Economic Gateway http://www.gatewaycog.org Gateway Cities Council of Governments News RSS Feed Wed, 21 Feb 2018 11:03:44 -0800 en-us Bell Gardens recognized by GFOA http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15901 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bell Gardens, California is located 11 miles southeast of Los Angeles. The city’s beautiful parks and lake offer wonderful opportunities for recreation, such as soccer, fishing and golfing. B... Escape to Avalon http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15900 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 2400 15:18:42 -0800 On the eastern end of Catalina Island, 22 miles off the coast of Southern California, sits the picturesque Village of Avalon. One million people visit the tiny town each year. Its subtropical climate ... Promoting parks and trails http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15899 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Studies have shown people with access to green space and waterways are healthier and happier. Parks provide a space to relax and recreate, while trees and plants help filter air pollution and mediate ... Celebrating business in Bellflower http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15330 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Bellflower, California was founded around the turn of the century. Before it was urbanized, the area was a rich agricultural center, which brought Dutch, Hispanic, Japanese, Portuguese and other immig... Ice skating in SoCal http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15329 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 8000 15:17:00 -0800 Artesia is a small community located 15 miles southeast of Los Angeles that was originally built around artesian wells. The city is sometimes referred to as "Little India,” because it has t... GATEWAY CITIES COUNCIL OF GOVERNMENTS APPOINTS NEW EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15711 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 The Board of Directors of the Gateway Cities Council of Governments on December 6, 2017, voted to appoint Nancy Pfeffer as its Executive Director. Ms. Pfeffer has served for ten years as the COG&rsquo... Compare communities with online tools http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15328 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When choosing where to locate a business, there’s much more to consider other than available real estate. The more an entrepreneur knows about the demographics and workforce in a potential commu... Mapping area businesses http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15327 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 8400 15:15:39 -0800 Savvy entrepreneurs know a great deal of research goes into choosing a business location. In recent years, the benefits of business clusters — concentrations of companies with similar and comple... Teaming up to tackle traffic woes http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=15326 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “In just a couple more days they’re going to close the freeway, and you won’t be able to go anywhere on the 405. As opposed to when it’s open and you can’t go anywhere on... There‚Äôs strength in unity http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14938 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 “The world needs new leadership, but the new leadership is about working together.” ~Jack Ma The Gateway Cities Council of Governments embodies this quote from Alibaba founder Jack Ma. ... Good employees can make a business http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14937 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 4000 15:13:58 -0800 “I am convinced that nothing we do is more important than hiring and developing people. At the end of the day you bet on people, not on strategies.” ~Lawrence Bossidy This apt quote fro... Online tools to assist entrepreneurs http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14936 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 When deciding on the location of a business, demographics of the community can be as important as the physical address. Is there an adequate workforce to draw from? Do resident characteristics match t... High speed rail plans moving along http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14935 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 4400 15:12:37 -0800 It’s expected that 60 percent of the world’s population will live in cities by 2030. Cars are typically the most convenient option to get from one point to another in the U.S. But putting ... Improving transportation networks http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14582 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Good access to transportation networks is critical for any business. A location where goods can be transported swiftly and economically is a big advantage. Quality transportation options can also help... Location, location, location http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14581 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Finding the right location is a key consideration for those looking to build or grow a business. Whether a venture succeeds or not can depend on securing a strategic spot. The Gateway Cities COG we... Reducing emissions, improving health http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14580 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Mon, 21 Feb 0000 15:10:56 -0800 The World Health Organization estimates that 92 percent of people live in places with poor air quality. This contributes to serious cardiovascular and respiratory problems. It’s estimated air po... Improving transportation for people and businesses http://www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news/?item=14579 www.gatewaycog.org/gateway/news Wed, 31 Dec 1969 16:00:00 -0800 Long-term transportation planning is a challenge. It aims to make the movement of goods and people more efficient. Yet, to be truly effective, it must balance efficiency with factors that improve resi...