Managing Economic Development Incentives across Multiple Sites

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. There are many published articles describing the triage needed to identify the ideal site for a company. It is also apparent that conducting a simple Google search will yield a large number of articles on

Communities in Competition

As published in the May/June 2010 issue of Building Indiana News. Download article. Successfully driving economic development in your community requires leadership, follow-through and a “can-do” attitude. Over the past eighteen months numerous articles have been published discussing the need

While on a Run

by Leslie Rubin. As published in the March/April 2010 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. On one particularly hot and muggy summer morning, I began a daily run while thinking about conversations that had taken place over the

Wine, Business Women and an Economic Recovery Perspective

As published in the January/February 2011 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. It is always a challenge to look into the illusive crystal ball and accurately predict what will happen a year from now or even six months given

Realizing Economic Incentive Benefits

by Amanda Pinkston and Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. Most companies put economic incentive monitoring on the back burner following receipt of incentive commitments. As a result, the required compliance goes unattended. Actively managing incentives minimizes surprises and enables realization of

The Essential Individual in Building a Sustainable Economy

by Leslie Rubin and Sarah Rubin. As published in the March/April 2010 issue of Trade & Industry Development. Download article. People have been hammered over the past 12 months with articles, stories and pictures of an economy that is dysfunctional

Nurturing Long-Term Economic Development in Individuals

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. Sustainable economic development requires the active participation of every individual in a community. Even though many may feel they are recipients, rather than initiators of influence in a community, how people allocate their time, money

Infrastructure: Paving the Way Back to Economic Recovery

By Leslie R. Rubin and Sarah E. Rubin Republished with permission from Trade & Industry Development. Download article. Infrastructure – Back Then The United States government’s investment in infrastructure has a long history of assisting in the foundation of communities by providing

Stimulating the Industrial Sector with Public Funding: Is the Synergy Working?

By Leslie R. Rubin and Sarah E. Rubin Republished with permission from Trade & Industry Development. Download article.  Our U.S. economy depends on the flow of money to keep its engines running. Stop the flow and the engine chokes. To restart the

Impacting the Bottom Line with Economic Incentives

By Leslie R. Rubin and Sarah E. Rubin Republished with permission from Trade & Industry Development. Download article. There is a bumper sticker that says, “When the going gets tough, the tough go shopping.” Frankly, many economists and government officials are hoping