May 2019

2019 | In Focus | May 2019The Land of OpportunityRedevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department of Manatee County

2019 | In Focus | May 2019

The Land of Opportunity

Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department of Manatee County

In May of 2018, Business in Focus wrote about the Redevelopment and Economic Opportunity Department (REO) of Manatee County in the state of Florida. The focus was on job creation and incentive programs. The county’s population is growing rapidly, and the cost of housing is skyrocketing; however, new development initiatives include affordable housing and plenty of land to work with in and around Fort Manatee. We spoke with REO Director Geri Lopez and Manatee County Economic Development Manager Karen Stewart.

2019 | In Focus | May 2019Celebrating Louisiana CultureThe Allen Parish Tourist Commission

2019 | In Focus | May 2019

Celebrating Louisiana Culture

The Allen Parish Tourist Commission

For those seeking a taste of the great outdoors, Allen Parish is beyond compare. For the hunters and anglers, Dry Creek Ranch provides 1500 acres of pheasant, quail, and red stag deer hunting, as well as a 30 acre stocked lake for fishing bass. Anyone looking for an extended stay will find lodging, as the ranch offers a number of cabins and rooms in the main lodge for an overnight trip, and the Ouiska Chitto Creek offers up some big fish as well.

2019 | In Focus | May 2019Where a Great Lifestyle Meets Exceptional BeautyCity of West Bend, WI

2019 | In Focus | May 2019

Where a Great Lifestyle Meets Exceptional Beauty

City of West Bend, WI

Growing along the western bend of the Milwaukee River is what earned the City of West Bend, Wisconsin, its descriptive name. There is a very good reason why the hearty and welcoming City of West Bend made it onto Travelalot.com’s list of the thirty ‘coolest American cities’ in 2017. With no shortage of character, charm, and culture, this must be one of the most wholesome places in which anyone could ever wish to live.

2019 | In Focus | May 2019Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of EfficiencyHLW International

2019 | In Focus | May 2019

Opening Up the Work Space to New Visions of Efficiency

HLW International

It’s an exciting time to be in workplace design and architecture: technology is rapidly advancing, and multi-generational clients are pushing the ideas of the traditional workplace. HLW International is working at the forefront of this dynamic shift. In May of 2019, Construction in Focus sat down with Managing Partner John Gering, catching up on the firm’s latest projects and to discuss how technology is changing the industry.

2019 | Business News | In Focus | May 2019A Look at the Biggest Trade Show in GamingE3

2019 | Business News | In Focus | May 2019

A Look at the Biggest Trade Show in Gaming

E3

The Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3) is a long-running trade event for the computer and video game industry, one that has become perhaps the most notable of its kind. The event began in 1995 as a response to the burgeoning growth of the gaming industry and was started by the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), a trade association established to oversee the gaming industry in the wake of controversies surrounding violent and mature content in video games.

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