The raw beauty of our woodlands, waterways, vistas and trails attracts visitors and professionals seeking adventure, and manufacturing firms have followed suit. Drawn to our low business costs, superb labor and lifestyle amenities, companies crafting everything from brews to bikes find many reasons to stay.
A passion for “tech-rec,” the technology behind next-generation outdoor products, drives workforce training and higher education. Addressing the need for a robust workforce, our STEM-focused K-12 curriculum prepares students for careers in engineering and the sciences. From degree programs in outdoor recreation to master classes in machining, schooling along I-68 supplies the demand for top talent.