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Q2 2022
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Annual Econdev Awards >>

Area Development’s 17th Annual Shovel Awards Recognize State and Local Economic Development Efforts — First Two Platinum Shovels Awarded

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2022)
Area Development’s annual Shovel Awards highlight the nation’s swift post-pandemic economic recovery in 2021 with many projects being initiated that represent billions of dollars in investment and thousands of new jobs. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Five Ways for Manufacturers to Manage Global Market Volatility

Bryan Allen, EPC Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell (Q2 2022)
To survive and advance in manufacturing, it’s critical to have future-proof, flexible facilities. More
Business Globalization >>

Foreign-Trade Zones: The Best, Zero-Cost Incentive for Your Business

Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc. (Q2 2022)
FTZs can bring in millions of dollars in additional profits and cost very little to maintain relative to the investment. More
Data Centers >>

Trends in Data Center Site Selection

Pat Lynch, Executive Managing Director, Data Center Solutions Group (DCSG), CBRE (Q2 2022)
A lack of space and developable land as well as power constraints will continue to drive data center site selection, with sustainability considerations and emerging technologies becoming increasingly important factors. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Retrofitting Office Space to Attract Life Sciences Companies

John O'Reilly, Managing Director, Unispace Life Sciences (Q2 2022)
In the life sciences industry, business is booming; here’s how office buildings can satisfy the sector’s unflagging demand for space. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Rail Gains Advantage Amidst Supply Chain Snarls

Rich Thompson, International Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, JLL (Q2 2022)
Rail lines, which link international cargo gateways to U.S. population centers, offer companies a cost-effective, sustainable transportation option. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Innovative and Collaborative Design Sets the Stage for Life Science Innovation

Dr. Suzet McKinney, Principal and Director of Life Sciences, Sterling Bay (Q2 2022)
Life science labs need to accommodate present and future equipment needs and, most importantly, collaboration among the scientists and others who work there. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

The Energy Transition: Moving Toward Renewable and Carbon-Neutral Solutions

Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor (Q2 2022)
The massive shift from fossil fuels to cleaner-sourced energy is not a simple or linear path forward. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

Taking Action Now for An Increasingly Automated Future

Jacob Everett , Founder, Corsa Strategies (Q2 2022)
The jobs created by automation will ultimately exceed those that are lost, but a federal program is needed to successfully navigate the transformation of the labor force. More
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U.S. Regional Reports >>

Louisiana: Global Challenges Create Opportunities

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2022)
Louisiana has stepped up the development of environmentally friendly technologies, water management, and coastal protection, while also tapping its strong resources in healthcare, life sciences, aeronautics, and traditional economic sectors. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

First Person: ESG Propels Honeywell in New Directions

Evan van Hook, Chief Sustainability Officer, Honeywell (Q2 2022)
Policies with regard to environmental, social, and governance issues have become increasingly important to all companies, as well as their shareholders, in the 21st century’s “sustainability revolution.” More
Manufacturing / Industrial >>

In Focus: The Impact of E-Commerce on Industrial Real Estate

Carolyn Salzer, Director, Logistics & Industrial Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2022)
E-commerce fulfillment often demands three to four times the logistics space of traditional brick-and-mortar retail replenishment. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

Front Line: Performing Physical Tasks Remotely

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2022)
Rapid advances in automation are even allowing some tasks in manufacturing facilities to be tackled remotely. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

In Focus: Safety First-The Benefits of Construction Robotics

Prasoon Shrivastava, Founder and CEO, Zepth (Q2 2022)
The use of construction robots can transform site safety for human workers, while monitoring processes that impact project timelines and budgets. More
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DCs / Warehousing >>

In Focus: Demand for Industrial Land Surges

Evan Pritchard, Cozen O'Connor (Q2 2022)
The exponential growth of e-commerce has, in turn, accelerated the need for both warehouse and data center space. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

People Power: How Talent Data Is Advancing Location-Based Decisions

Ashkahn Pajoohi, Senior Managing Director, Global Corporate Services, Newmark (Q2 2022)
Companies that embrace a talent-first approach using deep-mined data and analytics are more likely to attract the best and brightest, which can, in turn, help unlock the full value of their real estate portfolios. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Supply Chain Disruptions and Construction Industry Transformation

Shawn Anderton , Operations Manager, Graycor (Q2 2022)
Planning ahead, running different scenarios, identifying labor needs, and employing technology will help to improve project costs and schedule on today’s jobsite. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

How Industrial Companies Can Avoid Security Breaches

Cristi Waterson (Q2 2022)
Your company needs to have a plan in place to protect its data from a costly, devastating security breach — and a backup plan in place for if and when a breach occurs. More
Skilled Labor / STEM >>

How to Effectively Hire During the New Normal

Cristi Waterson (Q2 2022)
Consider the benefits of internal recruitment, the use of agency software, as well as engaging a recruitment service provider when updating your industrial talent acquisition and hiring process. More

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