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.
1st Quality ProduceFresh and Fast – Bringing the Highest Quality to Businesses and Schools
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.
Hawaiian Crane & Rigging Ltd.Ingenuity and Service Across the Pacific
Construction in continental environments is difficult enough, but constructing on islands brings a new level of logistical challenges. In the world of the Pacific Rim, Hawaiian Crane & Rigging has demonstrated superior construction acumen since 1965, with heavy construction equipment across the Aloha State and all across the Pacific.
Muñoz Trucking, Inc.Celebrating 25 Years
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.
PacMooreBringing High Quality and Stewardship to Food Production
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.
Pik-Nik Foods Offers New Snacks to Consumers WorldwideEnduring, Evolving, Efficient
Since 1939, Pik-Nik Foods has produced quality snack foods for the U.S. and the world. But there was a renaissance when its parent company, Tri Valley Growers, filed for bankruptcy in 2000, and a new team took over Pik-Nik.
City of Sun Prairie, WIA Rising Powerhouse
Ten miles outside Wisconsin’s capital of Madison, the rising city of Sun Prairie enjoyed steady growth for many decades, but remarkable growth recently. With so much in its favor, this dynamic city is rapidly attracting significant business investment.
Kaiser PremierThe Phoenix of Colorado – Kaiser Premier Reinvents Itself
Eighty miles northeast of Denver, Kaiser Premier is reinvigorated and moving into a bold new future. Thanks to international financing, fresh innovation and a new company culture, Kaiser Premier is bringing new excavator technology in addition to its hydro excavator and sewer recycler technology into growing sectors.
Kin Canada100 Years of Leadership, Service, and Fellowship
Across the Great White North, Kin Canada members operate hundreds of small clubs in their local communities. These members, who proudly refer to themselves as “Kin”, are like-minded people united in a common goal: to Serve the Community’s Greatest Need.
Hempstead County, AROpportunities and Infrastructure
At the dawn of 2020, our globalized economy means that reinvigorating the American manufacturing sector is more important than ever. Hempstead County, Arkansas and its county seat Hope provide rich opportunities for manufacturing development. The Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation (HCEDC) is working to augment economic opportunities in the region.
Washington County Economic AllianceSunrise on the Delta – Washington County Goes for Growth
Water-rich riverine plains make Washington County, Mississippi ideal for agribusiness. But this is no sleepy farm community. The Washington County Economic Alliance is driving a vigorous workforce development program to prepare its workers for the aerospace and manufacturing sectors, too…
St. Martin Parish, LAA Renaissance in the Pelican State: St. Martin Parish Offers Rich Culture and Opportunities in Louisiana
Of Acadian origins, St. Martin Parish, a thriving community in central Louisiana, is building on a budding tourism and agricultural economy to add a flourishing manufacturing sector. And to economic growth, attractive geography and quality of life, add cultural resurgence.
Colson GroupFrom 25 Companies to One: How Colson Group, the Largest Caster Manufacturer in the World, Reshaped its Future
From 25 autonomous companies emerges a global mobility supergroup – the Colson Group. Now a single, cohesive force specializing in the design and manufacturing of caster and wheel product solutions, with over 1,600 employees around the world, the Colson Group is reinventing the wheel – literally.
Spirit ElectronicsKeeping America Strong
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.
Ambassatours Gray LineRiding the Tide: Ambassatours Gray Line Demonstrates Adaptation and Flexibility to Ensure Growth
For thirty years, Halifax-based Ambassatours has adapted to meet the shifting demands of tourists, on water and on land, and become a dominant force in the Atlantic Canada industry. Now, once more, it is treading a bold new path.
American Organic EnergyMassive Innovation: American Organic Energy Uses Anaerobic Digestion to Reduce New York’s Food Waste
On New York’s Long Island, the waste management professionals at American Organic Energy are implementing a radical new strategy to help curtail the Big Apple’s food waste, transforming it into clean, renewable energy and organic fertilizer.
Conveyco TechnologyAutomation Systems for the Present and the Future
Automation is the new frontier in manufacturing and supply chain management. But how do businesses get up to speed? Conveyco Technology is a renowned automation and efficiency systems integrator that designs and tailors automation systems to each client’s present and future needs.
Prolium IndustriesA New Player in Oil and Gas Service
Until alternative and renewable energy options can be made more affordable and effective, petroleum remains modern society’s most feasible option. Yet safe and environmentally conscious storage, both for oil and its by-products, is a persistent issue.
City of Tigard, ORSmarter Development – Tigard, Oregon Delivers Growth and Care for its Citizens
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.
Pioneer EnergyEnergy For All: Pioneer Energy Uses Cutting-Edge Technology to Revolutionize Oil & Gas Extraction
Gas flares are the signature of the oil and gas industry. But imagine this waste transformed into a valuable fuel source. In Lakewood, Colorado, Pioneer Energy is finding ways like this to clean up and make the industry more efficient and the environment better.
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