Fall 1999-Vol. 9, No. 3
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e-Commerce: Vortex or Butterfly
As a substitute for the common means of conducting business transactions, e-commerce allows for the business to consumer (“B2C”) and business-to-business (“B2B”) relationship packaged with many benefits, opportunities, and guidelines. This e-commerce market is expected to become a vital component in GDP growth and the U.S. economy.

A Tale of Ten Cities
The ten best locations for a distribution center network that will minimize average distance to the US population base.

Shares and Shares Alike
Mutual fund managers are reorganizing their portfolios by including fewer shares of industrial stocks and more shares in the industries of the New Economy. According to Morningstar Inc., the shares among each industry in 1998 seem to correlate with the industry’s performance that year.

Don’t Use Your Head
National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) data on the most costly lost-time workers’ compensation claims by type of bodily injury. Head injuries lead the pack at $21,601 per claim.

The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market
The Southeastern Industrial Real Estate Market is profiled, with comprehensive data on available industrial buildings profiled by several different building characteristics: available square footage, average building square footage, average distance to the interstate, time on market, and those with rail service or cranes.