March/April 2006 | Trade and Industry Development

March/April 2006

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Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Welcome to our first annual Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards. This unique, unparalleled awards program recognizes corporate locations and investments with a focus on both the company investing in a community and the economic developers responsible for securing that investment.
 
When we set out with the objective of honoring achievements in economic development, a few things became abundantly clear. For one, we realized that the companies investing in these communities deserved some recognition. After all, it is their investment that makes the difference. We also began to understand that so many of these projects go unrecognized. Oftentimes the largest investments steal the headlines, while the smaller, yet very important announcements fall under the radar. These deals may not be the largest in terms of sheer numbers or investment. They are, however, great in the eyes of the community or region – perhaps saving or replacing hundreds of jobs in a community, or launching a new industry in a region.

In this issue

Consulting

BY: Ed McCallum

For companies about to embark on a site selection or property acquisition endeavor, a difficult decision is at hand: Where should I turn for advice and assistance, and what services do I need? This can be perplexing question even for the most capable of executives, but it is one that must be answered. It is a rare circumstance where a location decision does not impact, and is not impacted by, other corporate functions. more....