Yearly Archives: 2008

Germany: Europe’s Economic Juggernaut

World-famous for its expertise in automotive manufacturing and brewing beer, modern Germany also has established itself as a media magnet, an IT hub, and a finance center.

South Carolina Extends Its Global Reach

The Palmetto State's Department of Commerce is casting lines into international waters in an attempt to reel in foreign traders.

California: Boundless Business on the West Coast

With a bevy of financial incentives, acres of available land, and an assortment of creative thinkers, California is home to one of the largest state economies in the nation. Lucrative business deals await, and it's not too late to take part in this modern-day gold rush.

Bioscience: Building Block for Growth

The biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors have become engines for economic development across the country.

Metro Spotlight: Spokane, Washington

Spokane: An Unspoken Success Story of the West Located on the eastern side of Washington state, 18 miles west of Idaho and 100 miles...

Metro Spotlight: Greensburg/Decatur, Indiana

A Location With Everything Going For It Uniquely situated along 1-74 between Indianapolis and Cincinnati, Greensburg/Decatur County has proven itself to be a great place...

Mississippi Corporate Moves

 Toyoda Gosei Set to Build in Batesville In March, Toyoda Gosei North American Group announced plans to build a new automotive parts manufacturing plant in...

West Virginia Corporate Moves

 First Major U.S. Coal-to-Liquids Plant to be Built in Benwood The nation's first modern coal-to-liquids plant will be built in the Marshall County Industrial Park...

Tennessee Corporate Moves

 Chattanooga Gets a $1-Billion Windfall from Volkswagon Tennessee scored its largest economic development coup in more than a decade when Volkswagon Group of America announced...

Know When To Hold ‘Em

When a project gets put on the shelf, key players shouldn't put themselves on hold. They should be ready to leverage the situation to their advantage.

60 Seconds with P.S. Reilly, President and CEO of the Athena Institute

P.S. Reilly is the president and CEO of the Athena Institute, a Washington-based consulting firm for organizations seeking clean and sustainable solutions.BF: What initial...

Motown South

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Tapping out an S.O.S.

When we last left the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp., the Depression-era aqency that backs up our bank accounts was trying to keep a lid...

Trump this, Donald

Does the cube farm in your office have the population density of Shanghai?Do you eat your lunch next to the copy machine because the...

The Mom and Pop Shop’s Gritty View of Government

Small business owners in the United States are overwhelmingly disillusioned and dissatisfied with the federal government, according to a recent press release from American...

Dollar keeps falling, but Tennessee is rising

A few months ago, we reported in this space that there is a silver lining in the generally depressing story of the plummeting U.S....

Biotech, biotech sis boom bah!

When cheerleaders from Ohio and Pennsylvania start shouting at each other, it's usually because Penn State's Nittany Lions and The Ohio State...

The three-legged frog that ate Nutley

For the past 80 years, Nutley, NJ has been a company town.For as long as anyone can remember, the Swiss pharmaceutical giant ...

Economic Development 2.0

E-cities. Cyber communities. Broadband economies. Byte by byte, digital infrastructures are being built all around us, and visions of the future are becoming reality.

Building an Economic Force on the Great Plains

Governor Dave Heineman takes a hands-on approach to economic development as the biggest booster for the Nebraska Advantage.

Financial Centers: Critical Mass is Key

With so many new financial centers emerging in secondary cities around the U.S., where will your new location be?

Aerospace: What You Need To Fly High

Aerospace sales growth broke records for the fourth year in a row. Here's where to go to plan for your next expansion.

Everything’s Big in Texas

With an economy growing three times faster than the national average, Texas may be the state for your next big move.

Florida Corporate Moves

Piper Aircraft Decides to Stay and Expand in Vero BeachA highly competitive, two-year site selection process ended favorably for Florida when Piper Aircraft announced...