Metals Articles

Article | August 31, 2009
Insights - Strength in Partnerships   

In July, the economic development community lost a dear friend with the passing of Michael P. Hickey, founder of Hickey and Associates, LLC. Mike, at... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
A Long-Term Labor Strategy Approach   

Global competitiveness has forced many companies to re-evaluate preconceived notions regarding the availability of skilled and qualified workers at... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Stimulating the Industrial Sector with Public Funding   

Our U.S. economy depends on the flow of money to keep its engines running. Stop the flow and the engine chokes. To restart the engine requires... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
Louisiana: Building Momentum and Bucking the Trends   

Under the leadership of Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, Louisiana has enjoyed an economic... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
Evaluating the Potential of a Green Building Project   

Sustainable development, green building, LEED certification….these phrases are becoming a common part of the discussion as companies plan for new... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
R&D Support of Industry and Economic Development   

In December of 1899, then President William McKinley noted in his State of the Union address that: "Our future progress and prosperity depend upon... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Michigan - Revitalization through Innovation   

Michigan : Revitalization through Innovation   If you want to get your company in on the ground floor of the new alternative energy economy, go to... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Turning a Negative Economy into a Positive Result   

When scanning the headlines these days, it's easy to get the impression that America’s economic situation is growing ever darker, but that... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Mississippi - Innovating for Growth Across Industry Sectors   

Mississippi has the drive to lead in every industry. The state strives to create opportunities by initiating creative partnerships and embracing... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
The Status of the Automotive Industry   

The global automotive industry is facing a crisis unlike anything ever seen. Overall annual sales in the United States, based on numbers reported for... More>>