July/August 2009 | Trade and Industry Development

July/August 2009


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

July/August 2009

On Our Way to a Cleaner Nation

I have always been concerned about the future of our children, but have become even more so since I, myself, became a grandmother a year ago. I have a precious grandson, Connor, who is a healthy and energetic "little man" - my dream is for him to remain healthy and energetic. Fortunately, I'm not the only one who feels this way. I'm excited about the direction in which this great Nation is headed; we're headed for a much cleaner nation. Wouldn't our forefathers be proud? I am. And I'm excited about this particular issue - we consider it our "Clean Industries" issue.

In our Feature article on 'Green Buildings,' Suzanne Davis discusses those factors that should be considered when contemplating a "green" development. And Don Schjeldahl puts renewable energy in perspective including what technologies are emerging and where to look for opportunities in our 'Alternative Energy' Feature. When expanding business opportunities and creating economic growth, one must consider the critical solutions provided by research and development - check out John Rhodes' Feature article on this subject.

In this issue

California: A 21st Century Global Gateway

BY: Brian McGowan

California has and will continue to inspire a global innovation network that increasingly transforms the way we all live, work and play. Its powerful global connections place it at the crossroads for the vital exchanging of goods and services, talent, capital, and most importantly, ideas – the ultimate drivers of economic growth. more....