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The Brookings Institute

How research universities are evolving to strengthen regional economies

There is a wide body of literature documenting the positive economic impact of research universities. Regions that became home to a land grant university over a century ago have stronger economies...

NAIOP Research Foundation

Economic Impacts of Commercial Real Estate, 2024 U.S. Edition

This annual study, published by the NAIOP Research Foundation, measures the contribution to GDP, salaries and wages generated and jobs supported from the development and operations of commercial real...

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Global Labor Rate Comparisons: The Impact on Manufacturing Location Decisions and Reshoring

The centerpiece of location decision making is often the comparison of labor rates in various countries. While labor rates alone are not sufficient to make a fully informed decision, it is the...

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A Look Ahead: How modern manufacturers can create positive perceptions with the US public

The central focus of this study is to better understand the US public perception of the manufacturing industry. Specifically, this study examines what Americans want (or don’t want) in a career, how...

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Research on the Economic Benefits of Legalizing Marijuana

The economic benefits of legalizing marijuana have already been apparent as the first states have moved to change their legal positions. Overall, legal marijuana could mean a big push for state...

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Living Near Green Spaces and the Impact on Populations

In a new study that could influence site selection by citing quality of life factors, researchers at the journal Planetary Health found that living near parks and lakes can improve mental health for...

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Reshoring Initiative Q1 Report

Reshoring FDI manufacturing job announcements are continuing to outpace recent records, adding 101,500 jobs in 2023 Q1. If the current rate continues new job announcements will reach over 400,000 by...

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Is Your Supply Chain Trustworthy?

Executives can overestimate customer trust in their organizations' operation. Here is how to close the gap to create more reliable supply chains, improve performance and ensure continued trust.

Capstone Partners

Air, Land, Sea, & Space Systems: Elevated Defense Spending and Nuclear Modernization Support Sector Growth

The Air, Land, Sea, & Space (ALSS) Systems sector has traditionally been viewed as recession resistant due to its relationship with the U.S. government and reliance on defense contracts. Through...

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Quality of Life in Site Selection: Hybrid Work Schedules Have Resulted in a Demand for More Open-Air Retail Centers

With more consumers working from home, site selectors have found that consumers are looking for certain things in their communities. It is imperative to consider these factors when creating...