Industry Focus Archives

Panama Canal: Bigger, Better and Ready to Rumble


Two years later than the original plan, the $5.25-billion expansion of the Panama Canal is set to be completed in April, dramatically altering the global shipping paradigm.

Next-Generation Medical Devices: Ready to Save Lives Today


Rapid advances in technology for new medical devices are outpacing evolving regulatory frameworks, creating a challenge for this sector.

Digital Media Is On The Move


From the mountains of Utah to the desert in New Mexico, Digital Media pioneers are making magic from pixels in university and government labs that are launching a new growth sector in virtual space.

Industry Focus: Water Resources – Greater Memphis, 100 Trillion Gallons

Memphis Light Gas and Water’s Sheahan Station is one of several huge pumping facilities that keep Memphis Sands Aquifer water flowing through city pipes.

Greater Memphis has an abundant supply of pure, sweet water: the Memphis Sands Aquifer holds nearly 100 trillion gallons of this precious commodity, which is becoming an economic development priority.

Industry Focus: Advanced Manufacturing – Manufacturing High-Tech Growth


In terms of its contribution to GDP, the advanced manufacturing sector punches well above its weight, producing $2.7 trillion in value-added economic activity.

Industry Focus: Aerospace Moving Onward And Upward


A positive outlook is on the horizon for the aerospace sector as the demand for fuel-efficient aircraft and the growth of travel ramp up the production cycle.

Industry Focus: Logistics – Winding Roads

Licking County offers diverse and distinct facility options, from office to industrial.

Logistics industry professionals must sometimes resolve issues C through Z to get from point A to B efficiently and hold costs down for the trillion-dollar U.S. distribution industry.

Industry Focus: Automotive – Hitting On All Cylinders


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.

Industry Focus: Ports & FTZs – Drivers For Commerce And Trade

Goods being loaded into carts at a port.

Foreign-trade zones are playing a greater role in development efforts geared to increased imports and exports.