Where Opportunity and Community Thrive

Salt Lake City is no stranger to Business in Focus. In February 2017, the city was featured as the ‘Next Great American City.’ Indeed, this locale boasts countless opportunities for community and economic growth, has a pro-business environment, forward-thinking leadership, exceptional quality of life with outstanding assets and natural attractions, and it shows no sign of slowing its progress.

Salt Lake City, UT

Welcome to the Middle of Everywhere

The County of Grande Prairie, located in northwestern Alberta, is the province’s first county, incorporated in 1951, following the County Act of 1950. The County is home to a growing population of approximately 23,000 and surrounds the City of Grande Prairie. The region is part of the Peace River Country and shares its border with the province of British Columbia.

County of Grande Prairie

Where Wholesaling is a Piece of Cake

Featherstone Foods prides itself on making wholesale bread and baked goods distribution a piece of cake. This year, the premier New York bread wholesaler celebrates 35 years of business in the city…

Featherstone Foods

Leading the Transformation of Cardiovascular Stents with Novel Bioresorbable Polymer Technology

REVA Medical was founded in 1998 under the name MD3, Inc. In the early 2000s, the company name changed to REVA Medical, Inc. and redirected its focus to bioresorbable technology. REVA has grown rapidly since its inception twenty years ago and hopes to continue its growth around the world to help as many patients as possible.

REVA Medical

A Thriving Business Region in Stunning Surroundings

The Northern Colorado Economic Alliance (NCEA) focuses on outbound marketing for the attraction of primary employers to Larimer and Weld Counties located 50 miles north of Denver. Within its local municipalities, it works on business expansions and relocations by marketing the region to those companies. It is located along what is called the Front Range of the Rocky Mountains. This urban corridor stretches north along the foothills of the Rockies and Interstate 25 from Pueblo through Denver to the Northern Colorado region.

Northern Colorado Economic Alliance

The Robotic Workforce

For generations, television and Hollywood have taught us to believe that robots are usually one of two extremes: cute and harmless, or potentially destructive and deadly. From the flailing-armed robot in the 1960s TV series Lost in Space metallically yelling, “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” to the unstoppable cyborg assassin in 1984’s The Terminator and its many sequels, to the film adaptation of Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot in 2004, robots are charming and clunky, downright menacing, or in the case of the creations in I, Robot, benign – that is, until they defy The Three Laws of Robotics, namely to follow specific orders and never allow humans to be harmed.

How Education is Driving Workplace Automation

A Natural Fit for New Businesses

If you have been to Grand Junction, Colorado lately, you may have noticed its new and vibrant economic climate. Business development is booming, and the growth is palpable. The organization behind this positive shake-up is the Grand Junction Economic Partnership, a 501(c)(3), non-profit organization, created to generate jobs and diversify the economy of Grand Junction and surrounding municipalities in Mesa County. Part of its mandate is also to recruit businesses from out of state to settle in the area, with a host of free services and support to ease the transition as much as possible.

The Grand Junction Economic Partnership

Room to Grow

To be successful in business requires discipline, focus and knowing where your strengths lie. In Colorado’s rugged and scenic Jefferson County, the local economic development corporation – Jefferson County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) – focuses on attracting a range of industries specifically suited to the area, as well as serving its existing businesses. The EDC has been supporting sectors since its founding over sixty years ago.

Jefferson County, CO

Rich Past, Bright Future

Surrounded by mountains, desert and vast open spaces, northeastern Nevada has long been a hub for America’s mining industry and remains the fourth-largest gold producing area in the world. This year, Nevada has once again advanced to the number one position for total mineral production in the U.S. This area fosters one of the most business-friendly climates in the United States and boasts many advantages for companies wishing to relocate. It is also free from many of the taxes found in other states, allowing industries to grow and prosper.

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A Rich Heritage and Strong Entrepreneurial Spirit

Equidistant from Phoenix to the north and Tucson to the south lies Pinal County, Arizona, a vibrant community of 430,000 residents that boasts unique scenery, a rich cultural heritage, and business friendly policies.

Pinal County, AZ

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The Robotic Workforce

For generations, television and Hollywood have taught us to believe that robots are usually one of two extremes: cute and harmless, or potentially destructive and deadly. From the flailing-armed robot in the 1960s TV series Lost in Space metallically yelling, “Danger, Will Robinson, Danger!” to the unstoppable cyborg assassin in 1984’s The Terminator and its many sequels, to the film adaptation of Science Fiction writer Isaac Asimov’s I, Robot in 2004, robots are charming and clunky, downright menacing, or in the case of the creations in I, Robot, benign – that is, until they defy The Three Laws of Robotics, namely to follow specific orders and never allow humans to be harmed.