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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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Aerospace and Defense are often lumped together as one. For most companies in these fields, the two are almost synonymous, but not always. Some companies only specialize in commercial and private aircraft, while others, (defense) may provide only IT services, Homeland Security or logistical support to government agencies and military ground operations. But then again, ground support often requires close coordination with aircraft, satellites and ships. Most of the basic site requirements for these companies go hand in hand.   more...

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