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Linda Dobel

Linda Dobel

Linda Dobel is managing editor of Trade & Industry Development magazine, published by Due North Media.  She has served in an editorial capacity for all of Due North Media trade magazines over the course of six years, including Sports Destination Management and Contact Professional magazine. Previously, she was executive editorial director and vice president for a publishing firm in the contact center industry for more than two decades and has authored many trade-related articles for print and web.


Article | September 9, 2011
Designated Sites to Shortlist   

By: Linda Dobel

If the shortest distance between two places is a straight line, then the shortest way to a decision in site selection is knowing exactly where the...more >>


Article | July 14, 2011
Communities Where Quality of Life Matters   

By: Linda Dobel

Although a standard definition of “quality of life” has never been universally agreed upon, attempts to measure quality of life have been...more >>


Article | May 11, 2011
From Deal-Making to Ground-Breaking: Overcoming the Financial Hurdle at the Local Level   

By: Linda Dobel

Raising start-up capital is one of the biggest hurdles a would-be entrepreneur faces. The days of pitching investors with a fabulous dot.com idea...more >>


Article | March 10, 2011
2011 CiCi Awards - Community Impact Top 15   

By: Linda Dobel

Many of the companies that receive an award in our Community Impact section of the 6th Annual CiCi Awards are making an extremely large capital...more >>


Article | March 10, 2011
2011 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15   

By: Linda Dobel

The 15 companies we honor here with our sixth annual Corporate Investment Award (the first “Ci” in CiCi) forged full-speed ahead with monumental...more >>


Article | March 10, 2011
2011 CiCi Awards Introduction   

By: Linda Dobel

The recipients of our 6th Annual Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards are feted for either the monetary size of their investments in...more >>


Article | January 11, 2011
Leaders on the Radar: Locating with Like-Minds   

By: Linda Dobel

The concept of locating entities with similar endeavors within areas of land called “parks” takes many forms. The most common are industrial...more >>


Article | November 18, 2010
Location, Location, Location---It's All About Value   

By: Linda Dobel

The real estate mantra "location, location, location" means simply that the value of an edifice depends more on the structure's surroundings than on...more >>


Article | September 23, 2010
Getting Straight to Business with Ready and Certified Sites   

By: Linda Dobel

The growing demand for industrial parks and other sites that are “shovel-ready,” “ready to go,” as the Federal Highway Administration refers...more >>


Article | June 30, 2010
Exploring Locations That Boast a Positive Quality of Life   

By: Linda Dobel

As predicted, it took just the whisper of an improved job market for a significant number of adventurous employees (nearly two million in April...more >>


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