Magazine Highlights Archives

Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.

Industry Focus: Call Centers – Welcome Home

TSYS Global Headquarters.

When communicating with call centers, familiarity can make all the difference.

Business Report: North Carolina – Next Generation Power Electronics Hub

President Obama announces NC State’s selection to lead the Next Generation Power Electronics Manufacturing Innovation Institute, a consortium of industry, government and academic partners.

North Carolina wins a $140-million Manufacturing Innovation Institute to develop wide-band semiconductors for power electronics.

Business Report: California – Sacramento County Plans For The “Next Economy”

Sacramento skyline.

The Capital Region Prosperity Plan sets six priorities, including an “ecosystem” for innovators and entrepreneurs.

Feature Story: Logistics – Big Wheels Keep On Rollin’

The Port of Oswego provides on-dock rail-and-truck loading, making for a smooth transition of goods to market. The Port’s just-in-time storage capabilities provide additional flexibility to delivery schedules.

So far, 2014 has been a banner year for freight haulers, but this success has a down side: a capacity crisis may be looming.

Snapshots: 60 Seconds… With Larry Parman, Oklahoma Secretary Of Commerce

Larry Parman.

Business is booming in Oklahoma, and the state’s secretary of commerce explains how and why things are only going to get better.

Feature Story: Michigan Governor’s Report – Reinventing Michigan

Southfield, MI, native Dan Gilbert, founder of Quicken Loans, has purchased or leased a huge swath of downtown Detroit and is aggressively revitalizing the Motor City and transforming it into a 21st-century high-tech hub.

Gov. Rick Snyder has identified core problems and brought stakeholders together to solve them in an effort the governor likes to call relentless positive action.

Cover Story: High-Tech Hubs

Samsung has invested more than $13 billion in its semiconductor fabrication complex in Austin. TX.

With smart new regional growth strategies and generous federal funding initiatives, high-tech hubs are springing up all over the United States.