East-North Central Articles

Article | February 28, 2010
2010 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15   

Using the words of Governor Bobby Jindal of Louisiana, the 15 winners of our Corporate Investment awards “buck national economic trends.”  ... More>>

Article | February 28, 2010
2010 CiCi Awards Introduction   

Defying commentators’ 2009 year-end overviews that generally brushed a picture of gloom and economic hemorrhaging, the 30 Corporate Investment and... More>>

Article | February 28, 2010
Current Status of Corporate Headquarters Relocation   

One of the most dramatic episodes in the history of any corporation is the relocation of its headquarters. In such moves, the life-blood of the... More>>

Article | February 28, 2010
Making Incentives Work   

There has been a great deal of press recently on incentives deals gone bad due to the collapsing economy and the inability of companies to fulfill... More>>

Article | December 31, 2009

Access to Markets. Access to Workforce. Access to Capital. Geographic location is a major factor when it comes to your long-term success. To succeed,... More>>

Article | December 31, 2009
Community Progress Report   

In the world of sales, it is commonly acknowledged that it costs five to 10 times more to gain a new customer than it does to retain an existing... More>>

Article | December 31, 2009
Research and Development is BIG Business - Locally and Nationally   

The term ‘research and development,’ or more commonly, ‘R&D,’ refers to “creative work undertaken on a systematic basis in order to... More>>

Article | December 31, 2009
Food Processing Location Trends   

This article examines locational trends influencing the geographic deployment of food processing manufacturing plants.  More>>

Article | October 31, 2009
Insights - Incentives: 101   

Incentives have always been the focus of a lot of attention in the site selection and economic development world, and there has always been a general... More>>

Article | October 31, 2009
Ports: Helping to Percolate Economic Prosperity   

Even in recessionary times, trillions of dollars are generated by ports, be they seaports, river ports or ports of the Great Lakes. That’s not much... More>>