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COVER STORY
Annual Reports >>

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
FEATURES
Site Selection >>

Bringing Manufacturing Back to the United States

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (Dec/Jan 10)
As the cost of doing business rises in traditionally low-cost countries, companies are rethinking their offshoring plans. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Disaster Ahead: Planning for the Worst

Craig Guillot (Dec/Jan 10)
Strategic prepartion can help your business manage disasters, both natural and man-made. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

The New Markets Tax Credit: The "Forgotten" Incentive

Anthony Masino, Managing Director, TaxCrop (Dec/Jan 10)
What does the future of economic development incentives look like with so many states facing major budgetary challenges? More
Site Selection >>

Energy Efficient Facilities Make Good Business Sense

George Plattenburg, Senior Vice President Sales and Marketing, Servidyne (Dec/Jan 10)
Making your plant more energy-efficient through low- or no-cost measures as well as capital improvements makes good environmental as well as business sense. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

High Unemployment Areas Offer Aggressive Incentives to Expanding and Re-locating Businesses

Jennifer LeClaire  (Dec/Jan 10)
High-unemployment states are working to drive economic development, but does an available labor pool translate to an ideal location in a down economy? More
Site Selection >>

When Quality of Life Closes the Location Decision Deal

Mark Crawford (Dec/Jan 10)
When it comes to choosing a location, quality of life is a minor consideration for some. But for others, it makes all the difference. More
STATE REPORTS
Utah >>

Utah: Garnering Attention for Pro-Business Reputation

Mary Lou Byrd (Dec/Jan 10)
Several publications and industry analysts have placed Utah in their lists of top state in which to do business. More
Washington >>

Washington: Entrepreneurial Spirit and Diverse Industries Promise Future Recovery

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Dec/Jan 10)
High-tech and healthcare industries are expected to forge the state's economy forward in the coming year More
California >>

California: Alternative Energy Programs Offer Promising Possibilities for Recovery

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Dec/Jan 10)
After a difficult year, Golden State officials hope for federal stimulus funds and activity in promising industries. More
Wyoming >>

Wyoming: Looking for Economic Growth Through Wind Power

Mary Lou Byrd (Dec/Jan 10)
Job losses in traditional industries have led the state to focus on renewable energy, particularly wind. More
Vermont >>

Vermont: Small Manufacturers to Lead Future Growth

Lisa A. Bastian (Dec/Jan 10)
State officials are focusing on diversity in manufacturing and encouraging development of small businesses. More
South Dakota >>

South Dakota: Economic Expansion Centers on Work Force Development

Mary Lou Byrd (Dec/Jan 10)
The second-lowest unemployment rate in the nation means stability for the Mount Rushmore State. More
Oregon >>

Oregon: Clean Tech and Related Manufacturing Lead Incentives and Job Growth

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Dec/Jan 10)
Experts believe Oregon will see job growth early in 2010, with alternative energy leading the way. More
North Dakota >>

North Dakota: Stable Financial Situation Bolstered By Nation's Lowest Unemployment

Mary Lou Byrd (Dec/Jan 10)
This small state can show its larger neighbors a few things about managing budgets and creating jobs. More
Rhode Island >>

Rhode Island: Green Initiatives and Tourism Promise New Jobs

Lisa A. Bastian (Dec/Jan 10)
After a rough year for employment, Rhode Island companies are adapting to welcome new industries. More
DEPARTMENTS
Texas >>

San Antonio Secures Air Force Cyberspace Center

Kathi Vieser Bianco (Dec/Jan 10)
The U.S. Air Force's choice of Lackland Air Force Base in San Antonio means jobs for military and civilian workers. More
Indiana >>

RV Industry Rebound Will Lead to Northern Indiana Recovery

Kathi Vieser Bianco (Dec/Jan 10)
In less than one year, the Elkhart, Indiana, area has seen the recreational vehicle industry begin a turnaround. More
Thought Leadership >>

In Focus: How Effective Strategic Risk Management Can Identify Rogue Employees

Tom McKaig (Dec/Jan 10)
Implementing human risk management tools and techniques as business operations grow. More
Thought Leadership >>

Editors Note: The Long and Winding Road to Recovery

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Dec/Jan 10)
Companies should stop focusing on short-term concerns and plan instead for economic recovery. More
Thought Leadership >>

First Person: Nathan Kievman, CEO, DemingHill

Nathan Kievman, CEO, DemingHill (Dec/Jan 10)
A discussion about corporate use of social media platforms during the site selection process. More
WEB EXCLUSIVES
Asset / Facility Management >>

Benefits of Greening Your Facility

Lance Ryan, Watson Land Company (Dec/Jan 10)
Increasing your facility's sustainability will provide both tangible and intangible benefits, while promoting corporate responsibility. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Safety Programs Can Control Workers Compensation Costs

Phillip M. Perry (Dec/Jan 10)
The rising cost of benefits is eroding the bottom line, and one of the costliest is workers compensation insurance. More
SPECIAL REPORT
Annual Reports >>

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