Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

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Executive Analysis Featured Foreign Direct Investment International Site Selection Business Incentives Capital Investment foreign direct investment Infrastructure McCallum Sweeney Consulting permitting Quality of Life Sarah White United States Workforce DevelopmentA look at the top location factors foreign companies should consider when choosing to invest in the U.S., courtesy of McCallum Sweeney Consulting. Read: Five Location Factors To Consider When Investing In The U.S.

Back to the Future with “Navigable Waters of the United States”

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Department of the Army finalized a rule adding an applicability date to the 2015 Rule (that never went into effect) defining “waters of the United States.”. But, the 2015 Rule will now not be applicable until two years following publication of the applicability date rule in the Federal Register (scheduled to be this week), giving the agencies the time needed to reconsider the very fluid definition of “waters of the United States.”. United States , 547 U.S.

Construction Cost Estimating Blog: Permits & Building Codes for.

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Permits & Building Codes for Construction. Building codes represent a set of regulations which state the minimum conditions necessary to safeguard life, safety and protect the public welfare through regulating the design, construction practices, construction material quality (including fire performance) location, occupancy, and maintenance of buildings and structures. Building Codes, Construction Standards, Building Permit Information & Links. Online Permit Resources.

How to Save Money on License & Contract Bonds

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The construction industry is the single largest purchaser of surety bonds in the United States. Surety bonds for contractors can be categorized as either license and permit bonds or contract bonds. License and permit bonds are required by almost all states and many local municipalities in order to guarantee compliance with license or permitting requirements.

Innovation Is Thriving In Arizona

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The state’s rich startup culture continues to thrive and is a preferred choice for technology companies seeking growth. Arizona offers one of the lowest costs of doing business in the United States, primarily because of low taxes and small state government.

Florida: A Warm Climate For Business Growth

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The state’s favorable business tax structure, government policies and competitive costs make planning for future growth easy. The state is proud of its welcoming business climate and competitive advantages. Florida is also a right-to-work state. No state personal income tax.

Montgomery County to Abandon LEED Mandating IgCC for All Building

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It has also been ranked by Forbes as the 10th richest in the United States and accordingly first construction costs do not have major economic implications. The State of Maryland which approved the IgCC for use on Maryland capital budget funded projects (that includes Montgomery County public schools) reduced that percentage to 30% and Baltimore City addressed the flaw by permitting the use of “porous asphalt pavement” in addition to pervious concrete.

The Ramifications of this IgCC Enactment are of National Import

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The State of Maryland which approved the IgCC for use on Maryland capital budget funded projects (that includes Montgomery County public schools) reduced that percentage to 30% and Baltimore City addressed the flaw by permitting the use of “porous asphalt pavement” in addition to pervious concrete.

Locations For The Food Processing Industry: The Food Puzzle

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The company plans to add nearly 100 new jobs in the state over the next five years. The Buckeye State takes food and agribusiness seriously. is a full service, asset-based refrigerated carrier that reaches the 48 contiguous states. By the BF Staff.

InterModal Design Ships Prefab Homes Worldwide

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Several units are available, with pricing and details in spreadsheets on the IMD website, starting at US$35,000. You cover costs of site preparation, delivery, and setup, with many areas requiring building permits for additional costs. Shipping Container Modular Home External outdoors.

Global Growth Surge in Southwest Louisiana

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billion monoethylene glycol—or MEG—plant at the junction of United States Interstate 10 and 210. With these options available your products can reach over 34 states and Latin American countries in the most cost effective way. million in state and local taxes.

Collaborative Construction Blog: Unleashing the North American.

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An affirmative policy to expand extraction and export capabilities for all hydrocarbons over the next two decades could yield as much as $7 trillion of value to the North American economy, with $5 trillion of that accruing to the United States, including generating $1–$2 trillion in tax receipts to federal and local governments. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Collaborative Construction Blog.

State Focus – Kansas: The Sunflower State Is Blooming and Booming

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K nown as the Sunflower State, Kansas boasts a highly skilled workforce, outstanding infrastructure, low operating costs and a location in the heart of America. In western Kansas, winds whip across the prairie, providing the state with a valuable source of renewable energy.

Project Manager’s job at in SJ Louis Construction Inc

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A suitable Project Manager is needed in SJ LOUIS CONSTRUCTION INC at Rockville, Minnesota, 56369, United States. The manager needs to secure any permits required for jobs.

Tiny Home That’s Perfect for the Disabled

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The latter ensures that you do not need a special permit to park it in most of the United States. It allows these people to continue living independently, in their own homes, which greatly improves their lives and state of mind.

Trump infrastructure task force suggests arbitration to speed projects

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Infrastructure projects in the United States can take as long as 10 years to obtain all necessary permits after all issues, including environmental impacts, are addressed

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: A Guide to.

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Location: Crestone, Colorado, United States. Small Cob Buildings without Permits! A Guide to States with No Building Codes. No Building Codes: A Guide to States with No Building Codes is an e-book by Terry Herb, 2010. Building permit is mandatory.

