Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Canal Gets Bigger, and U.S. Ports are Ready

All along the East Coast and in the Gulf of Mexico, major U.S. ports are scrambling to be the go-to destination for shipping traffic from an expanded Panama Canal.

California Corporate Moves

A report prepared by the Los Angeles County Economic Development Corp. (LAEDC) puts Southern California at the top of U.S. manufacturing hubs, employing 389,300 workers.

Global Gathering Lands in Memphis

Memphis, TN, the original Aerotropolis (according to the professor who coined the term), is hosting the global 2011 Airport Cities Conference & Exhibition, held last year in Beijing.

New York: A Business State of Mind

The Empire State boasts a global financial center, the nation’s most advanced high-tech hub and a bevy of business-friendly, scenic locations that offer an unsurpassed quality of life and easy access to a skilled workforce.

Industrial Powerhouse Rules in the Land of Lincoln

Illinois boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.

The 21st Century is the “Texas Century”

Texas continues to outperform the rest of the nation in job creation, creating more jobs in 2010 than any other state and achieving job growth nearly double that of other top 10 states.

York, Pennsylvania

Metro Spotlight

Billions in Goods, Millions of Miles

In a challenging economic environment, an efficient logistics and distribution network is moving to the top of the list of requirements for business growth and expansion.

Plastics: A Versatile Life-Saver

Home healthcare products—including therapeutic devices, monitors, sensors and telemetry devices—are expected to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry.

Handling Natural Disaster Risk in Site Selection

In the wake of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, everyone is taking a closer look at risk assessment. The Expert tells you how to assess your project’s exposure.

60 Seconds with Arnold Perl, Chairman of the Memphis Shelby County...

NUCLEAR RESET      The ongoing crisis at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant in Japan has prompted several countries to rethink their plans for expanding...

Really Big Dig

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

U.S. Economy Grows, Unemployment Down

Strong business hiring last month brought the unemployment rate down to its lowest level in two years, the U.S. government has reported. The...