns

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Managing Director & Practice Leader, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA (2011 Directory)
With corporations earning record profits and lease deals still available, opportunity and growth will return to the commercial real estate sector in 2011. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Government Funding Sweetens Site Redevelopment

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (2011 Directory)
With grants and incentives available from the federal to the local levels, brownfields are attracting businesses seeking well-positioned sites. More
Site Selection >>

Hidden Costs of Corporate Relocation: Protecting Your Assets

Mike Gonzalez, President, Armstrong Relocation (2011 Directory)
Through careful planning and vetting potential relocation service providers, companies can minimize hidden costs and maximize the opportunity of a business move. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Broadband: The Base for New Business

Jim Romeo (2011 Directory)
Communities must invest in broadband infrastructure now to prepare for a high-speed, digital future. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Communities Finding Labor Asset in Displaced Workers

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (2011 Directory)
After suffering mass layoffs, locations are leveraging their displaced labor pools to entice new businesses to set up shop. More
Site Selection >>

In Focus: Why Environmental Risk Assessment Is a Necessary Corporate Investment

John Ingram, Vice President, ESIS, ACE (2011 Directory)
Before investing in a property or facility, conduct due diligence through environmental risk assessment. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editor's Note: Our New Online Tool for 2011

Area Development News Desk (2011 Directory)
Area Development's new provides a comprehensive site selection resource of economic development agencies, utilities, GIS mapping, and more. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

First Person: Preparing for a Wind Energy Future

Paul Thompson, Director of Commercial Operations–Wind Turbines, Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas, Inc. (2011 Directory)
Paul Thompson of Mitsubishi Power Systems Americas says the company is engaging in environmentally sustainable practices with a new wind turbine plant in Fort Smith, Arkansas. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Gulf Ports Anticipate Panama Canal Expansion's Benefits

Area Development Research Desk (2011 Directory)
Gulf of Mexico ports in Gulfport, Mississippi and Mobile, Alabama, as well as the Tennessee-Tombigbee Waterway, are preparing for the Panama Canal Expansion opening by signing memoranda of understanding. More
Tennessee >>

Chattanooga, Tennessee, Cleans Up with Green Industry

Jim Romeo (2011 Directory)
Chattanooga, Tennessee, has reversed its former reputation as America's dirtiest city to a mecca for green industry and urban sustainability. More
Site Selection >>

Manufacturers Test Centers of Excellence Model

Jennifer LeClaire  (2011 Directory)
Manufacturers - including General Electric and Watlow Electric Manufacturing - are moving business forward with centers of excellence. More

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