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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 | February 29, 2008
Third Annual CiCi Awards 2008: Introduction   

By: Kevin M. Mayer,Linda Dobel

Although economists feel anxious basing generalizations on anything but the most copious data sets, even they will sometimes agree with the...more >>


Article | December 31, 2007
The Vital Spark   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Assemble the right ingredients. Apply the right stimulus. And watch for signs of life. This procedure may sound odd. It may even sound like something...more >>


Case study | October 31, 2007
Louisiana: Forging the Next Link   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

A more diverse economy – that is the perennial goal of any region. And the capital region of Louisiana is no exception. While Baton Rouge and the...more >>


Article | October 31, 2007
The Plastic Fork in the Road   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

When devising plans to attract the polymer industry, economic development officials should welcome words of wisdom, even if the wisdom is accidental....more >>


Article | August 31, 2007
Manufacturing in a Flatter World   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

The world is flatter than it used to be. But it isn’t entirely flat, even though the title of a best-selling book (Thomas Friedman’s The World is...more >>


Article | August 31, 2007
Ports Innovate to Accomodate Rising Trade Volumes and Stimulate Inland Development   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

If you were to mark their positions on a map, gateway ports, inland ports, distribution centers and development zones would resemble a constellation....more >>


Case study | June 30, 2007
The Baton Rouge Area: Louisiana's Logistical Linchpin   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

Long known as the hardworking, if staid, northern neighbor of flamboyant New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Louisiana is exhibiting a new liveliness in the...more >>


Article | June 30, 2007
Technology Incubators Go Mainstream   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

If you want to know about technology incubators, or accelerators, there is no shortage of information. You can find densely referenced academic...more >>


Case study | April 30, 2007
Zooming in on the Crossroads Site - Lowndes County, Mississippi   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

What if you could begin a site selection search from a great height, and zoom in at will, eventually narrowing your view to a single property? If you...more >>


Article | April 30, 2007
Chance Favors the Prepared Mega Site   

By: Kevin M. Mayer

There is a familiar saying: Chance favors the prepared mind. The same could be said of mega sites. A mega site, most simply, is an industrial site...more >>


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