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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...

In December of 2002, the national average price of regular unleaded gasoline was just over $1.00 per gallon. Reducing our dependence on foreign oil seemed like a good idea, but the pain of the oil trade embargo of the 1970s was a distant memory and Americans were able to fill their tanks of even the largest SUVs for less than $50. The political will and the demand for vehicles that operated on alternative fuels didn’t exist, at least in the United States.   The dramatic price increases that topped out at more than $4.00 per gallon in the summer of 2008, as well as our growing awareness of the reality of climate change, changed all of that. more...

Departments
Insights - Manufacturing Workers and the Changing Economy
Features
The Status of the Automotive Industry
Aerospace and Defense: Are we Still Reaching for the Sky?
The Bright Future of Alternative Fuel Technology
Online Exclusive: The Homeland Security Industry: Potential for Regional Clusters
Outlooks
US Fuel Cell Council: The Voice of the Fuel Cell Industry
NDIA Expands Opportunities for Defense Professionals
Special Reports
In Defense of Fayetteville/Cumberland County, North Carolina
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
Spotlights
Ohio - Where You Can Find Success in Every Area of Life
Mississippi - Innovating for Growth Across Industry Sectors
The State of Washington: Aligned for Growth
Michigan - Revitalization through Innovation

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