Retail Articles

Article | October 31, 2009
The Plastic Industry's 21st Century Business Model   

As President and CEO of SPI: The Plastics Industry Trade Association, I know all too well how hard the current economy has hit this country’s... More>>

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
South Carolina - Offering Companies a Competitive Advantage   

South Carolina understands that businesses are constantly looking for ways to improve productivity and increase profitability without sacrificing... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Oklahoma IS Advanced Manufacturing   

For decades, manufacturing has been one of Oklahoma’s pillars of economic stability and strength. One of the state’s largest and most important... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Wind Energy Finds Strong Tailwinds in Kansas   

Located in the heart of the nation's growing wind industry, Kansas offers an ideal location for wind turbine manufacturing. The state’s central... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
FTZ Corporation Helps U.S.-based Businesses Compete in a Global Economy   

The Foreign-Trade Zone Corporation is the only nationally recognized consulting firm that limits its practice to the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Economic Downturn   

At the National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ), we connect global business with local communities through the U.S. Foreign–Trade Zones... 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
Unraveling Renewable Energy – Identifying Opportunities   

Renewable energy seems a muddle and understandably so. At the birth of every industry things get a little messy. Corporate leaders charged with... More>>