Comparing SAT Scores: Apples and Oranges
An important variable that impacts SAT (Scholastic Aptitude Test) performance is the percentage of students who actually take the test. The data presented in the article may prove helpful in verifying the claims made by industrial recruiters regarding the quality of their school system.
NIMBY’S Flex Their Muscles
An analysis of voter participation shows areas with high levels of voter turnout are more likely to restrict expansion of hazardous waste processing facilities, which may impact site selection decisions of companies that need to be in close proximity to such facilities.
When It Rains It Pours: Deadline Delayed for Storm Water Runoff Permits
The EPA will require permits for storm water runoff, snow melt and surface water runoff from manufacturing and other types of facilities, as well as for construction of sites involving 5 acres or more.
Why Unions Win
A survey conducted among workers who had voted to join a union, on why they chose to do so.
Per Capita State Government Debt May Point to Long-Term Site Selection Problems
A state-by-state comparison of per capita state government debt.
IRB Sunset In Question
Although the sun may have set on tax exempt industrial development bonds, current legislative activity points to an extension of this important tool to finance new manufacturing capacity.
Some Are More Equal Than Others: UAW Reneges on South Carolina Employees
The UAW violates its own agreement with new employees of the Mack Truck plant in Winnsboro, SC, by stripping them of their Supplemental Unemployment Benefits in order to divert these funds to more tenured UAW members.
When Elephants Fight, it’s the Grass that Suffers
An analysis of whether the BMW plant near Greenville, SC will serve as a magnet for the UAW, and whether this will cause other employers to look elsewhere for new plant locations.
Japanese Management…American Style
According to a UCLA sociology professor, Japanese owned manufacturing facilities in California are low paying, modern-day sweatshops—evidence of an un-Japanese management style.
The Selling of America
Contrary to popular opinion, Japanese companies are not buying up all real estate in the US, and owners of surplus industrial buildings are misguided in their believe foreign companies are good prospects to purchase their surplus facilities.
Rolling the Dice
A detailed analysis of union success in winning elections based on the degree to which the union focuses on its “core” industry, and the degree to which each union dominates the election activity within a particular industry.