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2009 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (June/July 09)
Area Development's annual Gold and Silver Shovel Awards recognize states for their achievements in attracting high-value investment projects that will create a significant number of new jobs in their communities. More
Site Selection/Facility Planning >>

Military Bases As Economic Development Magnets

James T. Berger (June/July 09)
Many of the military bases that have survived the Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) have become hotbeds of development. More
Aerospace >>

Aerospace: Preparing for Takeoff Against Uncertain Economic Climate

Dan Calabrese (June/July 09)
The global recession has taken a severe toll on the aerospace industry, and most sectors are still struggling to recover from the hit. Cautious optimism is the watchword for the coming year. More
Top Site Selection Factors >>

Evaluating Labor Costs -in Good Times and in Bad

Les J. Cranmer, Senior Managing Director, Studley, Inc.  (June/July 09)
Has the loss of 5.7 million jobs had an impact on the consideration of labor costs in the site selection decision? More
Top Site Selection Factors >>

Who's Got Talent? Skilled Labor and the Location Decision

Christopher Steele, Global COO and North American President, Ivestment Consulting Associates (June/July 09)
While immediate financial concerns may cause companies to shift focus, skilled labor still drives long-term success. More
Asset Management >>

Making Energy Retrofits Work for Tenants and Owners

Dana Schneider, Northeast Market Lead, Sustainability Services, Jones Lang LaSalle (June/July 09)
Tenant engagement is key to achieving energy efficiency and reducing the carbon footprint of multitenant buildings. More
Plastics >>

Plastics: Relying on Innovation to Ride Out the Recession

Clare Goldsberry , Area Development Contributor,  (June/July 09)
The collapse of the auto industry has hit the plastics industry hard. But new medical products and greener plastics are keeping the industry moving forward. More
SPECIAL REPORT: ALTERNATIVE ENERGY
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Solar Industry's Bright Future

Ralf Segeth, Senior Manager, Apricum – The Cleantech Advisory (June/July 09)
The solar industry has evolved into one of the key investment fields worldwide, and market forecasts continue to project double-digit growth for the coming years. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Clean Energy, Green Economy

Steve Stackhouse-Kaelble (June/July 09)
Renewable energy stands poised to create opportunities across the country. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Retooling the Work Force for a Green Economy

Craig Guillot (June/July 09)
Companies and communities need to work together to satisfy the need for workers with "green knowledge." More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Geothermal Energy: Rising to the Surface

Dan Calabrese (June/July 09)
Although geothermal shows promise as a truly renewable energy source, cost and maintenance concerns could hinder the progress of its development. More
INTERNATIONAL LOCATION REPORTS
International Location Reports >>

Atlantic Canada: A Safe Port in an Economic Storm

Alec Bruce (June/July 09)
Strategic partnerships and prudent planning have put Canada's Atlantic provinces in a strong position to withstand the global recession. More
International Location Reports >>

Ontario, Canada: Going for a Green Economy

Mark Crawford (June/July 09)
Canada's most populous province is taking steps to become North America's greenest economy More
REPORTS FROM...
Connecticut >>

Connecticut: Incentives and Partnerships Attract Multiple Industry Sectors

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (June/July 09)
The Nutmeg State is offering innovative incentives to position itself as a location that can work for nearly any industry. More
Massachusetts >>

Massachusetts: Attracting Cutting-Edge Technologies in a Variety of Industries

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (June/July 09)
The commonwealth is attracting new business with a streamlined permitting process and a focus on high-tech development. More
Minnesota >>

Minnesota: Emerging Industries Flourishing in Spite of Fiscal Challenges

Lisa A. Bastian (June/July 09)
Minnesota is a leader in biotechnology, and rapidly gaining momentum as a top location for alternative energy. More
South Carolina >>

South Carolina: Diverse Manufacturing Sectors Poised for Economic Recovery

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (June/July 09)
Location and lower business costs are advantages that will help the Palmetto State as the national economy turns around. More
Oklahoma >>

Oklahoma: Aerospace and Alternative Energy Provide Stability in Turbulent Economy

Lisa A. Bastian (June/July 09)
Stable industries and competitive business costs put Oklahoma in stronger economic position than many states. More
Indiana >>

Indiana: Growth Industries Help Power State Through Recession-Related Challenges

Cynthia Kincaid , Kincaid Strategic Partners (June/July 09)
The automotive downturn has hit Indiana hard, but the future looks stronger, with growth in wind power and logistics. More
Georgia >>

Georgia: Fruitful Projects Push the Peach State Through Challenging Times

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (June/July 09)
Business experts in the state are optimistic about recovery, led by investments in the aerospace and automotive sectors. More
DEPARTMENTS
Viewpoint >>

El Paso/Juárez - A Local Perspective

Bob Cook, President, El Paso Regional Economic Development Corporation (REDCo) (June/July 09)
El Paso, Texas, and Ciudad Juarez, Mexico, offer outstanding economic benefits, in spite of some limited criminal activity south of the border. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO, Nanofilm

Dr. Scott Rickert, President and CEO, Nanofilm (June/July 09)
The future of the United States depends on investment in nanotechnology. More
Viewpoint >>

June/July 2009 Editors Note: The Next Wave

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (June/July 09)
Needless to say, the effects of the economic downturn have been widespread, hurting consumers and the companies they support across a broad range of industry sectors. More
ONLINE EXCLUSIVES
Labor/Education/HR >>

Following the Talent: How the Search for Highly Skilled Workers Affects a Location Decision

Sam Newberg (June/July 09)
Companies that seek highly educated, talented labor need to consider locating in places that attract this caliber of worker. More
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