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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NYC Building Resiliency Task Force Announced, Urban Green Will Organize

Urban Green Council to lead building resiliency task force in NYC; blue ribbon panel to make in-depth recommendations on building...Read More...

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Building Owners Invest In Modest Cost-Effective Energy Programs

New report shows maturation of green building industry's ability to achieve and measure increased cash flows and value as well as reduce environmental...Read More...

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FRIDAY FUNNY: 60 Finalists Named in “Prettiest Painted Places” Competition

PQI began its search for the “prettiest painted places” by contacting state departments of tourism, convention and visitors’ bureaus, chambers of commerce, historical societies, and Main Street programs in all 50 states. Eventually, nearly 200 towns and neighborhoods were nominated in the...Read More...

The Cost Of Doing Business: 10 Most and Least Expensive Cities

The Cost Of Doing Business: 10 Most And Least Expensive Cities In North America

Honolulu has highest facility operating costs in a new Whitestone Research study which reveals the ten most—and least—expensive cities in North...Read More...

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Study Ties Cities’ Smart Grid Use To Economic Drivers For CRE Health

Do smart grid investments pay off for cities? In what ways? Jones Lang LaSalle examined the top “connected cities” as identified in a U.S. News & World Report study to find out how these cities fared in terms of three indicators of economic health: job growth, GDP, and commercial real estate value. Oct 9, 2012 @ 2:08...Read More...

In Phoenix, AZ (a 2011 recipient) this redesign of Grand Avenue illustrates a designated bike lane and rain gardens that collect stormwater runoff from the streets. Plants in the rain gardens are selected to be appropriate for the arid environment.

EPA Partnering With State Capitals On Green Design

Program will strengthen local economies and protect health in Frankfort, KY, Des Moines, IA, Baton Rouge, LA, Helena, MT, and Indianapolis,...Read More...

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Design-Build Key To Protecting New Orleans

Inner harbor navigation canal surge barrier project was the USACE's largest ever design-build civil works construction...Read More...

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Green Operations At National Office Furniture

Constructed in the early 1970s to manufacture electronic entertainment equipment, today the Santa Claus facility produces wood and laminate office furniture solutions. The facility is ISO9001, ISO14001 and Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Chain of Custody...Read More...

SolarWorld To Invest $27 Million In Facility Upgrades

SolarWorld To Invest $27 Million In Facility Upgrades

SolarWorld initiates technology upgrades to boost solar panels’ performance; company again invests in Hillsboro, OR, topping $600 million in total...Read More...

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

New Report on Role of Cities in Green Economy

The report is a synthesis of stakeholder perspectives from five major North American cities visited on USGBC’s The Road to Rio+20 engagement event series. It highlights five key messages heard from the events and outlines clear action items for...Read More...