Economic Development Week: May 9 - 13, 2022
Tuesday, May 10, 2022
“Economic Development Week (EDW) was created by IEDC in 2016 to increase awareness of local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.” - IEDC
DKEDC is choosing this time to remind all who we are, what we do and how we assist Dickinson County’s current and future residents and businesses.
Driving Dickinson County
In 2018, we launched the Driving Dickinson County five-year initiative. Four ultimate goals were:
- Create/retain 250 FTE Primary Jobs
- Increase Annual Salaries Target to $33,773
- Generate $50 million in New Capital Investment
- Reach 30 businesses per year for Retention or Expansion Visits.
We started 2022 surpassing our goals before our proposed deadline.
The success of the Driving Dickinson County initiative was a huge accomplishment and achievement for Dickinson County’s residents, businesses, and government. With the production of new businesses, over 350 new jobs were created giving residents more employable options, and local businesses new consumer traffic. It was a win-win all around, but the work doesn’t stop there. We are continuing on our forward movement with new goals:
- Creating and maintaining 350 FTE Primary Jobs
- Generate another $50 million in New Capital Investment.
If you would like to invest/partner with us to help succeed in our new goals, please contact our offices.
A Summary of What We Do and How We Help
We are focused on growing Dickinson County’s economy by recruiting investors, improving the workforce, and promoting our quality of life all to have a well-rounded and growing economy for current and future generations. Our efforts remain ongoing.
It’s been said that entrepreneurs make-up more than 40% of America's job market. Because we have a strong entrepreneurial culture, we give them the same support as the corporations. We offer ongoing training and assistance to local business owners and their staff, community surveys, and focus groups. We also assist with permits and workforce recruitment and development. While this is only a summary, whatever a business needs to succeed in Dickinson County, DKEDC is your one-stop-shop for assistance in learning, connecting, growing, and thriving. For personalized support and assistance, please contact us.