Economic Development Articles

Articles in this category explore the issue of corporate and commercial real estate. Topics include tax incentives for businesses, infrastructure and urban development and renewal, corporate parks and communities, and other economic development initiatives. Specifically, posts cover expansions, renovations, and new construction of commercial facilities.

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

Architecture Billings Index Continues Positive Momentum

On the heels of its highest mark since 2007, the Architecture Billings Index (ABI) jumped more than two points in December....Read More...

GWCC Gains Funding, Plans Lighting Upgrade

GWCC Gains Funding, Plans Lighting Upgrade

The Georgia World Congress Center has been awarded a $2.3 million grant for a major lighting retrofit and controls system...Read More...

Real Estate Recovery Led by Large Corporate Users in Gateway Markets

Real Estate Recovery Led by Large Corporate Users in Gateway Markets

The U.S. industrial property sector has experienced steady growth, thanks to an uptick in leasing from heavyweight corporates, according to Jones Lang LaSalle’s third quarter North America Industrial Outlook...Read More...

BOMA Applauds Passage Of Critical Tax Legislation

BOMA Applauds Passage Of Critical Tax Legislation

BOMA International applauds Congress’ recent passage of the $859 billion tax bill, which includes provisions that will strengthen commercial real estate and economic...Read More...

Holiday Decor Marks Mall Revamp

Holiday Decor Marks Mall Revamp

Wrapped in a big red bow, a CT shopping center hails the holiday...Read More...

Update On Cash Grants For PV Systems In 2011

Update On Cash Grants For PV Systems In 2011

Until the end of 2010, qualified businesses can participate in the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA) which provides a cash rebate of 30% of the cost of a solar-produced (renewable) energy system. The rebate generally comes within 60 days following completion of the system...Read More...

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

Flood Map Experts Needed by FEMA

The National Institute of Building Sciences is seeking qualified scientific and technical professionals from the public, private, and academic sectors to serve on Scientific Resolution Panels...Read More...

Income and Expense Data on Office Building Performance Reported In New Study

Income and Expense Data on Office Building Performance Reported In New Study

This annual research study is designed to help property owners, managers, investors, appraisers, lenders, developers, and other real estate professionals evaluate a buildings’...Read More...

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI And CSC Release 2010 Edition of UniFormat

CSI and CSC have released a 2010 edition of UniFormat, a method of arranging construction information based on functional elements, or parts of a facility characterized by their functions, without regard to the materials and methods used to accomplish...Read More...

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

BOMA Industrial Measurement Standard ANSI Accredited

The standard, developed by BOMA International and the Society of Industrial and Office Realtors® provides guidance on how to measure the floor area of industrial...Read More...