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Feb/Mar 10
Taxes / Incentives >>

Retention Incentives Lure Companies to Stay Put

Jonathan L. Sangster, Senior Managing Director, CB Richard Ellis (Feb/Mar 10)
There are states that have recognized the value in trying to retain jobs and reward job creation from existing operations at the same time with retention incentives More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Business Incentives in 2010: Alive and Well

Thomas J. Stringer, Esq., Managing Director & Practice Leader, Site Selection and Business Incentives Group, BDO USA (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
Workforce Training / Education >>

Labor Costs: The Number-One Site Selection Factor

Michelle Comerford, Project Director and Industrial & Supply Chain Practice Leader, Biggins Lacy Shapiro & Co. (Feb/Mar 10)
Labor costs - a major operational cost component - are ranked as the most important site selection factor by corporate executives. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

The Future of U.S. Manufacturing

Josh P. Cole, Principal, Manufacturing and Distribution Performance, Crowe Horwath (Feb/Mar 10)
A recent survey by Crowe Horwath LLP and IndustryWeek Custom Research reveals that U.S. manufacturers are looking to the future with a mix of optimism and caution. More
Economics/ Government Policy >>

The Use of Eminent Domain a Contentious Issue for Corporate Site Selectors

Monique Wassenaar Silverio (Feb/Mar 10)
The taking of land for "public use" is something that corporate executives may need to consider when acquiring property for a new facility. More
Site Selection >>

Idled Auto Plants Present Challenges -Opportunities for Developers and End-Users

Dan Calabrese (Feb/Mar 10)
Although the re-use of decommissioned automotive facilities presents many challenges, some companies are successfully utilizing these idled plants. More
Automotive >>

Technology Will Help to Smooth Auto Industry's Rough Road

Clare Goldsberry , Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 10)
Despite the fact that the auto industry has fallen on hard times, development of innovative technologies holds promise for renewed growth in this sector. More
Workforce Training / Education >>

Elite Work-Force Development Programs Draw Industries - and Jobs

Mark Crawford, Staff Editor, Area Development (Feb/Mar 10)
Companies that take advantage of customized work-force development programs across the South have found success. More
Site Selection >>

March 2010 Report on The Plains States: Discovering and Nurturing New Business

Mali R. Schantz-Feld (Feb/Mar 10)
The Plains States are discovering and nurturing new business, promoting job growth, and following trends that will lead to economic recovery. More
Energy/Sustainable Development >>

Fuel Cells Could Drive Green Jobs Recovery

Jennifer LeClaire  (Feb/Mar 10)
Fuel cell industry is on cusp of green economy with jobs awaiting. More
Other Industries >>

U.S. Glass Industry Looks to Domestic Policy, Innovation to Beat Global Competition

Jennifer LeClaire  (Feb/Mar 10)
As the weakened U.S. Glass Industry calls on Washington to raise tariffs on imported glass, there are opportunities in high-tech applications that need to be manufactured domestically. More
Viewpoint >>

In Focus: Cutting the Cost of Excess Space Might be Easier Than You Think in Today's Economy

Andrew Harnish, CCIM,  (Feb/Mar 10)
Implementing human risk management tools and techniques as business operations grow. More
Viewpoint >>

First Person: Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., Senior VP & Chief Economist, Stewart Title Guaranty Company

Ted C. Jones, Ph.D., Senior VP & Chief Economist, Stewart Title Guaranty Company  (Feb/Mar 10)
During these recessionary times, companies should rethink their business model. More
Viewpoint >>

Editor's Note: Is Government Participation in the Economy Here to Stay?

Geraldine Gambale, Editor, Area Development Magazine (Feb/Mar 10)
Companies should stop focusing on short-term concerns and plan instead for economic recovery. More

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