Editor's Note » Feb/Mar 11

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Thank you, dear readers.

It is because of you, the American business community, that The American Business Journal has started 2011 off with a bang. As recession is still looming and worry surmounts, the extraordinary companies we profile are proof that there is no country in the world for business like here. We continually hear from those that not only survived the recession— they flourished.

The United States is the epitome of diversification. There is no sector, no industry, and no business that doesn’t have a part somewhere across this vast and diverse land. This was the inspiration for our new ‘State Focus’ section. Every issue we find the story within a state and find out what makes it a wonderfully unique place to do business. This issue we feature Texas, the economic powerhouse which has proven to be much more than just an oil state. Check out our interview with the Mayor of Houston, Annise D. Parker on page 24.

The entrepreneurial spirit is on fire in America for 2011 and here at The American Business Journal our focus is fuelling that momentum. This issue features some great contributions about critical elements of commerce. Richard Binhammer, Dell Computer’s social media expert, gives us some great insights into making social media work for business. We hear from the Canadian American Business Council about the critical relationship with our neighbours to the North and what it means for the private sector. Business, after all, is what built America. As always, I love to hear your feedback. Tell us your story and e-mail sarak@georgemedia.ca

Sara Kopamees