Market, transportation and material access help fuel location choices for the businesses that feed us.
The Land of Lincoln boasts a $590-billion economy, the fifth-largest in the nation, and a talented workforce that numbers more than six million.
The need for medical plastics continues to grow despite the economic downturn as there is greater demand for life-saving and quality of life products to meet the needs of our aging population.
U.S. ports and foreign trade zones are poised to play a huge role in economic recovery, forming a vital interface between the nation and the world.
An industry that innovates oftentimes accelerates change. Aerospace may soar steadily, but can it help get the economy off the ground?
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.
As the need for home healthcare continues to increase for the baby boom population, the plastics and medical device industry meets this challenge with expanded growth and new products.
Stories Include: Mississippi: The Right Location for Success - Baton Rouge, LA: Outpacing the Nation in Transportation Employment - Joplin, MO: Logistics Advantage Near the Nation's Largest Retailer - City of Hesperia, CA: New Rail Spurs New Opportunities in Logistics - Luxembourg: Putting Europe at Your Fingertips - Troy, OH: An Automotive Hub - Barstow, CA: Located at the Crossroads of Opportunity - Moreno Valley, CA: One of America's Fastest Growing Cities - Laurens County, SC: A Ready Workforce in a Great Location - Illinois Valley: Con-way's New Freight Facility Puts LaSalle on the Map - North Carolina's Piedmont Triad: World-Class Infrastructure With Ready Access.
Economic developers can leverage the benefits of FTZs to attract jobs and investment, while facilitating maintenance and expansion of their industrial base.