Economic Development Deal of the Year: Gold Award

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We know that Houston is one of the best cities in the United States for this type of expansion program. The team deployed a web-based app to permit the client to view available development parcels; the app also displayed parcel boundaries and ownership information.

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Green Building Data Risk as an Opportunity

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In an age when many have opinions about Edward Snowden’s disclosures, foreign state sponsored hacking, and Uber’s massive customer data hack, most people have not considered matters of data protection from their real estate, green building or otherwise. There is no single comprehensive federal data privacy law in the United States. Green buildings generate large quantities of data.

Reefer Madness

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A major psychological and legal barrier was crossed in November, when two states–Colorado and Washington–voted to legalize recreation use of pot. The early financial returns are in and these numbers no doubt will spur other states to follow their lead: CO Gov.

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Energy in the Eastern Mediterranean

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At the mid-point of this political shift, Greece and Cyprus — coordinating with Israel — have remained the principal states in the region that are friendly to the West. One more post on geo-political issues.

Vantem Panels Introduces Net-Zero Kit House: SmartHomze

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Vermont-based Vantem Panels, one of the United States’ first producers of SIPs (structural insulated panels) and one of three American producers of urethane panels, has released the first affordable net-zero energy kit homes: SmartHomze.

Feature Story: 2016 Economic Development Awards

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Two unique state programs are the winners of our Achievement in Public-Private Partnership awards: The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation (PennDOT) , for its Rapid Bridge Replacement Project; and the New Jersey Economic Development Authority for the Edison Innovation Fund.

#5 Electrical, Wiring: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

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The non-descript General Industry regulation 1910.305 which governs wiring methods, components and equipment for general use was responsible for 3,452 violations in 2013, making it the regulation that is the fifth most likely to trip up employers for citations in the United States.

Brrrrrr, It’s Cold! How to Best Prepare a Delay Claim for Unusually Severe Weather

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In anticipation of what could be an influx of wintry weather, the Tennessee Department of Transportation has made arrangements to ensure the state’s roadways stay clear.

Everitt and Schilling Tile Brings Old World Craftsmanship to Modern Sustainability

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Reclaimed wood tiles are shaped from barnwood that has been salvaged from the western United States in range of colors, patterns, and formats, some of which are designed to be locked into other tiles.

Cover Story: 2014 Business Facilities – Metro And Global Rankings

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To read about the 2014 state rankings, visit this link.). State, county and local agencies came together to put together a package for Apple that sealed the deal in an intense site-selection battle for the operations center. By Business Facilities Staff. From the July/August 2014 issue.

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Homeland Insecurity

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This is the time of year when we put together BF ‘s annual Rankings Report, so we’ve been compiling our list of the states with the Best Infrastructure. What, you didn’t know that suspected terrorist wannabes we’re actually watching are legally permitted to buy weapons?

State Focus – Utah: Consistently Excellent

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The Beehive State has planted its flag at the top of Forbes’ annual ranking of the Top U.S. States for Business: Utah claimed the top spot for 2015—again. That’s five out of the last six years the state has ranked No. While the Enterprising States survey ranked Utah No.

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Workforce Training: Engineering A Skilled Workforce

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governors recently participated in a panel discussion focused on the chronic shortage of skilled workers in the United States; the panel, part of the Milken Global Conference in Los Angeles, was moderated by Eric Schmidt, chairman of Google’s parent corporation, Alphabet.

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What You Need to KNOW about Job Order Contracting

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It is also implemented by the United States Air Force under the term SABER. Although some basic attributes of a JOC were originally developed in the early 1980’s in Europe, JOC was greatly refined in the United States by the U.S. Unit Price Book: Do’s. Unit Price Books should be updated annually. Review the methodology used to create the Unit Price Book being used for the Job Order Contract. Unit Price Book: Don’ts.

Two-Way Street

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That’s right, China is the piggy bank that has permitted the U.S. come from foreign-owned companies [manufacturing] in the United States,” she said. Foreign companies that come into the United States are treated the same as U.S.-based

Location Focus: The Carolinas – Growth Climate Warms In The Carolinas

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million in grant funds to 14 organizations across the state to further high-tech and entrepreneurial economic development. A project could be awarded a maximum of $250,000 in grant funds, with a required non-state match of funds. By Shana Daley. From the May/June 2014 issue.

Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture: Small Cob.

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Location: Crestone, Colorado, United States. Small Cob Buildings without Permits! Green Home Building and Sustainable Architecture.

Industry Focus: Data Centers – To Serve And Protect

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And though the community has many obvious assets, including its transportation network, fast track permitting and high growth rate, it provides something extra valuable for those in the data business. By Dominique Cantelme. From the May/June 2014 issue.

Open Borders

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Officials on both sides of the Rio Grande are working as hard as they can to tear down any barriers to cooperation between the United States and Mexico. There’s been a lot of heated rhetoric in the presidential campaign about illegal immigration and how to secure the border.

#5 Electrical, Wiring: Understanding Top OSHA Violations of 2013

The Safety Blog

The non-descript General Industry regulation 1910.305 which governs wiring methods, components and equipment for general use was responsible for 3,452 violations in 2013, making it the regulation that is the fifth most likely to trip up employers for citations in the United States.