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Survey: Government Economic Development Needs Improvement

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In the Crowe Horwath LLP and Governing Institute study, government leaders revealed that the lack of modern technology and processes creates problems, such as uncoordinated strategies among departments and untracked or incorrectly tracked data.





Distribution Top Priority As Asset Managers Look At Growth

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Growth through new products and distribution channels replaces regulation as the key driver for change. US managers grab first mover advantage over Europe by leading this shift in focus; medium sized managers furthest ahead on implementing a global operating model.



Inexpensive Natural Gas Boost Manufacturing Jobs, Economy In U.S. Metro Areas

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Over the last three years, metro area manufacturing employment has expanded by an average annual rate of 1.7%. Energy intensive industry, in particular, has been a key component in manufacturing expansion.




Stimulus Dollars Advance Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy In America’s Cities

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U.S. mayors release 200+ city survey showing successful use of energy efficiency and conservation block grant funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).