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Logistics / Infrastructure

Location Factors in the EV Industry — “Mission Critical” or “Nice to Have”?

Joseph Gioino, Senior Managing Director, Newmark and Alan Reeves, Senior Managing Director, Newmark (2022 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Understanding the impact of both quantitative and qualitative factors is critically important to the operational efficiency and long-term success of your EV-related project. More

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

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

Gaining Community Approval for Your Next Big-Box Project

Benton Blaine, Vice President, Infrastructure & Economic Development, McGuireWoods Consulting and Joseph Beasley, Assistant Vice President, McGuireWoods Consulting LLC (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

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

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

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

Supply Chain Mix and Match

Derek Cutler, Chief Economist, EBP-US and Christopher Steele, President & CEO, 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

Five Ways for Manufacturers to Manage Global Market Volatility

Bryan Allen, EPC Project Manager, Burns & McDonnell and Charles Clinton, National Development Leader of Industrial Manufacturing Facilities, Burns & McDonnell (Q2 2022)

To survive and advance in manufacturing, it’s critical to have future-proof, flexible facilities. More

Foreign-Trade Zones: The Best, Zero-Cost Incentive for Your Business

Curtis Spencer, President, IMS Worldwide, Inc. (Q2 2022)

FTZs can bring in millions of dollars in additional profits and cost very little to maintain relative to the investment. More

In Focus: The Impact of E-Commerce on Industrial Real Estate

Carolyn Salzer, Director, Logistics & Industrial Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q2 2022)

E-commerce fulfillment often demands three to four times the logistics space of traditional brick-and-mortar retail replenishment. More

Rail Gains Advantage Amidst Supply Chain Snarls

Rich Thompson, International Director, Supply Chain & Logistics Solutions, JLL (Q2 2022)

Rail lines, which link international cargo gateways to U.S. population centers, offer companies a cost-effective, sustainable transportation option. More

36th Annual Corporate Survey: Executives Focus on Labor, Energy, Shipping Costs

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2022)

A tight labor market, supply chain challenges, and rising costs have resulted in some surprising changes in corporate respondents’ location priorities. More

18th Annual Consultants Survey: Access to Major Markets and Skilled Labor Are Clients’ Primary Concerns

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2022)

Supply chain considerations, the shortage of skilled workers, and a lack of industrial space are top of mind for their clients, according to consultants responding to our annual survey. More

Supply of Warehouse Space Yet to Meet Demand

A.J. Washeleski, Business Development, Kirco Manix (Q1 2022)

A lack of warehouse space in growth markets — driven by the surge in e-commerce — is being exacerbated by a scarcity of building materials and their skyrocketing costs. More

How to Choose a 3PL Warehouse Provider

Will Schneider, Founder, WarehousingAndFulfillment.com (Q1 2022)

Given the complexity of the 3PL selection process, it is imperative to begin with a thoroughly planned strategy. More

In Focus: Redefining the “Smart” in Smart Cities

Karen Lightman, Executive Director, Metro21: Smart Cities Institute, Carnegie Mellon University (Q1 2022)

Emerging robotics and AI technologies can help meet critical goals of connectivity, equity, and sustainability. More

Location Factors for Cell and Gene Therapy Companies

Catherine Scangarella , Chief Business Development Officer, Choose New Jersey (Q4 2021)

The rise of cell and gene therapy (CGT) demands a strong supply chain, manufacturing operations, and specialized talent. More

No Easy Fix for Supply Chain Struggles

Thomas Galvin, Research Manager, Transwestern (Q4 2021)

Labor shortages intertwined with other supply chain issues are creating gridlock at the nation’s ports. More

Front Line: Weighing the Costs and Benefits of Digitization

Karen Thuermer, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)

Although the pandemic accelerated growth in e-commerce, will companies continue to increase their investment in digital technologies? More

Front Line: Infrastructure Investment Faces Hurdles

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q4 2021)

Projects funded by the infrastructure bill are projected to create nearly a million jobs — but filling those jobs may present a challenge. More

The Next Generation of Cold Chain Logistics

Brian Chatham, Project Manager; Jeremy Klysen, Business Development Manager; Joseph Scovronski, Senior Architect; Burns & McDonnell (Q4 2021)

In order to meet consumer demand for fresh food delivery, food processing and distribution companies are expanding cold chain logistics and automation systems. More

Supply Chain Bottlenecks Creating New “Logistical Hotspots”

