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Nature's Fortune

April 23, 2013

In Nature's Fortune, authors Mark Tercek and Jonathan Adams explain why investing in green infrastructure – such as water supplies or sustainable cities – can be a smart and highly profitable business decision. Read More

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Top-Performing Companies Emphasize IT Integration in Logistics

April 23, 2013

A look at today's transportation and logistics (T&L) operations reveals that information technology (IT) is becoming increasingly important for ensuring that products get from manufacturer to market on time and at the lowest feasible cost. Read More

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Eastern States Exposition to Highlight Education and Workforce Skills Gap

April 23, 2013

The Eastern States Exposition (EASTEC) in May will highlight challenges and solutions for a qualified workforce pipeline, educational pathways for the next generation in manufacturing, and solutions to fill the skilled worker gap. Read More

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An Industry in the Making: DoE Discusses Energy Storage

April 23, 2013

Governments don’t create markets. It’s a fact -- ask anyone. But government funding can help bring early-stage technologies closer to commercial scale. That’s been the case with energy storage systems. In 2009, President Barack Obama and then-Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced $620 million in stimulus funding for 32 smart grid demonstrations. Approximately $185 million of that funding was for energy storage systems. At Cleantech 2013, going on May 12 through 16 in Washington, D.C., Dr. Imre Gyuk, program manager for energy storage research with the U.S. Dept. of Energy, will chair a symposium dedicated to energy storage and novel generation. Presentations at the show will focus on many new technological developments, including projects funded by the above-mentioned stimulus package and other research funded by the DoE. Read More

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Expert’s Corner: National Export Initiative’s Michael Masserman on Boosting U.S. Small-Business Trade

April 23, 2013

President Barack Obama’s goal of doubling exports by the close of fiscal year 2014 has been met with both skepticism and support. The National Export Initiative’s executive director, Michael Masserman, is a key figure in meeting that target, and he spoke with IMT about supporting and expanding small-business exports. Read More