Development Magazine Spring 2014

By the Numbers: Big Metros Get Bigger, Some Get Younger

After reading this issue’s cover story on changing corporate environments, we were inspired to ask whether the nation’s largest metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs) have experienced significant changes in their working-age populations.

One data point stands out: the growing numbers of the youngest professionals (those between the ages of 22 and 24). While the total populations in most of the 10 largest U.S. metro areas saw single-digit growth between 2007 and 2012, the percentage growth of this young cohort increased in the double digits in many areas. Leading the way were not the most populated MSAs, like New York, Los Angeles and Chicago, but rather Miami (17.1 percent), Houston (14.1 percent) and Dallas (12.9 percent).

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From the Archives: Business / Trends Articles from the Previous Issue

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E-Commerce Comes of Age 

Retailing today is undergoing profound and rapid change, as sellers reconfigure and reconcile their brick-and-mortar stores with their online presence. Surviving and thriving through this transition will require integration among communications technology, customer preferences regarding service and delivery, retail and industrial buildings, transportation modes, and logistics and inventory systems.

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Social Media and Commercial Real Estate: Strategies to Grow Your Business and Build Your Brand 

Social media has created a momentous shift in how we communicate with one other. It has become the great digital equalizer; small and large companies alike can build their brands, expand their businesses and connect with their clients online via social media outlets.