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Feb/Mar 09
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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 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/Facility Planning >>

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
Top 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/Facility Planning >>

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 (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 (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