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2022

Q3 2022

It has been an eventful year for food and agriculture, aerospace and automotive, our themes for this issue. Companies across the country have altered their business models and their supply chains to meet urgent new needs in a changing business landscape. In this issue, we'll share insights into the ways industries have pivoted to adapt to an innovative business landscape. We'll also look at five states -- Alabama, Maryland, Mississippi, Oklahoma and South Carolina -- and learn where and how they're innovating to succeed.

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Q2 2022

In this issue, our features take an in-depth look at supply chain management and aluminum manufacturing and processing. Our Sites & Programs feature covers ports and inland ports, and our Shortlist examines America’s Top Sites for Business Prosperity: a compendium of locations from all across the country that include critical business infrastructure and transportation. Regionally, we’re presenting six locations – Arizona, Arkansas, Louisiana, Michigan, Virginia and Washington – that are ready for expansions and greenfield projects.

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Q1 2022

Trade & Industry Development’s 16th Annual Corporate Investment/Community Impact Awards (CiCi Awards) issue honors key projects around the country that promise — through extensive capital investment or influential community impact — to help shape the communities in which they are located, and in which they continue to develop and grow. Coverage begins on page 12. This issue also has three special reports covering the influence of talent in corporate headquarters decisions, evolving financial services needs and the future of the commercial real estate market.

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2021

Q4 2021

In this issue, our features take an in-depth look at industrial and advanced manufacturing, biotechnology, and free trade zones. Our Sites & Programs feature covers ports and inland ports, and our Shortlist examines business locations around the country that help companies attract an educated workforce with ample educational and training assets and a high quality of life. Regionally, we’re presenting six locations – Florida, Ontario, North Carolina, Kansas, Kentucky, and Ohio – that are ready for advanced manufacturing business.

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Q3 2021

2021 has been a year of recovery, particularly for food production, aerospace and automotive, our themes for this issue. Companies across the country have retooled their supply chains, changed the way they manufacture and used technology creatively to tie it all together. In this issue, we'll share insights into the ways industries have pivoted to adapt to a new way of doing business. We'll also look at six states -- Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Iowa, Mississippi, and South Carolina -- and learn where they're innovating for the new economy.

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Q2 2021

This issue features several timely topics, including supply chain management and logistics, plastics, and metalworking and fabricating. In the COVID-19 era, the norms of supply chain logistics have been thrown out, and companies are discovering that the processes that once worked well to keep costs down are actually driving up the cost of doing business. In this issue, we feature several editorials that discuss the new challenges to supply chain, and how manufacturers, suppliers, warehouses and ports and depots are handling these new realities.

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Q1 2021

Trade & Industry Development’s 15th Annual Corporate Investment/Community Impact Awards (CiCi Awards) issue honors key projects around the country that promise—through extensive capital investment or influential community impact—to help shape the communities in which they are located, and in which they continue to develop and grow. Read about our 30 winners in our CiCi Awards coverage starting on page 12. This issue also has three special reports: finding the best location for a corporate HQ (even in a pandemic), short-term realities and the commercial real estate long game, and workplace flexibility in the twenty-first century.

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2020

Q4 2020

Global manufacturing has always been dynamic, but today, we are facing what can only be described as a sea change. Technology-intensive processes being developed in the United States and abroad are helping to drive competitiveness by increasing research, development and manufacturing efficiency. Additionally, challenges to the economy (not the least of which is the COVID-19 pandemic) have wrought other developments that will impact not only the ongoing push for reshoring but the increasingly competitive drive to develop a vaccine. At the same time, companies are striving to keep customers satisfied and to continue to attract a skilled workforce. This issue covers all these topics and we invite you to read on.

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Q3 2020

To say that 2020 has proved to be challenging to business and industry might be one of the understatements of the century. Most of the world was blindsided by the global COVID-19 pandemic and there was not a sector of the economy that went untouched. But our country is nothing if not nimble and adaptive, and vital industries such as food production, aerospace and automotive, our themes for this issue, began rethinking their supply chains, leading to an avalanche of reshoring plans, with the intention of bringing at least some of that production back to the U.S. In this issue, professionals are sharing their insights on all the ways the country’s industries have pivoted to adapt to the new reality. We can all learn from them.

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Q2 2020

This issue features a number of important topics, including supply chain management & logistics, plastics and metalworking & fabricating. But there seems to be one theme that continues to find its way into virtually every area, and that has to do with workforce—development, training and availability. One of the biggest concerns and considerations that companies, executives and site selectors need to factor into any decision is how they can conduct their business with their current workforce, how to improve their talent and how to ensure they’ll have the qualified labor needed for the future.

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Q1 2020

There are both similarities and differences between traditional and advanced manufacturing, as our feature, “Creating an Environment to Attract Advanced Manufacturing,” points out. Another feature in this issue helps to determine if a community is “utility-friendly” for business expansion. We also look at the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, which helps an ever-growing number of U.S.-based businesses maintain their international competitiveness. “Sites & Programs” focuses on workforce training and education, and we look at four key states for growth: Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.

