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Kevin M. Mayer

Kevin M. Mayer

Kevin M. Mayer has contributed analysis and writing to a variety of academic and commercial organizations. These include the New York Academy of Sciences, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, the History Channel, Technology Marketing Corporation and Scholastic Library Publishing. He has also carried out environmental work for the Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration.


Article | April 30, 2009
Online Exclusive: The Homeland Security Industry: Potential for Regional Clusters   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Although spending on homeland security has risen substantially since 2001, it is unclear how much of this spending is relevant to economic...more >>


Article | March 2, 2009
Hemlock Semiconductor - Clarksville, Tennessee   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

In December 2008, Tennessee officials announced a project that has the potential to become the largest corporate capital investment the state has...more >>


Article | February 28, 2009
Community Impact Top 15   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Community Impact   The Community Impact portion of the CiCi Awards highlights projects that have profound implications for local communities, many...more >>


Article | February 28, 2009
Corporate Investment Top 15   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

The Corporate Investment portion of the CiCi Awards is relatively straightforward. It is based on the scale of a project in a particular location,...more >>


Article | February 28, 2009
2009 CiCi Awards Corporate Investment & Community Impact   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

When awards are presented, the mood is typically celebratory, not reflective. Joyful, not wary. Contented, not anxious. But what of awards in a...more >>


Article | December 31, 2008
Nanotechnology Commercialization   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Nanotechnology doesn’t make the industries you promote. Nanotechnology makes the industries you promote more competitive.   This idea may seem...more >>


Article | October 31, 2008
The Vital Many   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

The polymer industry, commonly thought to be the same as the plastics industry, significantly deviates from the Pareto principle. This principle...more >>


Article | August 31, 2008
Ports Grapple with Throughput Challenges   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Once a great ship is in motion, it tends to stay in motion. It will neither slow nor change direction very quickly. And if that is true of a single...more >>


Article | June 30, 2008
Adapting the Technology Incubator Model to Meet Local Development Demands   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Announcements about technology incubators seldom grab the biggest headlines. They lack the impact of, say, a new auto assembly plant. Whereas an auto...more >>


Article | April 30, 2008
The Ultra Megasite   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Once a community convinces a manufacturer to locate a large plant within its boundaries, the news breaks quickly, as well it should. But the news...more >>


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