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June/July 09
Annual Reports >>

2009 Gold & Silver Shovel Awards

Area Development 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 >>

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
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

Evaluating Labor Costs -in Good Times and in Bad

Les Cranmer, Senior Managing Director, Savills  (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
Corporate Survey Results: Site Selection Factors >>

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

Christopher Steele, President & CEO, EBP-US (June/July 09)
While immediate financial concerns may cause companies to shift focus, skilled labor still drives long-term success. More
Asset / Facility 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 , Staff Editor, Area Development (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
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 Kaelble, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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 >>

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, Staff Editor, Area Development (June/July 09)
Canada's most populous province is taking steps to become North America's greenest economy More
Connecticut >>

Connecticut: Incentives and Partnerships Attract Multiple Industry Sectors

Cynthia Kincaid, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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, Staff Editor, Area Development (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
Viewpoint >>

El Paso/Juárez - A Local Perspective

Bob Cook, Senior Vice President, Latin America, Site Selection Group, LLC (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
Workforce Training / Education >>

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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