With so much on the go, our Business View Civil & Municipal cover feature – fabulous Montezuma County, Colorado – is poised for a bright tomorrow… something they are at once looking forward to and approaching with caution. Indeed the focus of many villages, towns, cities, and counties across North America is on growing responsibly, while holding fast to their roots, culture, and natural landscapes.
Pittsburg, Kansas is another place brimming with potential. The city of 20,600 has seen big changes over the past few years, with the population increasing, the economy diversifying, and residents learning to embrace everything it has to offer. Woolwich Township New Jersey has managed to preserve over 3,000 acres of productive scenic farmland and open space, while Jefferson Township encompasses the largest shoreline of Lake Hopatcong (New Jersey’s largest lake) and holds over 3,500 acres of protected land within the township boundaries.
In Nova Scotia, the charming Towns of Amherst and Kentville are stewards of rich maritime history, nature, and community spirit, and marine heritage is also alive and well when it comes to tourism and industry in Port Colborne, Ontario. South of the border, along the powerful St. Lawrence River, the Town of Massena, New York is home to the Dwight D. Eisenhower Lock system and Robert Moses State Park, where outdoor enthusiasts flock to compete in annual fishing events.
In this issue, we also zigzag cross-country to Portage, Michigan (‘a natural place to move’) that is developing, renovating, and cultivating its own identity. Henderson, Texas has a bustling historic downtown filled with shops, restaurants, and offices nestled in buildings that pre-date the American Civil War. And Pulaski County, Virginia is a true community of abundance – from the farmers’ market stalls flanking the old railway station to the historic Calfee baseball stadium (twice voted best rookie-level ballpark in the country).
City of Washington, Illinois Mayor, Gary Manier, boasts, “The best thing about Washington is our residents; those that have grown up in the area and those who have made the choice to relocate here and raise a family.” Meanwhile, the welcoming community of Wyoming, Michigan proudly celebrates diversity – bringing people together and providing equal opportunities for all. And whether it’s participating in a popular rodeo event, exploring the great outdoors at Hassayampa River Preserve, or watching a performance at the Del E. Webb Center for the Performing Arts, Wickenburg, Arizona has something for everyone.
Wherever you travel this summer, near or far, I wish you safe and inspiring journeys, my friends. Business View is pleased to come along for the ride… enjoy the read!
Editor in Chief
Lorie Lee Steiner