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Is the Nicaragua Canal viable? (Planning Magazine/American Planning Association)

March 24, 2015 by  
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A Chinese infrastructure development firm, HKDN Group, and the government of Nicaragua recently announced that construction on the Nicaragua Canal will start this December – not long before major improvements to the Panama Canal are completed. The Nicaragua Canal will be one of the biggest civil engineering projects in the world, with an estimated price […]

5-part project to ease New Orleans’ flooding (Engineering News-Record)

March 22, 2015 by  
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In a city that sits below sea level and is surrounded by water, drainage projects can be complex and crucial undertakings. Now more than halfway complete, the Pump to the River project will improve drainage in part of New Orleans by increasing capacity and shortening the distance to the basin. Designed and constructed by the […]

Convention centers of the future, designed today (Collaborate Meetings)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Look around and take note. It’s a booming time for convention center construction and renovation throughout the country. From Houston and Oklahoma City to Nashville and San Diego, there are at least a dozen major convention center projects currently underway. And it’s not simply the number of projects going on that’s most remarkable. It’s how […]

Louisiana: Climbing the business and economic development charts (Area Development Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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From the Port of New Orleans to the manufacturing facilities of the Shreveport area, Louisiana has been experiencing tremendous economic growth at a time when much of the nation has remained stagnant. Manufacturing, energy, transportation, and agribusiness continue to lead the state’s economy, while software development and biotech are blossoming into important sectors. Louisiana has […]

Front line: Preparing for take-off in the drone industry (Area Development)

March 22, 2015 by  
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As drones become smaller, more affordable, and easier to operate, they’re being eyed for use in everything from agriculture to construction and real estate. The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) says there could be 30,000 of them in American skies by 2020, and according to the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI), the business of […]

5 things to know before investing in business startups (Foxbusiness.com)

March 22, 2015 by  
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According to the Small Business Administration, approximately 500,000 new businesses are started every year in the United States. Because it can be difficult to obtain financing, small-business entrepreneurs often turn to friends, family or acquaintances for funding. If you find yourself with the opportunity to invest in a business startup, tread carefully. Think about liability, […]

Digging Deep: Belk upgrades databases to prepare for growth (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The core principles of retailing may remain the same but the methods by which retailers must reach out to customers are constantly evolving. As the need for real-time analytics and customer information grows more important, retailers need robust systems to manage the ever-expanding volumes of data. Based in Charlotte, N.C., Belk is one of the […]

Will drones fly in retail? The sky’s not the only limit (STORES Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Once reserved for sci-fi movies and high-tech war efforts, drones are quickly becoming part of the broader landscape. Amazon made headlines with its plans to make deliveries via drone, but there’s an entire world of opportunity beyond that. Drones can help retailers in ways they’ve never imagined, from site selection and store design to security, […]

The Technology that Everyone Thinks is Evil Can do Good in Cities (Next City)

March 22, 2015 by  
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The Technology that Everyone Thinks is Evil Can do Good in Cities Next City Craig Guillot Forget war and surveillance, drones have better things to do A woman is walking alone to the subway after meeting a friend for dinner in an unfamiliar neighborhood. She is slightly lost and staring down at a slow-to-load map […]

Drones and sports: Can they work together? (Connect Magazine)

March 22, 2015 by  
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Drones and sports: Can they work together? Connect Magazine Craig Guillot Drones are slowly starting to become a more common site in our skies. The Federal Aviation Administration reports that there could be more than 7,500 in commercial operation within five years. Multiple industries are starting to recognize the potential, and in the world of […]

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