April 2018

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Becoming a Lightweighting Leader

Shape Corp.

Shape Corp. is a full service supplier of custom metallic, plastic, composite, and hybrid solutions. A tradition of process and material advancements has positioned the company as an innovative driver of lightweight components and systems. ~ Shape Corp. primarily serves the automotive sector, but has supplied a diversified collection of...

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusOutshining the CompetitionStar Thermoplastics

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Outshining the Competition

Star Thermoplastics

From its headquarters just outside of Chicago, in Broadview, Illinois, Star Thermoplastics acts as an external, technical partner to companies that use its thermoplastic elastomers and various plastic alloys to manufacture all kinds of consumables. While Star Thermoplastics primarily focuses on customers in North America, its partners typically operate globally.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusThe Heart of FloridaHighlands County, FL

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

The Heart of Florida

Highlands County, FL

“What is economic development?” The Highlands County Economic Development office says, “What isn’t economic development?” The economic development team works to create and support a diverse economy that is conducive to prosperity for all its residents. It makes the most desirable opportunities for economic expansion, better employment and revenue growth.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusGrowing Into Its OwnWakulla County, FL

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Growing Into Its Own

Wakulla County, FL

The Wakulla County Economic Development Council is one of the few entirely non-profit economic development organizations in the state of Florida. It was re-established three years ago to revitalize the region and to raise awareness to the potential of the county and its 240 acre industrial park in the Northeast section of the County.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusA Thriving Business Region in Stunning SurroundingsNorthern Colorado Economic Alliance

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

A Thriving Business Region in Stunning Surroundings

Northern Colorado Economic Alliance

The Northern Colorado Economic Alliance (NCEA) focuses on outbound marketing for the attraction of primary employers to Larimer and Weld Counties located 50 miles north of Denver. Within its local municipalities, it works on business expansions and relocations by marketing the region to those companies. It is located along what is called the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. This urban corridor stretches north along the foothills of the Rockies and Interstate 25 from Pueblo through Denver to the Northern Colorado region.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusA Natural Fit for New BusinessesThe Grand Junction Economic Partnership

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

A Natural Fit for New Businesses

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership

If you have been to Grand Junction, Colorado lately, you may have noticed its new and vibrant economic climate. Business development is booming, and the growth is palpable. The organization behind this positive shake-up is the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, created to generate jobs and diversify the economy of Grand Junction and surrounding municipalities in Mesa County. Part of its mandate is also to recruit businesses from out of state to settle in the area, with a host of free services and support to ease the transition as much as possible.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusRoom to GrowJefferson County, CO

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Room to Grow

Jefferson County, CO

To be successful in business requires discipline, focus and knowing where your strengths lie. In Colorado’s rugged and scenic Jefferson County, the local economic development corporation – Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – focuses on attracting a range of industries specifically suited to the area, as well as serving its existing businesses. The EDC has been supporting sectors since its founding over sixty years ago.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusRich Past, Bright Future

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Rich Past, Bright Future

Surrounded by mountains, desert and vast open spaces, northeastern Nevada has long been a hub for America’s mining industry and remains the fourth-largest gold producing area in the world. This year, Nevada has once again advanced to the number one position for total mineral production in the U.S. This area fosters one of the most business-friendly climates in the United States and boasts many advantages for companies wishing to relocate. It is also free from many of the taxes found in other states, allowing industries to grow and prosper.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusExplore MoreTown of Groton, CT

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Explore More

Town of Groton, CT

If you want to see a strong example of a town moving in the right direction, look no further than Groton, Connecticut. The region, which includes the historic village of Mystic, is expanding into other areas of growth in an attempt to become recession-proof. We spoke with Groton’s Economic Development Specialist, Sam Eisenbeiser and Manager of Economic and Community Development, Paige Bronk as well as Greater Mystic Chamber of Commerce Chairman of the Board, Al Valente.

2018 | April 2018 | In FocusContinuous Diversified GrowthStamford, CT

2018 | April 2018 | In Focus

Continuous Diversified Growth

Stamford, CT

Stamford is the third largest city in Connecticut and is conveniently located only thirty miles away from Manhattan. The city has the largest digital media and financial districts in the Greater New York City metropolitan area outside of New York City itself. Stamford is home to nine Fortune 1000 companies with four of those companies in the Fortune 500 company list


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