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Winter 2011
Annual Reports >>

25th Annual Corporate Survey & 7th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Special Presentation (Winter 2011)
The economy's gradual recovery during 2010 has resulted in increased business optimism, a rise in new facility plans, and some changes in site selection priorities. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Energy Management Demand Response Difficult to Implement

Michael Zimmerman, CEO, Building IQ (Winter 2011)
Although Demand Response systems can help commercial building owners monitor and manage energy demand, these programs have proven difficult to implement. More
Site Selection >>

Industry Clusters Evolving Role in Location Decisions

Christopher Steele, President & CEO, EBP-US (Winter 2011)
As physical location becomes less important in a technologically-advanced, globalized work place, how will industry clusters adapt? More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Energy Management Strategies That Can Save Facilities Thousands

Joseph Falci, Senior Director, Rate Analysis & Energy Procurement, Advantage IQ (Winter 2011)
In today's tough economic times, companies considering operational innovations can reduce their uncertainty with a solid energy risk management strategy. More
Site Selection >>

Local Knowledge Key Asset in Location Decisions

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (Winter 2011)
The ideas of local leaders who handle the day-to-day management of operations can be successfully applied by corporate leadership to the rest of the company. More
Business Globalization >>

Assessing Emerging Markets for Cross-Border Location Strategies

Matt Jackson, Senior Managing Director, JLL (Winter 2011)
Conducting an accurate financial assessment of emerging markets for global manufacturing means the difference between project success and failure. More
Site Selection >>

The CFO's Role in the Site Selection Process

Christopher D. Lloyd, Senior Vice President and Director, Infrastructure and Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting (Winter 2011)
In today's tough fiscal environment, those involved in making the location decision often defer to the company's CFO. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

The New Lease Accounting Paradigm

Vivian Mumaw, Global Leader, Lease Administration, Jones Lang LaSalle (Winter 2011)
New lease accounting rules will revise how all businesses account for property. Here's how to best prepare for the changes. More
Missouri >>

First Person: Missouri Offers Business Sustainable Energy Incentives

Christopher Chung, CEO, The Missouri Partnership (Winter 2011)
Missouri is attracting business with sustainable power policies like the recently enacted Renewable Energy Standard (RES). More
Asset / Facility Management >>

In Focus: Turning Leased Industrial Facilities into Profits

George Livingston, Founder and Chairman, NAI Realvest (Winter 2011)
Businesses can use leased commercial properties to take advantage of rent concessions and generate profits before the commercial real estate sector makes its strongest recovery. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Editor's Note: Survey Reflects Manufacturing's "New Normal"

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Winter 2011)
An MPI Group survey, as well as Area Development's own Corporate and Consultants Surveys, show an increased emphasis on supply chain could spell a "new normal" for industry and manufacturing. More
New York >>

NY BioHud Valley: Branding the Next Biotech Hotspot

Area Development Research Desk (Winter 2011)
New York's Hudson Valley Economic Development Corporation (HVEDC) is pushing its biotech and pharmaceutical cluster as the next industry hotspot. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Section 1603 Extension Powers Solar Investment

Area Development Research Desk (Winter 2011)
Businesses can still reap the benefits of cash grants for solar installations through the Treasury Department's Section 1603 program. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Flexible, Modular Data Centers Popularity Rises

Kris Holla, President and CEO, NxGen Modular (Winter 2011)
Modular data centers are finding favor among C-level executives for their flexibility and improved energy efficiency. More
Annual Reports >>

American Public Power Association: A Smart Way to Deliver Power

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Winter 2011)
Public power communities plug into smart grid technology. More
Site Selection >>

Choosing the Right Data Center for Disaster Recovery Planning

Mark Noonan, Vice President of Sales, Data Foundry (Winter 2011)
How to select the best data center for your business using nine key factors More

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