Pulling its Weight for Members

There’s strength in numbers, as the old adage says. Joining forces with and sharing information and knowledge among like-minded individuals can be a positive and powerful channel for growth and development. This holds true not only on a personal level, but for any trade association and its members hoping to realize their full potentials and optimistic futures.

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Global Markets, Global Vision

The electronic components industry is comprised of over 20,000 businesses that employ over a million people and represent more than $470 billion in annual revenue. Its products are used in many sectors including medical, energy, lighting, communications, consumer product automotive, agriculture, aerospace and defense and much more.

Electronic Components Industry Association (ECIA)

Where Business and Workforce Thrive

Florida has sixty-seven counties with unique characteristics and needs. The state offers diversity in environment, entertainment and, most importantly, opportunity. With forward-thinking leadership, collaboration and a vision for the future, it has become a place where both business and workforce can flourish.

Enterprise Florida Inc. (EFI)

Strength in Numbers

The International Economic Development Council (IEDC) – the world’s largest economic development membership organization – has a staff of thirty and an average annual budget of $5 million, with which it works as a powerful force in the economic development arena.

The International Economic Development Council

The Profession that Addresses Overall Well-Being

The Canadian Physiotherapy Association (CPA) has approximately 14,000 members to date, comprised of physiotherapists, physiotherapy assistants, businesses and those in academia. These are in fifteen specialized divisions, and there is a branch in each province and territory.

Canadian Physiotherapy Association

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

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)

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

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

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