The EDC supports primary-sector job growth.
A primary-sector business is one that brings new wealth into the community through the sales of its goods and services outside the trade area. The new wealth circulates and supports all other sectors of the local economy, thus making the primary sector the principal driver of economic and community growth. A growing primary sector ensures the health of the local economy and affects every other sector and every occupation in the community.
We support recruitment, retention and expansion of primary-sector companies. Since primary-sector companies sell outside the trade area, they are not tied to the local customer base. Primary-sector companies, such as John Deere, Microsoft or Bobcat, choose to serve their clients from our region when they could operate in any market in the world.