CDC provides consulting services such as:

  • Assists in business retention and expansion efforts. Includes visits to and communication with area businesses to establish good relationships.

  • Works with businesses that want to expand in the region and seeks solutions to challenges identified by area businesses.

  • Markets the region and follows up on leads for new businesses.

  • Develops projects such as the proposed regional industrial park, using combined resources and innovative revenue and cost sharing approaches.

  • Promotes regional planning and cooperation to encourage economic development plans and projects that:

    o make effective use of land

    o produce more jobs per acre

    o reduce the costs of infrastructure construction

    o conserve open space and farmland

    o protect the environment

    o preserve the rural, small- town quality of life found in the region

  • Works on independent projects for each municipal partner for economic and community development

  • Provides a forum for municipal and business leaders to discuss common challenges, to share solutions, and to promote cooperation.