• Free for qualified executives and consultants to industry

  • Receive quarterly issues of Area Development Magazine and special market report and directory issues

Feb/Mar 07
Top States for Business >>

2022 Top States Workforce Development Programs

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 07)
Companies across industry sectors are having trouble finding all the talent they need, which makes workforce development programs even more vital as a location factor. More
Viewpoint >>

Editor's Note: Strong Government/Business Partnerships Mitigate Location Risks

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 07)
Economic development programs are evolving to help companies mitigate risks and boost their return on investment, while businesses are also placing increasing emphasis on environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues. More
Annual Econdev Awards >>

2021 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development Efforts

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 07)
Although 2020’s global pandemic resulted in some projects being stalled or canceled, the annual Shovel Awards recognize many other new and expanded facilities plans that are on track and expected to created thousands of jobs and billions in investment. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

A New Approach to Energy Savings for Your Next Manufacturing Plant

Kris Hopkins, Vice President, Business Development , Greylock Midstream (Feb/Mar 07)
“There’s a pipeline five miles away, so access to natural gas won’t be a problem… right?” More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Where's the Talent: Jobs Outlook in the Fastest Growing U.S. Cities

Michael Reid, Senior Economist, Oxford Economics (Feb/Mar 07)
Unlike in past expansions, growth may spread across more cities as more people have the freedom to work remotely from their preferred locations. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

A Turnkey Approach to Manufacturing Location Decisions

Courtney Dunbar, Site Selection & Economic Development Leader, Burns & McDonnell (Feb/Mar 07)
Taking a project from site selection through process design and construction to commissioning with a turnkey approach will help a manufacturer ensure its long-term operational success. More
Workplace Trends >>

Adapting to a New Workplace Ecosystem

David Smith, Head of Occupier Insights, Global Research, Cushman & Wakefield (Feb/Mar 07)
The office is evolving and becoming more agile — it has to. More
Consultants Forum Insights >>

Aerospace and Defense Investment Projects Take the Long View

Von Hatley, Managing Director, Jones Walker Consulting, LLC (Feb/Mar 07)
Von Hatley, Managing Director at Jones Walker Consulting, spoke with Area Development about the state of site selection and strategic planning within the aerospace and defense industry after his presentation at our Miami Consultants Forum on the same subject. More
Contributed Content >>

Virginia Business Site Locator: A Guide to Selecting a Business Location in Virginia

Virginia Business (Feb/Mar 07)
When it comes to site selection, there’s no one-size-fits-all approach, but there are key questions most businesses have when they’re considering expanding or establishing new operations. The 2016 Virginia Business Site Locator Guide aims to answer those questions, and much more. We hope that when you’re done reading, you’ll agree that the Commonwealth is the best place for business. More
DCs / Warehousing >>

Ship-From-Store: the next link in the chain

Kris Bjorson, International Director and Head of Retail/e-commerce Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle (Feb/Mar 07)
The war for customers is on and traditional retailers are joining the fight. In a bid to get products to customers at break neck speed, brick and mortar retailers are offering a ship from store option. To do this they are converting their back rooms to mini-distribution centers. More
California >>

California: Still Shining - The Golden State Keeps Growing

Jennifer LeClaire  (Feb/Mar 07)
California's knowledge-based economy, skilled talent pool, business-friendly legislation and sought-after lifestyle make the Golden State worth a second look through new lenses. More
Annual Reports >>

Texas Receives the Gold Shovel Award

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 07)
According to the Governor's office, last year Texas, home to some 24 million people, created more jobs than any other state in the nation. That feat goes hand in hand with government bragging rights as the state with the most economically significant relocation and expansion projects for 2007 More
Leading Metro Locations >>

The Leading Mountain States Metros for Economic and Workforce Growth

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 07)
Area Development ranks the Top MSAs in the Mountain states for economic and workforce growth based on the overall results from our Leading Locations for 2012 study. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

How Corporate Taxes Impact the Business Climate

Area Development Research Desk (Feb/Mar 07)
“Taxes are a fact of life,” the Tax Foundation states in a new background paper, but “not all tax systems are created equal.” With that in mind, the organization sets out every year to rank U.S. states in its “State Business Climate Tax Index.” More

Utah Direct Financial Incentives 2010

Area Development Research Desk (Feb/Mar 07)
Utah's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and the Short-Term Intensive Training (STIT). More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Maximize Your Incentives

Michael R. Press, Business Incentives Advisory, Duff & Phelps (Feb/Mar 07)
These 10 key negotiation strategies will help you unlock the full value of your relocation or expansion incentives package. More
Automotive >>

Automotive Industry Update 2007

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 07)
As the Big Three aim for profitability, Toyota and Honda shoot for the stars. More
Site Selection >>

The Value of "GREEN"

Theddi Wright Chappell, Managing Director of Advisory Services, Pacific Security Capital (Feb/Mar 07)
The decision to ignore the growing trend toward "green" development could have a greater impact on a company's bottom line than just the actual physical expense. More
Site Selection >>

Environmental Liability Protection for Tenants

Jonathan W. Redding and Greggory C. Brandt, Attorneys; Wendel, Rosen, Black & Dean LLP (Feb/Mar 07)
Facility lessees may be held responsible for contaminations that occurred under previous owners or tenants. How can you minimize the legal risk? More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Keys to Unlocking Real Estate Value in Tigh Markets

Kris Bjorson, International Director and Head of Retail/e-commerce Distribution, Jones Lang LaSalle (Feb/Mar 07)
By exploring all options and minimizing risks, tenants can obtain value - even in tight real estate markets. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

How to Find - and Keep - Skilled Workers

Debra Williams (Feb/Mar 07)
With skilled manufacturing workers in short supply, companies must be creative in attracting them and also need to start retention efforts from day one More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #1: Labor Costs

John M. Rhodes, Senior Principal, Moran, Stahl & Boyer, LLC (Feb/Mar 07)
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Ranked #2: Highway Accessibility

Rick Thomas, Director Managed Transportation, CEVA Logistics  (Feb/Mar 07)
Business Globalization >>

2007 Trends to Watch

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 07)
While executives of manufacturing firms are more confident about the economy's growth now than they were several months ago, their projections are still not overly optimistic. More
Viewpoint >>

Bridging the Aisle for a Stronger U.S. Economy

Charles E. Bunch, Chairman, National Association of Manufacturers (NAM), and Chairman and CEO, PPG Industries, Inc. (Feb/Mar 07)
Recently, there's been a great deal of media coverage regarding the change of direction in political winds in Washington. Clearly, the Democratic Party's control of the House and Senate will shape a new world of government for manufacturers to navigate More

Exclusive Research