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Growth and Opportunity in Southern TexasCity of Cibolo, TX

Growth and Opportunity in Southern Texas

City of Cibolo, TX

Since 2000, the city of Cibolo, Texas, has grown by 843 percent, from 3,000 people to nearly 30,000. What’s behind the city’s exponential growth? Business in Focus sat down with Mark Luft, Economic Development Director of the City of Cibolo, to learn what’s attracting so many people to this burgeoning city.

A Bay Area City That Has It AllCity of Vallejo, CA

A Bay Area City That Has It All

City of Vallejo, CA

When Business in Focus first featured Vallejo, California in the July 2017 edition, Vallejo was on the verge of completing a new General Plan to define the city’s vision for the next 20 years. For this follow-up feature, we spoke with city leaders to learn about the exciting new developments happening in Vallejo.

Hub of the Gulf CoastRosenberg, TX

Hub of the Gulf Coast

Rosenberg, TX

Rosenberg, Texas is poised to become a major transportation and logistics hub, connecting Port Freeport to transit routes across America. Located just 30 miles southwest of Houston, Rosenberg offers all the amenities of a major metropolitan area with plenty of room to grow.

Defining the Foot and Ankle SegmentParagon 28

Defining the Foot and Ankle Segment

Paragon 28

Paragon 28, Inc., named for both a model of excellence and the 28 bones in the human foot, is committed to developing innovative solutions for foot and ankle surgeons. Driven by an unmatched passion for the foot and ankle segment, Paragon 28 is defining the market with leading edge research and innovations. The company is based in Englewood, Colorado, with a facility in Dublin, Ireland.

Coming in Loud and ClearThe Marlin Company

Coming in Loud and Clear

The Marlin Company

Effective communication with employees is paramount to safety, productivity, and morale in the workplace. The Marlin Company understands this well, and provides visual communication platforms that empower companies to communicate more effectively to their employees.

A Smart, Growing CityCity of Kirksville, MO

A Smart, Growing City

City of Kirksville, MO

Nicknamed “the smartest city in rural America,” Kirksville, Missouri, is home to world-class educational institutions as well as businesses of all sizes. With a well-educated workforce and a business-friendly culture, the city offers boundless opportunities for new and expanding businesses.

A Bay Area City That Has It AllCity of Vallejo, CA

The Up Bay Boom

City of Vallejo, CA

For decades, rapid growth in high-tech industries has fueled the rising cost of living in the San Francisco Bay Area. The City of Vallejo stands out as an affordable, business-friendly alternative to other cities in the area. With a new General Plan that embraces innovative industries and developments, Vallejo is open for investment. Business in Focus spoke with two of the city’s leaders to learn more.

Innovation in the Insurance and Financial Services IndustryIndependent Financial Concepts Group

Innovation in the Insurance and Financial Services Industry

Independent Financial Concepts Group

Independent Financial Concepts Group is a Managing General Agency offering insurance and financial products from Canada’s leading providers, along with financial planning and guidance from highly trained advisors. Business in Focus spoke with CEO Gary Mandel and Eric Benchetrit, Director of Professional Development, to learn about how IFCG’s innovative approach to leadership in the financial services and insurance industry.

Opportunities AboundGadsden County, FL

Opportunities Abound

Gadsden County, FL

Gadsden County, located in Northwest Florida, is part of the Tallahassee metro area and offers many opportunities for companies looking to do business in the southeastern US. The Gadsden County Development Council (GCDC) is committed to leveraging the county’s strategic assets to strengthen the local economy. Executive Director Beth Kirkland spoke with us about the assets and initiatives that make Gadsden County an ideal location for doing business.

Driving Industrial Growth in TexasBrazoria County, TX

Driving Industrial Growth in Texas

Brazoria County, TX

Throughout Brazoria County, Texas, industry is thriving as companies invest billions of dollars building new plants and expanding facilities. The Economic Development Alliance for Brazoria County has worked to promote and diversify the county’s economic base for the past three decades. We spoke with its CEO Sean Stockard and Vice President Gary Basinger to learn why so many companies choose to invest in Brazoria County.



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