February 2017

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusFounded on Experience, Driven by PassionCanadian Projects Limited

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Founded on Experience, Driven by Passion

Canadian Projects Limited

Canadian Projects Limited (CPL) has completed over three billion dollars of successful run-of-river hydroelectric, wind and solar power projects, on time, within budget and with the utmost professionalism possible. Although the company was only founded in May of 1999, the depth of its knowledge goes much further back and is based on decades of experience in Canada’s growing renewable energy sectors.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusOpen for BusinessCity of Renton, WA

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Open for Business

City of Renton, WA

Located just eleven miles southeast of Seattle, in the heart of the Greater Seattle and Puget Sound region, the City of Renton has a legacy of many recognized and highly respected businesses. Renton has emerged from its early economy that was founded on timber, clay production and coal mining, to become the home of numerous service-based businesses, technology companies, manufacturers, banking entities and sports franchises. Renton is widely known for fostering a pro-business environment for companies of any size.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusFrom 19th Century Paper and Lumber to 21st Century TechCity of Camas, WA

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

From 19th Century Paper and Lumber to 21st Century Tech

City of Camas, WA

Camas is a town built around economic opportunity from its origin surrounding three lumber mills and a paper mill that remains the largest west of the Mississippi to the late eighties when the technology sector took the State of Washington by storm. Despite growing from lumber and pulp to technology and gaining thousands of citizens, Camas retains its hometown small town feel. Paul Dennis and Scott Higgins spoke to me from their offices in city hall.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusBuilding on its AssetsWilliams County, OH

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Building on its Assets

Williams County, OH

Williams County, Ohio is no stranger to success. The community has been home to a vibrant manufacturing sector for decades. “We have been making things in northwest Ohio for a long time; we are not new to the manufacturing game or the large employer game,” says Matt Davis, Executive Director of the Williams County Economic Development Corporation (WEDCO).

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusWorking Collaboratively for Community DevelopmentCambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Working Collaboratively for Community Development

Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation

Formed in 1965, the Cambridge-Guernsey County Community Improvement Corporation (CIC) was created by the Guernsey County Commissioners and designated by resolution to perform the economic development functions for the County, the City of Cambridge, and the Village of Byesville. Later, in 2000, the Guernsey County Port Authority was formed to also contribute to these functions…

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusA Popular Tourist Destination Opens Its Doors to New BusinessTuscarawas County, OH

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

A Popular Tourist Destination Opens Its Doors to New Business

Tuscarawas County, OH

Tuscarawas County – a highly popular tourist destination in east-central Ohio – is open for business. Well-known for its historic past, recreational opportunities and proximity to Amish country, Tuscarawas is eager to attract new companies to its fold. This is not just community hype: in 2015, Site Selection magazine picked Tuscarawas County as America’s number two ‘micropolitan’ region for past-year economic and industrial site development.

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusStrategically Located and Poised for GrowthSandusky County, OH

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Strategically Located and Poised for Growth

Sandusky County, OH

In early 2016, Site Selection magazine listed the Sandusky County area as number thirty-nine on its list of the best “micropolitan” regions in the US for past-year business investment and expansion. It was the third year in a row Sandusky County was included in the top ranks of the magazine’s micropolitan list (a ‘micropolitan’ being a primarily rural region with no cities over 50,000 people and a total population below 250,000).

2017 | February 2017 | In FocusCommunity, Culture, CharacterCity of Winter Park, Florida

2017 | February 2017 | In Focus

Community, Culture, Character

City of Winter Park, Florida

Winter Park seems like a strange name for a city in the central part of Florida. I was intrigued to find out why, but first I discovered that this was an area which was a major attraction for businesses and people alike. This is a city that is expanding in many areas, including healthcare, tourism and scientific and technical services. Economic development is of paramount importance, as the city strives to target and expand business clusters…


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