Economic development on a broad scale is defined as anything a community does to foster and create a healthy economy. The support that we provide varies from project to project depending on what is requested and needed.
Our focus is on business recruitment/retention and expansion (BRE) activities for traded sector [LINKs to definition source] industries and activities that help support them.
Frequently Asked Questions:
..Are you a 501(c)3? Yes. Our EIN number is 93-1287230
..What is a project and where do they come from? Tasks that require more than just a quick assistance will get tracked. We track them by project name.
..Why do you give projects names? Assigning a project name makes it possible to respect confidentiality requirements (which may be contractual), create a neutral negotiation space, and provide a quick nickname to refer to a project.
..What kinds of tasks do you do? The type of task completed for each project can greatly vary depending on what the customer needs. We are always looking for creative ways to support business recruitment/ retention and expansion. The question link will lead you to a page that provides more examples of tasks that we often do.
..How are you funded? We are funded through donations from local businesses, cities, and counties within our region. We also receive some grant monies. Most of our services are free, but we do have a suite of services that have very competitive prices.
..How long has the South Coast Development Council, Inc. been around? In 2020, we will celebrate our 20th anniversary! We are very excited to honor our members and activities over the past 20 years, and set goals for how we help our communities in the next 20!
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..How do economists measure the impact? Many projects, such as helping a new business come to our area, can be linked to jobs, salaries, and capital expenditures. [LINK to examples]
PERFORMANCE LINKS in the last two years:
Industries/sectors we assisted
Committees and groups that we help or have helped support
Sample products we have provided
Sample list of services we have provided for free
Sample list of services we have provided for a fee
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