Trade & Industry Development Magazine

May/June 2007

A concerted effort has been made to aid you in your next site location decision.  Starting with our “Industry Outlook” presented by AIA and OESA, we have tried to show you where the industries have been, and where they’re going.  Another “Outlook,” presented by NMMI, showcases their efforts and how they can help you manage your supply chains. 
Explore the relatively new trend of certified “ready sites” and what benefits you can reap.  There are in-depth features focusing on the automotive and aerospace industries and advice from specialized consultants that can go a long way in determining the success of your next site location decision.
For specific site locations don’t miss our “Spotlights” on Arkansas, Georgia, Ohio and Louisiana.  Each of these states has made significant progress over the past few years. Especially Louisiana, which has rebounded from Katrina with a bevy of programs designed for companies interested in their area.

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In this issue...

There is a familiar saying: Chance favors the prepared mind. The same could be said of mega sites. A mega site, most simply, is an industrial site encompassing a large area, typically 1,000 or more acres. But a true mega site is much more. It must be capable of attracting a high-impact project. Such a project represents a large investment, perhaps hundreds of millions, by a single user. And it has the potential to create a network of suppliers and customers. In other words, it can dramatically change the fortunes of a community. more...