Our mission is to facilitate business growth, retention, and attraction to promote community prosperity. Since its inception in 1985, the SEDC has developed strategies that result in the constructive, balanced economic growth of our region.
Working with our partners we have developed a three-part strategy to fulfill our mission to facilitate business, growth, retention, and attraction to promote community prosperity.
Our strategic plan focuses on three focus areas:
- building leadership
- connecting communities
- creating competitive locations.
Serving as the “first-source” advocate for business development, we provide direct service to small business, shepherd business development projects and pursue sector strategies that make sense for the Siskiyou County economy. One key to economic development is creating self-reliant, collaborative community leadership.
Through this initiative, we seek to provide economic development expertise and coordinate with partners to bring resources to outlying areas. We accomplish this by assisting with and facilitating activities such as the Siskiyou Downtown Revitalization Group and partnering with nonprofit organizations.
Creating Competitive Locations
Creating competitive location means leveraging resources to create “shovel-ready” real estate, identifying and promoting marketable sites, and developing infrastructure to meet the demands of the marketplace. We accomplish this through projects like the Siskiyou Brownfields program and enhancing infrastructure to accommodate electric and alternative fuel vehicles.