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CORPORATE & CONSULTANTS SURVEY RESULTS

26th Annual Corporate Survey & 8th Annual Consultants Survey

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Winter 2012)

Survey results reflect a sense of cautious optimism for longer-range economic recovery, an awareness of the need to address the nation's work force skills gap, as well as increased plans for relocation in order to alleviate onerous tax and regulatory burdens. More

25th Annual Corporate Survey & 7th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Winter 2011)

The economy's gradual recovery during 2010 has resulted in increased business optimism, a rise in new facility plans, and some changes in site selection priorities. More

24th Annual Corporate Survey & 6th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Dec/Jan 10)

After 2009's economic woes, business executives look to balance their cost-related priorities with their 2010 growth strategies according to Area Development's Annual Corporate and Consultants Survey. More

23rd Annual Corporate Survey & 5th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Dec/Jan 09)

This year's survey results appear to show early reactions to one major trend - the slowing economy. Surprisingly, the results also suggest respondents are not yet consistently focused during location searches on another major trend - climbing transportation costs. More

22nd Annual Corporate Survey Complete Results & 4th Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Dec/Jan 08)

Area Development's Annual Corporate and Consultants Surveys provide insight into our readers' facility plans and priorities and give the consultants' perspective as well. More

21st Annual Corporate Survey Complete Results & 3rd Annual Consultants Survey Complete Results

Area Development Online Research Desk (Dec/Jan 07)

This special presentation features the results and analyses of Area Development magazine's 2006 Annual Corporate Survey. More
GOLD SHOVEL AWARDS

Slideshow: 2012 Gold and Silver Shovel Award Recipients

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Fall 2012)

Shown here are six of the recipients of Area Development's 2012 Gold and Silver awards, which were bestowed in recognition of the states' efforts to capture new facility and expansion projects that resulted in significant investment and job-creation. More

2012 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recognizing Excellence in U.S. State Economic Development and Job Creation

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Summer 2012)

Texas, Tennessee, South Carolina, and Utah are being awarded Gold Shovels. These states' innovative economic development policies attracted new employers in 2011, as well as catalyzing investments in facility and operating expansions by existing local businesses, driving significant in-state job growth. More

2011 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: Recognizing Individual States for Excellence in Economic Development and Job Creation

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Spring 2011)

This year , three states, Indiana, Michigan, and South Carolina, are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2010 creating a significant number of high value-added new jobs as well as investment. More

Area Development Announces Recipients of 2011 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards Celebrating State Success in Job Creation and Investment

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (4/15/2011)

This year, three states - Indiana, Michigan, and South Carolina - are being awarded Gold Shovels in recognition of projects undertaken in 2010 creating a significant number of high value-added new jobs as well as positive economic development impact. More

2010 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards: New York Wins Gold

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (June/July 10)

Even in tough economic times, states and local communities engage in intense competition for major projects that bring in significant investment and cherished jobs and increase the tax base. The 2010 Gold Shovel Awards honor the states most successful in these endeavors. More

2009 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (June/July 09)

Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. More
Gold & Silver Shovel Winners' Top 10 Projects

2008 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Mark Crawford (Jun/Jul 08)

Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel awards honor states that have generated top job-creation and investment projects across the nation. These states are highly active in business development, from conducting foreign trade missions to crafting innovative incentive packages and work-force development programs - all of which attract new companies, stimulate investment, create jobs, and strengthen tax bases. More

2007 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Mark Crawford (Jun/Jul 07)

Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel awards honor states that have generated top job-creation and investment projects across the nation. More

2006 Gold Shovel Awards

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Jun/Jul 06)

Both domestic and foreign firms are continuing to invest in the United States, creating jobs and bolstering the economies of the states recognized by Area Development's premiere Gold and Silver Shovel awards. More
APPA

Powerful Trends: Public Power Utilities Meet the Reliability, Cost, And Service Needs Of Demanding Customers

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Q1 / Winter 2013)

By offering great rates, reliable service, energy-efficiency measures, and attentive service, public power companies are creating a win-win situation for their customers as well as the communities they serve. More

Growing Communities Through the Benefits of Public Power

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Winter 2012)

A community's economy is only as healthy as its local industries. Likewise, local businesses fare best in an economically healthy community. Cities served by publicly owned utilities have an ally fighting on both fronts. More

American Public Power Association: A Smart Way to Deliver Power

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Winter 2011)

Public power communities plug into smart grid technology. More

America's Public Power Utilities: Key Partners for Business in a Challenging Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Dec/Jan 10)

Public power companies are working closely with businesses to create diverse cost-savings programs. More

America's Public Power Utilities-Maximizing Efficiency

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Dec/Jan 09)

To build a brighter tomorrow, businesses need to build partnerships, and the most fortunate ones are finding valuable partners on the other end of the electric line More

America's Public Power: Efficient & Green

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Dec/Jan 08)

Sustainability and Conservation - Watchwords for the Public Power Industry More

America's Public Power Utilities Fuel the Future

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Dec/Jan 07)

The power company - that's who sells electricity to you and your business. But there's another kind of power that America's public power utilities provide every day. More