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Taxes / Incentives >>

How to Play the Incentives Game

Dean J. Uminski, CEcD, Principal, Crowe Horwath (Feb/Mar 08)
Through successful incentives negotiation and fulfillment of job-creation and investment commitments, a company and the community where it locates can both come out winners. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Training Incentives - The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

Jenny R. Massey, Senior Project Manager, Bingham Economic Development Advisors (Feb/Mar 08)
Incentives for employee training can help a company to defray costs and increase efficiency, while also building a state's intellectual capital. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Rural Communities Banking on Biofuel

Patrice D. Bucciarelli (Feb/Mar 08)
As demand increases for ethanol and other renewable fuels, smaller towns in out-of-the-way locations are counting on biofuel business to heat up their economies. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

New Day for Old Industrials

David Marks, Senior Vice President, Tower Investments, LLC  (Feb/Mar 08)
Facility reuse saves dollars and makes sense to both the seller and tenant, as well as to the economic developer. More
Automotive >>

Automotive: Putting on the Brakes?

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (Feb/Mar 08)
Economic doldrums, demographic shifts, and climate change are among the factors forcing new realities on automakers More
Corporate & Consultants Surveys
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Taxes and Incentives - Factor Into the Site Selection Equation

Rita Williams, Incentis Group (Feb/Mar 08)
Corporate tax rate, state and local incentives, and tax exemptions were among the top-10 ranked site selection factors by the respondents to Area Development's 2007 Corporate Survey. Let's find out why. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Robert "Bob" Hess

Robert Hess, Executive Managing Director, Consulting, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Feb/Mar 08)
Bob Hess of Cushman & Wakefield's Global Business Consulting group tells us how - and why - ThyssenKrupp chose Alabama for its steel processing facility More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Recession - or Not?

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 08)
The pundits are deciding whether or not to officially call the current state of the U.S. economy a "recession." In macroeconomic terms, a recession is defined as a decline in the country's GDP - or negative real economic growth - for two consecutive quarters. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Expedited Processes Equal Speed to Market

Warren Seil, Vice President, Morgan/Harbour Construction  (Feb/Mar 08)
In today's global economy, it is imperative for manufacturers to maintain their competitive edge in the marketplace. When holding onto that edge requires a new facility, cost and time are the two largest considerations 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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