Trade & Industry Development Magazine

Q1 2020
Industrial & Advanced Manufacturing 2019

There are both similarities and differences between traditional and advanced manufacturing, as our feature, “Creating an Environment to Attract Advanced Manufacturing,” points out. Another feature in this issue helps to determine if a community is “utility-friendly” for business expansion. We also look at the U.S. Foreign-Trade Zones Program, which helps an ever-growing number of U.S.-based businesses maintain their international competitiveness. “Sites & Programs” focuses on workforce training and education, and we look at four key states for growth: Florida, North Carolina, Kentucky and Ohio.

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In addition to Florida’s diverse and highly skilled workforce and top-ranked business tax climate, the state’s network of economic development partners is making it easier and more affordable than ever to do business in the state. Among those partners are utilities, which are actively involved in recruiting and retaining businesses in Florida. more...