Corporate Executive Survey Analysis: U.S. Labor Market Cautious About Hiring
In 2011, as the Corporate Survey shows, U.S. businesses were still being cautious about hiring. Our clients have told us that this hesitancy is due to both uncertainties with the economy and product demand, as well as uncertainty with U.S. policy, politics, and taxation.
Diminishing State Budgets and Public Scrutiny Contribute to Uncertain Business Incentives Climate
Although some state and municipal governments have scaled back their incentives offerings, monies are still available for the “right” projects deemed to benefit their constituencies.
US Renewables Uphill Climb
Planet Earth just reached a milestone and there are now 7 billion people on the planet and the population is not shrinking.
Data Center Operations Location Factors
Some of the most sought after projects in today’s competitive site selection world are not simply the major manufacturing operations or the Fortune 500® corporate headquarters, but the data centers.
The State of State Incentives
With continuing economic woes and uncertainty, incentives are becoming increasingly more important in companies’ decision making processes.
Will Incentive Funds Be There?
As we enter 2010 and legislative sessions convene, corporations will hear about proposed “job stimulus” programs being touted by governors. When boiled down, these economic stimulus programs, often in the $1 billion range, are created to spur corporate investment by offering any number of tax abatements or credits, grant programming, and so forth, to support corporate decision making.
Incentives in the New Economy
Area Development Online December 2009 Issue