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Construction wages reach $30 per hour
posted on Oct 19 18

At 3.1% year-over-year growth, wages in the construction industry are rising faster than the rest of the nonfarm private sector, reaching $30 per hour. However, while workers are benefiting, contractors are still struggling with a workforce shortage, according to the Associated General Contractors of America. Read The Daily Reporter story here

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How design can drive the in-store experience
posted on Oct 19 18

With engaging, age-appropriate experiences for young girls, American Girl‘s retail locations combine technology and in-store experiences to wow customers. T-Mobile‘s retail locations focus on engaging motion graphics and Hershey’s Chocolate World in New York City’s Times Square mixes old and new features to drive traffic. Read the Forbes story here

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Simon Property links with NHL for redevelopment project
posted on Oct 19 18

Simon Property and NHL Seattle will build a team headquarters and training center as part of a redevelopment project in the city. The long-term goals for the Northgate project include 500,000 square feet of retail and commercial space, along with office space, residential units and nearby light rail access. Read the Seeking Alpha story here

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Newark Liberty International Airport terminal to get $2.7B replacement
posted on Oct 19 18

Crews have broken ground on a $2.7 billion project to replace Newark Liberty International Airport‘s 45-year-old Terminal A, which has been marred by long lines, congestion and an inadequate number of bathrooms, among other issues, according to Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. The new Terminal 1 should be fully opened by the end of 2022. Read The News & Observer story here

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‘Explosive growth’ continues for Hampton by Hilton
posted on Oct 18 18

The upper-midscale brand Hampton by Hilton continues its sector-leading momentum with the unveiling of 24 new properties. Read the TravelPulse story here

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