THE ISSUE: A new model for EDC.
OUR OPINION: Private effort may work, but government still must be at the table.
The county’s economic development council (EDC) has voted to adopt a new strategy moving away from government funding and leadership in the organization.
The EDC, which solicits new industry to relocate or expand in the county and create employment opportunities, will now become a private organization. In doing so, the EDC will turn away from the use of government funds to supports its efforts.