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2017

"Strategic Drivers Motivating Headquarters Relocations"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
May 09, 2017

"The Unique Aspects of Headquarters Projects"
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Lindsey Cannon
Trade & Industry Development
May 05, 2017

"Textiles are Making a Comeback in the Southeastern United States"
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Beth Land
Area Development
April 19, 2017

2016

"Mitigating Utility Costs and Risks in the Site Selection Process"
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Amanda Taylor
Trade & Industry Development
September 26, 2016

"Marketing Your Certified Site"
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Beth Land and Mark Sweeney
Expansion Solutions Magazine
September 10, 2016

Amanda Taylor quoted in the Herald Palladium article discussing site selectors event in Berrien County, Michigan
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Tony Wittkowski
Making a Pitch for Berrien
May 28, 2016

Jeff Forsythe quoted in Area Development magazine
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Dan Emerson
Incentives: Out of Step with the Times
March 24, 2016

2015

Mark Sweeney quoted in Atlanta Business Chronicle
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Maria Saporta and Douglas Sams
GA Makes Its Pitch to GE
August 13, 2015

Florida Industrial Sites Join Duke Energy's Site Readiness Program
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Mary Ellen
Business Facilities
July 16, 2015

Mark Sweeney speaker - Zephyrhills, Pasco County, Florida gets tips on attracting businesses
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Gary S. Hatrick
The Tampa Tribune
June 26, 2015

Lindsey Myers quoted in article highlighting Harlingen's 'Aerotropolis' winning Shovel-Ready Designation
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Steve Taylor
Rio Grande Guardian
May 04, 2015

2014

Jeff Forsythe quoted in news article that highlights the EDAA Summer 2014 Conference
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Michael Tomberlin, al.com
EDAA 2014 Summer Conference
July 29, 2014

Lindsey Myers quoted in Upstate Business Journal
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Sherry Jackson, Upstate Business Journal
Inside Site Certification
April 25, 2014

2012

"Workforce Development Issues in a Changing Automotive Industry"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
October 15, 2012

"Solar - A Changing Industry on All Levels"
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Ed McCallum
Expansion Solutions Magazine
August 01, 2012

"Important New Drivers of Automotive Industry Site Decisions"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
May 01, 2012

"Renewable Energy Companies Prepare for Rising Tide of Demand"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
April 01, 2012

"Incentives: Power and Responsibility"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
January 17, 2012

2011

"Evaluating the State of the Union"
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Jeff Forsythe
Business Facilities
October 01, 2011

"Quality of Life Is in the Eye of the Beholder"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
August 01, 2011

"Aviation's Growth is on the Horizon"
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Jeannette Goldsmith/Kimberly Williams
Expansion Solutions Magazine
July 30, 2011

"The Headquarters Location Decision"
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Mark Sweeney
Expansion Solutions Magazine
July 30, 2011

MPCO site, certified by MSC, has sold to GE Aviation
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seekingalpha.com
Howard Technology Park sold
July 27, 2011

"Renewable Energy Means Jobs"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
July 21, 2011

"When a Location has You in Their Sights"
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Lindsey Myers
Business Facilities
June 01, 2011

"The Next Big Industry for Job Creation"
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Ed McCallum
Expansion Solutions Magazine
May 01, 2011

"Where to Go When You're Going Green"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
May 01, 2011

"Handling Natural Disaster Risk in Site Selection"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
March 01, 2011

MSC Wind Energy Clients, Alstom and LM Windpower, Team Up for Innovation
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North American Windpower
Developing New Blade for Offshore Wind Turbine
February 11, 2011

MSC provides expert testimony to Missouri Legislature
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Press Release
Missouri Legislature
February 09, 2011

"Digging Deep into the Labor Market"
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Sarah Smith
Business Facilities
February 01, 2011

"Exploring the Geography of Economic Development"
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Barbara Dendy
Business Facilities
January 01, 2011

2010

"Location & Decision Process Increases the Demand for Certified Sites"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Expansion Solutions Magazine
November 01, 2010

"Sometimes Less Can Be Better"
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Ed Mccallum
Trade & Industry Development
November 01, 2010

"Evaluating Workforce Training Incentives"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
October 01, 2010

"Advanced Manufacturing Opportunities"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
September 14, 2010

"Putting the Wind in Your Sails"
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Jeff Forsythe
Business Facilities
July 01, 2010

"What to Do When Labor Costs Don't Add Up"
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Lindsey Myers
Business Facilities
June 01, 2010

"Certified and Ready to Go"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
May 01, 2010

"Where to Go When You're Going Green"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
April 01, 2010

"Eenie, Menie, Miney, Moe?
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Barbara Dendy
GeoWorld
March 01, 2010

"Browsing the Best Selection Software"
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Barbara Dendy
Business Facilities
March 01, 2010

"Covering the Ground on Transportation Issues"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
March 01, 2010

"The Politics of Site Selection"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
January 01, 2010

2009

"Wind Energy Manufacturing's Next Act"
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Quotes - Ed McCallum
Global Corporate Xpansion
December 01, 2009

"Assessing Organized Labor's Effect on the Location Decision"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
November 01, 2009

"Picking a Shovel-Ready Location"
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Sarah Smith
Business Facilities
October 01, 2009

"A Long-Term Labor Approach"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
September 01, 2009

"Casting a Wide Regional Net"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Trade & Industry Development
September 01, 2009

"Three-Tier Approach to Labor"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
July 01, 2009

"A Different Kind of Stimulus"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Site Selection
May 01, 2009

