2016 | In Focus | November 2016A Pro-Business CommunityChippewa County, Wisconsin

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

A Pro-Business Community

Chippewa County, Wisconsin

Chippewa County, Wisconsin is known for its positive business climate. “We have a stable history of growth and pro-business environment,” says Charlie Walker, President/CEO of The Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. The EDC is committed to continuing this legacy of business success. “The economic development organization leads the state and we have won many awards in recognition of our innovative programs. We are proud of that.”

2016 | In Focus | November 2016The Intersection of Livability and OpportunityOconto County, WI

2016 | In Focus | November 2016

The Intersection of Livability and Opportunity

Oconto County, WI

In the November 2015 issue of Business in Focus, we spoke with Paul Ehrfurth, Oconto County Economic Development Corporation’s executive director. He talked of the area’s tourist and recreational opportunities, its proximity to Green Bay, Wisconsin and of the multiple economic efforts underway. Now, we are back with Mr. Ehrfurth to concentrate more on economic development and to follow up on some of the initiatives that were in place last November.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Making Solar SimpleGrasshopper Solar Corporation

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Making Solar Simple

Grasshopper Solar Corporation

Grasshopper Solar was formed in 2010 as a branch of Grasshopper Energy. The company is one of the most experienced installers of rooftop and ground-mount solar systems in Ontario. It addresses an increasing demand for renewable energy with systems that are designed to perform reliably and are supported by its proprietary, state-of-the-art software. The company’s affordable systems make green energy accessible to everyone.

2016 | In Focus | June 2016Growing by Going LeanCogent Power

2016 | In Focus | June 2016

Growing by Going Lean

Cogent Power

Headquartered in Burlington, Ontario, Cogent Power Inc. is the largest manufacturer of electro-transformer components in Canada. The firm has operated in Canada for over four decades and has sister companies in Sweden and the United Kingdom. Cogent is run as part of a European group of companies owned by Indian conglomerate, Tata Steel.

2016 | April 2016 | In FocusCity of the New SouthCity of Columbia, SC

2016 | April 2016 | In Focus

City of the New South

City of Columbia, SC

“Columbia is a rising city in the New South,” says Mayor Stephen K. Benjamin. He and other local leaders have an ambitious vision for this vibrant, up-and-coming state capital. “We want to be the most talented, educated, and entrepreneurial city in America. And we are making the investments required to make that vision a reality.”

2016 | December 2016 | In FocusDynamic and Diverse Noise Control and Energy Management SolutionsPolymer Technologies

2016 | December 2016 | In Focus

Dynamic and Diverse Noise Control and Energy Management Solutions

Polymer Technologies

Polymer Technologies is a leading manufacturer of noise control and energy management materials such as custom composite and molded foams for noise reduction, vibration isolation, and energy management. Its success has been built upon its unrivalled expertise, excellent technical support, and ability to address its various customers’ diverse needs. The company serves customers in the aerospace, military, medical, power generation, transportation, and general industrial sectors, to name a few.

2016 | December 2016 | In FocusBeneath the Surface Lies QualityLincoln Industries

2016 | December 2016 | In Focus

Beneath the Surface Lies Quality

Lincoln Industries

Lincoln Industries is North America’s largest and most diverse privately held metal finishing company. The company was founded in 1952 in Lincoln, Nebraska, by Dale LeBaron in 1952 as a small custom plating shop, plating everything from teapots to lamps to car parts. Today, the company has grown and operates in agriculture, motorsports, trucking and many other sectors, Lincoln Industries prides itself on delivering the highest levels of customer satisfaction.


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