The Future of U.S. Manufacturing

Written on September 25, 2009 at 12:12 PM

According to Jerry Miller, from Cincom Smart Selling, in his post titled, “The Future of U.S. Manufacturing”, it has been a very dismal two years for U.S. manufacturers. So bad in fact that many indicators are placing activity at a 26-year low. With unemployment rates hovering around 12% (more than doubled from Q4 2008) and manufacturing at less than 12% of GDP (a 25% reduction over the past 10 years) you can see how many think the industry is headed for demise.

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2009 Property Tax Recalibration Provides Unique Opportunities for Property Tax Savings

Written on September 23, 2009 at 10:44 AM

When the Cook County Board of Review last year passed Cook County, Illinois Assessor Jim Houlihan’s bill authorizing a change in property tax assessment ratios, Chicago’s commercial property owners might have been pleasantly surprised to see that the bill contained a reduction in the assessment ratio used to calculate Cook County commercial property assessments.

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