July 2020

The Clear Choice for 35 YearsTraco Packaging

The Clear Choice for 35 Years

Traco Packaging

With over one million tamper evident shrink bands, shrink wrap sleeves, multi-packs, shrink bags, printed shrink labels and PS labels produced every day, and a selection of trademarked SuperSealer shrink wrap machines offering diverse capabilities, Traco Packaging is leading the way.

Industry InnovatorsEisenmann

Industry Innovators


Eisenmann creates market-leading systems for surface finishing, air pollution control, process and high-temperature technologies, and anaerobic digestion. Headquartered in Germany, the company opened a branch in the United States in 1977 and has been active in America ever since.

The Comfort of a Job that’s CompleteASD

The Comfort of a Job that’s Complete


The scattered elements that make up workplace technologies and smart building integration are a major challenge to any business. ASD®, Automated Systems Design, Inc., solves everything with a comprehensive portfolio of capabilities and service offerings.

A Model for Small-Town DevelopmentTown of Groton, CT

A Model for Small-Town Development

Town of Groton, CT

Sometimes, the question isn’t, ‘What’s happening?’ In the case of Groton, Connecticut, it’s, ‘What isn’t happening?’ This is a town that has everything going for it, and it is hard to keep up with the rapid progression of projects and undertakings. We spoke with Manager of Economic and Community Development Paige Bronk and Economic Development Specialist Sam Eisenbeiser to find out more.

A Plan for All SeasonsCity of Nanaimo, BC

A Plan for All Seasons

City of Nanaimo, BC

As larger metropolitan areas grow and spread, is there a place and opportunity for smaller cities? Across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, planning is transforming the city of Nanaimo into a regional powerhouse and a more affordable competitor to its big neighbour.

Where Ideas Take OffVermilion Parish, LA

Where Ideas Take Off

Vermilion Parish, LA

Vermilion Parish, Louisiana is a coastal community on the Gulf of Mexico, halfway between Houston and New Orleans, with a lot to offer. The parish has learned to adapt to changing economic conditions by piloting new ideas while preserving its vibrant culture and way of life.

A New Breed of Economic DeveloperDickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

A New Breed of Economic Developer

Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance

Despite the increasing growth of larger urban centers, newer micropolitan areas are rising to compete. In Michigan’s Dickinson County, on the state’s Upper Peninsula, the Dickinson Area Economic Development Alliance (or DAEDA) has forged strong, private sector-led connections between businesses, educational institutions, and government agencies to help usher in a new era of growth for the region.

A Cosmic Gold Rush?Mining in Space

A Cosmic Gold Rush?

Mining in Space

Remember that big blockbuster movie from the late 90s “Armageddon” with Bruce Willis and Ben Affleck? They had to save the planet from a lethal giant asteroid that was hurtling toward Earth, and the solution involved landing on said asteroid to drill into it.



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