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by Jodi Summers In a recently released list of the top 18 distribution markets, five West Coast markets made the cut. Problem is, there isn’t the warehouse space in LA County to accommodate all of the suppliers who would like to be here. Top distribution markets are based on access to ports, rail, freeways and […]

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by Jodi Summers Shipping lines calling at the Port of Long Beach cut thousands of tons of air pollution last year by voluntarily participating in the Port’s Green Flag Program. The plan offers financial rewards for ships that reduce their speed near the harbor to decrease emissions. This has greatly benefited the air quality in […]

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compiled by Jodi Summers Have you ever noticed the green roof at Chicago’s Millennium Park? It’s got the largest green roof in the world. For the record multi-award winning 24.5-acre public park with venues for performance, art, sculpture, architecture and landscape architecture, located between Chicago’s lakefront and the central business district (the loop). “Created to […]

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by Jodi Summers Commercial real estate is being redefined. The world of 9-5 cubicles and being tethered to your desk is disappearing and square footage needs are shrinking. Offices have places of collaboration and one of many places to do your work…while retail has evolved into a showroom for stuff you can buy cheaper online…or […]

by Jodi Summers Save water! Save water! Save water! That’s the clarion call heard around Los Angeles these day. But, if you are a business owner trying to get a staff on board with water and other money saving policies, you need a strategy for implementation and follow-up. The Los Angeles Department of Water and […]

by Jodi Summers They grew and greened our ports, and now everyone is bringing their business to Southern California. We have set an example in growing business through green and efficient building. The Pacific Maritime Association’s website show that in the first quarter of 2014, the Southern California port complex increased its market share on […]