TID Contributors

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 | 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 >>

Article | June 29, 2010
Frontline Reports on Workforce Availability from Communities Across the U.S.   

By: Linda Dobel

The current labor situation in the United States is a top-of-mind issue for many. While the buzz remains on unemployment, which held at 9.7 percent...more >>

Article | February 28, 2010
2010 CiCi Awards Introduction   

By: Linda Dobel

Defying commentators’ 2009 year-end overviews that generally brushed a picture of gloom and economic hemorrhaging, the 30 Corporate Investment and...more >>

Article | December 31, 2009
Community Progress Report   

By: Linda Dobel

In the world of sales, it is commonly acknowledged that it costs five to 10 times more to gain a new customer than it does to retain an existing...more >>

Article | October 31, 2009
Ports: Helping to Percolate Economic Prosperity   

By: Linda Dobel

Even in recessionary times, trillions of dollars are generated by ports, be they seaports, river ports or ports of the Great Lakes. That’s not much...more >>

Article | August 31, 2009
Still Made in the USA   

By: Linda Dobel

Despite many blows, the manufacturing industry, the “heart and soul of the economy,” is still fighting its valiant fight for strength and...more >>

Article | June 30, 2009
Cleaning Up Our Act   

By: Linda Dobel

North America has finally begun to seriously heed the admonition to "clean up our act" and pour our efforts into adopting clean/green industry and...more >>

Article | February 29, 2008
Third Annual CiCi Awards 2008: Introduction   

By: Kevin M. Mayer,Linda Dobel

Although economists feel anxious basing generalizations on anything but the most copious data sets, even they will sometimes agree with the...more >>