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Rising Export Volumes Spur Inland Port Development Across the U.S.

According to a report from Jones Lang LasSalle, rising export volumes will spur inland port development across the U.S. and will play an essential role in the country's import/export cycle.

April Non-Manufacturing ISM Report On Business®

This report's information reflects the entire United States for the month of April 2013.

U.S. Ranks First In KPMG Green Tax Index

U.S. tops countries using tax code to shape sustainable corporate activity.

Not So Wild A Dream

If you look at a map, you will notice there is no interstate highway connecting Memphis to Birmingham, two major industrial cities of the Southeast. That lack of good road certainly did not help the growth prospects in Northwest Alabama, which historically based its economy on natural resources—coal and pulpwood—and smaller cottage industries.

Motor Vehicle Parts Suppliers Are Nation’s Largest Employer of Manufacturing Jobs

Industry employs more than 734,000 workers and generates nearly $355 billion to economy, study finds.

Prologis Research: United States Industrial Market Signals Strength, Expansion

"The Shape of the U.S. Industrial Recovery" report indicates pent up demand, rent growth as key drivers.

Deloitte Report: Continued Decrease In Defense Sector Revenue And Earnings, Growth in Commercial

Overall, the top 20 U.S. A&D companies' revenues increased 5.5 percent to $354.7 billion, primarily driven by record-setting commercial aircraft production, which offset the negative revenue decline within the defense subsector.
economic barriers to energy efficiency

ACEEE Outlines 16 Policies to Remove Market Barriers to Energy Efficiency and Leverage Market...

According to a new report from ACEEE, energy efficiency policies could save the U.S. economy nearly $1 trillion.

Study: Unmanned Aircraft Industry Poised To Create 70k New U.S. Jobs In Three Years

New study finds enormous job creation potential following integration of unmanned aircraft into the national airspace.

New Partnership Releases Guide To Stimulate 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.

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.

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.

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.

Study Finds New Natural Gas Development Could Create More Than 45,000 Jobs And $9...

Study is first comprehensive look at Illinois jobs that could be created using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling technologies
top 10 U.S. Seaport markets.

Seaports Safe Harbors for U.S. Industrial Real Estate Sector

Seaports proving to be safe harbors for U.S. industrial real estate sector, despite a turbulent global economy; big box space close to seaports is disappearing fast.

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.

Creating Fiscally Sound State Tax Incentives

This report from the Pew Center on the States shows that policy makers often create tax credits, deductions, and exemptions without reliable cost estimates and annual cost controls.

Economic Growth Continues, Manufacturing Growth Expected In 2013

The manufacturing sector is optimistic about growth in 2013, with revenues expected to increase in 17 manufacturing industries. From the Institute for Supply Management, Dec. 12, 2012 @ 4:25 PM

Investment Cash Available In Chemical Industry Sector

Chemical companies will invest pent-up cash with focus on acquisitions and new products to fuel growth. From KPMG, Nov 19, 2012 @ 11:38 AM

U.S. Luring Manufacturers Away From China?

Low-cost energy fueling U.S. manufacturing and jobs renaissance. By Elliott Gue, Energy & Income Advisor, Oct 19, 2012 @ 1:16 PM

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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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