For anyone in business, the need for genuine and continual business development should be obvious. Revenue from new business fuels the economic engine of the organization and of the economy. Without private enterprise amped up by business development, most local and state economies have witnessed tax revenue shortfalls due to slowing business. Creating and sustaining thriving business is of considerable benefit to both the public and private sectors. Our theme for this issue is business development aimed at energizing growth in our readers’ firms.