Autumn – time to get serious about education! This issue is right on cue, with impressive editorial on workforce training that will get you right into step. The good news is a great number of U.S. locations make workforce training needs a top priority, so we bring you a great representative sample of them in our exclusive interviews in the Sites & Programs column. The Insights column highlights some important ones as well. And don’t miss the Outlook column from AME, the Association for Manufacturing Excellence, which brings some sage direction to help you focus on finding education resources to build a stronger manufacturing base here in the U.S — which is crucial in today’s business world. To bring it all together, this issue is brimming with shared knowledge from states and experts to help you establish a top-notch, state-of –the-art manufacturing business. This issue’s Spotlights on New Mexico, Illinois, Kentucky and Florida will show you top reasons to consider them for your next manufacturing location — and you’ll even get a glimpse of some incentives they offer. And our fabulously informative feature on 3D printing will let you in on some of the secrets to locations best suited to success in this advanced manufacturing area. But that’s not all—the Outlook from AMT, confirms manufacturing sits in a leading position, staying there through technology innovation, which is making the industry more productive, competitive and agile. So get on the bandwagon and if you’re looking for a development-ready site, turn to the Short List column for some great ideas for locations. Or, look to the feature on foreign-trade zones for a plethora of information. And be sure you are up to date on where data centers are choosing to locate and the role utilities play in that decision.
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