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January/February 2018

The first issue of the year 2018! As always with a new year, everybody is all about health, nutrition and overall wellbeing. And guess what? So is this issue. The issue is brimming with fresh, new information about the food and agriculture industry as well as bio/pharma and medical manufacturing to help companies locate in great areas and keep us all healthy and on top of our games. The Feature medical manufacturing article provides a great heads-up on locations that are dominated by companies in the industry. The food and ag Feature dives in-depth about the new industry trends and how to accommodate the workface in the face of that. And the bio/pharma Feature introduces a modern concept for the industry and what is needed for its workforce. In addition, the issue is chockful of location advice for corporate site selectors and locations to put on short lists for these particular industries.

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November/December 2017

This issue of Trade & Industry Development has all the best and freshest information on the Logistics and Supply Chain industry, along with both the Plastics and Metalworking industries you will not find anywhere else. Top-notch industry insiders open their knowledgebases and share the most pertinent things site selectors in these fields need to know to make the right moves. You’ll also find exclusive interviews with economic development offices and business executives who have happily located in their areas for port operations, both water and land. Going the extra mile in a special section you will be introduced to some of the nation’s leaders who work at economic development agencies to aid site selectors’ searches for a perfect business location. There are plenty more surprises and facts you need to know about four great locations you may find perfect for you next business location.

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September/October 2017

Site selectors for manufacturing businesses, this issue is for you. It is chock full of current information about the manufacturing industry. The information comes from some of the top names in the industry and prominent site selection consultants. From two in-the-know manufacturing associations, to exclusive interviews with economic development agencies and the manufacturing companies located within their domains to designated sites that may be of great interest to manufacturers to a Feature that has the latest information of benefit to manufacturers. In addition, the issue covers Utilities with a slant toward the utilities manufacturers need and Foreign-Trade Zones that should help manufacturers stay competitive globally. And that’s not all. There are five Spotlights on states very conducive to manufacturing business to help lighten the load for site selection information gathering.

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July/August 2017

Talk about hot topic industries; this issue of Trade & Industry Development brings you three Feature articles with expert insight in the technology, retail and alternative energy industries. Not only that, but the topics are geared to be relevant to the needs of corporate site selectors. Plus, the alternative energy Feature is complemented by two articles coming directly from related associations — Solar Energy Industries Association and U.S. Green Buildings Council — that are on the frontlines every day. In addition, as every site selector knows, it is extremely helpful to easily find information on specific locations, and that’s the exact aim of the four Spotlight articles, the Sites & Programs article and the Short List article. Workforce is always a concern and the Insights article broaches the topic of robotics in the workplace. Will robotics replace the human workforce, or is that far-fetched? The opinion in this column is a must read.

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May/June 2017

They say summer flies by, but not at the speed of the automotive and aerospace and defense industries’ innovations. Corporate leaders charged with making location decisions for these growing, fast-paced industry sectors don’t need to break a sweat, though, worrying that they’ll be left in the dust. One of the easiest solutions is simply absorbing the knowledge on trends and location options jam-packed into this issue. And guess where the best location options are? Right here onshore. Take a good look at the issue’s third feature article: the trend for businesses is reshoring, and you won’t be left guessing why. So dive in: not only will you discover great ideas and lots of knowledge sharing, but there a deep pool of location choices presented with concise, factual descriptions all within these pages.

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March/April 2017

Site location decision-makers and economic developers look forward to this issue every year. Why? The much-anticipated 12th Annual Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards are presented in this issue. Here is an exclusive opportunity to take a look at the top 15 companies in the country that announced the largest capital investment for a new location or expansion project in 2016 and the 2016 announcements of the 15 projects that promise to have the most impactful, transformational effect in communities in which they are or will be located. The issue also serves up three complementary, information-packed articles on topics that are hot, hot, hot. They are: locating a corporate headquarters, ‘adaptive reuse’ of facilities for corporate real estate and reconsidering incentives. Plus, two Outlook articles from very prominent industry associations address issues of concern to all.

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January/February 2017

Looking to locate a life science business, but not sure which route to take? This is the best go-to source to learn where the top U.S. life sciences clusters are located, examine some positives of alternatively locating in submarkets, and tap into some ideas to attract potential Need more specifics for the medical device manufacturing sector of life sciences? There’s solid information here, from desirable states to locate to the attributes a location should have to help you succeed. Of course, you can’t just put down roots anywhere when it comes to the food industry. There’s a lot to consider and the trio of articles here have that tackled from unique perspectives, all with a common focus on site selection. Further aiding location decision-making, there are five resources that spotlight states to consider, plus a great perspective on the value of incentives for choosing a location to conduct business.

