Manufacturing White Papers

White Paper | October 11, 2013
2014 State Business Tax Climate Index   

The Index compares the states on over 100 different variables in the five important areas of taxation and adding the results up to a final, overall... More>>


White Paper | September 24, 2013
Advanced Manufacturing in the American South: An Economic Analysis Supporting Regional Development   

MAPI (Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity and Innovation) Provides "An Economic Analysis Supporting Regional Development" in the report "Advanced... More>>


White Paper | July 18, 2013
Q2 First Look at Industrial: 150MSF of Active Demand   

Jones Lang La Salle Research just released its quarterly first look at the U.S. industrial sector - here is a snapshot of some key observations. More>>


White Paper | May 24, 2012
Ernst & Young LLP's 2012 US Investment Monitor Shows Increased Investment in New Facilities and Jobs   

Companies continue to invest in the US economy and businesses show strong levels of investment in new and upgraded facilities, according to the 2012... More>>


White Paper | May 21, 2012
Virtual Consumer Experience Forcing Revolutionary Changes to the Supply Chain   

The global consumer shift toward electronic-commerce (e-commerce), mobile device supported commerce (m-commerce), and social media supported commerce... More>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
NAIOP: How Fuel Costs Affect Logistics Strategies   

Today's high oil and fuel prices are spurring companies to reevaluate their supply chains and distribution networks in a quest to find offsetting... More>>


White Paper | April 16, 2012
The Pew Center on States: Evidence Counts: Evaluating State Tax Incentives for Jobs and Growth   

Every state offers tax incentives to attract, retain, and expand businesses and jobs. But no state ensures that policy makers rely on good evidence... More>>


White Paper | March 8, 2012
When It Comes to Business Taxes, Location Matters   

Taxes are a big cost for many businesses, and vary widely based both on state and market sector. Now, for the first time, the Tax Foundation has... More>>


White Paper | February 16, 2012
Tax Foundation Releases New Data on State and Local Sales Taxes   

Tennessee, Arizona, Louisiana, Washington, and Oklahoma have the highest combined state and average local sales tax rates, according to a new report... More>>


White Paper | February 14, 2012
U.S. Economic Developers Express Renewed Optimism for the Future; Prospect Activity Grows but Moderates   

According to a bi-annual survey of 190 economic developers across the U.S. conducted in January 2012 by Avalanche Consulting, Inc., perceptions about... More>>