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Masters of Disaster

After Mother Nature's big wakeup call, the realization is growing that today's disaster recovery must prepare us to meet future cataclysms.

Commercial Property Execs’ Mood Brightens, Yet Outlook Clouded by Economic, Fiscal Uncertainties, Interest Rate...

Q1 survey from the Real Estate Roundtable shows continued bifurcation between "gateway" and "non-gateway" markets.

Doubling Down in NJ

New Jersey is bolstering its casino industry by embracing Internet and on-demand gaming, betting that expanding the pool of gamblers will lift Atlantic City's fortunes.

Fannie Mae Report: Economy Stuck in Slow Growth Track

The full effect of fiscal policy is still to be determined according to Fannie Mae's Economic & Strategic Research Group.

Commitment of Confidence

Alabama’s largest bank steps forward to make a $1-billion investment in the state’s job-creating future, setting an example for the nation.

Competitive Analysis: KPMG’s Guide To International Business Location Costs

While many variations in country results are explained by the trends identified in this report from KPMG, some caution must be applied in the interpretation of historical trends due to ongoing refinements to the costing methodology used and range of business operations examined in successive editions of Competitive Alternatives.

Plugging the Brain Drain

Comprehensive immigration reform will do more than give legal status to undocumented workers—it may plug a hole in the skilled workforce needed for America's high-tech industries.

My Kingdom for a Horse

Boeing's 787 battery woes could have a wide-ranging impact on U.S. aerospace manufacturing. Boeing's new flagship has been grounded indefinitely worldwide as air safety officials and engineers anxiously try to determine what is causing the 787's lithium battery to catch fire.

The Wave Will Spread

In the drive to remain competitive and to free themselves from the encumbrances of labor unions, US manufacturers have been shifting resources to right to work states, where they believe the machine can run better.

Two Gigs and Counting

Internet giant Google is doubling down on its renewable energy investments.

Greenbacks for Green Energy

Buried in the fine print of the Fiscal Cliff deal are extended tax credits for alternative energy projects.

Crystal Ball 2013

Mayans, Shmayans. It's time for BF's annual prognostications. Dec 18, 2012 @ 10:41 AM

Phantom Payouts

From its gleaming new skyscraper HQ, The New York Times looks down on the folks in economic development.

Not Cleared for Takeoff

The FAA throws a red flag at the government's plan to fly drones over U.S. airspace.

Jersey Strong

BF often covers national disasters, but now we must report from the midst of one. Nov 7, 2012 @ 4:08 PM

DEF-CON Alert

Act now and you can own a piece of the Cuban Missile Crisis! Oct 22, 2012

East vs. West

The battle for billions of dollars in shipping from an expanded Panama Canal heats up on both sides of the U.S. Oct 11, 2012

World Wide Waste

Mammoth data centers are consuming 30 billion watts of electricity--and wasting most of it. Sep 28, 2012

Bad Breeze Blowing

Congressional inaction may doom a federal tax credit that spurred the expansion of U.S. wind power manufacturing. Sep 21, 2012

Ghost Story

An abandoned parcel in Brooklyn, site of a jail for Confederate soldiers, will become a new media center. Sep 14, 2012

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Surveys & Research

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.