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2020 | In Focus | July 2020A New Breed of Economic DeveloperDickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

2020 | In Focus | July 2020

A New Breed of Economic Developer

Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

Despite the increasing growth of larger urban centers, newer micropolitan areas are rising to compete. In Michigan’s Dickinson County, on the state’s Upper Peninsula, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (or DAEDA) has forged strong, private sector-led connections between businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to help usher in a new era of growth for the region.

2020 | April 2020 | Food & Beverage | In FocusFresh and Fast – Bringing the Highest Quality to Businesses and Schools1st Quality Produce

2020 | April 2020 | Food & Beverage | In Focus

Fresh and Fast – Bringing the Highest Quality to Businesses and Schools

1st Quality Produce

In a nation beset by an obesity epidemic, it is imperative to introduce more healthy eating options. In California’s San Joaquin Valley, 1st Quality Produce delivers fresh fruits and vegetables to the foodservice industry and a growing number of California schools. Celebrating more than thirty years of business, the company is now expanding its services to embrace the growing demand.

2020 | April 2020 | In Focus | TransportCelebrating 25 YearsMuñoz Trucking, Inc.

2020 | April 2020 | In Focus | Transport

Celebrating 25 Years

Muñoz Trucking, Inc.

As the world’s demand for goods increases, so too do the logistical and transportation networks that bring products and commodities to the consumer. Trucking plays an integral but often overlooked role in our economy, and many companies are struggling to retain their drivers. But in the border city of El Paso, Texas, Muñoz Trucking, Inc. has withstood the test of time and expanded to become one of the Southwest’s major flagship carriers.

2020 | In Focus | March 2020Bringing High Quality and Stewardship to Food ProductionPacMoore

2020 | In Focus | March 2020

Bringing High Quality and Stewardship to Food Production

PacMoore

As our planet enters 2020, we need better, more ethical methods of food production to accommodate a growing population, and in America’s heartland, PacMoore Products, Inc. has engaged in this type of quality contract food production since 1989. Chief Executive Officer Bill Moore and his leadership team see the company as stewards, bringing a focus on employee caretaking and a wealth of advanced food processing techniques such as spray drying, extrusion, and both dry and liquid blending.

2019 | December 2019 | In FocusKeeping America StrongSpirit Electronics

2019 | December 2019 | In Focus

Keeping America Strong

Spirit Electronics

Spirit Electronics tests, assembles and distributes Hi-Reliability electronics all across the aerospace and defense sectors. Operating in Phoenix, Arizona since 1979, the company is now under new leadership and celebrating its fortieth anniversary. It has increased its value-add capabilities, setting itself apart from other distributors while expanding its role of supplying custom electronic components to maintain the strategic edge of the United States and its allies.

2019 | In Focus | September 2019Smarter Development – Tigard, Oregon Delivers Growth and Care for its CitizensCity of Tigard, OR

2019 | In Focus | September 2019

Smarter Development – Tigard, Oregon Delivers Growth and Care for its Citizens

City of Tigard, OR

The need for efficient land usage and affordable housing weighs heavy on urban development everywhere. From its incorporation in 1961, Tigard, Oregon has grown from a Portland suburb to a thriving urban center with a population of over 50,000. With strong development assistance programs already in progress and others in the works, the town is just getting started.

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