The Union County Economic Development Partnership/CIC and Union County Chamber of Commerce have declared the Union County Economic Development Strategy (EDS) to be the single most important document to maintain and improve the community’s economic health.
Drafted in 2013 and approved in 2014, the EDS provides an Action Plan that outlines specific recommendations on how we can improve our competitiveness and encourage business growth and development. With unprecedented changes in the national and global economies, rapid technological advancement, and a looming workforce crisis, economic diversification, refinement of workforce development policies, and expansion of the local tax base are critical to ensuring that our community continues to thrive and be self-sustaining.
The EDS examines what is working well and how we can leverage assets to attract and retain high quality businesses and development into the County. The strategy is intended as a guide for policymakers and businesses to identify actionable goals and tactics that will strengthen the economic vitality of Union County. A coordinated effort among various groups will ensure that the County’s economic priorities are being addressed and that actions will not take place in a piecemeal fashion.
We welcome the implementation of the EDS and challenge Union County residents and businesses to support this effort.
Download and view the 2014 EDS, either the full report, or in sections: