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2018 | In Focus | May 2018Premier Suburb of Milwaukee Grows More Vibrant While Preserving Its RootsCity of Wauwatosa, WI

2018 | In Focus | May 2018

Premier Suburb of Milwaukee Grows More Vibrant While Preserving Its Roots

City of Wauwatosa, WI

The City of Wauwatosa, population 47,000, is just five miles from downtown Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Known for its historic beauty and modern amenities, Wauwatosa (named after the indigenous Potawatomi word for “firefly”) features three rivers running through the city, an entire subdivision on the National Register of Historic Places, topnotch shopping destinations and restaurants, and the 19.5-acre Hart Park.

2018 | In Focus | May 2018Connecting Community with Opportunity

2018 | In Focus | May 2018

Connecting Community with Opportunity

The Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (REO) of Manatee County is focused on stimulating urban areas. It was formed in 2016 with a goal of bringing economic and community development programs into these areas to create more opportunities for the businesses and residents operating and living within them.

2018 | In Focus | May 2018Quality Foods with a Sense of CommunityWest Central Foodservice

2018 | In Focus | May 2018

Quality Foods with a Sense of Community

West Central Foodservice

Wholesale food distribution company West Central Foodservice deals in top quality products and caters to boutique restaurants and hotels. One year shy of its fiftieth anniversary, the company is a model for good growth via a socially conscious business plan, and the company plans to continue growth organically. We spoke with President and Chief Executive Officer Michael Dodo and Vice President of Corporate Communications Tracie May-Wagner.

2018 | In Focus | May 2018Where Opportunity and Community ThriveSalt Lake City, UT

2018 | In Focus | May 2018

Where Opportunity and Community Thrive

Salt Lake City, UT

Salt Lake City is no stranger to Business in Focus. In February 2017, the city was featured as the ‘Next Great American City.’ Indeed, this locale boasts countless opportunities for community and economic growth, has a pro-business environment, forward-thinking leadership, exceptional quality of life with outstanding assets and natural attractions, and it shows no sign of slowing its progress.

2018 | In Focus | May 2018The Robotic WorkforceHow Education is Driving Workplace Automation

2018 | In Focus | May 2018

The Robotic Workforce

How Education is Driving Workplace Automation

For generations, television and Hollywood have taught us to believe that robots are usually one of two extremes: cute and harmless, or potentially destructive and deadly. From the flailing-armed robot in the 1960s TV series Lost in Space metallically yelling, “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” to the unstoppable cyborg assassin in 1984’s The Terminator and its many sequels, to the film adaptation of Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot in 2004, robots are charming and clunky, downright menacing, or in the case of the creations in I, Robot, benign – that is, until they defy The Three Laws of Robotics, namely to follow specific orders and never allow humans to be harmed.

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