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June/July 10
Annual Reports >>

2010 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: New York Wins Gold

Area Development Special Presentation (June/July 10)
Even in tough economic times, states and local communities engage in intense competition for major projects that bring in significant investment and cherished jobs and increase the tax base. The 2010 Gold Shovel Awards honor the states most successful in these endeavors. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Biotech and Pharmaceuticals Rent Labs To Cut Costs

John K. Borchardt (June/July 10)
Biotech and pharmaceutical companies are saving money by renting laboratory facilities instead of constructing expensive, new research sites. More
Site Selection >>

GIS: Saving Time and Costs With Real-World Data

Catherine Dinsmore (June/July 10)
Site and facility planners are using Geographic Information Systems (GIS) technology to locate, analyze, and display site-specific demographics in readily accessible and easy-to-use formats. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Labor Trumps Other Factors in the Location Decision

Matt Jackson, Senior Managing Director, JLL (June/July 10)
There are states that have recognized the value in trying to retain jobs and reward job creation from existing operations at the same time with retention incentives More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Inbound-Outbound Logistics Cost Determines Location Decisions

Tim Feemster, Managing Principal, Foremost Quality Logistics (June/July 10)
The majority of respondents to Area Development's 24th Annual Corporate Survey said inbound-outbound shipping costs were important to selecting a site. Consider these factors before your next move. More
Aerospace >>

Aerospace Focuses on Maintenance and Niche Business For Growth

Craig Guillot, Staff Editor, Area Development (June/July 10)
Economic growth in the aerospace industry has been lukewarm, but companies large and small are taking advantage of middling advances to propel expansion. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Training Hires for a High-Tech World

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (June/July 10)
Companies must rethink traditional job functions and hiring methods, while molding tomorrow's work force as they adjust to our ever-changing high-tech world. More
Plastics >>

Plastics Industry Thrives Despite Automotive, Appliance Troubles

Clare Goldsberry , Staff Editor, Area Development (June/July 10)
With its ability to cater to different sectors, the outlook for plastics is bright despite storm clouds over automotives and other industries. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

When Is Bargain Commercial Real Estate a Steal?

Bob McCain, PE, Principal, Division Manager of Industrial Facilities, SSOE Group (June/July 10)
Commercial real estate at bargain prices can seem too good to be true. Here's how to tell if you're getting a steal. More
Site Selection >>

How to Improve Profitability Through Business Relocation

Dana Olson, President and CEO, Ecodev (June/July 10)
Even in today's economy, companies can survive and thrive if they know where to locate their business. More
Site Selection >>

Regional Report: The South's Automotives, Alternative Energy Sectors Ready to Grow

Lisa A. Bastian (June/July 10)
The alternative energy, automotive, and biosciences industries are helping the southern states retain economic stability and plan for future growth. More
Site Selection >>

Regional Report: Bioscience and Energy-Efficiency Repair Automotive's Crash in Midwest

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (June/July 10)
The automotive sector's crash brought hard times for some Midwestern states, but the region sees new life in the biosciences and energy-efficient vehicles. More
International Location Reports >>

Ontario Leads in Life Sciences, ICT, and Automotive Innovation

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (June/July 10)
A favorable business climate, highly educated work force, and spirit of innovation are helping Ontario advance its economy. More
International Location Reports >>

Atlantic Canada Drives Economy With Natural Resources, ICT, Aerospace

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (June/July 10)
By offering incentives and investing in technology, the provinces of Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick, and Newfoundland and Labrador are strengthening traditional and new industries to build for the future. More
Automotive >>

Demand Drives Rebound For Auto Part Manufacturers

Jennifer LeClaire  (June/July 10)
Increased demand and profits are strengthening recovery in the auto parts manufacturing sector. More
Business Globalization >>

Manufacturers Dispute China's Product Dumping, Currency Devaluation

Jennifer LeClaire  (June/July 10)
Manufacturers are gaining government support in their requests to halt unfair Chinese trade practices. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editor's Note: Indicators Mixed, But Still Optimistic

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (June/July 10)
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Implementing Sustainability Practices in the Workplace

Anthony Warren, Senior Vice President, Jones Lang LaSalle (June/July 10)
Small changes add up when building owners, managers, and office workers put sustainability practices into action. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Work Force and Quality of Life Bring McAfee to Chile

Hiep Dang, Director of Operations, McAfee Labs (June/July 10)
As director of operations for McAfee Labs in the Americas, Hiep Dang is an expert in computer security, phishing, computer forensics, and fraud. He recently sat down with Area Development to discuss McAfee's plans to open a new facility in Santiago, Chile. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Social Media: Best Practices for Business Expansion and Economic Development

Area Development Research Desk (June/July 10)
Before you log on, click through these articles to learn how to make social media work for your business. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Obama Promotes Export Policy To Rally Economy

James T. Berger (June/July 10)
In one of its many efforts to pump up the economy, the Obama administration is focusing on exports to jumpstart post-recession business. More
Other Industries >>

Credit Markets Key To Machine Tools Recovery

John Bell (June/July 10)
Hit hard by the recession, the machine tools industry is starting to recover, but needs credit markets to improve for growth to accelerate. More

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