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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 | January 9, 2012
Local-level R&D is Driving Growth in Communities from Coast to Coast   

By: Jennifer Alten

In the United States, research and development is a huge economic driver at the federal, state and local level. According to a recent report from the...more >>


Article | November 21, 2011
Gateways to Economic Development: Water Ports Driving Business Around the Nation   

By: Jennifer Alten

According to the federal National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the United States has 95,471 statute miles of shoreline, and the American...more >>


Article | September 9, 2011
Foreign Trade Zones: Preserving American Jobs and Leveling the Competitive Playing Field   

By: Jennifer Alten

With today’s vast global economy, it can be difficult for U.S. manufacturers and distributors – especially small and mid-sized ones – to...more >>


Article | July 18, 2011
Going Green in North America Pays Off   

By: Jennifer Alten

Throughout the United States and Canada, communities have embraced green power, and the result is a thriving new business sector. Some regions are...more >>


Article | May 12, 2011
Unlocking the Solution to Accessing Capital   

By: Jennifer Alten

Businesses in all stages of development, from startups to publicly traded companies, need capital to grow and expand. A company's business plan,...more >>


Article | May 12, 2011
Whether Short or Long, Supply Chains are Fostering Deep Roots in Communities Throughout the Country   

By: Jennifer Alten

The term "supply chain" can be misleading. While the process of creating and distributing products is a chain-like progression, supply chain roots...more >>


Case study | March 9, 2011
Moberly Area Economic Development Corporation - Great Things are Happening in Rural Places   

By: Jennifer Alten

In rural, north central Missouri, a handful of counties have banded together to prove that their sum is greater than their parts. The driving...more >>


Case study | March 9, 2011
North Port, Florida: New Development and Rapid Growth Makes This Buzzing Community a Smart Place to Live and Work   

By: Jennifer Alten

Though it has roots as a retirement community, today the city of North Port, Florida, is anything but. Over the past 10 years, this thriving city in...more >>


Article | January 12, 2011
Researching the Road to Positive Economic Growth: Bioscience-driven R&D Leads the Way   

By: Jennifer Alten

From cancer research to the food on our table to airplane safety, research and development is behind virtually every product and service that touches...more >>


Article | November 18, 2010
PORTS: Driving more than just the transport of goods, ports are an economic powerhouse   

By: Jennifer Alten

From seaports to river ports to those that are inland, ports are a vital part of our economy. They touch a large percentage of the goods and products...more >>


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