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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 | September 22, 2014
Workforce Development Programs Fuel Business Growth   

By: Jennifer Alten

Check out some innovative workforce development programs helping communities to retain their existing businesses and recruit new ones.


Article | July 14, 2014
Clean Industry Initiatives are a Win for Bottom Lines and the Environment   

By: Jennifer Alten

Read our new interviews that reveal why some communities and businesses find it makes economic sense to be environmentally focused.


Article | May 21, 2014
Energy leads to Explosive Growth around the U.S.   

By: Jennifer Alten

See firsthand how changes in the energy industry are turbo-charging economies and spurring the growth of related businesses.


Article | March 11, 2014
TID's CiCi Awards--Community Impact Category - 2014   

By: Jennifer Alten

Fifteen U.S. companies that announced economic development projects in 2013 that will make a big impact on their communities.


Article | January 9, 2014
R+D Hotbeds that are Driving Development   

By: Jennifer Alten

Get up close with savvy regions that are connecting R&D from intellectual powerhouses with innovative companies, and reaping major benefits.


Article | November 13, 2013
Pre-Engineered Buildings Make Sense   

By: Jennifer Alten

This complete primer on pre-engineered construction highlights its many benefits, including the ability to create customized buildings, quickly.


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.


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