Trade & Industry Development Magazine

March/April 2012
Locating, Relocating and Honoring those that Have

This issue is especially exciting as it is our 7th Annual CiCi Awards issue. As most of you know, CiCi stands for Corporate Investment and Community Impact and the Awards honor 30 site-selection projects announced during the year 2011 that stood out among more than 700 applicants either in terms of the extraordinary dollar amount of the investment or the impact the investment and corporate location has and will have on the community in which the project has or will be developed. The entire staff of Trade & Industry Development, as well as the entire professional site selection community, we’re sure, join together to extend hearty congratulations to all of the companies being honored with this Award.

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In this issue...

Job creation and the unfavorable state of the economy have been the main areas of concern in the U.S., if not most countries in the world, for the last several years. It is gratifying, therefore, to provide proof that two and a half dozen companies announced significant investments in 2011 to locate new projects or make expansions to existing real estate in the United States that have or will result in significant job creation and produce a notable and positive impact on the communities in which they are located. more...