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2014

September/October 2014

The September-October 2014 issue of Trade & Industry Development sheds light on the main concern its staff has heard from manufacturers in almost every community: there is a shortage of skilled employees available to take advantage of workforce opportunities in the manufacturing sector. The issue provides an abundance of editorial that offers great solutions, information on state-sponsored workforce development programs and exclusive interviews with companies that are successfully addressing the problem with the help of those programs. In addition, there is a terrific discussion on advanced manufacturing and what that term really means. In its entirety, this issue is a fantastic resource to kick-start progress toward a stronger manufacturing resurgence in the U.S. and helps bring understanding to the realities of modern manufacturing.

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July/August 2014

Dive into this July-August issue of Trade & Industry Development and gain a whole new perspective on some of the most talked-about industries in the country. Change is in the air! And our authors address how it is affecting economic development. Alternative energy sources top the list. Find out from the most authoritative voices in the solar and wind energy industries how so many Americans and American businesses are embracing these sources of cleaner energy and maybe become inspired to adopt clean energy in your business.

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May/June 2014

Want to know what’s happening on the economic development front for a handful of the hottest business sectors today? This May-June 2014 issue of Trade & Industry Development will bring you right up to speed with head-on, fact-based discussions of the impact of the U.S. industries that are making headlines in the business world today. This includes an entire column devoted to new as well as tried-and-true energy sources such as natural gas and petroleum that features exclusive interviews with leaders in specific areas of the country that are directly impacted by these industries’ investments and development activities and subsequent jobs creation.

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March/April 2014

This special issue of Trade & Industry Development features the 9th annual edition of the CiCi (Corporate Investment & Community Impact) Awards, a program conducted exclusively by Trade & Industry Development. This unique, unparalleled awards program recognizes 30 businesses for the economic development announcements they made in 2013 as well as the economic development agencies representing the locations in which those developments will take place for their work in attracting those investments.

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January/February 2014

If your business is medical manufacturing, biotechnology or food processing, the new year of 2014 looks promising for corporate growth and job creation. Want to know why? This January-February issue of Trade & Industry Development features three must-read articles that provide expert insight and research into the state of these industries that will let you in on the reasons behind the prospects for their growth and, in some cases, they document actual locations that are hotspots for economic development and job growth.

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2013

November/December 2013

Want to know what’s happening in the world of logistics and supply chains? The November-December 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development thoroughly covers this very complex facet of business that affects manufacturers of every type, from training supply chain professionals to identifying locations that have proven to be ideal places for easy, efficient, cost-effective access to market.

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September/October 2013

There are some heady issues facing American industry today and they have a great influence on site selection and expansion. This September-October 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development addresses them head-on.

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July/August 2013

With an overriding theme of the correlation between economic development and a positive quality of life, the July-August 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine not only highlights nearly a dozen communities where quality of life is a top priority, but also provides fresh insight into what is happening with wind and solar energy development in the U.S. and how those alternative energy sources are positively affecting U.S. communities.

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May/June 2013

Think the automotive supplier industry will ever return to its pre-great-recession levels of development and growth? Has expansion in the aerospace/aviation/defense manufacturing industry sector been doomed by federal budget cuts? This May-June 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development provides well-researched insight into these important questions about the current state of these major manufacturing sectors and their supply chains — and the information may surprise you.

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March/April 2013

Featuring the 8th Annual CiCi Awards, no matter where your site selection challenges lie, no matter what industry or the size of your economic development project, the March/April 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development magazine offers insight that will be pertinent to your plight.

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January/February 2013

Growth is what makes site selectors tick. And providing new information that feeds that passion is what makes this publication so valuable. So, as we head boldly into another new year, the January/February 2013 issue of Trade & Industry Development addresses growth in every one of its articles, each with an interesting and diverse angle.

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2012

November/December 2012

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.

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September/October 2012

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.

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July/August 2012

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.

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May/June 2012

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.

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March/April 2012

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.

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January/February 2012

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.

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2011

November/December 2011

Going forward, supply chain risk management will be increasingly studied and variables will be more carefully weighted in risk/reward equations. As Rich Thompson of Jones Lang LaSalle notes in his excellent article upon the subject, multinational companies will reduce risk by setting up operations and supply chains regionally, while still serving global markets. This will be as much for business continuity as it will be for maximizing profit. Larry Gigerich of Ginovus discusses what plastics manufacturers should seek in a location to maximize efficiency. And Dennis Donovan of WDG Consulting provides in-depth knowledge about what companies in the fabricated metals industry should seek when siting new facilities. We also have industry outlooks from the International Warehouse Logistics Association and the American Association of Port Authorities, and Jennifer Alten follows up with a detailed look at how ports are affecting local economies across the country. Linda Dobel explores strategic logistical locations across North America, and Fred Burkhardt of Geneva Analytics examines the impacts from the Panama Canal expansion in his excellent Insights article.

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September/October 2011

In this issue, we examine manufacturing from several different angles, and offer advice to executives looking to expand their facilities. Paul Hampton, of Newmark Knight Frank, offers pragmatic solutions to companies that need to add facilities but are also focused on environmental initiatives. In his article on working with utilities, Larry Gigerich, of Ginovus, provides significant insight into what indications to look for in choosing a worthy utility partner. And Harry Moser, founder of the Reshoring Initiative, provides bottom-line value in his examination of the total cost of ownership, and how it relates to sourcing components and siting facilities. Also, Jennifer Alten examines the benefits offered by Foreign Trade Zones, and Linda Dobel takes a look at some of the designated sites in North America. Douglas K. Woods, president of the Association for Manufacturing Technology, provides a clear snapshot of manufacturing in America and the developing trends. And Dennis Donovan, of WDG Consulting, charts the outlook for facility expansions throughout the rest of the year and into 2012.

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July/August 2011

In this issue, we will focus intently on the renewable energy sector. Up front, we have industry outlooks from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA). And Ed McCallum, of McCallum Sweeney Consulting, provides an in-depth look at the potential for the renewable energy industry across the country. Andy Shapiro, of BLS Strategies, offers excellent insight into the criteria for properly siting data centers. And Fred Burkhardt, of Geneva Analytics, sheds light upon the retail sector and the outlook going forward. Also, don’t miss Jennifer Alten’s examination of green technology developments taking place across the country, or Linda Dobel’s article highlighting areas that offer a significant boost to quality of life. And Leslie Rubin, in her Insights piece, makes a strong case for envisioning a brighter future.

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