Editor's Note » June/July 11

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As America continues to struggle while pulling itself out of the recession, here at the American Business Journal we find ourselves asking the question: what is the answer? Despite the vast number of great American businesses that have triumphed in times of adversity, financial illiteracy and the related economic effects is a lingering problem.

Our cover story this issue investigates a growing movement that stresses the importance of financial education. Read about an innovative entrepreneur, Susan Beacham, who shaped her business around these principles, as we examine the state of financial literacy in America.

Always keeping abreast of new business opportunities, the largest expansion of generic top level domain names (gTLDs) thus far is about to hit the Internet. ABJ is thrilled to have a legal contribution this month from William Schultz, a specialist in online trademark and copyright litigation matters. Check out the article on page 12 for all the information your business needs to know about this new ruling.

Our monthly State Focus takes us to Georgia, where we profile some strong municipalities, and follow an innovative park revitalization initiative in Atlanta. And as always, ABJ continues to profile many more of those innovative and successful companies that are the foundation of our business community.

Sara Kopamees