Trade & Industry Development Magazine

January/February 2008

Alternative Fuels and Bioconvergence…Hot Topics 

We are extremely excited about adding Alternative Fuels to the list of topics we cover.  Not a day goes by that we don’t hear something on the subject…and for good reason.  With the price of gas on the rise, anyone driving a car can understand why the BioFuels industry is among the hottest industries in the U.S.  BioFuels development is popular nationwide, therefore industry executives should think strategically about expansions.  In our Feature article on Alternative Fuels, Justin Sabrsula not only covers important site selection factors, but also the origins of the biofuels industry and trends that are shaping the industry.

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In this issue...

In recent years, communities looking to develop a local pharmaceutical presence have faced an increasingly challenging environment. The pharmaceutical industry is currently undergoing a significant period of realignment. With many profitable patents soon losing protection, opportunities for expansion are limited. Additionally, many of the pharmaceutical industry’s fastest growing markets, such as China and India, are located outside of American borders. As a result, new pharmaceutical research and manufacturing facilities will often be sited overseas.   more...