Trade & Industry Development Magazine

July/August 2013
July/August 2013

With an overriding theme of the correlation between economic development and a positive quality of life, the July-August 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine not only highlights nearly a dozen communities where quality of life is a top priority, but also provides fresh insight into what is happening with wind and solar energy development in the U.S. and how those alternative energy sources are positively affecting U.S. communities.

Staying on top of the latest trends, as always, this issue additionally offers an insightful article on how communities need to prepare for the increasing popular practice of hydraulic fracturing (fracking) and what site selectors need to inquire about if they intend to establish business in areas that are embracing this practice as a new source of energy.

This issue also goes straight to the experts who know the particulars of locating technology companies, which, in many respects, represent our future. Read two articles that demonstrate what executive site selectors need to understand to make a location decision that will contribute to a positive bottom line, as well as an Insights article that addresses factors communities should emblazon on their priority lists to attract technology businesses to their communities.   

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In this issue...

Learn why solar adoption is not just a smart business strategy, but an economic engine that's driving growth and new jobs. more...

The Information Technology Industry’s Definitive Guide to Site Selection
Hydraulic Fracturing: Crucial Issues for Communities and Site Selectors
GIS Analysis—The New Approach to Retail Site Selection
Key Community and State Attributes that Attract Tech Firms
Solar Energy Goes Mainstream
American Wind Power: Strength Continues Following Record Year
Short List
Where to Settle for the Good Life
Sites & Programs
Mississippi Emerges as Leader in Energy Sector with Passage of Landmark Legislation
Clean Industry Initiatives: Communities and Companies Enjoy Many Benefits
Special Reports
Needle in a Haystack: Selecting Data Center Qualified Sites
Washington State: Building Business Legends
Research and Development: Powering Tennessee’s Future
The Commonwealth of Virginia — Staying Competitive in Today’s Global Marketplace
Maryland: Leading the Way in Innovation and Entrepreneurship