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City of Yakima

Strengthening the “Heart of Central Washington” City of Yakima focuses on infrastructure upkeep, staff utilization It’s a time of transition in Yakima, Wash., and few people are more in on it than Debbie Cook. She’s been the city’s director of utilities and engineering since arriving from New Mexico in January 2013, and since taking over […]

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City of Garland

Standing on its Own Two Feet City of Garland borders Dallas, but establishes its own identity   In a city of more than 200,000 people, there’s rarely a dull infrastructure moment. And whether it’s the perpetual struggle to interpret new FEMA flood plain maps, trying to maintain and upgrade streets and pipes that were put […]

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District of Lake Country

The Heart of the Okanagan District of Lake Country takes pride in planning its work, working its plans   It’s only been 19 years since the District of Lake Country became an incorporated entity. But – in keeping with Kevin Costner’s signature line – now that they’ve built it, the people are coming. And they’re […]

Posted in August 2014,BUSINESS WORLD,FEATURED,National Destinations,September 2014 | Read More »

The City of Langford

“Moving Forward, Rather than Staying Stagnant” City of Langford revels in growth with unique, partnership-focused mindset  Chronic grid-lockers in Ottawa and Washington, D.C., get this. A governing body in a western British Columbia municipality has consistently found ways to solicit input across a swath of oft-disparate interests, blend those opinions into a workable consensus and […]

Posted in August 2014,BUSINESS WORLD,National Destinations,September 2014 | Read More »

The City of Inglewood

Where Big Things Happen Inglewood is a city in southwestern Los Angeles Country, California, southwest of downtown Los Angeles. Incorporated in 1908, the city has grown to become a thriving suburb of Los Angeles. As an entryway to major commercial centers both in the United States and internationally, Inglewood is in a unique position on […]

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Town of Okotoks

Getting Bigger, Getting Better Continued growth spurts won’t erode small-town charm in Okotoks   If growth means change, then more change is certainly on its way to the town of Okotoks. The southern Alberta municipality borders the Sheep River and sits roughly 45 kilometers south of downtown Calgary – but while that geography hasn’t been […]

Posted in BUSINESS WORLD,July 2014,National Destinations | Read More »

County of Grand Prairie

Having a Grande Old Time Prosperity alive and well in County of Grande Prairie No. 1   Though many Canadians – and scores more Americans – might struggle to find it on a map, it just so happens that the County of Grande Prairie No. 1 in northwest Alberta has a pretty significant boast. While […]

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Town of Sylvan Lake

Uncovering an Albertan Jewel Town of Sylvan Lake quickly becoming a go-to destination  When you think of emerging destinations for young professionals flush with disposable income, you might not consider a small Alberta town that’s closer to the Arctic Ocean than Miami Beach. But if you ask Vicki Kurz, that’d be a mistake. Kurz just […]

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Moutain-View-County

Riding the (Fiscal) Storm Out Mountain View County adjusts to new funding model while staying busy   In the 1996 film Jerry Maguire, the operative phrase was “Show me the money!” In Mountain View County these days, it sounds a little more like “Find us some money!” Thanks to sweeping budget adjustments in Alberta, municipalities […]

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Town of Stony Plain

Back to a Bright Future Town of Stony Plain poised for return to boom years   It’s beginning to look a lot like 2005 in Stony Plain. Population is steadily increasing. Applications for building permits are on the rise. And an overall feeling of progress and vitality is tangible in the 100-plus-year-old central Alberta town. […]

Posted in BUSINESS WORLD,FEATURED,June 2014,National Destinations | Read More »

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