Technology/R&D

Article | March 31, 2003
Foreign Trade Zones: Using Federal Trade Program as a Local Economic Development Tool   

The U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones program has grown profoundly over the last three decades. In 1970 there were 8 General Purpose Zones and 3 special... More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Indiana: Be in a State of Progress   

If you’re surprised that the plastics and metals industries hold such a dominant role in Indiana business, don’t be. The Midwest remains the home... More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Illinois - A Premier Business Location   

For nearly 200 years, Illinois has helped business and people realize their dreams in the middle of a country billed as the Land of Opportunity. More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Ohio: Plastics and Metals Thrive with Ohio's Third Frontier Project   

While the plastics and metals industries may not have always received the type of attention afforded to the high-tech industries, they remain... More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Manufacturing Erosion Poses Threat to Standard of Living   

While manufacturing has been the engine for healthy economic growth and good jobs, intense global competition and the rising cost of doing business... More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Site Selection for the Metals Industry   

Each year, a hundred or more new metal manufacturing plants are located in the U.S. In addition, two to three times as many companies make the... More>>


Article | March 31, 2003
Site Selection for the Plastics Industry   

What is the fourth largest manufacturing industry in the United States after Motor Vehicle and Equipment, Electronic Components and Accessories; and... More>>


Article | December 31, 2002
The Future is Texas   

“The future is Texas. If you want to see where America is heading, start by studying Texas. “ --The Economist In 1901, mining engineer Captain A.... More>>


Article | December 31, 2002
Mississippi's Automotive & Aerospace Industries   

Mississippi is prepared to meet the needs of business and committed to assisting local, national and global companies wishing to expand or relocate... More>>


Article | December 31, 2002
Oklahoma   

Oklahoma’s history is rooted deeply in a pioneering and entrepreneurial spirit. From the opening of a Ford Assemblyplant in downtown Oklahoma City... More>>