March/April 2008 | Trade and Industry Development

March/April 2008


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

CiCi Awards – 3rd Year!
We’re celebrating the 3rd anniversary for The Corporate Investment and Community Impact (CiCi) Awards and we are as excited this year as we were the first…or even more so.  Everyone likes to be recognized for a “job well done” – and corporations, states and communities are no different. 
After receiving over 1,000 submissions from across the nation, we had the grueling task of narrowing the list down to the Top 16 Corporate Investment projects and the Top 15 Community Impact projects. 
 There may be plenty of excitement in our CiCi Awards, but don’t overlook our feature articles:  Dennis Donovan’s “Nearshoring: A Competitive Advantage in a Global Economy;” Ed McCallum’s “Community Commitment & Corporate Responsibility;” and Jane Mather’s “Site Selection Portfolios: Optimal Today but What About Tomorrow?”  These articles are bursting with insightful words and important information from these three professionals.  And speaking of professionals, don’t miss Richard Kadzis’ Industry Outlook article from CoreNet Global.

In this issue

Pocatello, Idaho: Brains, Beauty, and Brawn

BY: Jennifer Alten

It's not hard to understand why Pocatello, Idaho is a growing hotspot for business development. It boasts a highly educated workforce, low cost of living, highly dedicated community and government support – and as icing on the cake, close proximity to recreation. In fact, Bannock County Development Corp. proclaims that "you could leave work at 5 today and be on the ski slopes (or golf course or at your favorite trout stream) by 6 o'clock!" more....