May 2016

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Making Solar SimpleGrasshopper Solar Corporation

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Making Solar Simple

Grasshopper Solar Corporation

Grasshopper Solar was formed in 2010 as a branch of Grasshopper Energy. The company is one of the most experienced installers of rooftop and ground-mount solar systems in Ontario. It addresses an increasing demand for renewable energy with systems that are designed to perform reliably and are supported by its proprietary, state-of-the-art software. The company’s affordable systems make green energy accessible to everyone.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016In the Heart of TexasLeague City

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

In the Heart of Texas

League City

League City is within the nine-county metropolitan area of Houston-The Woodlands-Sugar Land and just a half hour drive from Houston, the most populous city in the State of Texas. The city sits at the former site of a Karankawa Indian village, and the rich history of League City lives on today through its 95,000 residents and its many attractions.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Balancing Business and LifeThe City of Vacaville, California

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Balancing Business and Life

The City of Vacaville, California

The City of Vacaville lies almost midway between the state capital city of Sacramento and San Francisco along Interstate 80 in northern California’s lush Solano County. Vacaville has a rich and storied history going back over 160 years to 1851. In that year, Juan Manuel Vaca – who had arrived in California a decade earlier – sold his share of a Mexican land grant to William McDaniel, with a condition: that one square mile of the township would be designated ‘Vacaville.’

2016 | In Focus | May 2016A Culture of GrowthPeterborough & the Kawarthas, ON

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

A Culture of Growth

Peterborough & the Kawarthas, ON

In the early part of the twentieth century, Peterborough, Ontario – 90 minutes northeast of Toronto – was a manufacturing town that was home to hundreds of industries. Thousands of people worked at General Electric, Quaker Oats, Peterborough Canoe, farm equipment manufacturer Alfa-Laval, Purity Packaging, popcorn manufacturer Poppycock, timepiece manufacturer Westclox, woollen mill Whitaker’s, Outboard Marine.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Creating Success in IndianaNoble County, IN

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Creating Success in Indiana

Noble County, IN

Noble County, Indiana, is committed to growth. “We are creating an environment that is very pro-business,” says Rick Sherck, Executive Director of Noble County Economic Development Corporation. “We are looking to help our current industries with growth opportunities, by creating a climate of collaboration between industry, education, and the elected officials of the county as a whole.”

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Room to GrowLaGrange County, IN

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Room to Grow

LaGrange County, IN

The rolling hills and farmland of LaGrange County in Northern Indiana are well-known to tourists for the large Amish population, but this area fifty-five miles east of South Bend and forty-five miles north of Fort Wayne has much more to offer. We spoke to LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation President and Chief Executive Officer Ryne Krock, to find out more.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Where Business and Community MeetEDC of Wayne County, IN

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Where Business and Community Meet

EDC of Wayne County, IN

Wayne County, Indiana has everything needed to advance the development goals as laid out by its economic development corporation. We spoke with Valerie Shaffer, President of the Economic Development Corporation of Wayne County (EDCWC), to learn more. She says that the two main focuses of the EDCWC are to draw companies and businesses to the county and provide support to its existing business base.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Taking Utilities into the Twenty-First CenturyWestin Engineering

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Taking Utilities into the Twenty-First Century

Westin Engineering

Westin works to improve the performance of water, wastewater, gas, and electric utilities throughout North America. The California based consulting engineering company guides utility providers through the maze of available information and operation technology, helping them to implement practical, innovative, and cost saving solutions for their business challenges. From mission-critical, core business operations to asset management and customer service, Westin’s suite of IT consulting and automation/SCADA engineering services can handle it all.

2016 | In Focus | May 2016Expanding… CarefullyHAHN Automation

2016 | In Focus | May 2016

Expanding… Carefully

HAHN Automation

HAHN Automation, Inc.’s motto, “German engineering made in America,” is a reflection of the Hebron, Kentucky-based company’s German roots, international outlook and craftsman’s pride. It is a combination that has proven popular; HAHN is looking at double-digit growth in 2016 and recently opened a branch in Mexico.

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