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Five Tips for Meeting the Challenges of Fast-Track Facility Development
Constant communication — including real-time collaboration — between an owner, project developer, engineers, construction managers, etc. is key to fast-tracking a project.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  construction  engineering  commercial-real-estate  logistics  site-selection  distribution-centers 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Electronics, Photonics, and Digital Media Sectors: Key to Future U.S. Competitiveness
These interconnected industries will be drivers in stimulating economic growth, creating jobs, and improving global competitiveness. Collaboration among private-sector companies, universities, and government on research and commercialization will be vital.
industry-reports  digital-media  electronics-industry  photonics  area-development-features  sfp-insider-95 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Design Firms Increasingly Integrated Role in Facility Development Projects
The process of client engagement for design firms is evolving from a late-stage entry into the game by RFP response to a proactive approach that includes crucial due diligence factors that come before any facility design can even be conceptualized.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  economic-development  site-selection  facility-planning  design 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Domestic Oil Production Spurs Regional and Manufacturing Industry Renaissance
Today's thriving domestic energy industry is stimulating local economies across the map, from major cities like Denver and Houston, to small towns at the epicenter of shale plays like Williston, North Dakota.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  jones-lang-lasalle  manufacturing  matt  economic-development  energy  denver  houston  texas  colorado  north-dakota  southwest  mountain-states  plains-states 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
First Person: A Tire Giant Helps Grow Small Business
Forming positive relationships with the communities in which they are located is important for companies, large and small. These relationships foster further economic growth within the host communities. With that in mind, Area Development’s editor recently interviewed John Tully, the director of Michelin Development, formed specifically to offer support to new small and medium-size businesses.
sfp-insider-95  economic-development  site-selection  area-development-features  matt  small-business  automotive-industry  michelin 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
European Automakers Look to North America
Direct investment in North America is allowing European automotive companies to distinguish themselves from their competitors.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  fdi  location-usa  automotive-industry  economic-development  site-selection  manufacturing  europe 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Five Features of Successful Business Relocations and Expansions
By looking beyond just cost factors, those charged with the location decision can also help the environment and reduce stress.
sfp-insider-95  site-selection  matt  area-development-features  sustainability 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Canada Clean Little Secret
Canada’s clean-technology sector — including water, wind, solar, smart grid technology, and more — offers numerous opportunities and advantages to relocating or expanding companies.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  canada  location-canada  clean-tech  sustainability  technology  solar  solarpower  matt  economic-development 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
In Focus: Four Tips for Renewing Your Office Lease
When it comes to lease renewals, smart tenants are playing offense, not defense. Your landlord’s primary objective is to make a profit, so understanding the renewal process can save you and your business money.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  office  lease  site-selection  commercial-real-estate  office-leases  lease-negotiation 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
STEM Talent Needed to Employ Additive Manufacturing Technologies and Advance Innovation
According to a PwC study, additive manufacturing or 3DP is becoming mainstream; it has the potential to add to the nation’s global competitiveness, but challenges — including finding those with the skills to employ these new technologies — must also be addressed.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  economic-development  site-selection  STEM-workforce  STEM  workforce-development  manufacturing  advanced-manufacturing  additive-manufacturing  innovation 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Location Notebook: Union Pacific Intermodal Opens in Santa Teresa, New Mexico
Union Pacific has opened its newest Intermodal facility in Santa Teresa, New Mexico, which replaces an old facility within the city of El Paso, Texas.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  Location-notebook  new-mexico  southwest  economic-development  site-selection  union-pacific  intermodal  infrastructure  logistics  mexico  freight-logistics  freight 
july 2014 by areadevelopment
Building a Skilled Workforce for the 21st Century
Government, business, and academic leaders are attempting to build a workforce for 21st century careers that require STEM talent and specialized skills.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  editors-note  economic-development  site-selection  workforce-development  workforce  STEM-workforce  STEM  matt 
june 2014 by areadevelopment
First Person: A California Pioneer Brings Source Manufacturing Jobs Back to Ohio
In East Liverpool, Ohio, a stone obelisk stands beside the road. It is a registered National Historic Landmark, marking the initial “Point of Beginning” for the U.S. Public Land Survey System — the point from which land west of the Ohio River was divided, allowing pioneering Americans to own property and pursue their dreams.
sfp-insider-95  area-development-features  matt  ohio  midwest  manufacturing  u.s.-manufacturing  reshoring 
june 2014 by areadevelopment

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