While unemployment hit 6 percent nationally last year, association management companies saw a 7.3 percent growth in business, according to the AMC Institute, an association for AMCs based in Westmont, Ill. The group's research shows that the AMC industry grew a whopping 33 percent since 1995. In 2004, the upward trend continues, with three meeting industry associations turning to the AMC solution so far this year: Insurance Conference Planners Association, Center for Exhibition Industry ...

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