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Report Says Warehouse Space Sees Record-High Rents, Record-Low Vacancy Rates

Only 3% of warehouse space is available in the U.S. and rents have topped $9 per sq. ft. — both record figures.


53% of Small Biz Owners Say Omicron Has Hurt Their Efforts To Rebound

The latest COVID variant continues to worry small business owners, many of whom experienced a recovery reversal in January.


Study: Half of State, Local Government Employees Considering Leaving Jobs

As state and local governments face unprecedented workforce shortages, an alarming number of public sector employees say they are considering leaving ...


Equipment Leasing and Finance Assn. Releases Survey of Economic Activity

December New Business Volume Down 3 Percent Year-over-year, Up 49 Percent Month-to-month, and Up Almost 9 Percent at Year-End

Logistics and distribution

Insurance Specialists: Cargo Theft Patterns Change at Congested U.S. Ports

Theft at congested U.S. ports has shifted from "on the move" targets to those locations where cargo is temporarily stored and delivered.


Equipment Finance Industry Confidence Steady in January

The Equipment Leasing & Finance Foundation recently released the January 2022 Monthly Confidence Index for the Equipment Finance Industry (MCI-EFI).


IA: Fort Madison Site Recognized as an Iowa Certified Site

A development-ready site in Fort Madison is the latest industrial site to achieve certification through the Iowa Certified Sites program.


Study: Pulp/Paper Industry’s Adoption of Digital Tech to Be Worth $3.6 Billion

Device and application platform services, data analytics, and IoT security among the necessary technologies to avoid unplanned downtime and improve ef...


Nine Reasons Why Your Company Should Create a Mentoring Program

Authors say a mentoring program can be a valuable tool in navigating uncertain, chaotic times and coming out on top.


IA: Iowa Launches First Statewide Program Recognizing Family-Friendly Employers

Best Place for Working Parents® designation is now available to qualifying employers.