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In Focus: TARP Financial Bailout Includes Critical First Step Toward Energy Independence

Michael Jordan, National Practice Lead, Senior Vice President, Energy and Sustainability Services Consulting, Jones Lang LaSalle (Dec/Jan 09)

The Emergency Economic Stabilization Act of 2008 includes significant federal policy enacted for the benefit of the renewable energy industry - most specifically solar. More
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Obama Signs Economic Stimulus Package

Area Development Online News Desk (02/17/2009)

President Barack Obama has signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, known familiarly as the economic stimulus package, into law... More
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Federal Government Announces Plans To Expand Broadband Access To Underserved Rural Communities

Area Development Online News Desk (08/05/2010)

The federal government has announced 126 projects that will use $1.2 billion from the economic stimulus package approved last year by Congress to expand broadband or high-speed Internet access to dozens of underserved rural communities. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Impact of Economic Stimulus on Corporate Location Decisions

Matt Adams, Raj Vohra, and Josh Timberlake, Global Expansion Optimization, Deloitte Consulting, LLP (Aug/Sep 09)

The federal government has assumed an expanded role in economic development in an attempt to stimulate the economy, and its actions will affect business investment and site selection decisions. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

The Incentives Factor Takes Center Stage in Site Decisions

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (November 2010)

In today's tough financial environment, obtaining a competitive advantage through cost control has become a preeminent guiding principal of site decisions. More
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U.S. Invests the Most in Electric Vehicles

Area Development Online News Desk (08/10/2010)

The United States is the world's top investor in its electric vehicle industry, the Financial Times reports. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Business Incentives in 2010: Alive and Well

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Principal, Site Selection & Business Incentives, Ryan & Company (Feb/Mar 10)

Despite nearly two years of recession, a global credit crisis, and massive government budget deficits, business incentives are as viable and important as ever in the site selection and economic development process. More
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Obama Promotes Clean Energy in Iowa

Area Development Online News Desk (04/28/2010)

President Barack Obama spoke in Fort Madison, Iowa this week to promote his administration's clean energy program. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

Outlook for Industrial Companies: Better Luck in 2010

John Bell (Apr/May 09)

Experts predict a rough 2009 for industrial companies, but several see signs that the turnaround may start in 2010. More
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ISM Manufacturing Index Indicates Slight Improvement in Economic Contraction

Area Development Online News Desk (04/01/2009)

The U.S. industrial sector contracted for the 14th straight month in March, according to the Institute for Supply Management's... More