How do you define sustainability?

These days there is a great deal of talk about being more sustainable, but what does this really mean? The answer is …it depends. Is this sustainability for a family, business, or community? Each has its own distinct set of challenges and what works for one may not necessarily work for another.

During the past two years Creo Quality has been approached by a number of businesses and a handful of communities seeking assistance in improving their current situation. However, the reality is that in many instances an environment for success did not exist and there was an unwillingness and/or inability to take the actions necessary to create such an environment.

One of the greatest challenges was in working with different Economic Development groups. Many of these...