Nash County Board of Commissioners and Nash County Department of Economic Development join localities and states nationwide to increase awareness of the work economic developers do and the positive impact they have on local economies.
Nash County is marking National Economic Development Week from May 9-15, 2021 to celebrate the positive contributions economic development makes to localities and regions across North Carolina.
Economic development and the role of the profession in our communities contributes to:
- Policies that government undertakes to meet broad economic objectives including inflation control, high employment, and sustainable growth.
- Policies and programs to provide services such as building highways, managing parks, and providing medical access to the disadvantaged.
- Policies and programs explicitly directed at improving the business climate through specific efforts, business finance, marketing, neighborhood development, business retention and expansion, technology transfer, real estate development and others.
“Nash County Department of Economic Development works to make Nash County stronger and more resilient. So much of the work done in economic development doesn’t make a headline, but is critical in bringing economic well-being and quality of life for the community by creating, expanding jobs that facilitate growth and provide a stable tax base” said Andy Hagy, Director of economic development.
Now in its sixth year, National Economic Development Week was created by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), a professional membership organization for economic developers, in 2016 to recognize the unique role that economic development has in creating vibrant communities with strong economies. Communities throughout the United States and Canada have recognized the week through official proclamations, local community events, and informational campaigns online and through social media. The United States Economic Development Administration (EDA) has also previously issued a statement commemorating Economic Development Week.
Nash County Department of Economic Development works to recruit national and international companies to create high-quality jobs and capital investment, and advocates the retention and growth of existing businesses, resulting in continued improvement of the county’s economic health and quality of life in the county.