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Vision out of balance.

The Looming Talent Crisis: Research Shows Companies Unprepared for Future of Work

New Study by Oxford Economics and SAP finds companies lack strategy and solutions to engage and manage an increasingly global, diverse and contingent workforce.
Best real estate investments in the US.

More Commercial Real Estate Execs Expect To Increase Capital Spending Amid Tepid Economic Growth...

The KPMG survey was completed from February through April 2014 and reflects the responses of 100 senior commercial real estate executives from the United States.
Green infrastructure diagram illustrates the benefits of this concept.

Green Infrastructure For Better Communities

Green infrastructure systems are often more cost-effective than outmoded models of grey infrastructure—a term used for the concrete tunnels created to move water—and also provide far more benefits for both people and the environment.
Smart Grid

Spending On Smart Grid Technologies Will Total Nearly $600 Billion From 2014 Through 2023

Intelligence is being distributed to the edges of the grid, according to report from Navigant Research.
Microgrid

US Microgrid Capacity Will Exceed 1.8GW By 2018

New microgrid customers will include cities, communities and public institutions.
mergers

Industrial Products M&A Activity Surges In Second Quarter

Average deal value rises substantially, and cross-border deals picking up as risk tolerance rises. Financial investors are also playing greater role in Industrial Products M&A activity.
Lake Mead

Satellite Study Reveals Parched U.S. West Using Up Underground Water

This study is the first to quantify the amount that groundwater contributes to the water needs of western states.

In New Report, Boards Voice Concerns Over Risks

Report: "Concerns About Risks Confronting Boards" provides perspectives from public, private, not-for-profit and private equity-owned company boards.
CIOs Time Management

CFOs See Technology Tools, Delegating As Top Time Management Strategies

Thirty-five percent of chief financial officers (CFOs) said they find that working efficiently comes from taking greater advantage of technology; another 35 percent said delegating more responsibilities is the secret to maximizing work hours.
Building a Nation of Makers

New Report Examines How To Create Manufacturing Jobs

UVa Miller Center's Milstein Commission has released a report on creating manufacturing Jobs; report is first in a series on restoring middle-class jobs.
Smart Cities

Global Market For Smart Cities To Reach $1,265.85 Billion By 2019

The manufacturers in the U.S. are investing more in smart meters and smart grids to provide an excellent foundation for smart city programs.
Factors Analysis

FM Global Ranks Nations By Supply Chain Resilience

New Resilience Index is the only online, interactive tool to display data on country-by-country susceptibility to supply chain risk.
TD Bank Green Attitudes

Employees Place High Standards On Employers’ Environmental Practices

Nearly one-quarter of respondents of new TD Bank Environmental Attitudes Survey said they would refuse a job if they disagreed with the organization's sustainable impact.
Overall Friendly States

Small Business Owners Grade Their States For Business Friendliness

Thumbtack.com surveyed 12,632 small businesses across the United States. The survey asked questions about the friendliness of states and cities toward small businesses.

PwC Survey Finds Majority Of Investors Consider Sustainability Issues

Largest institutions most likely to consider climate change, resource scarcity and social responsibility in their investment strategies, according to new data from PwC's Investor Resource Institute
Logistics Job Security

Confidence Growing Among Manufacturing And Logistics Workers

Job security and economic outlook within the manufacturing and logistics sectors on the upswing according to a recent survey from Randstad.
Economic development falls short

Survey: Government Economic Development Needs Improvement

In the Crowe Horwath LLP and Governing Institute study, government leaders revealed that the lack of modern technology and processes creates problems, such as uncoordinated strategies among departments and untracked or incorrectly tracked data.
Workforce For Good

Burgers And Brews Set Sustainability Standard In The Heartland

Midwest companies leading the charge on corporate social responsibility.
Data Center Racks

CFOs Increasingly Optimistic About Economic Growth

Concern over competitive environment rising; top areas for increased spending include technology (64%), existing facilities (42%) and workforce hiring (40%) in 2014.

New Loan Programs Will Boost Business Lending

The SBA has cleared the way for two major government guaranteed loan programs.

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CRE Functions Becoming More Aligned With C-Suite

A recent survey of corporate real estate executives finds an increased focus on the strategic aspects of CRE within companies.

Wisconsin: Where Collaboration Drives Industry Advancement

From water technology and food processing to energy, power and control, companies in Wisconsin that recognize their mutual dependency and have formed partnerships to address common challenges are thriving and creating new economic opportunities.

Lack Of Skilled Talent A Threat To Meeting Business Goals

Sixty-seven percent of companies are more concerned about employee turnover than they were last year, according to a new survey by Randstad US.

London, New York Top Global Cities 2016

A.T. Kearney’s Global Cities 2016 can help businesses make key investment decisions such as where to place regional and global headquarters, as well as manufacturing and research hubs.

Chinese Real Estate Investment Plays Growing Role In U.S. Economy

Chinese investment in U.S. real estate has grown dramatically since 2010, according to a new report by Asia Society and Rosen Consulting Group.

Foreign Direct Investment: On the Rebound?

U.S. and China hold top two Foreign Direct Investment positions for fourth straight year; Canada ranks #3; Germany rises to #4 to lead Europe.