23. Minnesota: Familia
Minneapolis has a great skate scene, and Familia Skate shop is at the center. It was founded by pro skater Steve Nesser, who also recently founded Familia Headquarters, an indoor skatepark.
Familia gives back to the scene by making videos and sponsoring locals. They have ushered some of their guys into the pro and sponsored ranks, most famously Real Skateboards pro Davis Torgerson. Throughout the year Familia is putting on contests, demos, and shows to keep the stoke going even when the snow is piling up.