July/August 2007 | Trade and Industry Development

July/August 2007


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

According to AEA’s recent Cyberstate report, the high tech industry in the U.S. grew by 150,000 jobs in 2006. While this growth is positive, several challenges still face the U.S. technology sector. Within this report and our feature articles, several factors are addressed, including the challenge of recruiting qualified workers for this field, and locating operations in areas in which appropriate talent is accessible.
Within the logistics field, similar trends are occurring. According to IWLA, the 3PL community has experienced positive growth over the past year, with an increase in revenues. However, uncertain costs still trouble the industry. To learn how to negotiate these obstacles, be sure to read “The Power of the Pack.”
In an effort to provide you with solutions to your site selection needs, we looked to the aforementioned experts, as well as several key state organizations. North Carolina, California, Maryland and Florida put forth their initiatives designed to entice your next site location decision.

In this issue

Amarillo, Texas: A Community that Possesses Everything You Could Hope For, and More

BY: Andrea Johnson

Imagine the perfect location for your food technologies, processing or distribution operation. Think about everything that would make it the ideal place to do business. Would it feature: * Major interstates extending from California to North Carolina and the Canadian border to the Gulf of Mexico ports? * A powerful economic base to support new businesses and, consequently, the eagerness to provide the financial assistance you need to succeed? more....