Civil Municipal - Mar 2024

EDITOR’S NOTES I always tend to get a little giddy with the prospect of spring just around the corner. March lies on the cusp of one of the most beautiful times of the year, and is traditionally a month that should bring good luck to many with St Patrick’s Day celebrations anticipated around the continent. All of my colleagues also have a little extra spring in their steps as we pull together another winning issue of Business View Magazine, proudly bringing more interesting profiles to our many readers spanning a multitude of business sectors. We are also gearing up to continue to profile some of the continent’s leading regional and municipal airports as well as the cities and towns dotted between each aviation hub. Capturing the momentum of the housing sector coming out of the pandemic, many home builders are enjoying a healthy bottom line as well as spreading their design wings to give their clients their dream homes. We were fortunate to profile Landmarks West, Lone Creek Custom Home Builders, Sky House Company, and Scot-Build Developments Inc., showcasing their impressive residential projects and their ability to pivot to capitalize on the building sector’s high demand through 2024. We are also showcasing the remarkable achievements of some of North America’s most dynamic school districts for our sector series focused on educational initiatives for the new economy. We sat down with Superintendents and academic staff from Algoma School District, Glen Ridge Public Schools, Greater Jasper Consolidated Schools, Hoboken Public Schools, and Lakeville Public School District among others. Economic growth is ripe and infrastructure initiatives have taken center stage for the many municipalities that we interviewed for our March issue. We sat down with city officials from Beaver Falls, PA, Brown Deer, WI, Globe, Arizona, Lebanon, PA to Sweet Home, Oregon. As business retention and attraction numbers continue to rise and upgrades to vital municipal services are in full swing for these regions, all without exception are ensuring that the needs of their residents remain in full focus. March skies are looking bright for the airports we profiled for our current issue. We spoke with Airport Directors at Georgetown County Airport, Kapuskasing Airport, and Rocky Mount-Wilson Regional Airport among others. We have learned that flight numbers and aviation traffic are back to near pre-pandemic levels across the country and each airport’s master plan is taking off for 2024 ensuring a pleasant touchdown at all of these dynamic aviation hubs. With all our profiles we hope that our valued business leaders learn a little something new about their relevant business sector as well as keeping on top of key developments at municipalities across the country as well as taking in the view of how flights are continuing to serve as a key economic gateway. As we continue to bring you features covering the very best in business, aviation, and municipal developments, we hope that you have a little extra time to get outside and welcome the warm spring weather ahead! Karen Surca Editor in Chief Dear Readers, 2 CIVIL AND MUNICIPAL VOLUME 5, ISSUE 03