Volume 10, Number 1
First Quarter 2008
Southern States Ply the Art of the Deal
The Lower Mississippi River: The Flow of Trade
Putting Pension Reform Into Perspective
Fed @ Issue
Q & A
State of the States
Research Notes & News
Southeastern Economic Indicators
||Southern States Ply the Art of the Deal
In the battle to attract new corporate citizens, states are assembling incentive packages that are richer than ever. Although Southeastern states have brought in glittering prizes, some wonder if the price they're paying for industrial incentives is too high.
||The Lower Mississippi River: The Flow of Trade
More than the United States' longest river, the Mississippi is also a vital part of American commerce. The lower Mississippi River traffics in a wide range of raw materials, agricultural commodities, and finished products—and there's still room to grow.
||Putting Pension Reform in Perspective
Many countries' aging populations have made pension reform an issue of crucial importance. Governments are deriving inspiration from the Americas, which have forged groundbreaking reforms in this area for decades.