Summer 2004 | Trade and Industry Development

Summer 2004


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Determining your company’s needs and finding places or solutions to satisfy them is a daunting task. Hopefully this edition of Trade & Industry Development will help the decision making process. A good place to start is our two-part “Special Report,” where experts offer excellent advice in assessing your company’s needs, both internally and externally. Once you determine to take the process further, look to our “Feature” articles for solutions in the plastics and manufacturing sectors. If you are considering expansion and need a cost effective way to do it, look to the federal government. In the article entitled ‘Get in the Fast Lane,’ many options are available to companies needing efficient space and a qualified workforce. Finally, for an overview of the plastics and manufacturing sectors, look to the “Industry Outlooks” provided by SPI an NAM. These national associations provide unique perspectives on the economic recovery for their respective industries.

In this issue

Get in the Fast Lane

BY: Charles Sid Saunders

Uncle Sam is rapidly becoming one of the most innovative and influential forces in our economy – driving the growth of businesses and manufacturers. The Department of Defense (DoD), the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the Department of Energy (DoE), the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and other federal agencies offer public-private partnerships and a host of creative programs and initiatives designed to improve your company’s bottom line and save the government operating costs. more....