Metals Articles

Article | October 31, 2009
Arkansas - A Natural for Business   

Known the world over as "The Natural State," Arkansas is the natural choice for business. Their dedicated workforce, competitive incentives,... More>>

Article | October 31, 2009
Metals: Traditional Industries with a Non-Traditional Approach to Business   

The U.S. metals industry is proving itself to be as strong as steel and as versatile as aluminum. While the industry has felt the pressure of the... More>>

Article | October 31, 2009
Plastics Site Selection   

With $400 billion in annual shipments, more than one million workers employed, and over 18,000 facilities across all 50 states, the plastics industry... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Insights - Strength in Partnerships   

In July, the economic development community lost a dear friend with the passing of Michael P. Hickey, founder of Hickey and Associates, LLC. Mike, at... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
A Long-Term Labor Strategy Approach   

Global competitiveness has forced many companies to re-evaluate preconceived notions regarding the availability of skilled and qualified workers at... More>>

Article | August 31, 2009
Stimulating the Industrial Sector with Public Funding   

Our U.S. economy depends on the flow of money to keep its engines running. Stop the flow and the engine chokes. To restart the engine requires... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
Louisiana: Building Momentum and Bucking the Trends   

Under the leadership of Governor Bobby Jindal and Louisiana Economic Development Secretary Stephen Moret, Louisiana has enjoyed an economic... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
Evaluating the Potential of a Green Building Project   

Sustainable development, green building, LEED certification….these phrases are becoming a common part of the discussion as companies plan for new... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
R&D Support of Industry and Economic Development   

In December of 1899, then President William McKinley noted in his State of the Union address that: "Our future progress and prosperity depend upon... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Michigan - Revitalization through Innovation   

Michigan : Revitalization through Innovation   If you want to get your company in on the ground floor of the new alternative energy economy, go to... More>>