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Q3 2021
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Taxes / Incentives >>

Changes in the Incentives Landscape

Amy Gerber, Executive Managing Director; Brad Migdal, Senior Managing Director; Meghan Gaydos, Senior Analyst; Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (Q3 2021)
As the business environment continues to change post-pandemic, state and local incentive programs must continue to evolve in order to help companies mitigate risk and boost their return on investment. More
Features
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

Shifting Dynamics in a Post-Pandemic World

Steven Tozier, Managing Director, Ernst & Young LLP (Q3 2021)
Your business may benefit from economic developers’ new targeted approaches that support new norms in the workplace, promote inclusive economic recovery, and place ESG at the center of their value proposition. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Creating New “Logistical Hotspots”

Grant Miller, Partner, Colliers International (Q3 2021)
Among the forces rapidly transforming supply chains is the acceleration in e-commerce, along with recent weather events, tight labor markets, and land constraints. More
Portfolio Management / CRE >>

Location Economics as an Emerging Driver of Private Equity Decisions

Jacob Everett , Credit & Incentives Practice, McGuire Sponsel (Q3 2021)
As they evaluate where to expand and which operations to relocate, private equity groups are increasingly evaluating location-specific factors. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Keys to Successful Capital Project Delivery

Shawn Buchanan, Vice President/General Manager, Graycor (Q3 2021)
Early collaboration between team members will help to keep a project on track and eliminate added costs. More
Workplace Trends >>

A Revitalized Vision for the Corporate Campus

Nick Bassing, Vice President, Project Management Advisors, Inc. (Q3 2021)
As COVID-19 starts to subside, the tech industry is reimagining the corporate campus, as well as workspaces, and that is bound to also affect companies in other industries. More
Special Report
Top States for Business >>

The 2021 Top States for Doing Business Reflect Their Locational Advantages

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2021)
Despite the economic uncertainty of the last year, plenty of companies continue to grow, and with growth comes the need to expand and explore new locations. The “Top States” in which to locate represent the general views of our expert panel of site consultants, with Georgia ranking #1 for the eighth year in a row. More
Departments
Advanced Manufacturing >>

First Person: Building a Sustainable Global Semiconductor Supply Chain

Brooke L. Beebe, Senior Vice President, Advocacy and Engagement, Hemlock Semiconductor Operations (Q3 2021)
Hemlock Semiconductor in Saginaw, Michigan, is the nation’s largest manufacturer of ultra-pure polysilicon that is sliced by other manufacturers into wafers to be used in solar cells and semiconductors. Area Development’s editor recently asked the company’s senior vice president of Advocacy and Engagement about the recent shortage in the global production of semiconductors that has been causing delays in the manufacture of products utilizing these chips. More
Economy / Market Analysis >>

Front Line: Changing the Definition of MSAs

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2021)
Will the proposed redefinition of Metropolitan Statistical Areas and subsequent funding communities receive affect your company’s location decision? More
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: Creative Funding to Enable Sustainability

Mark Reinbold, Vice President & General Manager, Performance Infrastructure, Johnson Controls (Q3 2021)
Organizations that are attempting to reduce their energy use or carbon footprint are finding there are affordable to ways to do so. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: U.S. Supply Chains Face Critical Stage

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2021)
The pandemic accelerated the reexamination of U.S. supply chains, and a new report sets out a path for addressing vulnerabilities. More
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Construction / Project Planning >>

In Focus: The Construction Industry's Secret Weapon

Patrick Ryan, Executive Vice President, Linesight (Q3 2021)
The use of project controls specialists is still relatively unknown in the U.S., despite the fact that these consultants help to get projects delivered on time and on budget. More
Manufacturing / Industrial >>

In Focus: How to Compete in the Industrial Real Estate Gold Rush

Alexis Dénommée-Godin,  Real Estate Product Manager , Nakisa (Q3 2021)
The options for space and buildings within the world of industrial real estate are getting smaller. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Maximum Impact: Saving Time and Money with BIM 360

Charles Berteaux, BIM/VDC Department Manager, SSOE Group (Q3 2021)
Through the use of advanced technology, project teams are able to save stakeholders time, trouble, and money to maximize project collaboration and impact for stakeholders. More

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