March/April 2012 | Trade and Industry Development

March/April 2012


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Locating, Relocating and Honoring those that Have

This issue is especially exciting as it is our 7th Annual CiCi Awards issue. As most of you know, CiCi stands for Corporate Investment and Community Impact and the Awards honor 30 site-selection projects announced during the year 2011 that stood out among more than 700 applicants either in terms of the extraordinary dollar amount of the investment or the impact the investment and corporate location has and will have on the community in which the project has or will be developed. The entire staff of Trade & Industry Development, as well as the entire professional site selection community, we’re sure, join together to extend hearty congratulations to all of the companies being honored with this Award.

In this issue

Blueprint for Moving Quickly to Great Site-Selection Decisions

BY: Larry Gigerich

The job of the site-selection professional is to not only eliminate locations from consideration, but to do it swiftly based upon detailed analysis. In prior years, the site-selection process may have taken 12-18 months or longer, but today, a typical project might take 4-6 months and a large project 9-12 months to reach completion. This process has accelerated dramatically over time for a few key reasons. more....