March/April 2009 | Trade and Industry Development

March/April 2009


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

March/April 2009

CiCi Awards - Our 4th Anniversary!

Another year has come and gone and we are both proud and excited to present our 4th anniversary edition of the Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards....and from a personal standpoint, not a moment too soon. I'm exhausted - what a grueling task! After receiving over 1,000 submissions from across the country, we had the difficult mission of narrowing the list down to only 30 winners - 15 for Corporate Investment and 15 for Community Impact.

In this issue

Community Impact Top 15

BY: Kevin M. Mayer

Community Impact   The Community Impact portion of the CiCi Awards highlights projects that have profound implications for local communities, many of which are in rural areas. In many cases, award winners in this category are already (or soon will be) the largest source of employment where they are located. This year’s winners are notably varied. Industries represented include alternative energy, textiles, furniture manufacturing, brewing, life sciences, electronics, metals processing, shipbuilding, television production and waste management. more....