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Boston’s Diverse Economy Drives Building Boom

Mega-real estate projects have become plentiful in this historic city thanks, in large part, to a growing, diverse economy. The life sciences and technology companies are driving Boston metro’s office market activity.  But among these major new and renovation projects? Mixed-use developments include a variety of: Housing Lab and tech spaces Offices Retail spaces Healthcare facilities Educational facilities Industrial buildings Mixed-use projects include the Suffolk Downs Redevelopment,Winthrop Center, Union Square Revitalization Project, and Washington Village. Learn more.   Read Original Article

It’s Time to Rethink Signage and Wayfinding for Transportation Hubs

Travel often triggers people’s anxieties, especially when they’re navigating an unfamiliar environment. Signage and wayfinding can help alleviate that anxiety. Not surprisingly, there’s a close connection between transportation hub architecture and environmental graphic design for signs. Poorly designed signs distract and cause confusion. Ideally, the best signage/wayfinding strategies remain unobtrusive— and if you arrive at your destination without remembering the signs that helped you navigate, they did their job effectively and unobtrusively. This article suggests various approaches to the type and use of signage for wayfinding in transportation hubs. Learn more.   Read Original Article

Woman-Owned Businesses Are Growing 2X Faster On Average Than All Businesses Nationwide

Women-owned businesses are huge drivers in the economy. Over the past five years, the number of women-owned businesses increased 21% even as all businesses increased only 9%. Total revenue for women-owned businesses also rose slightly above all businesses: 21% compared to 20% respectively. And across nearly all verticals, women of color—who represent 39% of the total U.S. female population—account for 89% of net new women-owned businesses per day. Learn more about how the face of entrepreneurship is evolving to include all women, regardless of their demographics.   Read Original Article

3 Main Benefits Of Branding With Signage

If a brand promotion is considered the backbone of every successful business, it is essential that your brand identity becomes recognized by the general public.

Economic Improvement Heading into 2022

A TOUGH QUARTER, THEN IMPROVEMENT HEADING INTO 2022, ACCORDING TO THE SIGN INDUSTRY QUARTERLY ECONOMIC REPORT
ALEXANDRIA, VA – October 18, 2021 – All four sectors of the sign and graphics industry are looking slightly worse for 2021, but expected to rebound by 2022, according to the Sign Industry Quarterly Economic Report, produced by IHS Markit for the International Sign Associati

How to Effectively Use Safety Signage

ISHN is written for safety and health professionals who direct safety and health programs in high-hazard industrial and construction workplaces.

U.S. manufacturing gains steam; raw material, labor shortages mounting

U.S. manufacturing activity picked up in May as pent-up demand amid a reopening economy boosted orders, but unfinished work piled up because of shortages of raw materials and labor.

Signs of the Times July 2021

Sign of the Times, a well-known publication specializing in comprehensive sign-industry news, technical information, and in-depth analysis, featured Metro in its July 2021 issue. The article, “Catch the Wave” highlights Metro’s work with faux-neon LED signage and features a sign Metro designed, manufactured, and installed for the Ryder apartment complex in Revere Beach, MA.  LED sign design involves several logistical considerations including fit, turning radius, and long runs. Learn more about how Metro created this fun sign to light up the beachside apartment complex. Read the full article at: editions.mydigitalpublication.com   Read Original Article

Live/work/play: the new town center experience

How design helps the new town center create an identity and convince target audiences to stay longer.

Curating a ‘Live-Work-Play’ Experience Through Flexible Design

Presented by: HotelExecutive Author: Felicia Hyde, Hendy The “live-work-play” lifestyle is a growing priority for modern consumers. Renters and travelers alike are in search of accommodation that offers

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