The mission of the EDC is to encourage a competitive environment that nurtures clusters of industries employing state of the art technologies, a skilled workforce, and that stimulates economic growth through expansion of the private sector.

We are developers of our economy rather than traditional economic developers – meaning that in addition to promotion of our area, we are involved in all facets of community building. We categorize our activities into six areas:

    1. Quality of life
    2. Infrastructure Development
    3. Workforce
    4. Vendor / Supplier Networks
    5. Capital Availability
    6. Technology Accessibility

In order to construct and improve on the elements of successful business recruitment, it is essential that our public and private leadership work together and strive for excellence in all areas that impact economic growth.

Our team, consisting of public institutions, private institutions and our members, constantly strives to enhance our county’s strengths while attacking any weaknesses we uncover. We have a rare combination of entrepreneurial enthusiasm and visionary planning rooted in realism about our future. Combining the talents of many to accomplish significant goals for all who live in this county, we continue to be a significant player in the state’s economic success.