Economic Development is the creation of wealth in which community benefits are realized. It is more than a jobs program, it’s an investment in growing your economy and enhancing the quality of life for all residents.
Maintains, diversifies, and increases the tax base.
Improves the quality of life by increasing local and state revenues to pay for services.
Creates community cohesion and vision around future growth.
Retains, attracts, and creates jobs and increases per capita income.
Coordinates linkages between employer workforce needs and skilled workers.
Focuses on increasing resources – not new ways of dividing up limited ones.