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.

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Tech Rehabs Hinman Building

WEB EXCLUSIVE: Georgia Tech Rehabs Hinman Building

At $9.5 million, rehab of the university’s first research building for the college of architecture exemplifies innovation and preserves the legacy of Bauhaus-influenced...Read More...

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

Green Infrastructure Report Highlights Economic, Community Benefits

This new draft report reveals how landscape architects can help design the way towards greener...Read More...

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

April Is National Landscape Architecture Month

During the month of April, landscape architects will show their communities how they promote healthy...Read More...

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

ICC Announces Availability of New Green Building Code

The International Green Construction Code has been designed and released as the path to safe, sustainable, economical...Read More...

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Commercial Sector Expected to Lead Real Estate Recovery

Slight increase in nonresidential construction spending expected in 2012 with substantial growth projected for...Read More...

New York Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Passes Design-Build Legislation

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has signed New York Works Infrastructure Fund Act, which will permit design-build on infrastructure projects for the first time in the state’s history. The legislation is aimed at creating tens of thousands of jobs through $1 billion of targeted and accelerated...Read More...

Pentagon Renovation Wins Award From Design-Build Institute of America

Pentagon Renovation Wins Award From Design-Build Institute of America

Called the most complex renovation project in contemporary history, the renovation of Wedges 2-5 at the Pentagon updated four million square feet of...Read More...

ABI Drops For Fifth Straight Month

ABI Drops For Fifth Straight Month

The new projects inquiry index was 53.7, a considerable slowdown from a reading of 58.1 in...Read More...

New Data: AIA Consensus Construction Forecast

New Data: AIA Consensus Construction Forecast

According to the latest AIA semi-annual Consensus Construction Forecast, nonresidential construction spending is expected to decline for the remainder of 2011; modest growth is projected for...Read More...

Design-Build Project Delivery Used for 40%+ of Projects

Design-Build Project Delivery Used for 40%+ of Projects

From 2005 to 2010, numbers are up 10% for design-build project delivery, an integrated approach that delivers design and construction services under one contract with a single point of...Read More...