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Johnson Controls Ties Business to Inner City Revival

| Monday January 16th, 2006 | 0 Comments

jon_con.jpgJohnson Controls, one of the foremost makers of building interiors and mechanical & efficiency systems for buildings, has embraced an interesting growth opportunity where few major companies have trodden Specifically, with their “MetroMarkets” program, they aim to stimulate the troubled economies of American inner cities by spurring the construction of housing, schools, community & jobs centers, especially in hurricane ravaged New Orleans (article here).
The company obviously benefits by being the lead contractor on construction projects, but by championing projects the company benefits the local community as well. By recognizing and responding to the severe lack of basic infrastructure in blighted cities, a long term investment in the health of the community is made, and that’s a profit motive for all.


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