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The deepening economic malaise makes it imperative that businesses seize every potential revenue-generating opportunity that presents itself in coming months. The companies that succeed will be the ones that stay on top of their game, pay attention to fundamentals, and maximize the use of their resources. One such fundamental is the face-to-face meeting. We are […]


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The deepening economic malaise makes it imperative that businesses seize every potential revenue-generating opportunity that presents itself in coming months. The companies that succeed will be the ones that stay on top of their game, pay attention to fundamentals, and maximize the use of their resources. One such fundamental is the face-to-face meeting. We are […]

Recipe for success in tough times

The deepening economic malaise makes it imperative that businesses seize every potential revenue-generating opportunity that presents itself in coming months. The companies that succeed...

Magician makes $250 billion disappear

Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson emerged from his bunker in the epicenter of the financial crisis today to give us an update on his...

The New Silk Road

It was announced today that the central Asian country of Kazakhstan will receive $700 million from the Asian Development Bank (ADB) to construct a...

Red, white and blue states

Abraham Lincoln was the first president to refer to America as ''the United States'' instead of ''these United States.'' When he dedicated a cemetery in...

Prime Location: Kodak Develops a Megasite in Upstate New York

Eastman Business Park offers existing facilities, onsite power and water supplies, and 300 acres of undeveloped property for sale or lease.

Anatomy of a Deal: Studley Finds a New Space for MySpace

An inside look at how a leading broker found the perfect site in Los Angeles for Fox's burgeoning Interactive Media unit.

Asia: A Portrait of Growth

Policy reforms, economic shifts and offshoring are boosting emerging Far East economies.

Sky’s the Limit for High Tech in the Grand Canyon State

A skilled, knowledge-based workforce and a competitive business climate have given Arizona one of the fastest-growing economies in the nation.

Alabama Looks to Industry of the Future

To put Alabama ahead of the pack, Governor Bob Riley is investing in the robotics research industry.

The Lone Star State is Flexing its Muscles

Texas is bucking the economic trends and maintaining strong growth in income and employment.

Renaissance in Medical Plastics

Our aging population is the driving force behind tremendous growth in the plastics and medical device industries. Where will you grow your facility?

Ohio: Leading the Way

From logistics to plastics to electrical equipment, Ohio is surging into the front ranks. Here are the locations that will help your corporation become a leader as well.

Pennsylvania Corporate Moves

  Hazleton Is in the Zone In May, AutoZone, one of North America's top auto parts retailers, opened its 600,000-square-foot distribution center in the Greater Hazleton...

Metro Spotlight: Johnson City, Tennessee

Johnson City: A Perfect 10 in Tennessee Once a 19th century railroad depot, Johnson City, TN has grown into a successful city with deep musical...

Utah Corporate Moves

Charlotte Pipe: A Utah Success Story When Charlotte Pipe and Foundry decided to expand, it needed land with easy access to rail and highway transportation....

60 Seconds with Guy Tozzoli, President of the World Trade Centers Association

Guy Tozzoli began his career in 1946 as an engineer for the Port Authority for NY and NJ. In 1970, he helped create the...

Real Estate Revival

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Pity the fool

When Alan Greenspan presided over the Federal Reserve for 18 years, he periodically appeared before Congress to mutter some ethereal bromides ...

Live from Germany, It’s Monday Night!

This afternoon, I had the privilege of interviewing Volker Hoff, the minister of federal and European affairs for the German state of Hessen....

Crimson tide swamps Birmingham

The fiscal tsunami triggered by the collapse of Wall Street's investment banking giants is poised to drown an entire county in Alabama. According to a...

You’ve got a new partner, Bjorn

After some brief consultations with their new friend in Moscow, Iceland's leaders hastily announced that oil-rich Russia had agreed to loan the country $5.4 billion, roughly the equivalent of a third of Iceland's GDP.

Essential Relocation Tips

For the third consecutive year, we've asked a select panel of industry experts to provide some need-to-know information about how, when, and why to relocate.

Austria: Hungry for International Trade

Its domestic economy may be limited, but Austria pulsates at the heart of the European Union and excels at exporting its diverse products to the United States.

Garden State Uses New Initiatives to Grow City Centers

Governor Jon Corzine is making a major effort to turn urban blight into a "gold mine" for companies relocating to big cities.

New York: High-Tech Growth

Tapping into fast-growing technology and energy sectors, Gov. David Paterson's economic development initiatives are helping to strengthen the state's manufacturing base while attracting new relocations and expansions.

Information Technology: No Signs of a Slowdown

When it comes to innovation and a talented workforce, these are the locations that merit a close look.

Foreign-Trade Zones—Global Expansion at Reduced Cost

Economic developers can leverage the benefits of FTZs to attract jobs and investment, while facilitating maintenance and expansion of their industrial base.

Kentucky Corporate Moves

  Electric Vehicle Plant Bringing 4,000 Jobs to Simpson County Integrity Automotive LLC has chosen Simpson County, KY, as the location for its new $84-million facility...

Metro Spotlight: Cuba, Missouri

A Small Town on the Move Seventy-five minutes from St. Louis' downtown, Cuba, MO is a growing and prosperous community nestled comfortably in the peaceful...

Metro Spotlight: Fayette County, Georgia

Fayette Companies on a Winning Streak In July, Alcan Packaging of Peachtree City, GA was honored as a nominee for the state's Manufacturer of the...

Metro Spotlight: Phoenix, Arizona

City of the Future Strategically positioned in the Southwest, the Greater Phoenix area is one of 10 U.S. markets projected to experience 85% of the...

60 Seconds with Kathleen Ellis, Senior VP, Chubb & Son

Kathleen Ellis, senior Vice President of Chubb & Son, also is the firm’s Multinational Risk Group manager of Global Accounts. BF: Why is it riskier...

Rhapsody in Rochester

From the Desk of the Editor in Chief

Philadelphia success story

In June, we took note in this space of Sheriff John Green of Philadelphia's refusal to enforce court-ordered foreclosure auctions in the city. The...

Save U.S.

Here's the understatement of the year for you: The United States is in some pretty deep trouble. As our presidential nominees debate whether or not...

Hydrogen-powered road test

When you turn the ignition key in your car and nothing happens, the first thing most of us do is get out and check...

Bridge to nowhere

In one of our favorite Honeymooners episodes, Ralph Kramden's buddy Ed Norton is bragging about an investment he just made in a new firm...

Rebuilding of World Trade Center site is still years away

Within months of the hideous terrorist attack in 2001 that destroyed the World Trade Center, state and city officials in New York unveiled ambitious...

Cali is Growing Smarter by the Mile

When I was an undergraduate student in Bethlehem, PA, I made a friend from California who told me something I still remember to this...

Editors’ Location Picks 2008

These gems didn't just catch our eye with a quick flash. Their consistent economic development sparkle earned them front-and-center display in our annual showcase.

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