Trade & Industry Development Magazine

May/June 2009
May/June 2009

T&ID - Your 'Solutions Provider' for a Positive Impact

Change is something some people avoid. I know that for a fact, because I'm one of those people. And it's absolutely ridiculous, especially when change is inevitable! Change is one of the few things you can absolutely count on. And all of us must change the way we look at things on a daily basis...especially right now in today's troubled economy.

At Trade & Industry Development, we have decided to take the positive approach to these challenges and we encourage everyone else to do the same. Sometimes we just need to step back for a moment and re-evaluate the situation. That's exactly what we strive to do with our editorials and we hope you'll look to us as your 'solutions provider.'

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In this issue...

The global automotive industry is facing a crisis unlike anything ever seen. Overall annual sales in the United States, based on numbers reported for February 2009, are forecast to fall below 10 million units for the first time in 27 years. This is more than a 30 percent drop in overall sales compared to the previous year. If sales within the U.S. drop to an annualized number of under 9 million units, it would represent the first time ever that China would surpass the United States in terms of monthly sales.   more...

Insights - Manufacturing Workers and the Changing Economy
Online Exclusive: The Homeland Security Industry: Potential for Regional Clusters
The Status of the Automotive Industry
Aerospace and Defense: Are we Still Reaching for the Sky?
The Bright Future of Alternative Fuel Technology
US Fuel Cell Council: The Voice of the Fuel Cell Industry
NDIA Expands Opportunities for Defense Professionals
Special Reports
Turning a Negative Economy into a Positive Result
Canada: the Smartest Tactical Move for Aerospace, Defense, Fuel Cell
Tooele County, Utah - Business Excels at the Crossroads of the West
In Defense of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina
Mississippi - Innovating for Growth Across Industry Sectors
The State of Washington: Aligned for Growth
Michigan - Revitalization through Innovation
Ohio - Where You Can Find Success in Every Area of Life