Editor's Note » Aug/Sep 11

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Despite deals mad e in Washington that raised the federal debt ceiling and an agreement to bail out Greece (again), the markets revealed an indelible sense of non-confidence. This sentiment was not assuaged by S&P downgrading the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA status.

The events of the past few weeks illustrate how important confidence and perceived confidence is to our economy.

In a speech to the nation, President Obama pointed out something that we at ABJ are proud to promote: our citizens’ ‘perseverance…courage, and willingness to shoulder the burdens we face”.

In these pages are companies that embody the spirit needed shake the cobwebs off and move our economy forward. Business initiatives such as Big Sky Economic Development, for example, work diligently to ensure the maximum potential is taken from the abundant natural resources that surround them.

President Obama cited Warren Buffett, who knows a thing or two about good investments, who said, “If there were a quadruple-A rating, I’d give the United States that.”

We are proud to continue to tell the stories of businesses that make up the backbone of this country. If yours is a story you would like to be told, please contact me at Sarak@georgemedia.ca

Sara Kopamees