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markerlist of terms: (select the linked word define for definition)
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define facility ... real property structure with attachments and installations that make it usable for an assigned purpose; a building fitted out for enterprise use; The Free Dictionary.com definition
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define facilities location:

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the place where the operations of an enterprise are housed, i.e., assets such as building(s) with equipment and infrastructure; also, short for facilities location work
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define facilities location work:

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the site selection process often limited to a search for an available building having usable equipment and infrastructure in place or that can be retrofitted; a search process that essentially has the same steps as site selection. To see where The Network fits in as a resource for enterprise developers and site selectors searching for facilities, CLICK HERE
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define facilities management / facility management:

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all supervisory activities or the carrying-out of appointed responsibilities for a facility or facilities; an item of assigned responsibility in the job description of, say, someone who manages the real estate assets of an enterprise. The resource archive in Site Location Assistance.com has tips for facilities managers involved in lease negotiations along with examples of some of the types of job descriptions related to enterprise development
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define facilities planning / facility planning:

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pre-project formulation of an approach to addressing issues related to facilities within the enterprise development process; that part of the site selection process that accounts for all of the facilities-related wants and needs of those responsible for the operations of an enterprise.
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define factor:

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something that contributes to a particular result. In the course of enterprise development, for example, location, market, human resources and transportation need to be factored into any decision matrix of facilities planning. The availability of information about a location seeking economic development is a factor in its consideration for comparative analyses by facilities locators (see facilities location work) and site selectorsdashobservation influenced the opening of Economic Development.net for places around the world to publish, for free, links to the websites of their location data suppliers.
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define failsafe:

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a means by which a failure is thwarted; for example, the promise of The Network can be a failsafe that guards against experiencing unsatisfactory results when using search tools
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define famtour / fam tour:

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a guided trip to, around or through a place intended to help an individual or group become familiar with it. For example, some locations seeking economic development organize familiarization tours for prospects, rolling out the red carpet for them when they arrive.
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define FAQ ... Frequently Asked Questions
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define fast-growing companies ... business enterprises on the move
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define field of work ... a classification of specialized employment or career field
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define fieldwork:

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engagement for the purpose of carrying out a responsibility or performing a task at a location away from the place, such as an office, of permanent address; gathering information at the source or otherwise carrying out of responsibilities on-site at an outside location. Fieldwork is important for facilities locators (see facilities location work) and site selectors to complete their projects. for them the field is made up of locations as places of interest
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define file folder graphic ... a picture is worth a thousand words [get the picture]
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define file not found

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a typical message that pops up on your computer screen after unsuccessfully seeking an address online. In other words, file-not-found means that a URL address string cannot produce anything viewable. The Network offers its search promise in an effort to try and avoid the FNF or similar message turing out to be a a dead end. It's possible that useful information related to the .network mission may be available elsewhere. For example, thousands of names and addresses of resource and service provider members of the International Development Research Council were transferred to the Global Registry of Contacts as the files of that association were removed from the Web several years ago. The information remains available today.


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define financing
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define finders fee ... a reward given to a go-between who finds a party to a transaction
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define firewall:

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(real estate) a barrier constructed with fire retardant features or materials. From its original definition as something to prevent the spread of fire, the term has now also come to mean a legal barrier, such as preventative measures to protect financial information. A firewall in a computer network indicates that there is security to prevent unauthorized users, such as cyberthugs, from gaining access. Gateway security is a way of describing a firewall scheme online.
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define firm:

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an economic enterprise as a partnership not recognized legally as distinct from those who are its members or similar confirmation of association; a professional services enterprise.
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define fiscal:

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related to financial matters in general, as in fiscal responsibility (resource article); the handling of public revenues (resource article). Analysis of the fiscal status of places of interest to an enterprise developer helps avoid a future surprise and unexpected burden, such as a tax increase. Changes in fiscal status viewed as having a negative impact on operations and/or profits in a community can lead to the initiation of a relocation project.
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define fiscal year:

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accounting period that may be other than the calendar yeardashsee InvestorWords.com
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define flextime:

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flexible work time meaning that employees may set their own schedules; an arrangement by which employees have different work schedules; a work schedule allowing an employee to start and finish at different times than others; flexitime; AKA staggered work time
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define flood plain:

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land that is known to have been flooded by a river, stream or other waterway at one time or another; a flood-prone land area revealed by telltale signs; land that qualifies as flood-prone by a record or projection that it has a 1% annual chance of being covered by an overflowing of water; land that is likely to be flooded at least once in a 100 year period.
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define floor area ratio:

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the relation which a building floor area to its site. It's the number resulting from division of floor size by site size, for example 100,000 sf divided by 1,000,000 sf is a 10 to 1 ratio.
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define FMH ... Find Me Here: Initials and name for www.findmehere.com
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define FMH search engine ... AKA the .network Global Registry of Contacts search tool
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define followup ... to follow up as in following up on a lead, suspect or prospect
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define foreign investment:

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the infusion of capital, financing or items of economic value from one country into another; likewise, an infusion of funds into an economy from outside its political boundary. Foreign investment is distinguished from foreign direct investment or reverse investment. in that it is all inclusive. In other words foreign investment capital can go into the purchase of stock or acquisitions as well as direct contribution to economic development. See International Trade and Developmentdasha resource of the .network library
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define forward strategy:

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a plan or method set forth for continuing a project after its initial funding is no longer available; an succession or exit plan developed at the outset of a project but offered at its conclusion along with an identification of opportunities for obtaining funding. As defined here, forward strategy is tied to capital or revenue resources. The term, backward strategy, doesn't mean anything in this context. A working-backward strategy or so called problem decomposition strategy has to do with investigation, especially with taking something apart.
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define franchise tax:

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a government extraction from the income or assets of an enterprise in exchange for a license to operate in is jurisdiction. InvestorWords.com offers its definition describing the tax as regressive. Answers.com also has a definition in which regressive tax is defined as one in which ... the rate decreases as the tax base increases.
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define free access ... the condition of being able to enter without impediment or cost
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define free agent ... an independent worker who is self-employed
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define freeport law ... an allowed exemption from inventory taxation. definition of free port
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define free standing site ... (or freestanding) a piece of real estate separated from all others
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define freight cost analysis:

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the examination of a transportation infrastructure and/or system in terms of efficiency of goods movement, inventory, warehouse distribution activities, and other aspects of the supply chain; a study of shipping costs; an item of comparative analysis; a form of break-even or marginal-income analysis (The Cooperative Extension College of Agriculture, Washington State University, Pullman, WA has a resource paper online that discusses these two analyses as one). It goes without saying that the ideal freight cost situation would be to have no distance to cover when receiving raw materials and delivering products or services
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define front office ... administrative operations location—see back office.
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define fulfillment package
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define full-time
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define full time equivalent
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define funds of capital ... ready cash available from a combination of money and assets

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