An Enterprising Spirit

Morgan County has the most diverse manufacturing economy and the second-oldest economic development corporation in the state of Colorado. The county’s EDC works to advance the economic prosperity of the region through workforce development and improved infrastructure. We spoke with Marketing Specialist Tyler Purvis, from the City of Brush; Economic Development Consultant Kari Linker, representing the town of Wiggins; and Morgan County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Executive Director Greg Thomason to find out more.

Morgan County EDC

Wide Open Spaces

Sanpete County, Utah was established in 1850 and is nestled between the Wasatch Plateau on its eastern side and the San Pitch Mountains to the west. This largely agricultural region is also known for being a popular travel and tourist destination. From snowmobiling to the Arapeen trail, rock climbing and golf courses, Sanpete has something for all tastes. We spoke with Sanpete County Economic Development Director Kevin Christensen about the area and its many attractions.

Sanpete County Economic Development

Utah’s Backyard Playground

Heber Valley Tourism & Economic Development sprang up in 2012, and the melding of the chamber of commerce, economic development organization and tourism board made this a unique venture. It makes doing business easy by incorporating all of these into one entity. We spoke with the Wasatch County Economic Development Executive Director Ryan Starks.

Heber Valley Tourism & Economic Development

Successful Business Partnerships in the Lewis-Clark Valley

The Valley Vision public-private partnership was created by the local business community to focus on economic development and growth in the Lewis-Clark Valley. The area is composed of two counties in different states: Nez Perce County in Idaho and Asotin County in Washington. The reason for the collaboration between the two is that the city of Lewiston, Idaho and the city of Clarkson, Washington are only half a mile apart, separated by the Snake River.

Valley Vision

Latah County Is Open for Business

Nestled between the rolling hills of the Palouse Region to the west and the forested mountains of the east is Latah County, Idaho. In 2016, a five-entity organization was founded to bring business, government, education and community leadership together for the purpose of strengthening Latah County as a whole. Together, the University of Idaho, the City of Moscow, Latah County, Moscow Chamber, the Avista Corporation and Emsi formed The Partnership for Economic Prosperity, Inc. (PEP).

The Partnership for Economic Prosperity

A Convenient and Breathtaking Destination in Idaho

Historically, the area of Twin Falls was known for its location between larger cities in Idaho that were founded much earlier. In 1900, it was composed primarily of desert until Ira B. Perrine, an entrepreneurial-minded farmer and investor made plans to build a canal system that would irrigate the area and make it productive farmland. Agriculture is still the backbone of the economy in Twin Falls today. There is a wide assortment of food produced in the area including potatoes, sugar beets, onions, wheat, dairy and beans.

City of Twin Falls, ID

A Small Town with a Strong Sense of Place

A Small Town with a Strong Sense of Place Miami, OKBy Jen Hocken View in E-MagazineView in Brochure Miami, Oklahoma is a rural community located on Interstate-44 in the far northeastern corner of the state, twenty minutes away from Joplin, Missouri, and an hour and fifteen minutes away from both Bentonville, Arkansas and Tulsa, the closest Oklahoma metropolitan area to Miami. ~ Micropolitan Miami, pronounced my-AM-uh, is the county seat of Ottawa County (population 30,000). The region has noteworthy Native American influences and contains the historical tribal boundaries of ten sovereign Native American tribes. Eight of the ten tribes are […]

Miami, OK

Location, Location, Location

The southwestern Ohio city of Springfield in Clark County meets the needs of businesses of all sizes with its ideal location, an eager workforce and many services and attractions. The 140-year-old Chamber of Greater Springfield – a not-for-profit membership-based organization with a partnership of over eight hundred businesses representing about 12,000 employees –works to improve and retain existing businesses while welcoming new companies in many sectors, including automotive, food and technology.

The Chamber of Greater Springfield

Celebrating San Antonio

One of the most historic cities in the United States, the City of San Antonio has a right to be proud. Named in 1691 during a Spanish expedition for Saint Anthony of Padua, one of the most canonized saints, the area grew and was later founded as a Spanish mission and colonial outpost. The city was an outgrowth of the fortified settlement Royal Presidio of San António de Béjar in 1718, constructed to protect the Mission San António de Valero, which later played a pivotal role during the Texas Revolution of 1835 to 1836, becoming known around the world as The Alamo. Today, the former Franciscan monastery is a state landmark, one of the best-known in the United States.

The Henry B. González Convention Center

Built by Business

From the founding of the Columbia River Paper Company in 1885 to the present, the City of Camas in Clark County, Washington – which borders the City of Washougal on the east side – has continued to attract new industries and residents. Clark County is the third-fastest growing county in the state, and this does not come as a surprise to Paul Dennis, president and chief executive officer of the Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association (CWEDA).

The Camas-Washougal Economic Development Association

August 22, 2019, 5:43 AM EDT

Keep on Trucking

North America’s trucking industry has been wrestling with the growing issue of a driver shortage for many years – particularly in the long-haul sector. The industry, businesses, and government are all looking for ways to fill the urgent need for more truckers. Suggestions to solve this are wide-ranging, and many are viable but will see results over the long term.