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COVER STORY
Taxes / Incentives >>

The Future of Economic Incentives

Tracey Hyatt Bosman, Managing Director and Midwest Practice Leader, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Company (Feb/Mar 09)
Although state and local budgets have been strained by the current economic crisis, incentive funds are still available - in certain places and for the most viable projects. More
FEATURES
Asset / Facility Management >>

Tenants: Don't Wait, Act Now on Lease Negotiations

Jeffrey Rosenblatt, Senior Vice President, HelmsleySpear, LLC (Feb/Mar 09)
Choosing the right cost-cutting methods can make the process easier and possibly improve your financial position. More
Site Selection >>

The Case for Risk Management

Matthew Ryder, Senior Managing Director, NKF Consulting (Feb/Mar 09)
In today's tough economic times, companies considering operational innovations can reduce their uncertainty with a solid risk management strategy. More
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

The Rising Importance of Tax and Incentives Considerations

Woody Hydrick, Senior Principal, Global Location Strategies (Feb/Mar 09)
Today's bad economic news has heightened companies' awareness of avoiding high tax locations and maximizing incentives when conducting site searches. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

"Shovel-Ready" Projects All the Rage

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 09)
President Obama's fondness for shovel-ready projects calls for us to unearth the history of this term. More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

Is ICT Still a Driving Force?

Jennifer LeClaire  (Feb/Mar 09)
Although the availability of ICT services is sometimes taken for granted, it's not a given when a company is considering locating in a rural or remote area or in a foreign location. More
Site Selection >>

Headquarters Moves Draw Attention

Lisa A. Bastian (Feb/Mar 09)
The reasons behind headquarters moves are as varied as the companies themselves, but costs, access to qualified labor, and industrial synergies usually come into play. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Cutting Your Company's Business Costs: Less Pain, More Gain

Richard J. Maturi (Feb/Mar 09)
Choosing the right cost-cutting methods can make the process easier and possibly improve your financial position. More
STATE REPORTS
Kansas >>

Kansas Report: Diverse Economy Key to Stability

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Feb/Mar 09)
Kansas has fared better during the recession than other states due largely to agriculture, alternative energy, and distribution. More
North Carolina >>

North Carolina Report: Research and Education Provide Strong Base for Future Economic Growth

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Feb/Mar 09)
North Carolina's strong focus on higher education and research puts the state in a strong position to weather the economic downturn. More
Iowa >>

Iowa Report: Tech Giants Find Opportunity Amid Manufacturing Challenges

Mark Crawford, Contributing Editor,  (Feb/Mar 09)
With major projects by IBM and Google announced, Iowa is relying on technology to offset losses in manufacturing. More
DEPARTMENTS
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Safety Investments That Make Cents

Jeff Ford, Senior Manager Marketing Communications, JLG Industries (Feb/Mar 09)
Improving safety in the workplace is key to implementing productive, cost-effective, and efficient operations. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Jim Gray, CEO, Gray Construction

Jim Gray, CEO, Gray Construction (Feb/Mar 09)
Insights on what the current economic climate means to the construction industry and to site selectors. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editors Note: U.S. Manufacturers Need to Catch Up

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 09)
With the nation facing its worse economic downturn in decades, businesses and workers alike have looked to the nation's new political leaders - and their economic advisors - for solutions to remedy the crisis. More
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Economics/ Government Policy >>

The Obama Agenda: Charting the Business and Economic Course of the Coming Years

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Feb/Mar 09)
Infrastructure and alternative energy are just two of the economic items on which President Obama says he will focus. More
U.S. Manufacturers Attempting to Upskill Their Workforces
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Developing Loyalty Among a Millennial Workforce
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Technological Innovation Essential to U.S. Manufacturing Growth
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Which Countries Have Lowest Business Costs?
Geraldine Gambale, Area Development Magazine
Ideas for Industry Innovation Ecosystems Put Into Play
Craig Giffi, Deloitte LLP
Michelle Drew Rodriguez, Deloitte Services LP
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