Working together. It’s the only way we’re going to become our best “self” as a community, one that leads in advancing diversity, inclusion and other ideals. Not perfect – just perfectly dedicated to getting there, ensuring everyone has equal opportunity to contribute and prosper. Big fans of collaboration, we’re not too proud to enlist the help of others, change agents who believe we can and must be better. That’s how we operate – and how we all win.
We believe that trust is a commodity and ethics matter, that business can make a profit and follow all the rules. Say what you mean. Act with integrity, accountability and community responsibility. Be true to your word. That’s how we’re powering ahead; dialoguing, educating, building a climate of ethical excellence throughout our business community.
Consider this an open invitation to the ambitious, creative and caring – anyone who wants to be part of our today and help us build our optimum tomorrow. You are very welcome and enthusiastically empowered to ideate, launch and thrive right here. Push your bounds in a region that refuses to coast; a community constantly striving to be that much better, powering toward a future that prioritizes people, place and prosperity for all.
Here’s to the risk takers; the innovators fueled by “dream it, build it” ambitions, undeterred by long hours, loud naysayers and uncertain outcomes. And here’s to those who believe in them, invest in them, and give them the leeway and kick to be agile. From angel investors to industry-leading startup fellowships, we have your back if you have the drive to pursue a game-changing idea.
Here, encouraging words and high-fives are the norm, simple gestures engrained into who we are and how we live. Our workplaces encourage the diversity and culture people are craving. Shorter drive times and a lower cost of living help us maintain our balance. From world-class dining, arts and entertainment to our crackling nightlife and shopping scenes, we don’t merely exist here, we live here – fully and authentically – in one of America’s most up-and-coming cities.
Ours is a community that works and celebrates together, and when challenges arise, we pull together. Social responsibility and quiet generosity aren’t extraordinary acts here. They’re ways of life – and the lifeblood of so many organizations and individuals striving to have a positive impact on our community, our region and our environment.
We’re driven by a pioneering spirit, founded and inspired by those who’ve taken nothing — and turned it into something. Today, we’re home to some of the biggest names in transportation, financial services, construction and agribusiness. They give us expertise, reliability and powerful results. We give them a hard-working and educated workforce, moderate taxes and a decidedly pro-business climate. In short, a healthy place to grow.
Companies, tiny to titan, flourish here – from the neighborhood mom & pop to the Fortune 500’s known around the world. Our cost of living is low, our quality of life is high and our steady economic growth is the envy of the nation. Solid and stable but light years from stagnation, we embrace entrepreneurs, cultivate innovation and let imagination run free.