May/June 2008 | Trade and Industry Development

May/June 2008


Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Site Location – Small or Large
Summer is just around the corner – this is usually a peak season for selling/buying a home. Think back to when you bought your last home. What was the first thing you did? Did you make a “must have” list? You know, that list of those things your new home “must have” – four bedrooms, two-car garage, large yard, in good school district, etc. The list may have been long, but chances are, at the top were size, location and amenities.
Site selection when buying a home is a very similar process to that of locating (or relocating) a business or industry – small or large. Whether that business is in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, or the fuel cell industry, there are definite site selection parameters to be considered.
Read this issue to get important information concerning site selection for these industries, as well as learning what the USFCC, SAE and AIA are doing to help promote these industries. Also read what Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio are doing to influence your next site location decision.

In this issue


BY: Governor Steve Beshear

Long a major player in the automotive industry, Kentucky produces some of the nation’s top-selling vehicles in four important segments – passenger car, SUV, pickup truck and premium sports car.   More specifically, Kentucky’s four major assembly plants turn out the Toyota Camry (built in Georgetown), the Ford Explorer (Louisville), Ford’s heavy-duty F-series pickups (Louisville) and the Chevrolet Corvette (Bowling Green).   more....