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The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.


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The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

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INDUSTRY FOCUS: Ships, Planes, Trains and Automobiles

The past four years have hit hard. And while the logistics industry is no exception, some sectors are beginning to see light at the end of the tunnel. From the January/February 2012 issue.

Gateway to The Future

U.S. ports play a major role in the many advantages Foreign Trade Zones offer. This one-two punch keeps America competitive in the race for investment dollars and helps power the recovery.

Biotech: Finding the Formula for Growth

The U.S. lead in biotechnology no longer is a sure thing as growth leaders like China and India join the fray. Government, industry and academia must join forces to remain No. 1.

Alt Energy: Powering Growth

In a shaky recovery, one thing is certain—the steady increase in alternative energy projects will continue to power jobs growth across the nation into the foreseeable future.

Plastics: A Versatile Life-Saver

Home healthcare products—including therapeutic devices, monitors, sensors and telemetry devices—are expected to be one of the fastest-growing segments of the medical device industry.

Billions in Goods, Millions of Miles

In a challenging economic environment, an efficient logistics and distribution network is moving to the top of the list of requirements for business growth and expansion.

Biotech is Still Booming

The biotechnology industry is poised to address some of the world’s most pressing challenges, and it continues to outperform annual growth in private-sector employment.

Centers of Job Creation

With cloud computing infringing on the need for bricks and mortar and the Feds consolidating, the competition for data center projects has intensified.

Biotech: Growing New Jobs in the Labs

Bioscience and pharma labs are not just incubators for new drugs and technology—they are building blocks for job growth.

Logical Solutions for the Logistics Industry

As the economy slowly rebounds, businesses will need to restructure their distribution networks to maximize efficiency and minimize miles to capitalize on the recovery when it occurs.

Alternative Energy Powers the New Economy

Locations across the country have made renewable energy central to their economic recovery strategies. The race is on to claim a leadership position in solar, wind, geothermal and biofuel generation and manufacturing.

Growing Technology In the Park

There’s strength in numbers. That’s why many communities are tying their growth strategies to the development of synergistic research/tech parks and business parks.

Logical Solutions for the Logistics Industry

As the slow pace of the economic recovery continues to impact many industries, you will need to restructure your distribution networks to maximize efficiency and minimize miles to capitalize on better economic days to come.

Changing Demographics Drive Medical Demand

Our aging population has expectations for healthcare and a sustainable quality of life that those before could have only dreamed of—prospects that innovation...

Ports and FTZs: Gateway to Fair Trade

A variety of incentives enable U.S.-based companies to compete in a global marketplace. Current economic conditions have moved the government to increase...

Calling for Growth

Sectors of the call center industry did more than show surprising resilience in the downturn—they actually thrived and added job growth across...

Production, Processing and Distribution—In States That Suit

Market, transportation and material access help fuel location choices for the businesses that feed us.

Aerospace: Onward and Upward

Innovations and advances in technology are poised to send aerospace industry growth into orbit.

Illinois: Industrial Powerhouse in America’s Heartland

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.

Medical Plastics: Getting Bigger As Boomers Get Older

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.

Gateways to 21st Century Business and Industry Solutions

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.

Supply Chain Strategies for Success

An optimal distribution network is intelligently designed to minimize costs by providing the right goods, in the right quantity, at the right place, and at right time.

Biotech Comes of Age

Innovative incentives and regional initiatives keep U.S. biotech at the forefront of global product sales and new biotech discoveries.

LOCATIONS FOR THE AEROSPACE/DEFENSE INDUSTRY: Stability With High Hopes

An industry that innovates oftentimes accelerates change. Aerospace may soar steadily, but can it help get the economy off the ground?

Logistics Gets Lean, Mean and Green

These days you've got to choose a warehousing site that keeps your supply chain costs and your carbon footprint in check. Here are the locations that provide great transportation infrastructure and a business-friendly atmosphere.

Peaks and Valleys of Retail Stability

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.

Aging Population Spurs Demand For Medical Plastics

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.

Biotech is Still Booming

Rapid growth continues in this seemingly recession-proof industry, spurring regions to keep creating innovative initiatives and incentives.

Volatility Creates Opportunity For Innovation

Southern states, with lower business costs and a ready workforce, as well as a critical mass of suppliers, still rule in terms of foreign automotive investment.

Supply Chain Priorities

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.

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?

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.

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.

Bioscience: Building Block for Growth

The biotechnology and pharmaceuticals sectors have become engines for economic development across the country.

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