Grant Miller, Partner, Colliers International and Don Moss, 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

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

Canada’s Diversity and Positioning Is Promising

Marc Beauchamp, President & CEO, CAI Global (Location Canada 2021)

Although the pandemic caused FDI to slow, with its diverse workforce, Canada is experiencing a surge in Industry 4.0 projects and may benefit from U.S. firms nearshoring their supply chains. More

Preparing for Launch of an Aerospace Business

Josh Foerschler, Aerospace, Defense and Space Lead, Burns & McDonnell (2021 Auto/Aero Site Guide)

Aerospace startups, even more so than other companies, benefit from a holistic approach to planning and site selection. More

Editor's Note: Navigating the New and Improved Economic Landscape

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q2 2021)

Businesses need to navigate many changes in the economic landscape post-pandemic, including growth in remote work, an increased focus on workforce diversity, as well as realignment of their supply chains. More

A New Approach to Energy Savings for Your Next Manufacturing Plant

Kris Hopkins, Vice President, Business Development , Greylock Midstream (Q2 2021)

“There’s a pipeline five miles away, so access to natural gas won’t be a problem… right?” More

A Turnkey Approach to Manufacturing Location Decisions

Courtney Dunbar, Site Selection & Economic Development Leader, Burns & McDonnell (Q2 2021)

Taking a project from site selection through process design and construction to commissioning with a turnkey approach will help a manufacturer ensure its long-term operational success. More

Latest Trends in the Industrial Real Estate Sector Here to Stay

John Dettleff, Senior Managing Director, Brokerage, JLL (Q2 2021)

The industrial real estate sector is experiencing a complete transformation brought about by changes in the retail sector, warehouse design, and supply chains. More

In Focus: The Effects of the Pandemic on Industrial Design

Richard Clarke, IV, Partner, AO (Q2 2021)

Industrial/logistics design will see a growth spike despite and because of the pandemic. More

FDI Creates Symbiotic Relationship With U.S. Suppliers

Jonathan Samford, Senior Vice President, External Affairs, Global Business Alliance (Q2 2021)

Area Development’s editor recently asked Jonathan Samford, Senior Vice President of External Affairs at the Global Business Alliance, about the importance of FDI to the U.S. economy and why U.S. workers — as well as U.S. supplier companies — benefit from this investment. More

Shoring Up Operations for Growth

Jeff Jorge, Principal; International Growth Services Practice Leader , Baker Tilly, LLP and Thane J. Hutcheson, Director, Baker Tilly, LLP (Q2 2021)

Both domestic and foreign companies with operations abroad are realigning their supply chains and moving operations closer to the U.S. in order to strategically position themselves for growth. More

Front Line: Infrastructure Upgrades Vital to U.S. Economy

Dan Emerson, Staff Editor, Area Development (Q2 2021)

A mediocre grade for U.S. infrastructure indicates there’s much work to be done to bring it up to the safe, sustainable level vitally needed for the supply chain and economic growth. More

Mitigate the Risks of Supply Chain Disruption

Scott McCandless , U.S. Trade Policy Leader , PwC and Mark Hermans, Managing Director, PwC (Q2 2021)

There are four steps businesses can take now to prepare proactively for policy changes. More

What’s Driving Record Industrial Real Estate Demand

Jason Tolliver, Managing Director, Investor Services, Cushman & Wakefield (Q1 2021)

A boom in e-commerce and shifting population densities as well increasing transportation costs are making industrial real estate a “can’t miss.” More

3D Manufacturing and COVID-19

John Hornick, Chief Strategy & Communications Officer, nScrypt (Q1 2021)

The global pandemic may be taking the U.S. back to the days of regional manufacturing, simplifying supply chains and making us more self-sufficient. More

35th Annual Corporate Survey: Effects of Global Pandemic Reflected in Executives’ Site and Facility Plans

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)

As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected our corporate readers’ location plans and priorities as they increased their resiliency efforts. More

17th Annual Consultants Survey: Consultants Are Optimistic About the Year Ahead

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Q1 2021)

Those responding to the Consultants Survey express optimism about their clients’ plans for the year ahead while acknowledging their increased focus on costs and logistics going forward. More

Regional Report: Southeast Ports Expand Capacity

Tom Gresham (Q1 2021)

Southeastern U.S. ports are pursuing aggressive infrastructure expansion projects to accommodate larger vessels and more cargo. More

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