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May/June 2008

Site Location – Small or Large
 
Summer is just around the corner – this is usually a peak season for selling/buying a home. Think back to when you bought your last home. What was the first thing you did? Did you make a “must have” list? You know, that list of those things your new home “must have” – four bedrooms, two-car garage, large yard, in good school district, etc. The list may have been long, but chances are, at the top were size, location and amenities.
 
Site selection when buying a home is a very similar process to that of locating (or relocating) a business or industry – small or large. Whether that business is in the automotive industry, the aerospace industry, or the fuel cell industry, there are definite site selection parameters to be considered.
 
Read this issue to get important information concerning site selection for these industries, as well as learning what the USFCC, SAE and AIA are doing to help promote these industries. Also read what Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky and Ohio are doing to influence your next site location decision.

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In this issue...

Once a community convinces a manufacturer to locate a large plant within its boundaries, the news breaks quickly, as well it should. But the news from the victorious community follows a familiar script. There’s the celebratory press conference. There’s the groundbreaking ceremony. There’s the story in the newspaper filled with ebullient quotes. Now, nobody would argue that the story is unimportant. But somehow it seems anticlimactic.   more...

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