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Feb/Mar 08
Taxes / Incentives >>

How to Play the Incentives Game

Dean J. Uminski, CEcD, Partner, 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 Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Vice Chairman, Newmark  (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

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