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Manufacturing in America: Bigger, Better and Bolder
American manufacturing is on the upswing, with advances in innovation and productivity buoyed by decreased energy and transportation costs, and new efforts to increase work force skills.
u.s.-manufacturing  skilled-labor  backshoring  energy  logistics  infrastructure  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
First Person: Foreign Investment Driving Uptick in Manufacturing Plant Construction
Five years ago, Area Development interviewed Jim Gray, then CEO of Gray Construction, a Lexington, Kentucky-headquartered national industrial construction firm specializing in designing and building manufacturing plants for some of the largest global manufacturers. Jim Gray is now mayor of Lexington, and Stephen Gray is the company’s CEO. Area Development thought it would be interesting to get some comments from Stephen on manufacturing’s contribution to economic growth.
construction  commercial-real-estate  fdi-usa  u.s.-manufacturing  facility-planning  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Opelika, Alabama Builds High-Speed On Ramp to the Future
Opelika is developing a comprehensive broadband fiberoptic system, connecting the city and a growing industrial base to the booming global business opportunities of the future.
alabama  broadband  ICT  infrastructure  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Optimizing Economic Growth in Shale Zone Communities
The ability to access oil and natural gas reserves found in the nation’s shale regions has presented new opportunities for economic growth along with a host of infrastructure and real estate challenges.
natural-gas  energy  economic-development  bakken-shale  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
U.S. Industrial Real Estate Outlook: Strong Performance Propels Industrial Sector into 2014
Growing demand for goods from consumers and businesses — and an apparently permanent shift in how people buy and how goods are shipped — has propelled the U.S. industrial real estate sector into its most positive position since before the Great Recession.
commercial-real-estate  industrial-sector  economic-indicator-reports-analysis  economic-forecast  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
One Size Fits All: “Vested” for Large and Small Companies
Companies of all sizes are finding that negotiating and nurturing relationships with suppliers can provide a sustainable competitive advantage. Learn how the “Vested” model is lifting one small, Oregon-based contract manufacturer's ability to help bring its client’s products to market at scale.
contract-manufacturing  oregon  outsourcing  small-business  small-manufacturing  insider-90  area-development-features 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Solar Commercial Outdoor Lighting Benefits the Industrial Property Sector
Solar commercial outdoor lighting offers many advantages to owners and occupiers and is cost-effective now in many industrial property applications.
area-development-features  facility-planning  solar-power  matt  industrial-real-estate  LEED  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Wisconsin Bioscience Industry Achieves Global Recognition
Wisconsin’s bioscience industry continues to expand, often led by spinoff companies that are established to commercialize groundbreaking university research.
area-development-features  economic-development  bioscience  wisconsin  matt  innovation  midwest  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
International Location Report: Canada Presents a Stable Business Climate
Canada’s wealth of resources and pro-business environment has helped the nation to attract recent big investment projects from around the world.
economic-development  site-selection  matt  fdi  location-canada  free-trade-agreements  canada  area-development-features  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment
Metal-to-Plastic Conversion Allows for Creativity & Reduces Shipping Costs
Metal-to-plastic conversion is the manufacturing process of making plastic components that can replace metal components, without sacrificing the performance or longevity of the final product.
area-development-features  matt  plastics  manufacturing  automotive-industry  logistics  insider-90 
february 2014 by areadevelopment

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