March 2017

Excellence Made HereCity of Ruston, LA

Excellence Made Here

City of Ruston, LA

The City of Ruston, population 22,000, is the parish seat of Lincoln Parish, population approximately 47,000. Situated in north central Louisiana, Ruston has lots of appeal – from its churches to its educational institutions, from the strong work ethic of its residents to its close-knit community; the City of Ruston is a great place to do business.

Small is BeautifulMicropolitan Areas of North America

Small is Beautiful

Micropolitan Areas of North America

From hamlet to village, and town to city, the words used to describe areas where we live continue to evolve. In the United States, ‘city’ refers to a large, permanent human settlement, a chartered municipal corporation. A metropolis, or ‘mother city,’ refers to large cities or a conurbation. While many of us have heard these and other terms to describe populated areas, one less familiar is micropolitan.

Wild Sunsets, Wild Horses, and a Sense of CommunityTown of Fountain Hills, AZ

Wild Sunsets, Wild Horses, and a Sense of Community

Town of Fountain Hills, AZ

Fountain Hills is a unique community – the town is centered around, and gets its namesake from, a spectacular fountain that reaches 560 feet. “The town was built to take advantage of the views throughout the entire area, including our iconic fountain, the Sonoran Desert and the McDowell Mountains,” says Mayor Linda Kavanagh, who, along with Town Manager Grady Miller and Economic Development Director Scott Cooper, spoke with us from Fountain Hills’ Town Hall.

On the Cutting Edge of Irrigation, Agriculture and Lifestyle for Over 100 YearsCity of Hermiston, OR

On the Cutting Edge of Irrigation, Agriculture and Lifestyle for Over 100 Years

City of Hermiston, OR

The United States Bureau of Reclamation (USBR) oversees water resource management throughout the western United States, controlling irrigation, water supply and hydroelectric power. As the largest wholesaler of water in the nation, USBR brings life’s elixir to 31 million people and provides one in five Western farmers with irrigation for ten million acres producing 60 percent of the country’s vegetables and 25 percent of the fruit and nuts. USBR is also the second largest hydroelectric power producer in the U.S…

The Best Small City in AmericaCity of Moorhead, MN

The Best Small City in America

City of Moorhead, MN

Moorhead, Minnesota is a city with something for everyone. Located on the Red River, which separates Moorhead from Fargo, North Dakota, the area is well-served by the intersection of Interstates 94 and 29, rail and air service, making it an ideal location for business.

A Winning Location for Residents and Business AlikeOldham Chamber and Economic Development

A Winning Location for Residents and Business Alike

Oldham Chamber and Economic Development

With a population of just over 64,000, Oldham County is one of the top three fastest growing counties in Kentucky and has the lowest unemployment rate in the state. Oldham has the highest per capita family income and one of the best educated workforces in Kentucky, combined with an award-winning school system and a number of rich cultural offerings, including a vibrant art scene and even an artisanal distillery.

Making Waves on the CoastGreater Grays Harbor, Inc.

Making Waves on the Coast

Greater Grays Harbor, Inc.

When we last spoke with Dru Garson, the chief executive officer of Greater Grays Harbor, Inc. development organization, he took us through its work in increasing economic development. To see how things have progressed since the October 2015 article, we spoke with Dru once again.



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