Business Expansion & Job Growth

Target industries

  • BioScience
  • Technology
  • Advance
  • Manufacturing/Sustainability
  • Food & Beverage Manufacturing
  • Wood Products
  • Construction
  • Healthcare industries


  • Incubate groups and organizations supporting targeted industries by providing administrative, event planning, and marketing services.
  • Retain and expand existing businesses by engaging and assisting target industries and other high-impact employers driving our economy:
    • Rapid Response Team to intervene in situations involving a company’s possible expansion or departure.
    • CEO roundtable meetings: create solutions to key challenges businesses are facing and connect public officials with targeted industries.
    • Guide businesses to local incentives in support of business location and growth
  • Host a summit series that brings together business leaders and national experts to share best practices in economic and workforce development, young professional engagement, and community solutions.
  • Serve as the proactive “voice of business” by rallying community support and advancing a business-friendly environment that encourages investment unimpeded by political and regulatory uncertainty.