"Don't Sit on the Sidelines"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
March 01, 2009

"Picking Incentives by Monetary Value"
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Lindsey Myers
Business Facilities
March 01, 2009

Two MSC clients were named in the Top 15 of Trade Industry Development's corporate investments
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Kevin Mayer, Trade & Industry Dev.
Corporate Investment Top 15
March 01, 2009

MSC client, Nordex Gmbh, met with President Obama
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Nordex website
Nordex press release
January 21, 2009

2008

Fifth TVA megasite certified by MSC has sold to a manufacturing facility
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Clarksville Montgomery County EDC
Clarksville Montgomery County news release
December 15, 2008

"Getting the Most Out of Location Scouting"
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Jeff Forsythe
Business Facilties
December 01, 2008

"Corporate Survey Analysis"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
December 01, 2008

"Worker Training: How Important Is It?"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
November 01, 2008

"Tata's Tale of Two Cities"
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Ed McCallum interview
Site Selection
October 20, 2008

"Know When to Hold 'Em"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
September 01, 2008

"Covering All the Bases"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
June 01, 2008

MSC interviewed in Industry Week article
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Jonathan Katz, Industry Week
Choose Plant Sites Selectively
May 01, 2008

"Straight From the Horse's Mouth"
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Kimberly Williams
Business Facilities
April 01, 2008

"Community Commitment and Corporate Responsibility"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
March 01, 2008

"New Workforce Priorities"
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Jeff Forsythe
Business Facilities
February 01, 2008

"Places That Move"
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Mark Sweeney
Site Selection
January 01, 2008

2007

"Ask the Expert - Not Enough Love at Home"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
November 01, 2007

"A Three-Tier Approach to Labor"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
September 01, 2007

"Quality of Life: Something Everyone Cares About, but Defines Differently"
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Ed McCallum
Business Development Outlook
August 01, 2007

"Reframing the Question"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
June 01, 2007

"Back to Basics - Site Selection is About Minimizing Risk"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
May 31, 2007

"The Value of Certified Sites"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Site Selection
May 01, 2007

"The Future of Automotive Site Location Competitions"
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Jeannette Goldsmith / Bryan Mitchell
Trade & Industry Development
May 01, 2007

"Siting Trends for Tier 1 and Tier 2 Automotive Suppliers"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Trade & Industry Development
May 01, 2007

"Ask the Expert - Mapping Your Company's Future"
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Barbara Dendy
Business Facilities
April 01, 2007

"Ask the Expert - The Reality Backlash - Controversial Use of Eminent Domain"
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Bryan Mitchell
Business Facilities
March 01, 2007

MSC interviewed in Business Facilities article
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Donna Clapp, Business Facilities
The Meaning of Megasites
February 01, 2007

2006

"Ask the Expert - Spotting the Best Worker Training"
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Kimberly Williams
Business Facilities
December 01, 2006

"Ask the Expert - Drafting a Winning Site Search Team"
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Jeff Forsythe
Business Facilities
November 01, 2006

"Ask the Expert - Where to Overhaul Your Aircraft"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
October 01, 2006

"Ranked #10 - Energy Availability & Costs"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
October 01, 2006

"Ask the Expert - Going Overseas: Risks and Rewards"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
September 01, 2006

"Ask the Expert - Sorting Through the Same Message, Over and Over"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
August 01, 2006

"Consulting: Specialization or Collaboration"
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Ed McCallum
Trade & Industry Development
April 01, 2006

"Incentives - An Effective Tool for Economic Development"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Expansion Journal
January 01, 2006

"Incentives 101"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
January 01, 2006

2005

"What's Driving the South's High-Tech Engine?"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
August 01, 2005

"Shovel-Ready Sites"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
June 01, 2005

"Incentives: Part of the Business Location Decision"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Xpansion Journal
May 01, 2005

Answers to "Incentives: The Proper Perspective" Questions
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
May 01, 2005

"The North American Automotive Industry: Geographic Restructuring, Supplier/OEM Relations, and Capacity Issues are Changing the Site Selection Dynamic"
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Ed McCallum
Trade and Industry Development
April 01, 2005

"A Candid Conversation with Mark Sweeney"
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Mark Sweeney
Expansion Management
April 01, 2005

"Incentives: The Proper Perspective"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
March 01, 2005

2004

"What’s Driving Auto Assembly Plant Locations?"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
July 01, 2004

"Changing Economy"
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Ed McCallum
Area Development
June 01, 2004

"Site Selection in the Aerospace Industry"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Trade and Industry Development
May 04, 2004

"The Top 5 Things You Need to Know About HQ Relocations"
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Jeannette Goldsmith
Business Facilities
April 01, 2004

"Tier 1/Tier 2 Automotive Suppliers: Considerations for Site Selection"
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Ed McCallum
Trade and Industry Development
April 01, 2004

"Project Olympus: One for the Record Books"
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Ed McCallum and Jeannette Goldsmith
Site Selection
March 01, 2004

"Second-Tier Cities: The Right Size at the Right Cost"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
February 01, 2004

"The Challenge of Business Incentives for State Policymakers: A Practitioner’s Perspective"
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Mark Sweeney
Spectrum
January 01, 2004

2003

"Site Selection for the Plastics Industry"
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Ed McCallum and Jeannette Goldsmith
Trade and Industry Development
July 01, 2003

"The Driving Force Behind Automotive's Migration"
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Ed McCallum
Business Facilities
July 01, 2003

"The Corporate Headquarters Challenge"
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Mark Sweeney
Business Facilities
April 01, 2003