November/December 2007 | Trade and Industry Development

November/December 2007

Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Both plastics and metals have become a part of our everyday lives. With these industries growing, relocations and expansions are inevitable. Read our articles, “Plastics – from Bags to Medical Devices to Rockets” and “New Technology and Specialized Products Keep Metal Fabrication Companies on the Economic Development Radar Screen,” to gather some insight into making the best location decisions.
“Setting Your Sights on Shovel-Ready Sites” will offer some insight into why these are so important in selecting a new location. And “The Plastic Fork in the Road” explains how polymer clusters are formed and the advantages they provide.
You’ll also find articles from SPI and AMT. SPI recently launched an innovative program that uses the next generation of search technology to connect plastics industry buyers and sellers. AMT has begun to develop MTConnect – a communication protocol that helps machines, controls and sensors from different suppliers to communicate with each other.
Our Area Spotlights include Michigan, Mississippi, Oklahoma and Texas. Be sure to read these articles – these states have a lot to offer and may be the best location for your new project.

In this issue


BY: Governor Rick Perry

Relocating to or expanding in Texas means adding a competitive advantage. Texas offers a favorable tax climate, business-driven tort reform and low cost of doing business. The many global companies that call Texas home greatly enrich its multi-faceted, wide-open-for-business landscape.   Texas is logistics friendly with its top-notch roads, airports, rail system and ports. The state has an abundance of highly skilled workers. The Lone Star State offers a business climate that is second to none and a dynamic quality of life.   more....