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Cover Story: Workforce Training Is Job One

The Minnesota Job Skills Partnership supports workforce training like this session conducted by Ben Bomstad (left), Corporate Trainer, Alexandria Industries and Greg Sandeno, Manufacturing Specialist (right), at Alexandria Technical and Community College’s Customized Training Center.

Winning the race to fill the high-tech jobs of the 21st century requires an ongoing commitment to match educational programs with future business workforce needs.


Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

Special Report: Licking County, OH – A Center Of Innovation And Manufacturing

A premier location for manufacturing and technology in the middle of Ohio provides a competitive advantage for companies poised for growth.


Feature Story: 2015 Economic Development Awards

2015 Economic Development Achievement Award 2015.

Locations across the nation are rapidly applying the best practices needed to meet the requirements of new and expanding 21st century businesses. This makes it much tougher for us to pick the best of the best, so we’ve expanded our showcase to make room for an ever-increasing number of economic development leaders.


State Focus: Southern California – Where The Leading Edge Lives

Irvine, CA, named the Safest City in America, is the address of choice for several industry clusters and home to numerous Fortune 500 company headquarters. (Photo: Irvine Chamber of Commerce.)

So Cal’s Leading Edge has the right stuff to deliver advanced materials, clean transport systems and green energy, as well as the world’s most advanced aircraft.


Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders

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From driverless cars to all-electric vehicles, the U.S. automotive sector is going into overdrive to meet the surging demand for new cars and prepare for our green energy future.





Industry Focus: Food Processing – Food Facts

Bridor, Inc., supplies breads and pastries to the retail and foodservice industry and has maintained its U.S.-based advanced manufacturing operation in Cumberland since 2002. A $32-million investment is Bridor’s testimony supporting the company’s continued success at this location.

The more we know when it comes to what’s in our food, the more we want to know. Pleasing this knowledge palate can mean big bucks for the food processing industry.


Business Report: Louisiana – Matheson Tri-Gas Expands In Southwest Louisiana

Stephen Moret, Secretary, LED.

The Lake Charles area project will supply Sasol’s petrochemical complex, creating more than 2,800 new jobs.