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It’s Getting Crowded: Influx of Foreign Investment Causing US Investors to Look Inland

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Inland cities versus coastal hubs

Kevin Gillihan
Vice President

Recent trends have revealed that inland cities are competing with traditional coastal hubs for real estate investor dollars.
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Currently, two out of every five dollars being invested in primary US skylines… Read More

Driver Shortage Continues to Loom

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By Matt Dickerson
Senior Vice President
JLL Indianapolis

The ongoing driver shortage remains a looming threat to the national supply chain. In the aftermath of the much published West Coast Port work stoppage (http://www.dcvelocity.com/articles/20150413-transportation-logistics-leaders-to-brainstorm-ideas-to-clear-congested-ports/) the nations shipping lines are still dealing with a growing driver shortage. The ongoing driver shortage can be measured by updated data on… Read More

Tech Firms Driving Local Economic Growth

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By Jimmy Clark
JLL Indianapolis

If you’re at all in tune with the Indianapolis business climate, you know as well as I do that tech companies have been dominating the Indy Star and IBJ headlines as of late.

Whether it’s a recent cash infusion from a venture capital partner (see Salesvue), rapid job creation (see hc1.com), or… Read More

Indiana’s Unemployment Rate Hits New Post-Recession Low

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  • Indiana’s current unemployment rate of 6.4 percent is 20 basis points below the U.S. average and at its lowest point since September 2008 when the unemployment rate was 6.3 percent.  The month-over-month drop in unemployment of 40 basis points is the largest in 20 years.
  • The low unemployment rate strengthens the state’s case as pro-business.  For example,
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State Exports Topped $34 Billion in 2012, a New Record

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  • Indiana’s exports in 2012 totaled $34.4 billion, a new record in statewide exports, equating to $94.3 million per day.  The state’s growth rate of 6.6 percent exceeded the Midwest (6.1 percent) and the nation (4.4 percent).
  • Indiana’s top export trading partner is with Canada ($11.9 billion), which grew by 0.4 percent since 2011 largely due
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