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Q3 2022
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Construction / Project Planning >>

Major Projects Embrace Wide Open Rural Spaces

John W. McCurry (Q3 2022)
Available land, lower costs, and the desire to co-locate with suppliers and customers draw companies to rural locations, but satisfying infrastructure needs and access to talent shouldn’t be overlooked. More
Features
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

Utilizing Data Analytics to Reduce Risk and Costs, Increase Opportunities

Thane J. Hutcheson, Director, Baker Tilly, LLP (Q3 2022)
An efficient site selection process can make the difference between a fundable and a failed project. More
DCs / Warehousing >>

Gaining Community Approval for Your Next Big-Box Project

Benton Blaine, Vice President, Infrastructure & Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting (Q3 2022)
Partnerships with local economic developers and other community stakeholders are key to a company getting approval to site a big-box distribution center. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

The New Industrial Ecosystem

Amy Fobes, Managing Director , Savills (Q3 2022)
Resiliency in manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution requires a robust, data-driven approach to understanding the financial and operational influences across the new and ever-evolving industrial ecosystem. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Explosive Growth of Life Sciences Sector Comes with Challenges

Deb Boucher, Vice Chair, Cushman & Wakefield (Q3 2022)
Although opportunities abound, companies in the life sciences sector are also facing numerous challenges — from accessing skilled labor to deciding whether to build out or retrofit existing space. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Supply Chain Mix and Match

Derek Cutler, Chief Economist, EBP-US (Q3 2022)
Global trade imbalances have been created by systems designed pre-pandemic to handle JIT manufacturing that were not adaptable to sourcing and moving goods. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

A Look at Integrated Project Delivery From the Inside Out

Lauren Collier, Senior Associate, SSOE Group (Q3 2022)
A culture of teamwork and collaboration paves the way for the execution of integrated project delivery, which helps to cut costs and time while offering other advantages. More
Special Report
Top States for Business >>

2022 Top States for Doing Business Provide an Environment for Business Growth

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)
The "Top States" report looks at some of the places ripe for successfully growing and doing business based on the views of our expert panel of consultants. More
Departments
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

First Person: Global Trade and Development Face Big Challenges in 2022

Robin van Puyenbroeck, Executive Director, Business Development, World Trade Centers Association (Q3 2022)
Area Development’s editor recently asked Robin van Puyenbroeck, executive director of business development for the WTCA, about trends in global trade and investment, top challenges, supply chain woes, and how to prepare for the next global crisis. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Front Line: U.S. Seeks to Manufacture Critical Rare Earth Materials

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)
Reducing the nation’s dependence on foreign imports of rare earth materials is critical to the production of energy-efficient as well as other high-tech products. More
Labor Costs / Organized Labor >>

Front Line: Unionization Efforts Trending Upward

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)
According to the experts, respecting and listening to employees’ concerns is key to keeping unionizing efforts at bay. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

In Focus: “Golden Age” of Spec Development

Josh Wheeler, Senior Vice President , Stonemont Financial Group (Q3 2022)
The e-commerce revolution and its related supply chain challenges have created a surge in spec development of industrial and logistics space. More
Exclusive Online Content
Workforce Training / Education >>

A Fast Track to Filling the Workforce Pipeline

Michael Zitz, Special Assistant to the President for Media & Community Relations, Germanna Community College (Q3 2022)
A Virginia community college demonstrates how workforce training programs as well as accelerated degree programs are being used to help close the skills gap in critical industries. More
Business Globalization / Next Shoring >>

Front Line: Is Reshoring Production the Answer to Supply Chain Woes?

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)
In light of supply chain challenges post-pandemic, some manufacturers have decided to reshore their production, with varying results. More
Contributed Content >>

Mississippi’s Shovel-Ready Sites Are Open for Business

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q3 2022)
Shovel-ready sites give companies a jump-start in getting their operations up and running, while helping communities quickly create jobs. More
Construction / Project Planning >>

Using Robust Project Controls to Enhance Project Management

Bahadir Barbarosoglu, Program Manager, Linesight (Q3 2022)
Utilizing big data and project controls such as BIM or Digital Twins (DT) will help to mitigate any challenges and bring a project to completion on time and within budget. More

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