Why Is There A Skill Shortage/Mismatch?: The article argues that there are many examples of well thought out approaches to training and work force development and asks why they do not seem to be enough. September, 2015.
Will Plant and Equipment Spending Surge in 2015?: Business investment in recent years has been below average even in an era of steady, if slow, growth and low interest rates. January, 2015.
This article surveys the development of wind power in the United States, including identifying leading states, and the challenges to future growth. It originally appeared in Urban Land in August 2009. www.uli.org
The article reviews projected demographic changes in the next ten years and their effects on the workforce; which will continue to grow older more diverse. It originally appeared in Urban Land in July, 2008.
This article describes steps that communities can take to prepare themselves to better respond to site selection inquiries and to improve their odds of success with particular emphasis on issues faced by rural communities. It was originally published in a Rural Research Report by the Illinois Institute of Rural Affairs.
The article describes two new intermodal freight center developments in the Chicago area and their economic impact. Intermodal shipping is growing rapidly and many communities hope to attract logistics-distribution investment. This article originally appeared in Urban Land magazine in January, 2003.