East-North Central Articles

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>>

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 | 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
Casting a Wide "Regional Net"   

Looking for a new location to build a manufacturing facility? Make sure you are casting your net as wide as possible to snag that perfect site that... More>>

Article | June 30, 2009
Unraveling Renewable Energy – Identifying Opportunities   

Renewable energy seems a muddle and understandably so. At the birth of every industry things get a little messy. Corporate leaders charged with... 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>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Online Exclusive: The Homeland Security Industry: Potential for Regional Clusters   

Although spending on homeland security has risen substantially since 2001, it is unclear how much of this spending is relevant to economic... More>>

Article | April 30, 2009
Turning a Negative Economy into a Positive Result   

When scanning the headlines these days, it's easy to get the impression that America’s economic situation is growing ever darker, but that... More>>