Goods in Motion

Logistics is all about managing the movement and storage of goods from “the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements,” explains the Lombard, Illinois-based Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).

Big Players and Big Issues in Third and Fourth-Party Logistics

The Gig Economy

There are countless studies that demonstrate that the nature of work is changing. Work is becoming increasingly precarious, but what does this mean? Does precarious employment imply doom and gloom or is there a silver lining for work that no longer fits traditional or conventional models? Is it a necessary evolution for the increasingly automated economy?

Making Work ‘Work’ for You

A Proactive Approach to Resolving a Longstanding Debate

About forty skilled Central and South American workers from Ecuador, Peru, Columbia and Costa Rica came to British Columbia, Canada as temporary foreign workers (TFWs) in 2006. This story incited Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) call for reforms to Canada’s TFW program (TFWP) and the International Mobility Program (IMP). LiUNA, a powerful voice within the construction industry with over half a million members – 110,000 of whom are in Canada – has been the only Canadian union to address the issue.

Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA)

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

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Goods in Motion

Logistics is all about managing the movement and storage of goods from “the point of origin to the point of consumption for the purpose of conforming to customer requirements. This definition includes inbound, outbound, internal, and external movements,” explains the Lombard, Illinois-based Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals (CSCMP).