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Jennifer Alten

Jennifer Alten

Jennifer Alten is a Chicago-based writer, marketing consultant and photographer who specializes in working with business-to-business technology, manufacturing and medical sectors. She has written articles, white papers, websites and marketing materials for dozens of commercial and not-for-profit organizations ranging in size from Fortune 100 companies to start-ups.


Article | November 13, 2013
U.S. Ports’ Ripple Effect on Economic Development   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover some U.S. ports that are economic engines in their regions, boosting everything from business development to residents' income.


Article | September 18, 2013
Superb Workforce Development Programs that are Driving Business Expansion   

By: Jennifer Alten

Workforce is the single most important factor when looking to either locate or expand. We have an exclusive on various state programs.


Case study | September 17, 2013
Michigan: The “Comeback State” is the Nation’s Go-to Place for Business   

By: Jennifer Alten

Discover why Wall Street recently ranked Michigan No. 1 for states that recovered most from the Great Recession.


Article | July 20, 2013
Clean Industry Initiatives: Communities and Companies Enjoy Many Benefits   

By: Jennifer Alten

Communities and businesses around the country are focusing on ways to conserve energy and other resources. Here are some notables.


Article | May 21, 2013
Strategies that Keep the Moving Parts of Supply Chains Oiled   

By: Jennifer Alten

Explore areas across the country where supply chain firms are driving growth that has a ripple effect through the regions’ economies.


Case study | March 5, 2013
North Port, Florida: Its Pro-Business Climate is Sizzling   

By: Jennifer Alten

The City of North Port, Florida, is the state’s 7th-largest city, and one of the fastest-growing, but what sets it apart is its pro-business...more >>


Article | December 31, 2012
R&D Helps Business and Economic Development Grow – Big Time   

By: Jennifer Alten

Research and development is a driving force in economic development--find out where in the U.S. it is having a strong impact.


Article | August 31, 2012
Take Advantage of Foreign Trade Zones to Maximize Corporate Resources   

By: Jennifer Alten

FTZ: Economic development tool helping businesses save money, communities attract new jobs and increase our export power, one community at a time....more >>


Article | June 30, 2012
Green Technology-- Thriving and Driving Economic Development Around the Nation   

By: Jennifer Alten

Throughout the United States, green technology is thriving and driving business development in some savvy regions that are transitioning to be strong...more >>


Article | April 30, 2012
Supply Chain Companies—Growing, Diversifying, Working Smarter   

By: Jennifer Alten

Around the country, supply chain companies – and the regions around them – have been experiencing growth. Savvy communities are capitalizing on...more >>


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