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.

Verizon Green Project Will Power 19 Company Facilities Across the Country

Fuel cells, solar systems expected to generate more than 70 million kilowatt hours of electricity—enough to eliminate more than 10,000 metric tons of carbon...Read More...

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Earth Day 2013: The World’s Largest Commercial Living Building, The Bullitt Center, Opens

The long-awaited grand opening of The Bullitt Center in Seattle took place on Monday, April 22, 2013—celebrating industry changing technology and innovation in Net-Zero and green...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: Sliding Into Home, Literally!

For some people, living within the walls of a converted baseball stadium would be the ultimate fantasy. (Talk about your Field of Dreams!) And while baseball isn't for everyone, just think about the pickup baseball games the kids will...Read More...

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Air Quality and Location Decisions Survey

Business Facilities and Fourth Economy Consulting have teamed up to survey corporate real estate managers, location consultants, facility managers, and economic developers to identify how air quality affects location...Read More...

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SPECIAL FEATURE From Business Facilities: Steadfast And Strong In The Wake Of Superstorm Sandy

With $60 billion in federal recovery aid and new initiatives, New York and New Jersey are gearing up to rebuild from the historic cataclysm that devastated the region last fall....Read More...

First Quarter Office Sector Fundamentals Improving, Demand Remains Subpar

New office construction increased from 41.8 msf in the fourth quarter to 48.9 msf in the first quarter of...Read More...

Yatsushiro Municipal Museum, Yatsushiro-shi, Kumamoto, Japan, 1988-91. (Photo by Tomio Ohashi.)

Toyo Ito Of Japan Is The 2013 Pritzker Architecture Prize Laureate

He has received numerous international awards, including in 2010, the 22nd Praemium Imperiale in Honor of Prince Takamatsu; and in 2006, The Royal Institute of British Architects’ Royal Gold Medal; and in 2002, the Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement for the 8th Venice Biennale International Exhibition. Calling him a “creator of timeless buildings,” the Pritzker Jury cites Ito for “infusing his designs...Read More...

ASCE Report Card Gives America’s Infrastructure D+

Every four years, the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) releases a Report Card for America’s Infrastructure. This year, there is little to celebrate once again, as the overall grade rises from D (in 2009) to D+ (in...Read More...

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Commonwealth Of Massachusetts, City Of Boston, Boston University, And IBM Partner On Smarter Cities Project

Boston event looked at how cross-sector collaborations could be used to pilot new solutions to urban challenges...Read More...

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Dodge Momentum Index Takes February Jump

The increase was the third consecutive monthly gain and the first time the index has surpassed the 100 mark since 2010. In fact, the index is now at its highest level since April of 2010, suggesting that the recovery for nonresidential building may be finally gaining some...Read More...