When good deals go bad for economic development planners

Michael Giberson State and local economic development agencies and assorted politicians like to trumpet their successes in using tax breaks and other incentives to induce companies to locate in their areas. Rarely does anyone report how these deals turn out in the months and years after that initial photo op. From BusinessWeek‘s Management IQ blog, … More When good deals go bad for economic development planners

Boom in shale natural gas: Not just for North America

Michael Giberson From the New York Times, “New Way to Tap Gas May Expand Global Supplies.” Italian and Norwegian oil engineers and geologists have arrived in Texas, Oklahoma and Pennsylvania to learn how to extract gas from layers of a black rock called shale. Companies are leasing huge tracts of land across Europe for exploration. … More Boom in shale natural gas: Not just for North America