Road Trip Thoughts

Driving a long road trip creates opportunity for one to think about the news, the choice of music, the weather, fast food options and other drivers. It is with another 500 miles of road experience that I am now thoroughly

Quips on Congress

Our current state of unhappiness with Congress is not a new phenomenon. Here are a few examples sent to me by a friend. Quips On Congress “In my many years, I have come to a conclusion that one useless man is

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

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

Salvaging Incentives: Opening Communications Can Reduce Problems

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. Incentive packages are awarded because government believes a recipient company’s contribution to the community will exceed the value of incentives awarded. In this way, governments often influence site location decisions. The agreement between the public/private

Evaluating Economic Incentives For Growing Industrial Companies

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. This article originally appeared in Taking Stock, 3/2000: p. 61. When seeking economic incentive assistance, all companies need to consider the timing of their expansion, their growth plan and their relationship with government. Manufacturers, warehousing,

Synchronizing Economic Incentives with Business Growth

by Leslie R. Rubin, Ph.D. This article originally appeared in Taking Stock. 2/2000 p.45 Technology Companies Many technology companies have come to realize there is a real bottom line benefit to be gained by pursuing grants, tax savings and what we refer