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New Partnership Encourages Private Investment In Natural Infrastructure

Report is first effort of “NatLab,” a cross-sector partnership between the Nature Conservancy, the Natural Resources Defense Council and EKO Asset Management Partners.

Growing Companies Invest More In Their Mobile Workforce

Total Employee Mobility® Benchmarking Report shows high growth companies invest more per mobile employee.

Top U.S. Markets For Life Sciences Trend To Smaller Cities In Face Of Patent...

Jones Lang LaSalle's 2012 Life Sciences Cluster Report shows greater Boston, San Diego, Philadelphia and Raleigh-Durham rising in importance as industry hubs.

Report Ranks U.S. Cities’ Efforts To Save Energy

Boston earns top honors in a new report ranking 34 of America's largest cities on their efforts to cut energy use and costs; all cities have opportunity to save more.

Smart Grid Program Supported More Than 3,000 Jobs In Second Quarter

Grid modernization work expected to create more jobs as smart meter deployment begins.

Real Estate Industry Making Progress In Reducing Energy Consumption And Greenhouse Gas Emissions

A new report published by the Urban Land Institute's (ULI) Greenprint Center for Building Performance suggests that the global real estate industry continues to make progress in improving the environmental performance of existing buildings.

Economy Picks Up Steam; Manufacturing Is One Component Helping To Pave The Way

Several regional manufacturing surveys signaled a substantial improvement in manufacturing production in the third quarter.

IEER Report: Small Modular Reactors a “Poor Bet” To Revive Failed Nuclear Renaissance in...

$90 billion in initial manufacturing order book needed, requiring involvement by the Chinese or taxpayer-backed federal subsidies. Major implications anticipated in FL, MO, NC, OR, PA, SC, and TN.

New Data Showcases Global Automakers U.S. Economic Impact

New survey shows that the percentage of vehicles sold in the U.S. and manufactured in America rose from 50 percent in 2011 to 62 percent in 2012.

Natural Disasters Cause $85 Billion Global Economic Loss During First Half Of 2013

According to the Impact Forecasting catastrophe update, natural disasters caused $85 billion in global economic loss during the first half of the year.

Industrial Warehouse Space, Distribution Center Demand Remains Strong

Colliers International cites increased industrial demand despite slowing economic growth; North American vacancy rate declines for eighth consecutive quarter.

CoreNet Global Index Predicts Upbeat Economic, Corporate Climates for Second Half of 2013

New market entry, availability of capital, increasing flexibility among drivers.

Corporate Confidence In Auto Industry On The Rebound

Positive sentiment for global economic growth at highest level in two years.

June Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business® Released

Economic activity in the non-manufacturing sector grew in June for the 42nd consecutive month, say the nation's purchasing and supply executives in the latest Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®.

Equipment Financing Means Flexible Solutions For Business Needs

For startups and small businesses, understanding and finding financing is always an issue. This article from the president of the Equipment Leasing and Finance Association focuses on the current market and special benefits of equipment finance for startups and small businesses.

U.S. Coal Exports Help Fuel Economic Recovery

New study documents benefits for job creation, diverse industries, states.

Study Illustrates The Economic And Commercial Power Of Investing In Energy Efficient Buildings

Rhodium Group study released by United Technologies illustrates that a 30 percent increase in building efficiency would generate net annual positive cash flow of $65 billion for households, businesses and governments.

Dodge Momentum Index Up For Sixth Straight Month In May

The Momentum Index is a monthly measure of the first (or initial) report for nonresidential building projects in planning, which have been shown to lead construction spending for nonresidential buildings by a full year.

The Benefits Of Building In A Bad Economy

In any tumultuous period of change, the ‘doom and gloom’ set will always find reasons to postpone building projects, but those who actively seek the silver lining and closely assess timing-based opportunities can gain significant advantages,” notes Michael Regina, owner of BIG SKY Enterprises a commercial real estate developer, design/builder and finance firm.

New Report Reveals The 10 U.S. Areas Facing The Highest Climate-Related Risk Of Water...

Study points to risk in nation's capital, New York City, America's breadbasket and 46 states.

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March / April 2022 Issue

March / April 2022 Issue (Volume 55, Number 2)

Business Facilities' March / April 2022 issue focuses on the global supply chain, logistics, foreign direct investment, industrial parks, manufacturing, life sciences, and more.
Virginia Business Climate Award

Virginia’s El Koubi Accepts 2021 State of the Year—Best Overall Business Climate Award

Business Facilities magazine recognized the Commonwealth of Virginia for its commitment to building a strong business environment in 2021.

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