East-North Central Articles

Article | February 29, 2012
Blueprint for Moving Quickly to Great Site-Selection Decisions   

The job of the site-selection professional is to not only eliminate locations from consideration, but to do it swiftly based upon detailed analysis.... More>>

Article | January 9, 2012
Fertile Grounds for Growing Agri-Food Businesses   

Thomas Jefferson said of agriculture, it is “our wisest pursuit because it will in the end contribute most real wealth, good morals and... More>>

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

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>>

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Article | January 6, 2012
Indiana: Bio-Logical   

As governor of the State of Indiana, I would like to invite you to read more about the Indiana story. Keeping business costs low is a top... More>>

Article | September 8, 2011
Ohio: Moving Manufacturing Forward   

Early in 2011, Ohio Governor John Kasich acknowledged that to compete in the global economy Ohio must transform its economic development efforts.... More>>

Communities Where Quality of Life Matters
Article | July 14, 2011
Communities Where Quality of Life Matters   

Although a standard definition of “quality of life” has never been universally agreed upon, attempts to measure quality of life have been... More>>

From Deal-Making to Ground-Breaking: Overcoming the Financial Hurdle at the Local Level
Article | May 11, 2011
From Deal-Making to Ground-Breaking: Overcoming the Financial Hurdle at the Local Level   

Raising start-up capital is one of the biggest hurdles a would-be entrepreneur faces. The days of pitching investors with a fabulous dot.com idea... More>>

Leaders on the Radar: Locating with Like-Minds
Article | January 11, 2011
Leaders on the Radar: Locating with Like-Minds   

The concept of locating entities with similar endeavors within areas of land called “parks” takes many forms. The most common are industrial... More>>

Article | January 7, 2011
Successful Rural Communities Work Together   

In a recession where unemployment percentages have teetered between 9-10% of our population, growth and success within communities have appeared to... More>>

Growing Business i Wisconsin
Article | January 6, 2011
Growing Business in Wisconsin   

As Wisconsin's newly elected Governor, Scott Walker proudly declares: Wisconsin is "Open for Business." Walker has pledged to add 250,000 new jobs... More>>