March/April 2007 | Trade and Industry Development

March/April 2007


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

It is always fun to receive recognition.  Whether it’s a pat on the back from a peer for a job well done, or keys to the executive wash room, we all appreciate being recognized for our efforts.  With this year’s edition of the Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards, we are honored to be the ones to step up and say “Congratulations.”
In this issue, we are recognizing companies and communities in two distinct categories:  15 Corporate Investment Awards and 15 Community Impact Awards. As you will see, the projects highlighted here represent amazing numbers.  But the real story is beyond the numbers.  It is within the companies, communities, regions and states that made these deals possible.  Their stories, and more importantly, their futures, are what we are recognizing with this 2nd edition of the CiCi Awards.
Along with our awards, we dedicated this issue to the efforts of the corporate real estate executive.  You’ll find leading-edge articles designed to enhance your efforts.

In this issue

2007 CiCi Awards - Corporate Investment Top 15

BY:Kevin M. Mayer

Ford Motor Company — Southeastern Michigan. Facing intense global competition, decreased market share, rising operating costs, and excess U.S. industrial capacity, Ford Motor Company has announced it will drastically change the way it conducts business. Ford is implementing its Way Forward revitalization plan, a strategy to allow it to introduce new products, cut costs, and return the company’s North American operations to profitability. more....