Why should businesses invest in community health?
The Health Means Business Champions Network empowers businesses of all sizes to play a role in improving the health of their communities, consumers, and current workforce. The Champions Network provides tools and practical steps they can take to engage in health and economic issues. The case studies presented here reflect the experiences of some of our Health Means Business Champions across the country, and the positive impact building a culture of health within their communities has made.
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Building a Fitter Fort WorthTarrant County, Texas
Fort Worth, located in Tarrant County, is an economic engine for the state of Texas. The city has an incredible pull for businesses looking to expand or relocate. In 2015, the Fort Worth Chamber brought nearly $3 billion in new investment to the area. As the 16th largest city in the nation, Fort Worth prides itself on being fast-growing, economically strong, culturally rich, and diverse. Full Story
Championing Wellness in AtlantaCobb County, Georgia
Cobb County today is a diverse and rapidly growing county in Metro Atlanta. Just a few decades ago, Cobb County was a sleepy bedroom community, defined by its proximity to Atlanta, rolling farmland, historical sites, and its amusement park, Six Flags Over Georgia. Today, Cobb County is a very different place. Full Story
Prosperity and Health in Oklahoma CityCleveland County, Oklahoma
Oklahoma City today is regional magnet for businesses and tourism. However, twenty years ago, Oklahoma City was struggling to attract outside investment and employment. Oklahoma City’s inspirational turnaround story demonstrates the key role that the business sector collaboration can play in building healthy and prosperous communities. Full Story
Memphis Commitment to Get FitShelby County, Tennessee
Upstate South Carolina Focus on HealthUpstate South Carolina
Upstate South Carolina, home to Greenville and Spartanburg counties, is a bustling driver of South Carolina’s economy. Homegrown businesses such as Southeastern Paper and Carolina Pride Meats, as well as international corporations including BMW, Fluor and Michelin have formed thriving business clusters. Full Story