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Current | February 2024 | The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)Advancing the IndustryThe Solid Waste Association of North America

Current | February 2024 | The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Advancing the Industry

The Solid Waste Association of North America

The mission of The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA) is to advance the responsible management of solid waste, with the goal of transitioning waste management to resource management through a shared emphasis on education, advocacy, safety, and research. The largest member-based solid waste association in the world, SWANA has thousands of members and 47 chapters throughout the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean.

Current | February 2024 | The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)Ahead of the GameLeck Waste Services

Current | February 2024 | The Solid Waste Association of North America (SWANA)

Ahead of the Game

Leck Waste Services

After profiling Leck Waste Services in August 2022, we’ve checked back in with the Pennsylvania-based, family owned and operated business to hear the latest news. Still going strong after 53 years in business, the company continues to offer a full suite of residential, commercial, and municipal services as well as complete compactor services, portable toilets, and shredding services.

Current | February 2024 | ServicesA Premier Specialty ContractorJ. Pettiecord, Inc.

Current | February 2024 | Services

A Premier Specialty Contractor

J. Pettiecord, Inc.

Known as one of the Midwest’s premier specialty contractors, J. Pettiecord, Inc. handles large-scale land clearing, environmental remediation, demolition, wood waste grinding, railroad services, underground storage tank removal, snow removal, dump trucking, and heavy haul trucking. With 70 full-time employees at the ready, the Bondurant, Iowa-based business is well prepared for whatever short-term, long-term, or emergency project comes its way.

Construction Design & Build | November 2023An Ideal Place to Live and WorkTwin Cities Development Association

Construction Design & Build | November 2023

An Ideal Place to Live and Work

Twin Cities Development Association

Founded in 1985, Twin Cities Development (TCD) supports economic growth within Western Nebraska. The association is always eager to welcome new businesses and supports newcomers like family, TCD Executive Director Jordan Diedrich reports. This support includes connecting talent and industry, providing housing options, offering site selection assistance, and supporting economic development projects.

Arizona | October 2023Building OpportunityTempe, Arizona

Arizona | October 2023

Building Opportunity

Tempe, Arizona

Nestled alongside an unexpected desert lake, Tempe, Arizona has become an oasis for both work and play. When Business in Focus profiled the city of 190,000 residents in August of last year, we learned about the community’s commitment to business growth and livability. We checked back this month for updates on Tempe’s latest development projects.

Arizona | October 2023Arizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

Arizona | October 2023

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).

Construction Design & Build | November 2023An Ideal Place to Live and WorkTwin Cities Development Association

August 2023 | Economic Development

An Ideal Place to Live and Work

Twin Cities Development Association

Founded in 1985, Twin Cities Development (TCD) supports economic growth within Western Nebraska. The association is always eager to welcome new businesses and supports newcomers like family, TCD Executive Director Jordan Diedrich reports. This support includes connecting talent and industry, providing housing options, offering site selection assistance, and supporting economic development projects.

June 2023 | Products & ServicesAn Industry StapleRapid Gear

June 2023 | Products & Services

An Industry Staple

Rapid Gear

Rapid Gear is a custom gear manufacturer that has led the industry in designing and building individual gears, gear boxes, and special purpose machinery since 1976. Operating from a world-class, 42,500-suare-foot facility in Southern Ontario, the company has the capability to produce virtually any number of gears in sizes ranging from two inches to 200 inches.

Economic Development | June 2023Building Arizona’s EconomyArizona Association for Economic Development

Economic Development | June 2023

Building Arizona’s Economy

Arizona Association for Economic Development

Arizona has a remarkable track record when it comes to economic development. In fact, the International Economic Development Council (IEDC) recently named the Greater Phoenix Economic Council the top economic development organization in the entire world. “We’ve got top notch talent,” says Arizona Association for Economic Development (AAED) Executive Director Carrie Kelly.

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