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2019

Technology & Clean Industries 2019

Alternative energy and fuels certainly is a hot topic, and our feature, “Renewable and Cleaner Energy,” focuses on three energy sources that stand out as efficient, scalable and commercially viable solutions: solar, biofuels and decarbonized natural gas. We continue the clean industry and renewables theme with Outlooks by the AWEA and USGBC, and with our Sites & Programs article. We also have features to help tech companies find the best locations and on how import tariffs will affect the U.S. economy. Also check out our spotlights on South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia and Ontario, Canada.

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Automotive, Aerospace and Light Manufacturing 2019

While no one can predict the ultimate impact tariffs will have, there’s good news on the reshoring front: experts Harry Moser and Sandy Montalbano say reshoring and foreign direct investment job announcements in 2018 reached the second highest annual rate in history. We’ve also tapped the expertise of Dustin Jones with Ginovus to talk about diversification in the automotive industry, and for our aviation/aerospace feature, we called on Scott Thompson of PwC. Check out our focus on Light Manufacturing and Top Sites for Business Growth, and spotlights on Michigan, Georgia, Kansas and Mississippi.

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CiCi Awards Issue 2019

Trade & Industry Development’s 14th Annual Corporate Investment/Community Impact Awards (CiCi Awards) issue honors key projects around the country that promise—through extensive capital investment or influential community impact—to help shape the communities in which they are located, and in which they continue to develop and grow. Read about our 30 winners in our CiCi Awards coverage starting on page 28. This issue also has three special reports: finding the best location for a corporate HQ, site selection for the financial services industry and keys to winning in corporate real estate.

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January/February 2019

In this issue, we tap experts in three growing fields: biotechnology, medical manufacturing and agriculture/food processing. In biotech, we focus on access to a qualified workforce capable of keeping pace with advances in the industry. The medical manufacturing field is expected to see continued growth and expansion—and location changes will be part of the strategic choices. Food manufacturing executives know proper location of their facilities can have a dramatic impact on operational and cost-related variables. Our Sites & Programs this issue also deals with food and agriculture production.

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2018

November/December 2018

This issue dives into a number of key areas for site selection that decision-makers today need to consider. Our feature story on supply-chain management and logistics focuses on distribution centers and the importance of addressing a critical need today: attracting and retaining good employees. American consumers would be hard-pressed to find anything they do or use today that doesn’t involve plastics. Siting a facility that deals with this ubiquitous commodity involves many critical factors, and we help executives sort through and prioritize them. When it comes to metalworking and fabricating, we’re seeing a “rise of the machines,” as revenue for companies in the machinery manufacturing sector has been steadily rising, and there is a trend toward digitization of manufacturing that includes machines to monitor production facilities and the design of manufacturing processes with robotics. The ramifications and impacts for site selectors are expertly laid out in our feature. This issue also looks at ports/inland ports, identifying a number of key shipping locations.

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September/October 2018

This issue takes us through the last of the fall. Don’t miss our special features, all of which contain great information that can help you create long-term strategy. The article on factors for site selection consideration is a must-read. And when was the last time you thought about utilities in the context of siting for your facility? They’re absolutely critical – yet they might not be top-of-mind for many people. Don’t miss the insights on Foreign-Trade Zones either – it has never been more relevant. Of course, there is plenty of other excellent content. Workforce development, for example, is covered with case studies using real-life examples to show how corporations are ushering in the next generation. Throughout this issue, you will see the fine hand of our managing editor, Linda Dobel – who passed away suddenly as we were going to press. We will miss her guidance and her expertise, as well as her passion for this magazine, and we know you will as well.

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July/August 2018

Want to purchase something new? This issue will enlighten you to the trends in U.S. shopping habits and how it is affecting the site selection world. Transition is the keyword, and you’ll learn the insider’s story here. Don’t miss it. If that hint of the word transition in regard to retail makes you think about technology, you’ll be delighted to know this issue has an exclusive Feature on the technology industry even beyond retail and what’s trending in site selection for that industry. And what do you need for retail and technology and every other business and homestead? Energy, of course. This issue treats you to insight into some of the most knowledgeable people who share their know-how in state-of-the-art in alternative energy and storage. Don’t forget — you will find the scoop on four states you will want to know more about as well as a peek into locations where clean energy thrives and areas that exude a great quality of life. What could be better?

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May/June 2018

Get your engines running — this is an issue for everybody in the automotive, aerospace and reshoring businesses to catch up with the latest happenings in your unique business space. Top leaders in the know reveal statistics that show enormous growth that may astound you and will likely have a tremendous impact on where you decide to locate your business as well. To top it off, you’ll get to know about the offerings of a great site in four states, including their incentives and reasons you might consider them prime contender s in your site selection decision.

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March/April 2018

Corporate investment and development are going strong and making a huge impact on some very fortunate communities across the U.S. In this issue, Trade & Industry Development heralds 30 companies that in 2017 announced plans for corporate development that truly stand out from the vast number of development announcements made that year. Read their stories in the CiCi (Corporate Investment Community Impact) Awards coverage starting on page 28. You won’t be able to resist admiring these companies and being inspired to contact economic development agencies to get your company started on the road to your own corporate development glory. To ensure you’re fully knowledgeable to begin your journey to a new site or make the best expansion choices, first do your homework and read all three information-packed Special Report articles you’ll find in this issue.

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