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COVER STORY
Annual Reports >>

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

Area Development 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, Contributing Editor,  (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
Viewpoint >>

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
Viewpoint >>

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
Viewpoint >>

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
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
All Studies/Research/Papers

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