March 2018

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Wide Open SpacesSanpete County Economic Development

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Wide Open Spaces

Sanpete County Economic Development

Sanpete County, Utah was established in 1850 and is nestled between the Wasatch Plateau on its eastern side and the San Pitch Mountains to the west. This largely agricultural region is also known for being a popular travel and tourist destination. From snowmobiling to the Arapeen trail, rock climbing and golf courses, Sanpete has something for all tastes. We spoke with Sanpete County Economic Development Director Kevin Christensen about the area and its many attractions.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Successful Business Partnerships in the Lewis-Clark ValleyValley Vision

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Successful Business Partnerships in the Lewis-Clark Valley

Valley Vision

The Valley Vision public-private partnership was created by the local business community to focus on economic development and growth in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The area is composed of two counties in different states: Nez Perce County in Idaho and Asotin County in Washington. The reason for the collaboration between the two is that the city of Lewiston, Idaho and the city of Clarkson, Washington are only half a mile apart, separated by the Snake River.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Latah County Is Open for BusinessThe Partnership for Economic Prosperity

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Latah County Is Open for Business

The Partnership for Economic Prosperity

Nestled between the rolling hills of the Palouse Region to the west and the forested mountains of the east is Latah County, Idaho. In 2016, a five-entity organization was founded to bring business, government, education and community leadership together for the purpose of strengthening Latah County as a whole. Together, the University of Idaho, the City of Moscow, Latah County, Moscow Chamber, the Avista Corporation and Emsi formed The Partnership for Economic Prosperity, Inc. (PEP).

2018 | In Focus | March 2018A Convenient and Breathtaking Destination in IdahoCity of Twin Falls, ID

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

A Convenient and Breathtaking Destination in Idaho

City of Twin Falls, ID

Historically, the area of Twin Falls was known for its location between larger cities in Idaho that were founded much earlier. In 1900, it was composed primarily of desert until Ira B. Perrine, an entrepreneurial-minded farmer and investor made plans to build a canal system that would irrigate the area and make it productive farmland. Agriculture is still the backbone of the economy in Twin Falls today. There is a wide assortment of food produced in the area including potatoes, sugar beets, onions, wheat, dairy and beans.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Location, Location, LocationThe Chamber of Greater Springfield

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Location, Location, Location

The Chamber of Greater Springfield

The southwestern Ohio city of Springfield in Clark County meets the needs of businesses of all sizes with its ideal location, an eager workforce and many services and attractions. The 140-year-old Chamber of Greater Springfield – a not-for-profit membership-based organization with a partnership of over eight hundred businesses representing about 12,000 employees –works to improve and retain existing businesses while welcoming new companies in many sectors, including automotive, food and technology.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Celebrating San AntonioThe Henry B. González Convention Center

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Celebrating San Antonio

The Henry B. González Convention Center

One of the most historic cities in the United States, the City of San Antonio has a right to be proud. Named in 1691 during a Spanish expedition for Saint Anthony of Padua, one of the most canonized saints, the area grew and was later founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost. The city was an outgrowth of the fortified settlement Royal Presidio of San António de Béjar in 1718, constructed to protect the Mission San António de Valero, which later played a pivotal role during the Texas Revolution of 1835 to 1836, becoming known around the world as The Alamo. Today, the former Franciscan monastery is a state landmark, one of the best-known in the United States.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Built by BusinessThe Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Built by Business

The Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association

From the founding of the Columbia River Paper Company in 1885 to the present, the City of Camas in Clark County, Washington – which borders the City of Washougal on the east side – has continued to attract new industries and residents. Clark County is the third-fastest growing county in the state, and this does not come as a surprise to Paul Dennis, president and chief executive officer of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association (CWEDA).

2018 | In Focus | March 2018The Shires of Vermont and its Revolutionary RebirthThe Shires of Vermont

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

The Shires of Vermont and its Revolutionary Rebirth

The Shires of Vermont

Defined in the time of the American Revolution, with the notable Battle Of Bennington now commemorated with a state-wide holiday and a 300 foot monument, the Shires of Vermont region is about to experience another revolution – one that includes education, entrepreneurship, business, art and culture while still preserving the quality of life which has been celebrated in the region for 300 years…

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Fields of Dreams in Enfield ConnecticutTown of Enfield, CT

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Fields of Dreams in Enfield Connecticut

Town of Enfield, CT

The Town of Enfield, Connecticut, comprising Enfield, Thompsonville and Hazardville, is a small suburb located in Hartford County, north of Hartford, Connecticut and south of Springfield, Massachusetts. Named for Enfield Town in Middlesex, England after the three areas merged, the region was well-known due to Colonel Augustus George Hazard, whose company manufactured gunpowder in the Powder Hollow area of the town from the 1830s to the 1910s, and was the largest producer of munitions during the Civil War.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Ushering Washington, DC’s Business, Conventions, Sporting and Entertainment Events into the FutureEvents DC

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Ushering Washington, DC’s Business, Conventions, Sporting and Entertainment Events into the Future

Events DC

Events DC is Washington, DC’s event organizers authority for conventions and meetings, sports, entertainment, and other special events at top-class venues across the city. While the organization is quasi-government, it does not operate like a traditional government agency. Greg O’Dell, president and chief executive officer, reports to a board of directors, and the organization runs much like a corporation. While it receives no appropriation from the city, it does act on its behalf to attract and increase city experiences. This drives events, which in turns stimulates tourism, putting people in hotels and restaurants and generating economic benefit for the city. Greg shared some of the history and the organization’s work with us.

2018 | In Focus | March 2018Dispensing HappinessSea Breeze

2018 | In Focus | March 2018

Dispensing Happiness

Sea Breeze

Established in 1925, Sea Breeze is proud of its history of innovation and tradition of excellent service that has spanned four generations. Although the largest family-owned manufacturer and distributor of premium beverage concentrates and syrups in the New York and New Jersey metropolitan area, it continues to develop its already impressive product range.


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