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Working to Drive Bay County, Michigan Forward!Bay Future, Inc.

Working to Drive Bay County, Michigan Forward!

Bay Future, Inc.

In a state that is known for its automotive history, leading the charge to drive the local economy forward in Bay County, Michigan is Bay Future, Inc. The economic development organization has found ways to rally communal support for the local economy and community well-being at a time when it was needed most, during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Elevated Service in the Face of a Pandemic230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

Elevated Service in the Face of a Pandemic

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

On floors twenty and twenty-one of an iconic building in Manhattan’s Flatiron District, 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is one of TripAdvisor’s “Top ten restaurants with a view” in the city. It’s where people gather to soak in breathtaking views of the Empire State Building, and the best drinks and food around.

A Growing Freight Company Giving Priority to Driver NeedsAyr Motor Express

A Growing Freight Company Giving Priority to Driver Needs

Ayr Motor Express

Ayr Motor Express is a Canadian long-haul carrier company providing high quality, cross border shipping services from terminals in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and drop yards throughout Canada and the United States. Using the most up to date technology and equipment, Ayr’s expert team of specialists provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, distribution, and expedited services throughout its operating territory.

Rural Development Gets a Boost in Finney CountyFinney County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)

Rural Development Gets a Boost in Finney County

Finney County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)

The county seat and largest city in Finney County, Kansas is Garden City. At a population of 32,000, it holds more than half of the county’s growing population of 40,000. Although the county has a fairly low number of residents, Garden City, in particular, covers a wide trade area. It brings in numerous customers from nearby regions including southwest Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and eastern Colorado. Its proximity to larger cities surrounding Finney County has made it a bit of a hub for urbanites looking to get away to a rural community with great retail and tourism opportunities.

This Leader in the Field of Meat Production is Expanding into Plant-Based AlternativesJensen Meat Company

This Leader in the Field of Meat Production is Expanding into Plant-Based Alternatives

Jensen Meat Company

Throughout its sixty-year history, the Jensen Meat Company brand has become synonymous with quality meat products throughout its operating territory. The company processes high-quality beef products in a variety of sizes, shapes, and fat-to-lean ratios for the retail, foodservice distribution, restaurant, and school markets. The company is now adapting to the evolving needs of its customers by incorporating more plant-based options into its line of products.

Innovating and ExpandingJac. Vandenberg

Innovating and Expanding

Jac. Vandenberg

Fourth-generation, family-owned business Jac. Vandenberg imports and distributes its full product line of counter-seasonal fresh fruits throughout the United States and Canada. The company’s history dates back to 1905 in the Netherlands, but today, it is based in Tarrytown, New York with a second office in Los Angeles that services the West Coast.

Shifting Gears to Support Local Businesses through Trying TimesDoor County Economic Development Organization

Shifting Gears to Support Local Businesses through Trying Times

Door County Economic Development Organization

Door County is a narrow peninsula reaching out roughly seventy miles from the eastern edge of Wisconsin, separating Green Bay from Lake Michigan. This popular upper-Midwest vacation spot is known for its beautiful coastal landscapes. With three hundred miles of shoreline and countless beaches dotted with more lighthouses than any other county in the United States, thirty-four named islands, and dozens of unique communities, the county is a wonderful destination.

Adapting to a Changed Market and Continuing to GrowNorstar

Adapting to a Changed Market and Continuing to Grow

Norstar

Norstar manufactures quality truck beds and trailers to be sold throughout North America under the brands Norstar Truck Beds and Iron Bull Trailers. The four brothers who established the company in 2012 have led it through rapid growth, quickly developing an exemplary reputation across major marketplaces.

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