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Surveys, research and forecast analysis information related to Corporate Real Estate (CRE), Business Intelligence, Strategies, Economic Development Investment, Facility Management, Employment, Wages and more.

Water: Fuel for Food, Beverage Expansions

By Beth Doughty, Executive Director, Roanoke Regional Partnership
Aug 27, 2012 @ 1 PM

New Report Out On U.S. Manufacturing Competitiveness Initiative

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 22, 2012 @ 3:42 PM

One Building, Two Countries

By Heidi Schwartz, Internet Director, Group C Media, Aug 10, 2012 @ 2:14 PM

Why Toyota is Lean…and You’re Not

By Dr.Jeffrey Liker, professor of industrial and operations engineering, University of Michigan

Baltimore Industrial and the Panama Canal

By Matthew Myers, Cassidy Turley CRE Services

Rethinking Workforce Development

By Todd Greene, vice president, Atlanta Fed community and economic development group

Winners in the Next Economy

Report from the Mid-South Aerotropolis Conference
By Christina Meek, Greater Memphis Chamber

A Driving Force in Recovery

Eco. Dev. pros play a leading role in the resurgence of U.S. manufacturing.
By Jay C. Moon, CEcD, Chair, IEDC

State of the Industry 2012

In his annual State of the Industry presentation, the IEDC president details how economic development professionals adapted after the Recession.
By Jeff Finkle, President & CEO of IEDC

Bridging Generational Workplace Chasms

Setting the Stage for Gen Y Leaders
By Jeff Mariola
President, Ambius’ Europe & North America

Qualified Leads: Key to Business Recruitment

John A. O'Toole, CEcD, EDP
Business Development Manager, CL&P - Yankee Gas Services—Economic & Community Relations

Doing Your Homework

Here are 25 things to consider if you are leasing new commercial space.
By Dave Richardson, VP, McCall & Almy

Time to Break the Chain

The author makes the case that it is time to “decouple” the U.S. and Chinese currencies.
By Quint Tatro, Managing Member, TatroCapital

Gaining a Competitive Advantage

One question every small business owner must answer.
By Doug and Polly White, principals, Whitestone Partners

Doing Business in China

Companies doing business in China need to understand the Chinese approach to contract law.
By David Atkins, CEO, Atkins International

Demand Response = New Revenue

Demand response energy efficiency programs are helping large facilities generate more revenue.
By Terrill Laughton, Director of DR Integration, Johnson Controls

Good News For U.S.

Domestic manufacturing has grown for 23 months in a row and is poised for continued expansion.
By Jim Dieter, SIOR, executive VP – Industrial Brokerage, Cushman & Wakefield

Quality is in the Eye of the Beholder

A guide to assessing quality of life for target locations during site selection.
By Jeanette Goldsmith, principal, McCallum-Sweeney Consulting

Rankings & Awards

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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