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Q3 2020
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Workplace Trends >>

The Next Recovery: Regional Leaders & Laggards

Adam Kamins, Director, Moody’s Analytics (Q3 2020)
While companies still need a skilled, highly educated workforce, the COVID-19 pandemic and increased reliance on remote working are prompting them to rethink their location decisions. More
Features
COVID-19 Response >>

Data-Driven Operational Strategies in the Pandemic Era

Calandra Cruickshank , Founder and CEO , StateBook International® (Q3 2020)
As companies look to make decisions on ramping up operations post–COVID-19, they can look to data that provide insight on specific locations’ pandemic-related risks. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

How are Uncertain Times Altering Company Location Strategies?

David Hickey, Managing Director, Hickey & Associates (Q3 2020)
The pandemic’s effect on workforce, supply chain, and government support will affect your company’s location decisions, increasing risks while also presenting new opportunities. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

New Strategies for Learning and Development in an Increasingly Virtual World

Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting, JLL (Q3 2020)
For companies that want to stay ahead of the pack, now is the time to rethink how they train and empower their employees. More
Business Globalization / Next Shoring >>

A Heightened Focus on Reshoring

Brian Gallagher, Vice President, Corporate Development, Graycor Southern (Q3 2020)
As costs and risks of lengthy supply chains become even more apparent in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, more U.S. companies may consider reshoring their operations to the Americas. More
Location USA >>

What Does the Future Hold for FDI from Europe?

Alexandra Segers, General Manager, Tochi Advisors (Q3 2020)
The coronavirus pandemic has affected foreign direct investment from Europe, but some positive signs are seen going forward. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Proactive Management of Incentives Deals

Sean P. Byrne, Of Counsel, Vorys, Slater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Q3 2020)
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, companies need to determine if they are at risk of breach of incentives contracts and communicate with the incentive-granting authorities. More
Special Report
Top States for Business >>

2020 Top States for Doing Business Showcase Their Pro-Business Environments

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2020)
Despite changes brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, the states across the South seem to have all their ducks in a row when it comes to attracting business. More
Departments
Workplace Trends >>

Editor's Note: Navigating the “New Normal”of Work

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2020)
Whether it’s workplace layout, remote working, diversity training, or bringing in foreign workers, these are just some of the issues companies will need to navigate in this “new normal” of work. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

First Person: Effects of the Global Pandemic on Company Supply Chains

Bryan Jensen, Executive Vice President & Chairman of the Board, St. Onge Company (Q3 2020)
In light of the global pandemic and subsequent rise in e-commerce, companies are re-examining their supply chains, inventories, and necessary warehouse/distribution space. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Front Line: Visa Ban Upends Companies and Competitiveness

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2020)
The administration’s freeze and restrictions on visas for foreign workers may only exacerbate the economic crisis brought on by COVID-19. More
Workplace Trends >>

In Focus: Is Your Workplace Ready for the “Next Normal?”

Bernice Boucher, Managing Director, Strategic Consulting, JLL (Q3 2020)
Safety concerns must be balanced with the benefits of a vibrant workplace culture. More
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Data Centers >>

In Focus: Increased Data Center Growth Driven by the COVID-19 Pandemic

Michael Rechtin, Partner, Data Center Services , Seyfarth (Q3 2020)
With technology infiltrating almost all aspects of our lives, more and more data needs to be processed and stored. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

In Focus: An Evolving Last Mile

Steve Backman, Founder and Partner, BH DevCo (Q3 2020)
The landscape of industrial last-mile facilities and distribution centers is expanding and diversifying. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Infrastructure Investment as an Economic Stimulus Tool

Tom Gresham (Q3 2020)
Investing in the nation’s infrastructure can provide an immediate economic boost and create jobs, but its greatest value lies in supporting economic competitiveness over the long term. More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Indemnification Provisions in Incentives Agreements: Best Practices and Special Public Entity Issues

Sean P. Byrne, Of Counsel, Vorys, Slater, Seymour and Pease LLP (Q3 2020)
Several modest changes to indemnification provisions will limit a company’s potential unforeseen future exposure. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

Site Selection 2020: The Importance of “Regional Depth” with Global Reach

Doug Rasmussen, President & CEO, Steadfast City Economic & Community Partners (Q3 2020)
A location that can accommodate both a company’s logistics and talent supply chains will enhance its prospects for long-term viability and growth. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Optimizing Project Outcomes Through Advanced Project Planning

W. Clift Montague, Executive Vice President, Albert Kahn Associates, Inc. (Q3 2020)
Advanced Project Planning (APP) has evolved to address many of the challenges related to the fast pace of design and construction that is increasingly common. More

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