March 2023

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentArizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic Development

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).

2023 | March 2023 | Products & ServicesCelebrating a Decade of People-Led SuccessVector Controls and Automation Group

2023 | March 2023 | Products & Services

Celebrating a Decade of People-Led Success

Vector Controls and Automation Group

Vector Controls and Automation Group (Vector CAG) is an established representative, distributor, service and solution partner for several manufacturers. The company was born on March 6, 2013 from a concept that took two years to fully realize after President and Managing Partner Jared Boudreaux, having worked for Endress+Hauser, working with their leadership and consultants to consolidate representatives in the market and geography.

2023 | March 2023 | Products & ServicesSupporting Women in ITUniversal Technologies

2023 | March 2023 | Products & Services

Supporting Women in IT

Universal Technologies

Universal Technologies is a woman-owned IT consulting firm focused on servicing the government sector, primarily in New York City. The company provides projects, personnel, and solutions to deliver well-designed, well-managed, secure, and stable infrastructure and computing environments. This wide range of services and products covers everything from individual jobs to enterprise-wide solutions.

2023 | March 2023 | Resource ManagementPromoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and ActionThe Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

2023 | March 2023 | Resource Management

Promoting Aquaculture with Advocacy and Action

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association

The Atlantic Canada Fish Farmers Association (ACFFA) has been keeping busy with advocacy, public education, and conferences, among other activities, since Resource in Focus last profiled the organization in May of 2022. The ACFFA, which represents Atlantic Canada’s salmon farming sector, has also been enjoying the transition “back to a normal work environment,” now that the worst of COVID is hopefully over, says Executive Director Susan Farquharson.

2023 | March 2023 | Resource ManagementAquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery IndustryAlberta Aquaculture Association

2023 | March 2023 | Resource Management

Aquaponics Solutions for a Better Fishery Industry

Alberta Aquaculture Association

The Alberta Aquaculture Association is dedicated to promoting aquaculture and its related practices in Western Canada. The association has been promoting environmentally friendly technologies, like aquaponics, to produce fish. Aquaponics is an integrated food production method that combines aquaculture (breeding and raising fish in a farm-like ecosystem) and hydroponics (cultivating plant life without soil, using water-based nutrients).

2023 | March 2023#EmbraceEquityPositive Change for Women in the Workplace

2023 | March 2023

#EmbraceEquity

Positive Change for Women in the Workplace

In a world of changing social dynamics, equity is occupying prime time attention on the human resources agendas of most forward-thinking employers. Defined by Cambridge Dictionary as “a situation in which everyone is treated fairly according to their needs and no group of people is given special treatment,” #EmbraceEquity is this year’s very appropriate hashtag—and theme—for International Women’s Day on March 8th, this year.

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