July/August 2008 | Trade and Industry Development

July/August 2008


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Welcome to our “Clean Industries” Issue!
This is our “Clean Industries” issue and I believe this issue is particularly interesting due to the variety of topics covered. From Technology to Retail to Alternative Energy to Technology Incubators – it’s all here!
In our Technology Feature article, John Rhodes describes technology life cycle stages vs. location selection parameters. Jim Renzas explains how the Retail industry deviates significantly from other types of industry location projects in another Feature article. John Sisson discusses the four phases of siting wind and solar facilities in another Feature article.  And Kevin Mayer, in his Special Report, explains how technology incubators may not grab the biggest headlines, but hold an important role in economic development.
We think you’ll enjoy reading the Industry Outlook articles from AeA and AWEA.  And be sure to read our Spotlights on California, Florida, Louisiana and Pennsylvania to learn what each of those states has to offer.

In this issue

California is Turning Green to Gold

BY: Mark Mosher

California has an irresistible energy. It’s the kind of energy and spirit that flows from a strong sense of curiosity and determination, from an irrepressible desire to explore, innovate and lead. It’s the kind of energy that fueled the Gold Rush more than 150 years ago, the kind of energy that made California the birthplace of the global high-tech industry 50 years ago and made it the pioneer in developing the Internet over the past 25 years. more....