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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

Port Freeport

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.


COVER STORY: 2011 Economic Development Deal of the Year Awards

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Kentucky has a century-long tradition of building cars, going back to the Model T. A new long-term partnership with Ford will bring a bonanza of jobs to the Louisville region as the Bluegrass State sets its sights on becoming the top U.S. automotive manufacturing center.


BUSINESS REPORT: Sunshine State Shines Light on Innovation

Florida's aviation and aerospace clusters.

Florida launched a number of major projects in 2011 that are helping to provide momentum for its innovative industry clusters and create higher-paying jobs. From the January/February 2012 issue.


BUSINESS REPORT: Ontario’s Thriving Green Economy

City of Brampton

Forward-thinking renewable energy programs and incentives are catalysts for growth in an area sitting next to one of the largest clean-energy markets in the world. From the January/February 2012 issue.


BUSINESS REPORT: Mississippi Aims To Move To The Head Of The Creative Class

Peavy Electronics headquarters  in Meridian, MS.

With a new governor, the Magnolia State is moving to revitalize Mississippi’s business outlook in 2012 by focusing on emerging industries, including clean energy and the creative economy. From the January/February 2012 issue.


BUSINESS REPORT: Louisiana Keeps Moving Up Way Down South

EA groundbreaking.

Louisiana remains a solid front runner for job growth and business development with best-in-the-nation workforce training and technology incentives that are cultivating a high-quality workforce. From the January/February 2012 issue.



FEATURE STORY: Aerotropolis – Landing In The Heart Of 21st Century Urban Planning

Memphis International Airport

The future of economic development is taking shape at major international air hubs that have become the anchor of an organically expanding growth strategy: the Aerotropolis. From the January/February 2012 issue.