Ready, set, go! That’s exactly what you want when it comes to getting your product to market and this November-December 2015 issue covers it all— including challenges, rewards and location strategies. From our state Spotlight articles and Short List and Sites & Programs columns to our Features, Industry Outlooks and Insights columns, this issue covers supply chain management and logistics from sea to shining sea.
Want to find out more about connections between logistics and locations? This issue offers six articles that tip you off to locations conducive to moving your products to market. Interested in something more specific like warehousing or ports? This issue fulfills that need as well. And as always, this issue keeps to the Trade & Industry Development hallmark of covering site selection from a vertical industry point of view, so you can learn even more in articles spanning the industries of metalworking and fabrications, plastics and supply chain.
Autumn – time to get serious about education! This issue is right on cue, with impressive editorial on workforce training that will get you right into step. The good news is a great number of U.S. locations make workforce training needs a top priority, so we bring you a great representative sample of them in our exclusive interviews in the Sites & Programs column. And don’t miss the Outlook column from AME, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, which brings some sage direction to help you focus on finding education resources to build a stronger manufacturing base here in the U.S — which is crucial in today’s business world. To bring it all together, this issue is brimming with shared knowledge from states and experts to help you establish a top-notch, state-of –the-art manufacturing business.
This information-packed issue focuses on modern vertical industry sectors that are continuing to change and improve. Alternative energy and “clean” initiatives are covered extensively with five topics on the subject, from an in-depth feature article to two Outlook articles (that cover wind energy and solar energy from the leading associations in these industries) to an exclusive Sites & Programs article to the Insights column that discusses incentives in the IT industry.
And what industry is more trendsetting than IT? A fantastic feature article reveals the latest happenings in IT and even provides a step-by-step process for IT companies to follow for site selection.
There’s plenty to get revved up about inside on the pages of the May-June 2015 issue of Trade & Industry Development, not the least of which is a very insightful feature on the rebound of the automotive industry. If the resurgence of the auto industry isn’t uplifting enough for you, surely our feature on supply chains for the aerospace industry will put you into a positive orb. Also of great benefit to manufacturers in all industries is where the manufacturing is taking place. The most knowledgeable source on the topic of reshoring, The Reshoring Initiative, brings you up to date on what’s happening. And don’t’ forget our regular columns: State Spotlights, Insights, Industry Outlooks, and a special Case Study on Greenbrier Valley, West Virginia are not to be missed.
SummaryThis extraordinary 10th anniversary CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Awards issue of Trade & Industry Development features the annual edition of the economic development and site selection program conducted exclusively by Trade & Industry Development. This unique, unparalleled awards program recognizes 30 businesses for the economic development announcements they issued in 2014. This 2015 issue also recognizes economic development the economic development agencies representing the locations in which those developments will take place for their work in attracting and securing corporate investments.
The excitement of the CiCi Awards is complemented by very informative articles concentrating on three of the top challenges faced by corporate site selectors: corporate headquarters location; assessing the true value of government incentive programs and the complexity of today’s corporate real estate environments. These are absolutely must-read articles for all in the business.
And icing on the cake, you will be privy to two terrific articles authored by two organizations—Ex-IM Bank and IFMA-- that will enlighten you on issues that have great potential to have a positive impact on your business progress.
This inaugural issue of 2015 is brimming with a bounty of editorial coverage of positive, new, life-renewing industries — food growing, manufacturing and processing; biotechnology; medical devices; and research and development.
Each of these industries is literally a growth industry—both in the types and amounts of products they produce and in their need for physical expansion.
These insightful, well-researched articles will bring every reader up to date on the trends profoundly impacting these major industries, which will arguably have far-reaching economic impact, one of which is economic development.
To aid in guiding professional site selectors engaged in these industries, the editorial takes its focus to the next level and provides useable tips on how to take advantage of the knowledge of these trends when making the very long-term commitment to locating or expanding a business.