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November/December 2016

Are you a busy practitioner in the metals, plastics or logistics industry? If so, you’ll rejoice over the contents of this issue. Why? It will bring you up to date on the trends and latest thinking on industry issues and site selection practices most people are just too slammed to keep up with otherwise. Not a practitioner in one of those industries? You will be equally delighted by the wealth of information this issue imparts on even more topics and business trends that are on everyone’s must-know list. From insiders’ descriptions of superb locations to consider for your next economic development project to perspectives on current logistics topics including e-commerce and distribution data usage, business professionals will find useful facts to stay on top of the game.

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September/October 2016

This issue is the place to get up to date on the state of the manufacturing industry. From insider tips on how to thrive in manufacturing to savvy advice on curing the workforce shortage in manufacturing and a look at locations that have implemented solid programs to help manufacturers build a strong workforce, this issue has it all. Add to that there’s a dual focus on the utilities industry that supports manufacturers in a host of ways that are flush with facts on what manufacturers should look for in locations’ utilities offerings when making a site decision. In addition, there’s a fantastic feature on something manufacturers should be paying close attention to: Federal-Trade Zones. They can have positive effects on operating margins.

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July/August 2016

There’s no excuse for not going green in your next location endeavor after reading this bountiful issue of TID. The issue features four article dedicated solely to clean industry/energy initiatives written by some of the top minds in the business—and they know about how it affects site selection. Not to be overshadowed, readers will find terrific insight into the state of the retail industry—both from the bricks and mortar perspective and the e-commerce perspective. The two articles that concentrate on that subject speak from a development point of view. The issue also will bring readers up to date on the technology industry with a keen eye toward site selection. Where are good places to locate these various types of businesses? The issue has that covered with four state Spotlight articles and a Short List article that highlights locations that boast a great quality of life for both individuals and their families and businesses.

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May/June 2016

Strap on your seat belt. This issue of TID features fast-moving industries and fast-moving products. The aerospace industry is one and it is thriving. Get all the facts in our feature article. The automotive industry is not left in the dust. It, too, shows no signs of braking its speed with products to market and more and more development locations. This feature will show where the automotive industry is going. While those industries are moving forward, our feature on the reshoring industry demonstrates that businesses are doing an about-face —coming back to the U.S. with manufacturing and services, which is an incredibly good thing. The momentum doesn’t stop there. This issue is chock full of information on individual states, including two case studies and two exclusive articles highlighting states with locations that are home to light manufacturing and states that you really want to get to know more about as they are top sites in the U.S.

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March/April 2016

This very special edition of Trade & Industry Development (TID) features the 2016 CiCi Awards. CiCi stands for Corporate Investment and Community Impact — the two most important aspects of economic development. If you’re hungry for information about the top economic development deals announced in 2015, as most corporate site selectors are, dig in. There’s even more in this edition of TID. Be sure to read the three Special Report columns as they impart valuable knowledge for anyone contemplating headquarters relocation or a financial services firm establishment. In addition, the corporate real estate column provides great direction for site selectors on the types of office configurations to look for that are conducive to productivity for today’s workforce. And stay in the loop with the two Outlook columns that will bring you up to date on two exceptional associations with which you will want to become closely acquainted.

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January/February 2016

Ring in the New Year with a hearty helping of great information in this January-February 2016 issue of Trade & Industry Development. It caters to the industries that make and keep us healthy. We have a bounty of articles focused on the food and ag industry. There are five articles that concentrate on the food industry. One is a Feature, two are Outlook columns, another is our exclusive Short List column and last, but most certainly not least, our Insights column provides us with an industry leader’s insider knowledge of the industry. To make it even better, the Spotlight articles in this issue highlight states that lend themselves perfectly to food and ag-related business locations. Even more locations are highlighted in the Sites and Programs article, and we also learn about two industries: bio-pharma medical manufacturing and tips for finding ideal sites for these businesses.

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November/December 2015

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.

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September/October 2015

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.

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July/August 2015

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.

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May/June 2015

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.

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March/April 2015

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.

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January/February 2015

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.

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November/December 2014

The November-December 2014 issue of Trade and Industry Development is packed full the most current information on the logistics industry and the latest thinking on modes of access to market provided by the top minds in the field as well as in exclusive interviews. From warehousing to ports to intermodal transportation there is an article to let you know what is current in the mode of transportation that is of greatest interest to you. But it doesn’t stop there. This November-December 2014 issue of Trade & Industry Development also features two insightful articles on major manufacturing sectors of the U.S. economy: metal working and fabrication as well as plastics and its use in automotive and aerospace/aircraft manufacturing.

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