Q4 2020 | Trade and Industry Development

Q4 2020


Trade & Industry Development Magazine


Global manufacturing has always been dynamic, but today, we are facing what can only be described as a sea change. Technology-intensive processes being developed in the United States and abroad are helping to drive competitiveness by increasing research, development and manufacturing efficiency. Additionally, challenges to the economy (not the least of which is the COVID-19 pandemic) have wrought other developments that will impact not only the ongoing push for reshoring but the increasingly competitive drive to develop a vaccine. At the same time, companies are striving to keep customers satisfied and to continue to attract a skilled workforce. This issue covers all these topics and we invite you to read on.

In this issue

Site Selection for the Technology Sector in a COVID-19 Environment

BY: Carter Wood

In this article, we will discuss how the COVID-19 pandemic has and will impact the location decisions of technology companies and their workforces, focusing on the information technology industry, including software firms, data centers, and the electronics manufacturers that support them. In addition, we will discuss pandemic impacts of location decisions of technology-driven back-office operations that power non-technology industries from financial services to government. more....