Trade & Industry Development Magazine

March/April 2007

It is always fun to receive recognition.  Whether it’s a pat on the back from a peer for a job well done, or keys to the executive wash room, we all appreciate being recognized for our efforts.  With this year’s edition of the Corporate Investment & Community Impact (CiCi) Awards, we are honored to be the ones to step up and say “Congratulations.”
In this issue, we are recognizing companies and communities in two distinct categories:  15 Corporate Investment Awards and 15 Community Impact Awards. As you will see, the projects highlighted here represent amazing numbers.  But the real story is beyond the numbers.  It is within the companies, communities, regions and states that made these deals possible.  Their stories, and more importantly, their futures, are what we are recognizing with this 2nd edition of the CiCi Awards.
Along with our awards, we dedicated this issue to the efforts of the corporate real estate executive.  You’ll find leading-edge articles designed to enhance your efforts.

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In this issue...

The job of a corporate real estate executive certainly isn’t getting any easier. With more viable real estate options in increasingly diverse markets, growing pressure to reduce costs and increase profitability, the risk-averse attitude of senior management and the complexity of available incentive packages, making a successful real estate decision requires more analysis than ever. Coupled with the compressed time lines that are becoming the norm - not the exception - corporate real estate executives must aggressively pursue new strategies, partnerships and efficiencies to satisfy these demands. more...