June 2017

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Discover the OpportunityJefferson County, W.Va.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

Discover the Opportunity

Jefferson County, W.Va.

Jefferson County, situated a mere 40-minute drive west of Washington Dulles International Airport, is centrally positioned in the Mid-Atlantic business corridor, and is the only county in West Virginia within the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria Metropolitan Statistical Area. It is made up of more than 200 square miles of West Virginia woodlands and cities like Charles Town, Harpers Ferry, Shepherdstown, Ranson, and Bolivar. The county is bounded by the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers and the Blue Ridge Mountains.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Community FirstGreater Kokomo Economic Development Alliance

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

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.

2017 | In Focus | June 2017Room to GrowSalina Community Economic Development Organization

2017 | In Focus | June 2017

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.

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