The City of La Porte is a hidden treasure nestled along Galveston Bay. The slower pace of life in this friendly, tight-knit community feels light years away from nearby Houston. “You truly don’t realize you’re fifteen miles from downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation,” says Assistant City Manager Matt Daeumer. “We’re a gem on Galveston Bay that people don’t know about. And we like it that way because it’s a quiet and comfortable place to live.”
A Hidden Gem
An Industry for the Good of All
National Hemp Association
The National Hemp Association (NHA) is a non-profit organization that advocates for and educates all who have a collective interest in the strength and viability of the hemp industry in the United States, which now represents an impressive global market valued at $15 trillion and growing.
Sorting It Out – EuroSort Makes it Simple, Safe and Accurate
Dedicated to building sorting equipment that promise industry-best levels of accuracy and precision, EuroSort boasts products with the smallest discharge space possible—up to 50 percent smaller than competing technologies—and a reputation for producing small, effective, dependable, and affordable machines that can operate continuously to produce exceptional outcomes.
Strengthening the Commercial Furniture Industry – Advocating for Innovation, Sustainability, & Education
Marking its fiftieth anniversary, not-for-profit BIFMA International—the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association—plans to kick off 2023 by celebrating the milestone at its annual 360 Leadership Conference at The Ritz-Carlton on Amelia Island January 23-25. The conference is BIFMA’s signature event, bringing industry leaders together around current topics facing the industry.
Entrepreneurs by Necessity
Women Driving Economic Recovery
Is a “she-covery” possible as we bounce back from COVID-related job and economic losses?
Chasing Talent in a Vibrant New Economy
What happens when growing demand meets shrinking workforce? This has been the reality for a number of sectors, including manufacturing – even in a pandemic. With the workforce largely approaching retirement, employers are under real pressure to find skilled workers in the face of unrelenting product demand.
Life Moves Forward
The Biosciences Industry and the COVID-19 Crisis
The life sciences industry has taken a remarkable journey over the last year. From rapid adaptation at the outset of the global pandemic to unprecedented vaccine advancements, the sector has been at the forefront of the fight. COVID-19 created new challenges—and opportunities—that will leave a lasting mark on the industry and continue to push it forward.
The Engines of Recovery
In a pandemic world, businesses and consumers alike moved to safe, reliable online delivery, and away from traditional shopping. With this added strain on supply chains, H.O. Wolding shows how the transportation industry can shoulder new demands.
How Fora Logistics is Driving Xfinity’s Customer-First Approach
Xfinity Freight Systems is a transportation and logistics services provider in Warren, Michigan, that also provides services throughout Canada and Europe. Since November 2015, the company’s operations have been greatly enhanced by its associated initiative, Fora Logistics.
A Growing Freight Company Giving Priority to Driver Needs
Ayr Motor Express
Ayr Motor Express is a Canadian long-haul carrier company providing high quality, cross border shipping services from terminals in New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba and drop yards throughout Canada and the United States. Using the most up to date technology and equipment, Ayr’s expert team of specialists provides transportation, logistics, warehousing, distribution, and expedited services throughout its operating territory.
An Ideal Location Full of Development Opportunities
City of Smyrna, GA
Known as Jonquil City for the thousands of bright yellow flowers that bloom throughout the community every spring, Smyrna, Georgia boasts charming neighborhoods, a revitalized downtown, and 304 acres of park and green space. Some may remember Smyrna as the hometown of Julia Roberts, but the community deserves a place on the map for far more than Hollywood trivia.
How Tech-Driven is Your Office?
Check out any high production science fiction movie and you can always tell that it’s set in the future – not because of how people are dressed or how they talk, but because of all those futuristic features that the buildings and spacecraft have.
The Internet of Things and the Connectivity of Modern Life
Once viewed as the stuff of science fiction movies, ‘connected’ consumer goods have become ubiquitous. Using ‘smart devices,’ homeowners can remotely program their coffee makers and barbecues, download directions in the car and automate chores such as watering the garden. Smart gadgets connect via an online network known as the Internet of Things (IoT) to relay data and receive commands.
Tourism in the Pandemic Age
Last fall, a couple decided to do a whale watching tour off tiny Brier Island in south-western Nova Scotia, Canada. The area is known for its bird watching, whales in the Bay of Fundy, and the occasional seal popping its head up to say hello. The couple wondered how crowded the fifty-foot boat might be and how close they would be to other passengers, bouncing over the waves.
Navigating the Waters to Remain a Leader in IT and AV
JKL Technologies is an information technology solutions firm with offices across the United States, poised for a glowing future as opportunities open up once again.
Imagination Without Limits
Today, one of the world leaders in bringing digital dreams to life is New York City-based SNA Displays. Through the innovative use of LED display technology, the digital canvases designed and manufactured by SNA Displays are nothing less than spectacular.
The Warehouse Automation Experts
ABCO Systems Inc. is a market authority in solutions for warehousing and distribution center automation. From the pre-design phase to construction and automation, the company delivers the best quality and service with more than three decades of experience in the field. From their headquarters in Belleville, New Jersey, the ABCO team serves customers across the United States, with a concentrated presence along the East and West coasts.
Family-Run Firm Deals with COVID and Builds Its Business
Hightowers Petroleum Company
Hightowers Petroleum Company (HPC) has successfully adapted to the challenges posed by COVID and shifting energy markets. Incorporated in 1984, this Middletown, Ohio-based, family-run gas and diesel wholesaler, profiled in the July 2019 issue of Business in Focus magazine, continues to be a leading African-American-owned fuel company, primarily serving the downstream petroleum sector.
Providing Canada With the Keys to Security Success
Allegion Canada Inc.
With brands older than a century and a legacy of innovation, Allegion Canada offers the finest technology and mechanical quality in smart security locking systems.
Rural Development Gets a Boost in Finney County
Finney County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC)
The county seat and largest city in Finney County, Kansas is Garden City. At a population of 32,000, it holds more than half of the county’s growing population of 40,000. Although the county has a fairly low number of residents, Garden City, in particular, covers a wide trade area. It brings in numerous customers from nearby regions including southwest Kansas, the Texas and Oklahoma panhandles, and eastern Colorado. Its proximity to larger cities surrounding Finney County has made it a bit of a hub for urbanites looking to get away to a rural community with great retail and tourism opportunities.
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