May/June 2007 | Trade and Industry Development

May/June 2007


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

A concerted effort has been made to aid you in your next site location decision.  Starting with our “Industry Outlook” presented by AIA and OESA, we have tried to show you where the industries have been, and where they’re going.  Another “Outlook,” presented by NMMI, showcases their efforts and how they can help you manage your supply chains. 
Explore the relatively new trend of certified “ready sites” and what benefits you can reap.  There are in-depth features focusing on the automotive and aerospace industries and advice from specialized consultants that can go a long way in determining the success of your next site location decision.
For specific site locations don’t miss our “Spotlights” on Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio and Louisiana.  Each of these states has made significant progress over the past few years. Especially Louisiana, which has rebounded from Katrina with a bevy of programs designed for companies interested in their area.

In this issue

The Future of Automotive Site Location Competitions

BY: Jeannette Goldsmith

The U.S. automotive industry is vital to our country’s economic health. There are approximately 7 million people who depend on the industry for employment in some form or fashion. This is particularly important given the fact that automobile-related jobs are very highly compensated when compared with average manufacturing wages and average jobs in the U.S. The overall compensation package for those employed in the automotive industry was nearly 25 percent higher than the average for all of manufacturing. more....