From Logistics options and guidance to the latest intelligence on the Metals and Plastics manufacturing industries and its pertinence to location decisions, executive site selectors will find exclusive editorial in the November-December issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine that provides the information they need to make critical economic development decisions—whether it is for expansions or new ventures.
Economic development in the manufacturing industry is entering a new phase. There has been a noticeable turnaround in the U.S. manufacturing disappearing act, with a healthy number of manufacturers in a variety of industry sectors pursuing new economic development on our shores.
From wind energy to solar energy to water footprinting to sustainable industrial parks, the July/ August 2012 issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine covers the most important issues in sustainable energy manufacturing and locations specifically focused for executive site selection decision makers. In addition, the issue provides expert advice on the unique requirements of siting data centers, contact centers and retail distribution centers.
Trade & Industry Development magazine’s May/June 2012 issue provides executive site selection decision makers in both the automotive and aviation/aerospace/defense industries with an in-depth look at the state of these industries and how current circumstances are affecting siting decisions. To complement the features on these topics, articles from related industry associations—the Aerospace Industries Association and the Original Equipment Suppliers Association—provide the unique perspective that can only be offered by industry insiders.
It is with great pleasure that I introduce myself as managing editor of Trade & Industry Development magazine. While this is a new position for me, I have had an affiliation with the publication since 2006 in various roles, most recently as the writer of the Leaders on the Radar column that appears in nearly every issue.
With the New Year upon us, we decided to take a “cup half-full” approach in this issue of T&ID. Andrew Shapiro’s examination of the Bio Sciences industry showcases successful site selection strategies, while Jennifer Alten explores regions in R&D that are flourishing. And Didi Caldwell and John Sisson ring in the New Year with some resolutions designed more effectively manage siting decisions.
Amidst this backdrop of optimism and inspiration, we take a closer look at the catastrophic tornado events that happened this past spring. As Juli Anne Patty discovers, Joplin, Missouri and Tuscaloosa, Alabama give real meaning to the term recovery. The resiliency and resolve of these communities to re-build and continue to foster new industry should give hope for us all that recovery isn’t just a word, but an attainable goal that happens over time with dedication and diligence.