Batavia, Ohio. The Board of Clermont County Commissioners (BCC) today approved a new contract with the Economic Development Corporation of Clermont County (ED3C). This contract will provide for planning, development, implementation, and management of a strategic economic development plan and program for Clermont County for the next 24 months. The contract will run through January 31, 2008.
The ED3C was established in July 2004 to create and implement a cooperative economic development strategy for the County. Recognizing the need for a carefully crafted strategy to encourage and promote economic development, the scope of the contract between the BCC and the ED3C was changed to provide a detailed economic assessment of the County. With that work substantially completed, the ED3C has developed a framework for planning, developing, implementing, and managing a strategic economic development program plan for Clermont County that will evolve over the next two years. The ED3C will facilitate the program encouraging involvement of the private sector, the Board of County Commissioners and other key stakeholders.
"Our aggressive pursuit of land development for new business parks, the use of innovative financing tools for improving the County's road network, and establishing a dedicated funding source for economic development will all be tied together with planning and input from the private sector through the ED3C," said Clermont County Commission Vice President Robert L. Proud.
"Bob Proud, Mary Walker and I have made economic development one of the primary focuses of the past four years. The components that we have brought together will assure that Clermont County has the most progressive economic development program in the region," said Clermont County Commissioner Scott Croswell.
For additional information contact Clermont County Communications Director Kathy Lehr at (513) 732-7597.