“Our community is really embracing what the future could be.” – Trevor Keyes
Workforce & Economic Development
City of Flagstaff, ArizonaSunny Days and Starry Nights
With 266 sunny days per year, thousands of nature trails, a top research university, and a thriving job market, Flagstaff, Arizona is an ideal place for work and play. The city’s elevation—6,903 feet—leads to relatively mild weather, so residents can enjoy the outdoors whatever the season.
City of Westland, MichiganKnuckling Down, Sprucing Up, and Growing Better Each Day
Like the Middle River Rouge running through Hines Park in the City of Westland, prosperity and positive change are flowing into this lush, 22-square-mile town.
North Cape Coastal DrivePjila’si! – The Perfect Invitation to any Traveller
When Mi’kmaq people greet a visitor with “Pjila’si,” they’re not only saying “Welcome,” they’re saying, “Come in and sit down!”
Town of Windsor, ColoradoWhere People and Businesses Grow Together
Although the Town of Windsor, Colorado was not immune to the COVID virus, its economy found a way not only to survive but thrive in the face of it.
Tourism Industry Association of OntarioA Sector Speaks – A Province Listens
Bordering the United States and the Great Lakes, the Province of Ontario is world-famous for its many sites and attractions. Want a romantic weekend getaway? Try the City of Niagara Falls. Feel like fishing, hiking, camping, or canoeing? Ontario modestly boasts over a quarter of a million lakes, holding one-fifth of the planet’s fresh water.
Town of Goderich, OntarioWhere Unique Attractions Abound
If you’re looking for beautiful architecture, a rich and fascinating history, and a dizzying selection of recreational and leisure options, the Town of Goderich, Ontario, set on a cliff overlooking Lake Huron, offers a wide array of activities. The Town boasts historical sites and museums, beautiful scenery, and its Courthouse Square, a truly unique downtown octagonal hub from which streets radiate out, creating one of Goderich’s most distinctive features.
City of Salem, MassachusettsThe Sky’s the Limit
Salem, Massachusetts has always been a seafaring city. “Salem’s history came from the ocean, from the water,” says Planning and Community Development Director Tom Daniel. Merchant vessels once circled the globe to bring goods back to the bustling New England port for distribution throughout the country. “It led to great wealth and prosperity here.”
Architecture, interior design, and planning firm FBM of Halifax, Nova Scotia has been operating for over a century, and according to Design Director Susan Fitzgerald, it has always had people who are interested in shaping the city of Halifax and in creating appealing spaces.
Air CanadaFinding Joy in the Aviation Journey
“My ambition is to have this wonderful gift produce practical results for the future of commercial flying and for the women who may want to fly tomorrow’s planes.”
Red Deer County, AlbertaConnection and Communication – A County’s Journey to Greatness
With a population of almost 20,000 (and growing), Red Deer County offers a unique composition of urban and rural, village and country, industry and agriculture. The region pays homage to its existing industries and its agricultural foundation while keeping its sights set on the future.
Maricopa Economic Development Alliance Arizona’s Expansive Frontier
Maricopa, Arizona is enjoying remarkable growth as newcomers are drawn to the community’s economic opportunity, exceptional diversity, quality of life, and affordability, which make the city an attractive alternative to nearby Phoenix. Since 2000, Maricopa’s population has skyrocketed from approximately 1,200 people to 75,000. Just two decades ago, “We were nothing but farmland,” says Christian Price, the former Maricopa mayor and current President and CEO of the Maricopa Economic Development Alliance (MEDA).
Northeastern Nevada Regional Development AuthorityBig Area, Big Advantages, Big Ambitions
To be successful in business takes vision, drive and of course, the right location.
City of Craig, ColoradoLaying the Groundwork for the Future
Nestled among canyons, rivers, and forests, Craig, Colorado, is a nature lover’s dream. “We have so many natural amenities to offer,” says Economic Development Manager Shannon Scott.
City of Converse, TexasReady for Continued Growth
Converse, Texas continues to grow and thrive. Since Business in Focus profiled the San Antonio suburb in 2015, the community’s prime location, affordable living, and convenient amenities have kept drawing new residents—and the city can accommodate them all.
City of La Porte, TexasA Hidden Gem
The City of La Porte is a hidden treasure nestled along Galveston Bay. The slower pace of life in this friendly, tight-knit community feels light years away from nearby Houston. “You truly don’t realize you’re fifteen miles from downtown Houston, the fourth largest city in the nation,” says Assistant City Manager Matt Daeumer. “We’re a gem on Galveston Bay that people don’t know about. And we like it that way because it’s a quiet and comfortable place to live.”
Town of Chelmsford, MassachusettsTown on a Mission
Hundreds of years after its founding, the Town of Chelmsford has emerged as a hub for life sciences, advanced manufacturing, and nanotechnology-related companies.
CoolITGame On and Keep Cool – Building a Better, Cooler Computer
Keeping your cool doesn’t only apply to your temperament, especially when it comes to gaming. For CoolIT Systems (CoolIT) it means keeping high-performance desktop computers perfectly cool more efficiently than traditional air-cooling methods are capable of.
Canadian Franchise AssociationBetter Together: Uncovering the Value of Franchises
From parking lot painters and dry cleaners, to restaurants, mobile homecare services, and much more, Canadians are increasingly discovering the benefits of being in business for themselves in partnership with big brands. After fifty years in the field, the Canadian Franchise Association (CFA) is the trusted partner prospective franchisees need to help lead the way.
City of Welland, ONPrioritizing Community and Quality of Life in the Course of Rapid Growth
After a decade of steady growth, the City of Welland, Ontario is at last beginning to receive the attention it deserves. Throughout the pandemic, people continued to flock to the area for its space and amenities combined with its proximity to the Greater Toronto Area (GTA) and New York State. Welland is located in the Regional Municipality of Niagara in Southern Ontario, only twenty minutes from the world-renowned Niagara Falls.
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