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2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide
Table of Contents
Automotive >>

The Auto Industry: In Search of New Talent amid Changing Skills Requirements

Dennis Cuneo, Director, Site Selection Services, Walbridge (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Today's automobile production line requires highly skilled, flexible workers who can rapidly adjust to change. More
Aerospace >>

Aerospace Industry Site Selection Shouldn’t Be Top Secret

John Schuetz, Principal, The RHS Group (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Specific labor force and infrastructure requirements often drive the aerospace company’s location decision, with incentives helping the firm to keep its costs in check. More
Automotive >>

What’s Driving Today’s Location Decisions in the Auto Industry?

Larry Gigerich, Executive Managing Director , Ginovus (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
A healthy recovery in the auto sector is leading suppliers to consider new facility and expansion plans; smart decisions today will give them an edge over the competition in the years to come. More
Aerospace >>

The Perfect Storm in Aerospace Manufacturing

Dave Russell, Aerospace Industry Consultant, Advanced Technology Services (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Increasing global demand, constrained capacity, and labor scarcity are changing the geography of high-tech manufacturing. More
Automotive >>

Automated and Connected Vehicle Technologies: The Automotive Industry’s New Frontier

Joshua Cregger, Project Manager, Center for Automotive Research (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Regions that are establishing themselves as knowledge centers and building up technical expertise within their work forces are emerging as hotbeds for investment related to connected and automated vehicle technologies. Not surprisingly, Michigan and California have emerged as leaders in these fields. More
Taxes / Incentives >>

Primer: Financial Incentives Help Growing Auto and Aerospace Firms

David B. Munson, Program Development Associate, Center for Automotive Research (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
Examples of automotive and aerospace suppliers who are using state-level grant, loan, and reimbursement programs successfully to overcome financial gaps and other obstacles to investing in new equipment, adding space or new facilities, and creating jobs. More
New Hampshire >>

A Community Helps Aerospace Firm Satisfy Its Work Force Needs

Area Development Research Desk (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
The local community and the academic institutions in Rochester, New Hampshire, worked together to establish a unique facility to meet the training needs of an expanding aerospace composites firm. More
Mississippi >>

Supporting Automotive’s Work Force Needs in Mississippi

Area Development Special Presentation (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
The state of Mississippi provides work force training programs tailored toward the automotive industry. More
Alabama >>

Certified Sites Lower Risks and Increase Speed to Market for OEMs

Area Development Research Desk (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
CSX’s site certification program complements Alabama’s own AdvantageSite designation; both of these programs ensure that proper due diligence has been performed on a site and it is ready for development. More
Alabama >>

Advanced Training for Today’s Auto and Aerospace Workers

Area Development Research Desk (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
AIDT, which is responsible for work force training in Alabama, runs several industry-specific facilities, including the Robotic Technology Park. RTP focuses on robotics and automation technologies that are essential to the auto and aerospace industries. More
Kansas >>

Canadian Aerospace Firm Nearshores Its Supply Chain to Wichita

Area Development Research Desk (2013 Auto/Aero Site Guide)
After conducting a global search, a Canadian first-tier OEM has decided to source its products from a Wichita, Kansas, supplier that is expanding in order to increase production. More

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