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Georgia >>

Achieving Efficiency: New Energy Options, New Breakthroughs in Food Processing Technology

Emelyne C. (Em) Williams, Communications Coordinator, Georgia Power (Nov 08)
Georgia's food processing industry is innovating with new green technologies and cutting-edge methods developed by companies and state universities. More
Utah >>

Utah Attracts Investment, Educated Work Force With Science Initiatives, Outdoor Sports Niche

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Nov 08)
The Utah Science, Technology and Research Initiative (USTAR) is "recruiting great minds to develop and commercialize technologies to Utah. More
Site Selection >>

2011 Top States For Doing Business: A Closer Look at the Top Overall States

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Nov 08)
An examination of the top-10 states' site selection attributes offers insight into the 2011 rankings. More
Site Selection >>

2011 Top States For Doing Business: Full Results & Methodology

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Nov 08)
For the second year in a row, Area Development magazine has conducted a survey of a select group of highly respected location consultants who work with a nationwide client base. More
Site Selection >>

2011 Top States For Doing Business: Leading Site Consultants Analysis

Area Development Magazine Special Presentation (Nov 08)
Four leading site consultants comment on the results of the 2011 Tops States for Business survey of their peers, who work with a nationwide client base. Find out if they agree with the survey results. More
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Utah Basic Business Taxes 2011

Area Development Online Research Desk (Nov 08)
Utah's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include research tax credits, property tax inducements, and corporate income and franchise taxes. More
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Utah Direct Financial Incentives 2011

Area Development Online Research Desk (Nov 08)
Utah's economic development, finance and tax organizations provide a range of incentive programs to initiate new business and commercial investment. Specific programs include the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS), Workforce Investment Act (WIA), and the Short-Term Intensive Training (STIT). More
Logistics / Infrastructure >>

New Brunswick, Canada Achieves Its Goal of Being 100 Percent Broadband Connected

Area Development Online Research Desk (Nov 08)
New Brunswick, Canada has become the first province to be completely connected to broadband communications. More
Tennessee >>

Gallatin Growing Business in Middle Tennessee

Area Development Online Research Desk (Nov 08)
Located in the heart of Tennessee, the city of Gallatin is proving why the state took high honors in a recent site selection consultants survey by Area Development. More
South Carolina >>

South Carolina and the New Aviation Center of the East Coast

Donald P. "Rusty" Reed, Vice President, Business Development, South Carolina Power Team (Nov 08)
Boeing will invest $750 million and create 3,800 jobs in a massive expansion in Charleston, South Carolina. More
Site Selection >>

The Site Selection Checklist: Prepare Your Approach

Brad Lindquist, Senior Managing Director, Newmark Grubb Knight Frank (Nov 08)
Regardless of which and how many factors make up the checklist, understanding these decision-drivers, their priority, and potential impact on the project will provide the foundation for the location analysis. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Governments Get Active With Incentives: Hands-On Participation for Higher Return on Investment

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (Nov 08)
Rather than taking traditional passive roles in incentives negotiation, global governments are becoming hands-on participants, seeking more control and higher returns on investment. More
Asset / Facility Management >>

Cost Reduction Through Mobile Offices and Nontraditional Uses for Existing Spaces

Guillermo Rotman, President, The Regus Group Americas (Nov 08)
A more efficient and somewhat nontraditional use of office space can save your company money. Are you ready to embrace the office of the future? More
Site Selection >>

The Attraction of Enterprise Zones: Tax Benefits and Incentives for Businesses

Mark Crawford (Nov 08)
Locating a business in a designated enterprise zone can often provide incentives unavailable in other areas. But the incentives offered are beginning to change - and there may be tradeoffs that could devalue the financial advantages More
Site Selection >>

Business Accounting: New Global Standards Impact Business Plans, Location Decisions

Richard J. Maturi (Nov 08)
Experts believe that adopting uniform global accounting standards will positively impact companies' business plans, including location decisions More
Site Selection >>

Buying Brownfields: Opportunity or Risk?

Curtis Slocum, Brownfield Development Specialist, Voit Development Company (Nov 08)
Brownfield sites can present opportunities to purchase properties at lower prices and in areas where fewer traditional sites are available - if you can work around liability concerns and cleanup costs. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

The Benefits of Going Green

Jennifer Crawford and Peter Morris Davis Langdon (Nov 08)
Brownfield sites can present opportunities to purchase properties at lower prices and in areas where fewer traditional sites are available - if you can work around liability concerns and cleanup costs. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Filling the Labor Pipeline

Lisa A. Bastian (Nov 08)
Those communities that realize tomorrow's work force will need ever-changing skills are teaming up with area businesses and higher educational institutions to fill the labor pipeline. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Setting Your Company's Salary Scale to Your Location's Standards

Debra Williams (Nov 08)
What are the salary standards in your new location? Your facility's success - from profit margins to worker satisfaction - depends on getting the numbers right. More
SPECIAL REPORTS
International Location Reports >>

Malaysia: Towards Global Competitiveness

Area Development Online Research Desk (Nov 08)
Malaysia continues to outperform many nations in its efforts to attract foreign direct investment. More
DEPARTMENTS
Thought Leadership >>

In Focus: Layoffs-Legal Protection for Employers

Olivia Goodkin, Attorney, Rutter Hobbs & Davidoff Inc.  (Nov 08)
With increasing layoffs, employers must be prepared for the inevitable flurry of lawsuits. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Editor's Note: Yes, We Can.

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Nov 08)
Last year at this time, I told our readers that while some analysts said the U.S. economic decline could continue through 2008 and the country was facing a recession, others argued that growth would continue - albeit at a slower pace. Obviously the events of September and October are proving the pessimists correct. More
Thought Leadership >>

First Person: Bruce J. DeBolt; CEO Badgerow Building, a Mako One Corporation Company

Bruce J. DeBol, CEO Badgerow Building, a Mako One Corporation Company  (Nov 08)
Although there are some inherent challenges in renovating historic properties, their renovation and adaptive reuse makes good economic sense. More