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SCOPE OF JCEDC WORKING GROUPS

These working groups of staff and local leaders serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on sharing current work, identify areas for coordination and collaboration in current and future work, and explore areas for growth in each respective topic within the county. They are an opportunity for staff to interact with local partners and agencies and assist in coordinating, collaborating, and communicate with economic development and related activities as well as assist in helping these groups align to the Jefferson County Economic Development Visioning Plan and the regional economic development AdvanceNow plan.

In the coming months we will be holding the first meetings of each working group. If you are interested in serving on one of the groups below email info@ghdpartnership.org for more information.

Transportation and Infrastructure

Working group of staff and local leaders focusing on transportation and infrastructure needs (including broadband) for economic development. The group will serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on compiling top local infrastructure improvement priorities for economic development. In addition, the group will share updates on local work and initiatives, identify areas for collaboration and coordination, and work to leverage funding sources to support transportation and infrastructure priorities.

Housing

Working group of staff and local leaders focusing on housing needs of Jefferson County as it pertains to quality of life for economic development. The group will serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on compiling top local housing priorities. In addition, the group will share updates on local work and programs, identify areas for collaboration and coordination, and work to leverage funding sources to support housing priorities.

Primary Employment

Working group of staff and local leaders focusing on primary employer needs for economic development. The group will serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on priorities to support primary employers. In addition, the group will share updates on primary employer expansions, business attraction efforts, and marketing efforts. The group will share updates on available properties for primary employers as well as infrastructure and improvements needed to prepare properties for use. Finally, the group will identify areas for collaboration and coordination and work to leverage funding sources to support growing primary employment in the county.

Small Business/Entrepreneurship/Downtown

Working group of staff and local leaders focusing on entrepreneurship, small business, and downtown development needs. The group will serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on compiling top priorities to support small businesses and entrepreneurs in the county. In addition, the group will share updates on small business expansions, business attraction efforts, and marketing efforts. The group will share updates on available properties for small businesses and work space for entrepreneurs as well as infrastructure and improvements needed to prepare properties for use. Finally, the group will share updates on local work and initiatives, identify areas for collaboration and coordination, and work to leverage funding sources to support small business, entrepreneur, and downtown development priorities.

Workforce Development

Working group of staff and local leaders focusing on workforce development needs within the county. The group will serve as liaisons for local agencies and focus on compiling top local workforce development priorities. In addition, the group will share updates on local work and initiatives, identify areas for collaboration and coordination, and work to leverage funding sources to support workforce development priorities.