Business Development

We grow thriving companies.
We're passionate about this community and the companies that thrive here. We work hard to keep the business climate friendly and taxes moderate. Our cost of living is low, our quality of life is high – and our steady economic growth is the envy of the nation.

We are more than a cozy place to live – we are a great place to be alive.

Expansion opportunities exist. Let's partner to grow your business – and strengthen our communities.

Retention & Expansion (R&E)

Looking to move or expand your business? Let our team assist you with one of the most important business decisions you can make!

Assistance is available in the following areas:

  • Connections and referrals to local resource providers
  • Incentives
  • Real estate
  • Workforce

We are here to help.



Meet With Us
Sean Johnson
Senior Director - Business Development
Mindy Ruffalo
Director, International Business Development
Marco Floreani
Manager - Business Development
Ashly Van Houten
Project Management Coordinator - Business Development & Client Services

Cost of Living

10 to 13% below the national average


#3 - Best Cities to Start a Business - 2014

#3 Top 10 Pro-Business States
Pollina Corporate Real Estate - 2014

#4 America's Top States for Business
CNBC - 2014