June 2017

Pro-Business and Low TaxesWells County, IN

Pro-Business and Low Taxes

Wells County, IN

Wells County has a reputation as not only a great place to do business but also a marvelous county in the State of Indiana to visit, settle down or raise a family. The county is emerging as a desirable place for companies to locate or expand for reasons from low taxes to outstanding, pro-business, local and state incentives.

Coming Together for GrowthGrowth Alliance for Greater Evansville

Coming Together for Growth

Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville

Greater Evansville, in Vanderburgh County, Indiana, is going through a lot of change, and it has been positive. The third-largest city in the state, Evansville is in the midst of increasing its infrastructure capacity with huge projects in its downtown. We spoke with Growth Alliance for Greater Evansville President Ellen Horan and Marketing Communications Manager Abby Elpers.

Community FirstGreater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

Community First

Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

“There’s a real sense of community here,” says Greater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance President/CEO Charles Sparks. “People feel like they can really make a difference by getting involved.” With an unemployment rate consistently below five percent and accolades ranging from Industry Week magazine’s “First in the nation in manufacturing presence, productivity and strength” to “Indiana Community of the Year,” the claim checks out.

At the Crossroads of AmericaIndiana

At the Crossroads of America


The state of Indiana demonstrates how collaborative leadership, a pro-growth environment and an engaged community can contribute to economic vitality and improved quality of life. Strategically located, fiscally sound and dedicated to growth, Indiana is a leader in the Midwest and the nation.

Room to GrowSalina Community Economic Development Organization

Room to Grow

Salina Community Economic Development Organization

Salina is located in north-central Kansas amidst the Smokey Hills region of the Great Plains. In this region, there are many opportunities for business. The Salina Community Economic Development Organization (SCEDO) is a relatively new organization that works with the local chamber of commerce to further the economic health of Salina with a diverse business culture. Revitalization efforts are underway, and industrial parks are at the ready. Business in Focus spoke with Executive Director Mitch Robinson.

The Industry of InnovationLeavenworth County Development Corporation

The Industry of Innovation

Leavenworth County Development Corporation

The Leavenworth County Development Corporation (LCDC) is a 501 (c) 6 non-profit focused on the economic development of four communities in Leavenworth County including Leavenworth, Lansing, Basehor and Tonganoxie. It works to recruit new businesses and retain and expand existing businesses. Steve Jack, executive director of the LCDC, believes that Leavenworth County is uniquely situated to attract business to the area.

People, Place, ProximityFranklin County, KS

People, Place, Proximity

Franklin County, KS

Named in honor of Benjamin Franklin, the beloved American diplomat, scientist, printer and author, Franklin County is one of the most readily accessible counties in the entire State of Kansas. The 572-square-mile county lies right in the heart of the United States transportation corridor and is reachable via road, rail, barge and port, making Franklin County an ideal location for businesses of all sizes to set down roots.

Opportunity for AllFinney County, KS

Opportunity for All

Finney County, KS

Finney County Economic Development Corporation (FCEDC) is fully funded by the county, its two incorporated cities of Garden City and Holcomb and the Garden City Community College. Its goal is to increase the tax base of Finney County by attracting new businesses to the community, helping businesses expand and thrive and creating housing and development opportunities. It works to make the quality of life in the community marketable to the outside world for both new businesses as well as the employee base needed to support the businesses in the area.

Living Proof You Can Have It AllCity of Wildwood, MO

Living Proof You Can Have It All

City of Wildwood, MO

The City of Wildwood, with a population of approximately 36,000, at 68 square miles is the largest city in area size in St. Louis County and the third largest in the State of Missouri. Positioned at the foothills to the Ozarks, it’s known for its stunning physical landscapes and rich quality of life.

Promoting the Site Selectors ProfessionSite Selectors Guild

Promoting the Site Selectors Profession

Site Selectors Guild

The Site Selectors Guild is bringing an up-and-coming profession to the forefront. Founded just seven years ago, the guild is the first and only association to represent the world’s leading site selection consultants. These consultants are committed to helping client companies find the ideal site for every industry, sector, and function.

Smarter SystemsNEXCOM

Smarter Systems


NEXCOM is a manufacturer of industrial-grade computer hardware for various vertical application markets. Founded in 1992 in Taipei, Taiwan, the company has made many innovative and exciting products and continues to push the boundaries of intelligent systems design.

Excellence in AutomationUnitronics

Excellence in Automation


Unitronics works with the automation control industry. It began in Tel Aviv, Israel about thirty years ago and currently boasts two hundred employees. Growth is steady and it sees no signs of slowing down. We found out more about the company and its future.

Innovation Equals SuccessD&D Automation

Innovation Equals Success

D&D Automation

D&D Automation of Stratford, Ontario marks its twenty-fifth anniversary this year with a new line of cutting-edge products and services. These include the latest version of the company’s VERA (Vision-Enabled Robotic Assembly) system which D&D promises will revolutionize the industrial parts feeding process. The company is also piloting an app to display factory performance data and now does computer-based factory simulations for clients.


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