September/October 2006 | Trade and Industry Development

September/October 2006


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

According to NAM, U.S. manufacturing accounts for nearly two-thirds of industrial research and development, three-fourths of U.S. exports, and supports more that 20 million high paying jobs. Yet with all this success, distinct challenges face manufacturers in the U.S, including rising production costs and foreign competition. In this issue we explore the intricate balance of growth, site selection and expansion for North American manufacturers, and the resources and options available.
The “Feature” articles provide an excellent overview of the what, where and how with regard to site selection, as well as strategies necessary for a successful site location.
Included in this issue is a report on Foreign-Trade Zones, and the benefits available for manufacturers operating in FTZs. Accompanying this article is an insert detailing the location of the functioning FTZs in the U.S.
For even more information, look to the area“Spotlights” (Tennessee, New Mexico, Arkansas and Kansas) showcasing additional initiatives designed to strengthen your business.

In this issue

Tennessee's Mission: Possible

BY: Matthew H. Kisber

In the 1970s, a television show called “Mission Impossible” followed the adventures of government specialists who each week implemented clever strategies to complete “impossible missions.” Like the popular television series, Tennessee has its own team of specialists, led by Governor Phil Bredesen, and with each mission presented, the team has met every challenge with focused strategies designed to help create higher skilled, better paying jobs for Tennessee workers. more....