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Alive and Well and Thriving

During a worldwide speaking tour well over a century ago, famed American author Mark Twain is said to have responded to rumors that he was gravely ill with one brilliant, succinct line: “The reports of my death are greatly exaggerated.” And much like Twain’s untruthful demise, the so-called decline of manufacturing in America has been wildly overblown. The National Tooling and Machining Association (NTMA) is helping to separate truth from fiction and lead the way for strong American manufacturing today and into the future.

The National Tooling and Machine Association
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Supporting Solar

Solar energy is growing by leaps and bounds. “It took us more than 40 years to get to a million [solar installations], and our data tells us that it will take only two years to get to two million,” says Dan Whitten, Vice President of Communications for Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). “So we are really growing at a warp speed in the solar industry.”

Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)
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Working to Build a Better Minnesota

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota is the voice of Minnesota’s construction industry. “We try to promote the construction industry in any way we can,” says AGC of Minnesota CEO Dave Semerad. “We try to make Minnesota a good business environment for contractors. Our members are committed to improving the industry and their communities.”

Associated General Contractors (AGC) of Minnesota
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Hub Cities

In the mid-1800s Oregon Fever erupted throughout the country, bringing waves of settlers to take advantage of free land and the promise of a better life in the Pacific Northwest. A severe depression in the Midwest – combined with a deluge of positive propaganda from missionaries, traders, and the government – pushed thousands to make the harrowing, 2,000 mile journey from Missouri to Oregon’s fertile Willamette Valley via the famous Oregon Trail…

Cities of Albany and Millersburg
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The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce

When John S. Larke landed on the shores of Australia in 1895, the land was still six years away from becoming a federation, when six independent British colonies would band together to become states of a new nation. Although the first fleet of settlers had arrived just over a century prior, in 1788, Australia soon became known for its natural beauty and many resources.

The Canadian Australian Chamber of Commerce
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Tourism and its Many Benefits

In Canada and the U.S., many cities are suffering economic hardships and increasing unemployment due to business downsizing and closure, declining populations, and a depleted tax base which could ultimately lead to community deterioration on a social, economic and aesthetic level. Although tourism remains strong in the Rocky Mountains and in major cosmopolitan centres, tourism offers a wealth of opportunities for smaller communities to realize economic development, offsetting job losses in traditional sectors.

Tourism and its Many Benefits
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The 2013 United States Government Shutdown

Once again, the world finds itself watching the United States, interested in how it will proceed, knowing that the country’s decisions could have an astounding impact on world markets in the days to come.

The 2013 United States Government Shutdown
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Programs for Immigrant Investors

With 1.8 percent GDP growth, Canada was one of the ten best countries in which to do business in 2013, according to a recent issue of Forbes Magazine. Doing business in a globally competitive world requires a constant refinement of strategies, initiatives and programs to ensure that we remain in the forefront as a nation – and that we’re on the leading edge of continued economic growth and prosperity.

Programs for Immigrant Investors
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The National Federation of Independent Business

The National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB) has its hands full. The member driven association represents over 350,000 small business owners across the United States, promoting their interests at the state and national level.

The National Federation of Independent Business
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The Impacts of Flooding

Massive flooding can often have a devastating impact on the economy of a region and the livelihood of its people. Loss of human life, property damage, destruction of crops, loss of livestock, non-functioning infrastructure facilities, and the possibility of waterborne diseases are just some of the ways a flood can impact upon a community.

The Impacts of Flooding

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Live, Work, Play

Most of us living in large cities like New York, London, Madrid, Seoul or Toronto take a lot of things for granted which are not available in smaller communities, like reliable public transit, ready access to highways, parks, bicycle and jogging paths that extend for many miles, and major shopping centres…