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.
An Industry for the Good of All
Celebrating Two Decades of Green Freight Efforts
SmartWay is an Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program dedicated to improving fuel efficiency and sustainability in freight supply chains. The concept for SmartWay was developed in 2002, when the EPA collaborated with 15 charter partners, as well as the American Trucking Associations, to developing a voluntary “green freight” program, which continues to seek greater efficiency and lower emissions from the logistics, trucking, and freight hauling sectors.
Ripples Today, Waves Tomorrow?
The Growing Presence of the Small Bank
Joining tiny, online-only banks is a growing trend amongst Gen Zs and Gen Ys. In fact, just as this writer came to think that using ‘indie banking’ to describe these small online banks could be an over-extension of its original use—for independent moviemakers and musicians—I discovered an app of the same name offering banking solutions to gig workers. Enough said.
Strong Relationships, Strong Region: Building for the Future
County of Grande Prairie No. 1
Located on Treaty 8 Territory in northwest Alberta and bordered by British Columbia, the Smoky River and the Wapiti River, the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 is home to a mix of thriving urban and rural towns and a wealth of opportunities.
City of Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
Moose Jaw and its residents have never done anything half-heartedly. Residing in “Canada’s most notorious city,” Moose Javians are enormously proud of their Saskatchewan city and its reputation.
Building the Future With Innovation and Sustainability
Peterborough & the Kawarthas, Ontario
With stunning scenery to appreciate both en route and at the destination, Peterborough & the Kawarthas marries natural beauty with a thriving and vibrant city. Conveniently located between major city centres Toronto and Ottawa and the northeastern United States, Peterborough & the Kawarthas also boasts the Trent-Severn Waterway, a National Historic Site of Canada and one of the world’s best integrated navigation systems complete with numerous marinas and lock stations for those choosing to arrive via boat. The area is poised for sustainable growth, setting the stage to become the most innovative and sustainable community and economy in Ontario. In Peterborough & the Kawarthas, sustainable prosperity is possible.
A New Model for Growth
Envision Saint John: The Regional Growth Agency
In January 2021, the beginning of Year Two of the pandemic, most municipalities were working on survival plans. But not the Saint John Region in New Brunswick on Canada’s east coast. Their municipal leaders set loftier goals: rather than survive, they would thrive.
Creating Opportunities for Business
West Prince Chamber of Commerce, Prince Edward Island
As a voice for western PEI, the West Prince Chamber of Commerce, headquartered in Bloomfield, is a member of the Atlantic Chamber of Commerce, a non-profit organization that fosters networking events and opportunities to develop business relationships and contacts.
The Smallest County with the Biggest Plans
Eastern Prince Edward Island Chamber of Commerce
On Prince Edward Island, we headed east, crossing Queen’s County and bypassing the provincial capital of Charlottetown to come to King’s County, where we spoke with Lori MacGregor, Executive Director, and Sandra Hodder, Rural Labour Market Project lead for the Eastern PEI Chamber of Commerce.
Something for Everyone
Myrtle Beach Regional Economic Development Corporation
As a place to call home, the Myrtle Beach region in Horry County, South Carolina truly boasts something for everyone. It’s affordable, picturesque, and a competitive business market, amounting to a quality of life that attracts people from near and far.
Enticing Opportunities for Businesses & Residents Alike
City of Greeley, Colorado
The city of Greeley, the county seat of Weld County, Colorado, has a growing population of over 110,000 people. The city has been experiencing an increase in both population and attention over the past several years, and City Director of Economic Health & Housing Benjamin Snow tells us why.
A Hub for Development
Town of Enfield, Connecticut
Home to 42,000 people and over 3,000 businesses, Enfield, Connecticut is the hub of the Hartford-Springfield interstate area. “It is the largest commercial and economic base for this north central region,” says Town Manager Ellen Zoppo-Sassu.
Artizan Finishings specializes in the installation of Exterior Insulation and Finish System (EIFS), architectural moldings, stone veneer, and cornice molding. As genuine craftsmen with years of knowledge under their belt, the team makes it their mission to provide quality work and takes great pride in their stellar customer service.
More Than Just a Fresh Lick of Paint
John W. Egan Co. Inc.
Fresh paint expertly applied takes more than any layperson may at first imagine. Located in Newton, Massachusetts, John W. Egan Co. Inc. is trusted by industry leaders for everything from exceptional architectural finishes to heavy industrial coatings on an impressive range of projects. Over the years, the team has become well-versed in providing paintwork for educational institutes, concert halls, art galleries, pharmaceutical facilities, historical restorations, power plants, wastewater and water treatment facilities, chemical manufacturing plants, and more. In the process, it has developed a reputation for quality and excellent service.
Legacy Manufacturing With a Modern Twist
With its roots going back a century, this family-owned company provides solutions to clients both domestic and international. And innovation, quality, and professionalism are just a few of the words its customers have used to describe Redline Plastics.
Celebrating a Milestone with New Products and Big Goals
Performance Plastics Ltd.
Performance Plastics Ltd. (PPL) of Cincinnati, Ohio marked its fortieth anniversary this year as a leader in the design and manufacture of high-performance thermoplastic components. The company works with specialized polymers and tight tolerances, and follows rigorous quality assurance protocols. It anticipates big growth shortly, based on its wealth of experience and cutting-edge products such as EnduroSharp® aerospace maintenance tools.
Cleaning up Clean Energy Solutions
With a broad range of flow-control components and engineered-to-order applications, including a wide array of valves, pressure regulators, and safety devices for mission-critical applications using gases in liquid form, RegO Products offers peace of mind that equipment will perform optimally, safely, and reliably time and time again.
The Ups & Downs of Crypto
Sound Investment or Risky Gamble?
For some time, cryptocurrency was heralded as the future of money and the ticket to wealth, while others took a position of caution and scepticism. The past few years have shown it’s a gamble like everything else; one with some pretty extreme swings.
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