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

Louisiana's Economic Renaissance Off to Strong Start

BY: Trade & Industry Development

Charged with creating a more vibrant Louisiana economy, Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is focusing much of its resources on making the state more attractive for business investment.  Shortly after taking office in January, Governor Bobby Jindal and the Louisiana Legislature enacted significant ethics and business tax reforms to help make Louisiana more attractive for business investment. In February, Jindal, LED Secretary Stephen Moret and other cabinet officials announced additional workforce and economic development initiatives being included in the Governor’s budget. more....