Quality Of Life Archives

Walkable Downtowns Help Attract Employees


Companies are migrating to walkable downtowns across the country, in big cities and small CBDs, and in secondary markets within larger metropolitan areas from coast to coast, according to a recent study.

State Focus: Washington – A Legendary Place To Do Business

The 108-acre Centennial Industrial Park features 58 acres that are ready to build and available for sale or lease; an adjacent 50 acres, available for future development, is ideal for light industry, advanced manufacturing and supply-chain support.

Construction cranes are dotting the idyllic skies in the northwest, where, among other projects, the new world headquarters of Amazon is taking shape amid a bustling real estate market.

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Sheahan Station is one of several huge pumping facilities that keep Memphis Sands Aquifer water flowing through city pipes.

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: the Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

Municipal “Green Streets” Redevelopment Project Wins 2015 Iowa ASLA Award

Sketch of West Union, Iowa downtown green pilot project.

The green pilot program will assist the community in creating sustainable practices including energy efficient measures for local businesses and green infrastructure in many projects across the city.