The Greater St. Cloud Development Corporation (GSDC), an economic development organization in St. Cloud, Minnesota, has found success in collaboration, partnership, and a regional approach to economic and community development.
Workforce & Economic Development
Built on Grit and Integrity
Restaurant management and development company TIG has its headquarters in Philadelphia and operates restaurants throughout Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, New York, and Florida.
Bay Future, Inc.
Building a Community for the Future
“Our community is really embracing what the future could be.” – Trevor Keyes
City of Flagstaff, Arizona
Sunny 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, Michigan
Knuckling 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 Drive
Pjila’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, Colorado
Where 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 Ontario
A 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, Ontario
Where 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, Massachusetts
The 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.
Finding 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, Alberta
Connection 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 Authority
Big Area, Big Advantages, Big Ambitions
To be successful in business takes vision, drive and of course, the right location.
City of Craig, Colorado
Laying 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, Texas
Ready 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, Texas
A 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, Massachusetts
Town 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.
Game 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.
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