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September 2010
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Supply Chain Optimization Impacts Site Selection Decision

Bill Luttrell, Director of Corporate Real Estate, Werner Enterprises, Inc. (September 2010)
Getting logistics right isn't just important for business. Booming global population will test infrastructure in unprecedented ways. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Biotech Firms Vie for Federal Funds

Michael P. Drzal, Chair, Venture Capital Practice Area Team, LeClairRyan (September 2010)
New federal biotech grants and tax credits will create winners - and losers. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Taxation: A Decisive Factor in Location Selection

Amy Gerber, Executive Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (September 2010)
The “Big Four” Taxes Often Have a Significant Influence on the  Location Decision
Businesses must be aware of several key taxes before selecting a site. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

The Department of Energy's Role in Promoting Green Projects

Dan Calabrese (September 2010)
Which kinds of projects are benefiting, and how many permanent jobs are they expected to create? More
Site Selection >>

Where Is the Best Location For Your Business?

Dana Olson, President and CEO, Ecodev (September 2010)
Published state rankings and accolades are just a starting point in the location decision process; individual company needs are what really matter. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Logistics' Need for a World-Class Transportation Infrastructure

Adam Wasserman, Managing Partner, GLDPartners (September 2010)
How important is the international freight transport system to the U.S. economy? Very. More
Food Processing >>

Food Processing Adapts to Environmental, Government Challenges

John K. Borchardt (September 2010)
The food processing industry is adjusting to the challenges of energy efficiency, an environmental disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, and unfavorable legislation. More
Site Selection >>

Data Center Location Choices Led By Environmental, Power Concerns

Brian Oley, Vice President of Mission Critical Solutions, Jones Lang LaSalle (September 2010)
Data center site selection is driven by environmental, power, connectivity, tax and incentive, construction, and labor concerns - in that order. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Partnering with Government Agencies for Growth & Development

Kathy Thomas, Director, County of San Bernardino Redevelopment Agency (September 2010)
Across the country, governments challenged to operate more efficiently and cost-effectively are turning to public-private partnership arrangements as an accepted tool for serving public needs. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Editor's Note: Logistics: Key to Company and National Competitiveness

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (September 2010)
An ambitious Obama administration plan could transform the country's logistics - and national competitiveness. More
Automotive >>

First Person: Storied Automaker Builds Electric Vehicles for the Future

Nancy Gioia, Director of Global Electrification, Ford Motor Company North America (September 2010)
As director of the global electrification program at Ford, Nancy Gioia can explain the advantages EVs offer to consumers, as well as the challenges faced by the utility industry in support of these vehicles. More
Nevada >>

Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center: Oasis in the Desert

Area Development Research Desk (September 2010)
Storey County, Nevada's Tahoe-Reno Industrial Center occupies more than half the county's land, and is attracting global companies including Walmart, Alcoa, and the Mars Corp. More
Automotive >>

Auto Manufacturers Go Full Throttle on Green Energy

Jennifer LeClaire  (September 2010)
Auto manufacturers are plugging in to green energy for next-generation vehicle production. More
Site Selection >>

Regional Report: The Mountain States Climb with Green Energy and Bioscience

Lisa A. Bastian (September 2010)
Energy, biosciences, and manufacturing sectors are helping the Mountain States find economic stability during the Great Recession - and beyond. More
Site Selection >>

Regional Report: The Southwest's Emerging Sectors Warm Up Recovery

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (September 2010)
The economies of Arizona, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas are experiencing strong signs of economic recovery in established and emerging sectors. More
International Location Reports >>

Western Canada: Leading Out of the Recession

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (September 2010)
Driven by natural resources and a knowledge-based work force, the resurgence of Manitoba, Saskatchewan, Alberta, and British Columbia is good news for the Canadian economy. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Healthcare Reform: Businesses Ask, "What Now?"

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (September 2010)
Businesses of all sizes must take note of new healthcare requirements that will change coverage and payment policies. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Supply Chain: Seamlessly Integrating New Technology

Jim Romeo (September 2010)
New technologies are improving the process of supply chain management, but implementation is just as important. More

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