October 2023

Arizona | October 2023Building OpportunityTempe, Arizona

Arizona | October 2023

Building Opportunity

Tempe, Arizona

Nestled alongside an unexpected desert lake, Tempe, Arizona has become an oasis for both work and play. When Business in Focus profiled the city of 190,000 residents in August of last year, we learned about the community’s commitment to business growth and livability. We checked back this month for updates on Tempe’s latest development projects.

Arizona | October 2023Arizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

Arizona | October 2023

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).

Industrial Services | October 2023Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class PeopleViking Masek

Industrial Services | October 2023

Proof That Top-Class Automated Packaging Takes Top-Class People

Viking Masek

When Leonhard Packaging Solutions (LPS) was founded by Robb Leonhard and his older brother Rick in 2002, the company started small, with Rick serving as President and Robb filling the role of Vice President. The brothers had the drive and talent for finding the right people and empowering others, a quality they brought to the newly formed business. In the next few years they brought in RC Huhn and Scott Miller to the ownership team. Both brought strong skill sets that complemented the team.

Industrial Services | October 2023Exciting Expansion for Well-Engineered MachineryExpand Machinery

Industrial Services | October 2023

Exciting Expansion for Well-Engineered Machinery

Expand Machinery

Beginning as a modest family business in 1985, bringing to market machine tools with the best value and productivity for precision machining, Ganesh Machinery grew in just three short years into a 4,000-square-foot operation, followed by a successful 15,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art enterprise supported by a 40,000-square-foot machine warehouse. The product lines GEN MILL, GEN TURN, and Ganesh were bought by Expand Machinery in 2019, positioning the company on a new, exciting path dedicated to ensuring excellent after-sales service and high-quality, well-engineered machinery for all its clients.

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