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Q3 2023
Cover Story
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

E-Commerce and the Struggle Against Space Challenges

Matthew R. Powers, Partner, OnPace Partners  (Q3 2023)
In the age of online shopping, retail brand decision-makers must strike a balance between their immediate space requirements and long-term sustainability. More
Features
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

The Rise of Mid-Size U.S. Cities: The Industrial Development Boom

Emelie Hegarty, Business Strategy Manager, Quest Site Solutions (Q3 2023)
As company needs have evolved, many are gravitating to smaller urban areas that often provide them with a lower tax burden, affordable real estate, and development-ready sites. More
Workplace Trends >>

Think Outside the Box with Your Workforce Solutions

Dianne Jones, Managing Director, Business and Economic Incentives, JLL (Q3 2023)
Today’s employees want to maintain their quality of life, including hybrid work, well-being support, and competitive pay; employers need to creatively meet their needs in order to keep them from jumping ship. More
Sustainable Development >>

Manufacturers’ Imperative to Combat Climate Change

Jennifer Dodson, Director, Global Customer Sustainability, PPG (Q3 2023)
Reducing emissions, developing sustainable solutions, and leveraging renewable energy are among the steps that manufacturers can take to change the trajectory of climate change. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Power-Intensive Site Selection

Courtland Robinson, Energy & Location Strategist,  (Q3 2023)
Manufacturers should prioritize accuracy in their load schedule, as there’s a downside to both underestimating and overestimating load requirements. More
Special Report: Location Canada
Special Report: Top States for Doing Business
Top States for Business >>

2023 Top States Workforce Development Programs

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)
Having a workforce with the right skills is an integral part of being a Top State for Doing Business — that’s why training programs are so important. More
Top States for Business >>

2023 Top States for Doing Business Meet the Needs of Site Selectors

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)
The states considered the best locations for doing business according to an expert panel of location consultants are the highest performers in more than a dozen categories upon which companies make their site selection decisions. More
Departments
Viewpoint >>

Editor’s Note: Workforce Stats Paint a More Optimistic Picture, Although Challenges Remain

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q3 2023)
Industry is still being challenged by low unemployment and the e-commerce surge among other concerns but is continuing to spend on new facilities and “to think outside the box” when it comes to fulfilling workforce needs. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

Front Line: Satisfying the Semiconductor Industry’s Workforce Needs

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)
As the semiconductor industry announces plans to grow domestic production, it is facing a workforce shortage. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Front Line: Green Energy Companies Building a Qualified Workforce

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)
Labor unions and the offshore wind energy industry are working together to advance the transition to clean energy. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

In Focus: Picking the Right Joint Venture Partners

Joseph Natarelli, National Leader, Construction Services, Marcum LLP (Q3 2023)
Here are three tips to help construction firms use joint ventures to meet demand without increasing risk. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

First Person: Establishing a Robust Rare Earth Magnet Supply Chain

Tom Schneberger, CEO, USA Rare Earth (Q3 2023)
Rare earth magnets are critical to keeping America’s economy strong and protecting our way of life. With this in mind, Area Development’s staff editor Lisa Bastian asked Tom Schneberger, CEO of USA Rare Earth, to share his perspective on this issue. More
Online Exclusives
Contributed Content >>

Tennessee’s Pro-Business Policies Keep Getting Better

Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development (Q3 2023)
Its investments in infrastructure improvements and workforce development have helped Tennessee to continue to attract major new projects across industrial sectors. More
Contributed Content >>

Richmond’s Investment Includes Innovation at Every Angle

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2023)
Greater Richmond, Virginia, has a long history of manufacturing success. More
Automotive >>

Why the Southeast Is Winning EV Projects, With More on the Way

Stephanie Yarbrough, Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (Q3 2023)
Proximity to existing automotive OEMs and suppliers already located in the southeastern U.S. is just one of the factors drawing new EV projects to the region. More

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