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May 2023 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentWhere Unique Attractions AboundTown of Goderich, Ontario

May 2023 | Workforce & Economic Development

Where Unique Attractions Abound

Town of Goderich, Ontario

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.

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentArizona’s Expansive FrontierMaricopa Economic Development Alliance

2023 | March 2023 | Workforce & Economic Development

Arizona’s Expansive Frontier

Maricopa Economic Development Alliance

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).

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentA Hidden GemCity of La Porte, Texas

2022 | December 2022 | Workforce & Economic Development

A Hidden Gem

City of La Porte, Texas

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.”

2022 | August 2022 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentBetter Together: Uncovering the Value of FranchisesCanadian Franchise Association

2022 | August 2022 | Workforce & Economic Development

Better Together: Uncovering the Value of Franchises

Canadian Franchise Association

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.

2022 | August 2022 | Workforce & Economic DevelopmentPrioritizing Community and Quality of Life in the Course of Rapid GrowthCity of Welland, ON

2022 | August 2022 | Workforce & Economic Development

Prioritizing Community and Quality of Life in the Course of Rapid Growth

City of Welland, ON

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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