Trade & Industry Development Magazine

January/February 2012
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With the New Year upon us, we decided to take a “cup half-full” approach in this issue of T&ID. Andrew Shapiro’s examination of the Bio Sciences industry showcases successful site selection strategies, while Jennifer Alten explores regions in R&D that are flourishing. And Didi Caldwell and John Sisson ring in the New Year with some resolutions designed more effectively manage siting decisions.

Amidst this backdrop of optimism and inspiration, we take a closer look at the catastrophic tornado events that happened this past spring. As Juli Anne Patty discovers, Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama give real meaning to the term recovery. The resiliency and resolve of these communities to re-build and continue to foster new industry should give hope for us all that recovery isn’t just a word, but an attainable goal that happens over time with dedication and diligence.

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In this issue...

Dramatic comebacks were the rage in the state of Missouri during the autumn of 2011. The baseball world marveled at how the St. Louis Cardinals, 10 and a half games out of a playoff spot in late August, rallied to win one of the greatest World Series in history over the Texas Rangers, including a scintillating Game Six victory in which the team was twice down to its last strike, in consecutive innings, before rallying to win. more...