Trade & Industry Development Magazine

May/June 2012
May/June 2012

Trade & Industry Development magazine’s May/June 2012 issue provides executive site selection decision makers in both the automotive and aviation/aerospace/defense industries with an in-depth look at the state of these industries and how current circumstances are affecting siting decisions. To complement the features on these topics, articles from related industry associations—the Aerospace Industries Association and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association—provide the unique perspective that can only be offered by industry insiders.

Important to both of these industries, TID May/June 2012 covers topics pertinent to the supply chain industry and guidelines for establishing a distribution facility, as well.

In addition, Trade & Industry Development May/June 2012 offers eye-opening editorial on an issue that is crucial to all business development—skilled labor—highlighting how short falls in this area are affecting businesses right now and the damage this predicament will inflict on the future of business development.

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In this issue...

A major recent report that AIA commissioned Deloitte to perform concluded that the aerospace and defense industry “punches above its weight.” The state-by-state analysis of a number of economic measures reports that in 2010 the industry had revenues of $324 billion and employment of 3.5 million workers (direct, indirect and induced). more...

Get with the Program!
Important New Drivers of Automotive Industry Site Decisions
The Aerospace Industry – Time for Takeoff
Not Ready for Prime Time - Workforce Skills vs. Workplace Realities
Supply Chain Companies—Growing, Diversifying, Working Smarter
Importance of U.S. Aerospace and Defense Industry: Second to None
Automotive Supplier Industry: A Critical Economic Force
Special Reports
Lawton-Fort Sill, Oklahoma: The City with a Plan
When Only the Best Will Do - America’s Top Sites
Wisconsin is a Player in the Aerospace Industry
Innovation Boosts Aerospace and Automotive Growth in Iowa
Driven to Success: Auto Companies Accelerate Investment in Kentucky
Mississippi Means Business for Automotive, Aerospace and Aviation Companies
Washington: A Global Industry Leader