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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WEB EXCLUSIVE: Copper Piping Clinches Construction At Dali Museum, Other Public Facilities

Copper alternative joining systems provide ease of installation, longevity, and reliability at the Dali Museum in St. Petersburg,...Read More...

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Remanufacturing Industry Report Hailed By RIC

A 284-page report on the state of U.S. remanufactured goods, industries, and markets published by the U.S. International Trade Commission (USITC) is now available as a free PDF download (click this story for...Read More...

Smithsonian Castle (photo by Eric Long, Smithsonian Institution)

Building Stones Of Washington DC Landmarks

This article by Ari Massefski of the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) reflects on the geology that helped build Washington, DC. This information is based on a more extensive USGS publication, "Building Stones of Our Nation's Capital."...Read More...

Report Highlights Potential “Best Bets” For Commercial Real Estate Investors In 2013

U.S. commercial real estate recovery to advance in 2013 with nationwide gains in leasing, rents and pricing, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers and Urban Land Institute's Emerging Trends in Real Estate®...Read More...

Water Is Your Business

The National Association of Water Companies and U.S. Chamber of Commerce launch a campaign for leaders, businesses, and the public to make the case for water infrastructure...Read More...

NCGBCS Releases Taxonomy of Building Codes and Standards

This compilation of codes and standards relating to the built environment is intended to serve as a resource when educating the industry, government, and the public about the regulations and referenced documents that are used when constructing buildings and facilities. Comments are due March 8,...Read More...

Lady Gaga is pondering the prospect of investing in a Neverland renovation.

FRIDAY FUNNY: Going Gaga Over Neverland

Either the eccentric songstress is purely seeking publicity or she is genuinely enthusiastic over the prospect of taking on a project more massive than Michael Jackson's plastic surgery obsession....or...Read More...

Green buildings on the upswing. (Photo: iStock)

Green Building Accelerates Globally Through Economic Downturn

Green building has become a long-term business opportunity with 51% percent of study firms planning more than 60% of their work to be green by 2015, up from 28% of firms in 2012. The largest opportunity areas for green building globally are in new commercial construction and renovation of existing...Read More...

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Study Warns of Sequestration Impacts To NASA, NOAA Programs

New report examines how budget cuts would put at risk 22,500+ jobs and harm regions with innovative aerospace clusters. (Free download...Read More...

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NEW SERVICE SPOTLIGHT: Ygrene Energy Fund Partners With FNF Green LLC to Accelerate Energy Upgrade Financing

Strategic partnership powers Ygrene Data Report; new program boosts access and instantly qualifies property owners for energy retrofit...Read More...