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Seaport Industrial Real Estate Occupancy Exceeds Expectations

JLL’s seventh annual Seaports Outlook reports historically high occupancy and escalating demand for space.
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Foreign Expansion Is Top Capital Investment For CEOs

Expansion outside their home countries is CEOs' number-one area to devote significant capital to over the next three years, according to KPMG International's latest CEO Outlook Study.
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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.
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Sustainability Initiatives Can Drive Corporate Revenue Growth and Innovation

Sustainability innovation is powering business growth: Between 2010 and 2013, revenues from company-defined portfolios of sustainable products and services grew by 91%, according to a new study from The Conference Board.
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Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate 2015-16

Demographic shifts – the impact of retiring Baby Boomers and the rise of the Millennial generation – will likely have the most significant impact on real estate near- and long-term, according to The Counselors of Real Estate’s official CRE® 2015-16 Top Ten Issues Affecting Real Estate.

Survey: U.S. CFOs’ Business Confidence Reaches Post-Recession High

U.S. chief financial officers are approaching the second half of 2015 with increased optimism in the global economy and their businesses.
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P3 Used To Achieve High-performance Buildings

Building owners and policy makers are becoming increasingly interested in the performance of buildings. The P3 approach is being explored for facilities.
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Opportunities And Challenges For Small And Midsized U.S. Manufacturing Businesses

Customer insights reveal that proximity to U.S. customers is a key competitive advantage.
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Aluminum Industry Partners With Department Of Energy

The Department of Energy and the aluminum industry partner to help create more jobs for an energy efficient economy.

Research Finds Land Use Decision-Making Remains Local

Since the turn of the last century, climate change, economic development, social justice and community revitalization have risen to the top of the land use planning agenda.
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Study Shows Potential Of Academic Research To State And Local Economic Development

The Council of State Governments (CGS) will distribute the report to state officials, academic institutions and stakeholder organizations to underscore the value of state-based research as a contributing factor to economic growth potential.
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NASA Invests In Hundreds Of U.S. Small Businesses To Enable Future Missions

NASA's Ames Research Center in Moffett Field, CA manages the SBIR program for STMD. NASA's 10 centers manage individual projects.

ULI Forecast For CRE: Strength And Growth Through 2017

The latest Urban Land Institute Forecast for the real estate economy sees three years of continued strength, with the industry set for sustainable growth in 2015 through 2017.
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Manufacturers Remain Optimistic Despite Growing Concerns Around Strong U.S. Dollar

U.S. manufacturers plan to hire skilled workers and invest in businesses, while overseas expansion declines, reflecting elevated concern regarding the strong dollar and increased foreign competition, according to PwC's Q1 2015 Manufacturing Barometer.
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Cracking The Code Behind The World’s Strongest Companies

New report from The Conference Board examines the DNA of high-performing organizations.
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A Soft Start To 2015, But Acceleration Expected

Despite temporary factors like the West Coast port strike and tough winter weather in parts of the country, the economy is expected to grow.
Over the next six months, will your company increase or decrease spending on business development activities?

Monthly Confidence Index For Equipment Finance Industry Highest In Four Years

"Over the next six months, will your company increase or decrease spending on business development activities?"
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External CEO Engagement Required To Build Reputation

According to a new report, 81 percent of global executives report that external CEO engagement is now a mandate for building a company's reputation.
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Data Center Trends: The Present And The Future

The happening trend of today could be an obsolete thing of tomorrow—just as the prospective trend of the future could be only a dream of today.
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Manufacturing Faces Two Million Worker Shortage In The Next Decade

Study from Deloitte and The Manufacturing Institute indicates nine in 10 Americans surveyed believe manufacturing essential to U.S. economy, while only one in three parents would encourage their children to pursue a career in manufacturing.

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