December 2019

Embracing the Changing Face of Economic Development

Embracing the Changing Face of Economic Development

Posey County Economic Development Partnership

With goals that include keeping pace with the growth of technology, improving residential and development opportunities, and maintaining excellent quality of life in the community, Indiana’s Posey County Economic Development Partnership is an ever-evolving organization designed to help its diverse business and community members have a voice and a prosperous future.

Here it’s Always Summer for Business

Here it’s Always Summer for Business

Goshen County, WY

Goshen County, Wyoming: Generous industrial parks, rail freight and trans-loading facilities, no state or inventory tax – the area has a lot to offer. In the warm part of the state, in this warmest of communities, business is conducted with a handshake.

Making Business Boom in the Place You Want to Be

Making Business Boom in the Place You Want to Be

Chippewa County, WI

For 30 years, Wisconsin’s Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) has worked to foster local business and entrepreneurial growth. Just one of its recent achievements has been the establishment of new “talent pipelines” between businesses and schools to improve future labor prospects.

Business at the Speed of Life

Business at the Speed of Life

Boone County Economic Development Corporation

West Virginia, in general, and Boone County, in particular, have so much to offer. This land of mountains and natural beauty has amazing opportunities for businesses and thrives on a community involvement rarely seen in other states. We spoke with the Director of Boone County Development Corporation, Kris Mitchell.

Thriving through Smart and Substantial Growth

Thriving through Smart and Substantial Growth

City of Kyle, TX

The City of Kyle, seventeen miles south of downtown Austin in Central Texas, has been experiencing tremendous growth for over twenty years. “You hear about significant growth in Central Texas, but in Kyle, in particular, it’s been kind of an anomaly. In 2000, our population was 5,000, and today, we are a little bit over 49,500. We’ll be over 50,000 by the end of the year,” explains Director of Economic Development Diana Torres.

A Small County – but a Strong One

A Small County – but a Strong One

Pike County Economic Development Corporation

As a rural community Pike County, Indiana, punches above its weight. Despite hardships, the community of around 13,000 people has come though stronger. Now, its search for opportunity and focus on the bright side is beginning to pay off, thanks to its people and its local Economic Development Corporation.

Keeping Pace with Rapid Growth

Keeping Pace with Rapid Growth

Town of Davie, FL

The Town of Davie, Florida has been a busy place of late. Since Business in Focus profiled this booming Broward County community in December 2018, several long-term construction projects have been seeing results. Davie officials also unveiled a strategy designed to guide economic development through 2023 while maintaining service levels in a period of major growth.

83 Years and Still Trucking

83 Years and Still Trucking

Hines Trucking

J.D. & Billy Hines Trucking was established by J.D. Hines in 1936 in the humblest of beginnings. With one truck, the company served the Prescott region offering log, lumber, and gravel hauling. By 1969, J.D. Hines partnered with his son, Billy Hines, investing in additional equipment as the company grew. In 1976, this father-son partnership was incorporated into its current company name, often referred to as HTI.

Leading Canada’s Nutraceuticals Charge

Leading Canada’s Nutraceuticals Charge

Herbaland

How Richmond, BC’s Herbaland began as a vitamin packaging company in 2009 and in ten years evolved into one of Canada’s fastest-growing manufacturers, specializing in innovative nutritional formulas, is an inspirational story of teamwork.

Expanding Operations at Home and in Mexico

Expanding Operations at Home and in Mexico

Select Tool

Select Tool, Inc. of Oldcastle, Ontario, has undergone many changes since the firm was profiled in September 2017 in Business in Focus magazine. Many positive changes, that is, despite uncertainty in the automotive market which makes up the bulk of its business. Select’s Mexican satellite plant has begun operations, and the company has expanded its domestic facilities.

Simmering with Success

Simmering with Success

Nationwide Boiler

Much is the same at Nationwide Boiler Incorporated, since Business in Focus last featured the California-based firm in its December 2018 issue. The scope of its operations, however, continues to expand.

Living On Freshness

Living On Freshness

Fru-Veg Marketing, Inc.

For Fru-Veg Marketing, Inc.’s founder and Chief Executive Officer, Conchita Espinosa-Chediak, building relationships that stretch over generations is about much more than just growing a business. It is a way of life, and this energetic CEO has crossed many seas, mountains, and valleys to bring Americans some of the best fresh produce the world has to offer.

Custom Meats, Made-To-Order

Custom Meats, Made-To-Order

Spartanburg Meat Processing Company

South Carolina’s Spartanburg Meat Processing Company – working with beef, pork and chicken – is fanatical about freshness and quality. For instance, products are made only to order, and to the customer’s specifications. With this approach, nothing ever sits around on a shelf.

A Focus on People and Communities

A Focus on People and Communities

Larlyn Property Management

Successful companies all begin with a simple idea. Pursuing that idea can be a risky challenge, but those with passion, insight, fortitude, and persistence, can reap the reward with the right team.

Serving Clients Worldwide

Serving Clients Worldwide

Total Safety

On job sites, safety is a top priority, and few companies realize this more than Total Safety. Created 25 years ago to serve the industrial safety needs of clients in the oil and gas sector, the Houston-headquartered company keeps growing and is today one of the world’s most respected providers of integrated safety services, equipment and solutions.

Where Innovation Thrives

Where Innovation Thrives

Integrated Project Services (IPS)

Integrated Project Services (IPS) is an innovative global presence that life sciences clients turn to when they require a comprehensive suite of engineering, procurement, construction management and validation (EPCVM) services.

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