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The Delta County Economic Development Alliance (DCEDA) publishes a quarterly Service Summary that correlates directly to our goals, core services, and responsibiliities outlined in the Strategic Plan of Work.  Highlights from 2011 include:

Connecting with local businesses and prospects:  In 2011 the DCEDA engaged in 81 site visits, coordinated legislative visits, facilitated business tours, and responded to 85 total requests for help. 

Inventory of assets and resources:  Updated active properties suited for lease and sale categorized to include manufacturing sites and vacant land.

Marketing, promotion, and public relations:  Wrote 26 articles for publication, made radio and television appearances, and gave presentations to community organizations.  

Assume leadership role for community in economic development:  Wrote letters of support for business and government agencies.  Wrote position paper.  Coordinated community awareness meetings.


What we do starts and ends with jobs:
  • We assisted a marine manufacturer to obtain an MDOT Freight and Rail Expansion loan and grant.
  • We supported a successful internet based business startup that resulted in 2 new jobs.
  • We supported a wind energy project that has resulted in millions of dollars in economic investment for our community and created 1 full time job to date.
 
Delta County Statistics in Job Growth from 2010 to 2011 According to EMSI

Description

2010 Jobs

2011 Jobs

Growth

% Growth

2011 EPW

Agriculture, Natural Resources, and Mining

533

533

0

0%

$29,507

Construction

1,168

1,266

98

8%

$45,235

Education and Health Services

2,312

2,418

106

5%

$38,250

Financial Activities

1,559

1,574

15

1%

$25,771

Government

2,259

2,229

-30

-1%

$56,006

Information

178

175

-3

-2%

$37,365

Leisure and Hospitality

1,604

1,615

11

1%

$13,057

Manufacturing

2,257

2,371

114

5%

$67,482

Other Services

1,266

1,311

45

4%

$21,818

Professional and Business Services

1,507

1,605

98

7%

$25,708

Trade, Transportation, and Utilities

3,804

3,886

82

2%

$35,865

TOTAL

 

18,446

18,982

536

3%

$38,336