Business as usual: when one retailer fails another succeeds. In the current economy, sink or swim has become sink or float. And while not all looks bleak, regardless of marketing, product quality, and cost, less competition is one way retailers can keep from drowning. ...Read more ›
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Florida’s total merchandise trade exceeded $130 billion in 2008, a 13.7% increase over the previous year. ...Read more ›
If you are looking for skilled labor, shovel-ready sites, and robust ports, these two southeastern powerhouses have it all. ...Read more ›
Better Built Snares Two Projects from Army Corp Better Built Construction, based in Middletown, OH, has garnered two major defense contracts in the past four months. Better Built topped seven other construction firms last month to land a $9.1-million U.S. Army Corps of Engineers award to build a training support center at Ft. Campbell, KY. The Middletown-based firm also recently was tapped by the U.S. Army ...Read more ›
Advanced Manufacturing Flocks to Mississippi Mississippi is becoming a magnet for companies specializing in advanced manufacturing techniques that also are seeking centralized logistics operations. With low taxes and a low cost of doing business, the state also is an attractive choice for companies looking for ways to reduce operational costs. In April, G & G Steel, producer of some of the world's large ...Read more ›
Combining back-office or service center operations may be an attractive way to reduce costs, but a number of key factors must be weighed before picking a location. ...Read more ›
Former Illinois governor and current punchline, Rod Blagojevich, was my surefire pick for Worst Idea of the Week. Yes, I know--his despicable, profanity-laden scandal regarding the sale of President Obama's former Senate seat dominated headlines several months ago. But this week Blagojevich returned to the esteemed pages of, uh, Entertainment Weekly as a potential contender for NBC's upcoming reality bomb, ...Read more ›