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Q2 2024
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Annual Econdev Awards >>

The Newest Shovel Award—It's Green!

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2024)
Louisiana leads with green, earning the first-ever Green Shovel for its commitment to renewable energy. The state's significant cleantech investments highlight a national shift toward sustainable development. More
Annual Econdev Awards >>

19th Annual Area Development Gold and Silver Shovel Awards

Steve Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2024)
Economic growth shines at the Area Development Shovel Awards, with states like South Carolina and Louisiana leading the charge. Discover which regions are driving innovation and sustainability in industries from automotive to green technology. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Around the Horn: Getting Power to Projects-A Discussion

Bradley Migdal, Executive Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2024)
Guest Editor Bradley Migdal leads an illuminating discussion with Karla T. Moran, Manager of Economic Development at Salt River Project, and Coleman Peiffer, Senior Business Attraction Manager at Alliant Energy, exploring infrastructure challenges and solutions for large-scale manufacturing and data center projects. This conversation has been lightly edited for style and space. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Managing Supply Chain Disruptions From the Baltimore Bridge Collapse

Grant Miller, Partner, Colliers International (Q2 2024)
Supply chain disruptions from the Baltimore bridge collapse prompt innovative solutions and renewed focus on resilience, as companies leverage lessons from the pandemic to navigate the crisis and ensure continuity in one of the busiest ports in the U.S. More
Advanced Manufacturing >>

The CHIPS and Science Act will bring jobs back to the United States

Francesco Renna, Director of Consulting and Senior Labor Economist, Chmura Economics & Analytics (Q2 2024)
Amidst global shifts and challenges, the U.S. policy is injecting billions to reclaim a stronger position in semiconductor manufacturing and aiming to revitalize a critical sector by 2030. More
Data Centers >>

How to Overcome NIMBYism in Data Centers

W. Ford Graham, Senior Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting (Q2 2024)
A guide to turning community opposition into constructive criticism and assuaging fears about data center development. More
Business Globalization >>

Why You Need to Know the Three GEOs of FDI

Alexandra Segers, General Manager, Tochi Advisors (Q2 2024)
Exploring the forces affecting Foreign Direct Investment into the United States and how it is affecting current site selection processes. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

The Bring Your Own Energy (BYOE) Party Is Starting

Courtland Robinson, Director of Business Development , Brasfield & Gorrie (Q2 2024)
America is about to shift to decentralized energy and microgrids in a big, big way. More
Life Sciences
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Mitigating Labor Challenges in Life Sciences Manufacturing

Adam Bloom, President, Stevenson Search Partners (Q2 2024)
Why executives facing manpower shortages must consider a menu of location planning, automation, and fostering a learning culture to meet current challenges and drive efficiency. More
Biotech / Life Sciences >>

Five Tips to Navigating the Changing Landscape of Life Science Real Estate

Deb Boucher, Vice Chair, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2024)
In order to navigate the evolving real estate environment, life science companies can reduce their risks with data-driven decision-making and collaboration with developers, policymakers, utility providers, and their industry peers. More
Tech Hubs
Advanced Manufacturing >>

America’s New Tech Hubs Are Calling for Manufacturers

Area Development Research Desk (Q2 2024)
One of the main questions facing the new program is about funding. Can $500 million help change the backbone of American manufacturing? More
Government Policy / Business Climate >>

First Person: Q&A with Tech Hubs Director Eric Smith

Area Development Research Desk (Q2 2024)
Exploring opportunities for manufacturing growth through the Federal Tech Hubs Program with insights from director Eric Smith on collaboration and regional innovation. More
Energy / Clean Tech >>

Welcome to The Great Electron Race

Bradley Migdal, Executive Managing Director, Business Incentives Practice, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2024)
The great electron race is underway, and those who innovate and adapt will shape the future of our continually evolving digital society. More
Viewpoint >>

A Final Note: An Editorial Transition at Area Development

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q2 2024)
The means by which information is delivered has, of course, changed over the last three decades, but Area Development will continue to provide our readers with what they require to make informed site and facility planning decisions. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

In Focus: Will Serve Letters and Right-of-Way Acquisitions in Site Selection

David MacNamara, Director, Site Selection and Product Development , KPMG (Q2 2024)
Exploring the nuances of utility commitments and legal access. More
Sustainable Development >>

In Focus: Is This Community Approach the Blueprint for Sustainable Industrial Development?

Gregg Healy, Executive Vice President & Head of Industrial Services – North America, Savills (Q2 2024)
Industrial designers are exploring the transformative potential of landscape architecture to harmonize industrial development with environmental sustainability and community well-being. More
Site Selection Factors / Strategy >>

Buyer Beware: Navigating the Murky Waters of Site Selection

Barry I. Matherly, President and CEO, Hickey Global (Q2 2024)
Executives must meticulously evaluate site selectors, seeking those with a proven track record, deep industry insights, and a strategic approach to partnership. More

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