The U.S. economy may finally appear convincingly on the mend, but a hearty debate continues about the right ingredients for the future success of American business.
That success is likely a lot more complicated than corporate tax rates, executive compensation, quarterly profits and the minimum wage. Similarly, it is not guaranteed by America's long and storied entrepreneurial tradition and a strong currency.
As our special report "Better Your Business" shows, success in the new, global economy is about new investment, new applications, and new markets — smart growth driven by innovation and excellence. Because of this, we're focusing on four areas: clean tech, energy, digital and advanced manufacturing.
Clean tech is transforming everything from transportation to energy to construction. It's a huge, sprawling sector populated by big and small companies, rich in innovation and colored by common sense.