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.

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New Report Indicates Nearly 40% Of Non-Residential Construction Projects Delivered Via Design-Build Approach

Research finds continued growth of design-build since 2005; highest market share includes Pacific Region at 59% and military sector at...Read More...

IBM Developing New Wind And Solar Forecasting System

Advanced solution combines big data analytics and weather modeling technology to predict output of individual wind...Read More...

AIA Approves Continuing Education Credit For Green Globes Course

The course provides an overview of the features and use of the newly released version of Green Globes for New Construction (NC), which is based on an ANSI Standard (ANSI/GBI 01-2010: Green Building Assessment Protocol for Commercial...Read More...

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Economy Poised For A Stronger Second Half Of 2013

The latest jobs report showed steady year-to-date job creation and measures of consumer confidence are at or near recovery...Read More...

ICC Board Member Robert Drexler (right) testifies before the Committee on Veterans Affairs Subcommittee on Health on the Safe Housing for Homeless Veterans Act.

ICC Testifies In Support Of Safe Housing For Homeless Veterans

HR 2065 would require homeless veterans’ facilities to be code...Read More...

Manpower Employment Outlook Survey Reveals a Rise in U.S. Employers’ Confidence

Latest survey shows the highest percentage of U.S. employers reporting their intent to hire since...Read More...

Facility Management Program Addresses Sustainability

New program launches this month with subject matter from the International Facility Management...Read More...

Commercial Real Estate Sectors Steadily Improve

Major commercial real estate sectors continue to rebound, albeit slowly, with gradual economic improvement and job creation driving absorption of...Read More...

Demand Rises For Sustainable And Safe Structures

Week four of Building Safety Month—the International Code Council’s educational public safety campaign—focuses on energy and green...Read More...

FREE WHITE PAPER: Site Selection For Mission Critical Facilities

In this paper, guidelines are established for selecting a new site or assessing an existing one. Common risks that affect the availability of a business are defined and techniques for minimizing these risks are...Read More...