Spring 2004 | Trade and Industry Development

Spring 2004

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Trade & Industry Development Magazine

In this edition of Trade & Industry Development, we look at the driving factors for site selection in the Aerospace and Automotive industries. Award winning site selection consultants, Bob Ady (Ady International) and Jeanette Goldsmith (McCallum Sweeney), present excellent articles depicting site selection criteria for these sectors. Additionally, we look at the impact of the Electric Power Grid as it relates to site selection decisions in the “Special Report.” Our “Case Study” on the Boeing 7E7 announcement in late 2003 shows the effort one state made to land the aerospace giant. Also, look to our “Industry Outlooks,” written by SAE and AIA, for insight and issues in the coming year.

In this issue

Automotive Parts Suppliers Use Site Selection to Meet OEM Demands

BY: Robert M. Ady

If the intensity of global competition can be epitomized by one industry group, it is the automobile industry. Trying to gain, or regain, market share worldwide, while simultaneously introducing new car concepts and new manufacturing technologies at a record pace, is the environment of today’s OEMs. more....