February 2016

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusSomething for EveryoneOttawa County, OH

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Something for Everyone

Ottawa County, OH

Ottawa County, Ohio has something for everyone. “Our community varies greatly,” says Jamie N. Beier Grant, Director of the Ottawa County Improvement Corporation [OCIC]. “The western end of our community is very close to the city of Toledo metropolitan area. And as you come east there is a lot of agriculture. The further east you move, you get into the lakefront, tourism economy.”

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusRich in Assets and Strategically PositionedMadison County, Ohio

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Rich in Assets and Strategically Positioned

Madison County, Ohio

Madison County, Ohio, is strategically located and rich in assets making it an ideal place for investment. The county enjoys a robust transportation network with access to rail, airports, highways and markets across America. Additionally, Madison County enjoys a strong regional workforce from which it can draw, and this asset has experienced significant investment to support the region’s economic viability.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusBuilding Skills for the FutureSandusky County, OH

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Building Skills for the Future

Sandusky County, OH

Since its population of just over sixty thousand people is spread over four hundred square miles in Northern Ohio, Sandusky County faces a challenge when attempting to create viable and sustainable opportunities for its workforce. Kay Reiter, executive director of the Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation, explains how the region makes the most of its assets when planning for the years ahead.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusThinking Globally, Acting LocallyLogan County Economic Development

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Thinking Globally, Acting Locally

Logan County Economic Development

To position itself for economic growth and success in an increasingly global market economy, Logan County is maximizing its local potential and building on its history of economic success. By focusing on the development of local talent, investing in infrastructure and technology, and fostering a pro-business environment, Logan County is primed for innovation, economic growth, and prosperity.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusThe Springfield AdvantageSpringfield and Sangamon County, IL

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

The Springfield Advantage

Springfield and Sangamon County, IL

The state capital of Illinois, Springfield, is ranked as one of the most affordable cities in the United States. The City of Springfield and Sangamon County government works together with business and labor through the Quantum Growth Partnership (Q5) to foster economic growth. With a diverse array of assets and through the strength of partnership, Springfield and Sangamon County are positioned for growth.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusOpen for BusinessThe Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Open for Business

The Economic Development Alliance of Southeast Alberta

Since 2002, The Economic Development Alliance (EDA) of Southeast Alberta has played an integral role in stimulating rural economic growth and development interests of the Town of Redcliff, Cypress County, the Town of Bow Island and the County of Forty Mile. The EDA of Southeast Alberta remains a focal point for regional economic development, providing crucial industry knowledge, supporting companies and building collaborative partnerships in the region.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusLive, Work and GrowRed Deer County

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Live, Work and Grow

Red Deer County

Located in the heart of Central Alberta, Red Deer County provides a balance of a peaceful country lifestyle and all of the services and amenities associated with city living. Red Deer County is located one and a half hours from both Edmonton and Calgary along Highway 2, one of the most travelled highways in North America, making it a great place to live, work, invest and grow.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusA Great Place to GrowCity of Green Bay, WI

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

A Great Place to Grow

City of Green Bay, WI

Ideally located along the Fox River, the city of Green Bay, Wisconsin, has defined itself as a vibrant and active waterfront community and as a viable and successful economy. Boasting a number of assets derived from its location and supported by forward-thinking local leadership and significant investments, Green Bay is a destination of choice and a great place to call home.

2016 | February 2016 | In FocusMade in North AmericaThe Return of Manufacturing

2016 | February 2016 | In Focus

Made in North America

The Return of Manufacturing

After years of bleeding manufacturers, the trend against American and Canadian production appears to be reversing – albeit cautiously. Giants such as General Electric, Toshiba, Airbus, and Google have recently announced decisions to produce goods in the U.S., while untold numbers of smaller manufacturers are reshoring after realizing that the pros of North American manufacturing outweigh the cons.

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