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Oct/Nov 08
Site Selection >>

High-Tech Hotspots: a Roadmap

Cynthia Kincaid, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 08)
New technologies, the demand for quality workers, business-friendly cities, and access to more power are driving high-tech industries toward traditional tech hubs, and to some growing locations that are taking advantage of the boom. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

U.S. Economic Downturn: A Boom or Bust for Sustainable Development?

Robert R. Abberger, Senior Managing Director and Chairman-National Task Force on Sustainability, Trammell Crow Company (Oct/Nov 08)
The question may be not if Corporate America can afford to go green, but rather if it can afford not to go green. More
Automotive >>

Automotive Update: Bad News, Good News

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Oct/Nov 08)
Today's headlines sound bleak, but industry analysts predict better days ahead More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Tax Incentives Aren't the Only Value to Going Green

A. Ridgeway Miller, CPA, Edward D. Meyette, CPA Crowe Horwath LLP  (Oct/Nov 08)
Increased awareness about the conservation of resources and global warming is contributing to the increased desire for green buildings. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Nanotechnology: Potential for Revolution

Jennifer LeClaire  (Oct/Nov 08)
States and cities all over the country are competing for nanotech cluster status. But is this emerging science living up to the hype? More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Electronics: High Demand for High-Tech

Marty Weil (Oct/Nov 08)
Despite the economic downturn, consumer electronics have become "must haves" for buyers worldwide, and emerging technologies continue to thrive. More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Expedited Permitting: Time is Money

Doug Stachowiak, Global Location Strategy and Optimization, Chicago, NKF Consulting (Oct/Nov 08)
The results of Area Development's 2007 Corporate Survey reflect the growing importance of fast-track permitting as speed to market becomes more and more critical to manufacturers. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Worker Training: How Important Is It?

Ed McCallum, Senior Principal, McCallum Sweeney Consulting (Oct/Nov 08)
Access to training programs - and proximity to a technical university - are really more important than reflected by the low ranking given these factors by the respondents to Area Development's 2007 Corporate Survey More
Missouri >>

Missouri: Real Opportunity for Business

Area Development Research Desk (Oct/Nov 08)
Missouri was recently given an "A" grade and a top ranking in the nation for manufacturing and logistics. More
International Location Reports >>

Malaysia: State-of-the-Art Tech Efficiencies

Jennifer LeClaire  (Oct/Nov 08)
Malaysia is rising from its electronics manufacturing roots to become a major player in biotechnology, medical device manufacturing, semiconductors, solar power, and value-added tech production. More
International Location Reports >>

Malaysia - Asia's Profit Center

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Oct/Nov 08)
The Honorable Muhyiddin Yassin, Malaysia's Minister of International Trade & Industry, discusses Malaysia-U.S. business opportunities and advantages of locating in Malaysia. More
High Tech/Nano/Electronics >>

Editor's Note: Impact of Economic Woes on Facility Plans

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Oct/Nov 08)
As we go to press on this issue, it seems there's nothing but bad economic news to report. Economists are saying the nation is either clearly in a recession or - at the very least - on the brink of one. And, they predict this recession will last longer than the previous one of 2001. This is based on a survey conducted by the National Association for Business Economics (NABE) before the $700 billion financial bailout bill was approved by Congress. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Strengthening the Weak Link in Building Conservation

Bruce Lang  (Oct/Nov 08)
Glass options alone will have a disproportionate impact on overall building energy efficiency compared to other building components. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Betty McIntosh; Director, Location Incentives Group, Capital Markets; Cushman & Wakefield

Betty McIntosh, Director, Location Incentives Group, Capital Markets; Cushman & Wakefield (Oct/Nov 08)
When it comes to incentive programs, timing is crucial, as is having a really in-depth understanding of the various programs. More

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