East-North Central Articles

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>>

Illinois - A Wise Business Choice
Article | January 5, 2011
Illinois – A Wise Business Choice   

Businesses have a key competitive advantage when they have ready access to their customers, access to a world-class workforce and access to capital,... More>>

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

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>>

Article | September 23, 2010
Getting Straight to Business with Ready and Certified Sites   

The growing demand for industrial parks and other sites that are “shovel-ready,” “ready to go,” as the Federal Highway Administration refers... More>>

Article | September 13, 2010
Sites & Programs: Foreign Trade Zones   

An old program is gaining steam these days. Throughout the country, areas are embracing the Foreign Trade Zone program as a savvy tool in their... More>>