Okeechobee County EDC announces Economic Development Week

Posted 5/11/22

Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation marks the week of May 9 to May 13...

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Okeechobee County EDC announces Economic Development Week

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OKEECHOBEE — Okeechobee County Economic Development Corporation marks the week of May 9 to May 13, 2022, as   Economic Development Week. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.

Created in 2016 by International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.

“Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years,” says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone. I encourage everyone to begin planning their own celebrations that will lift up the important outcomes economic developers facilitate in their communities.”

The Okeechobee County Economic Development is working on several local initiatives with Okeechobee County and the City of Okeechobee including recruiting and retaining businesses within their prospective commerce parks and opportunity zones. The corporation is also working on a project to quantify and enhance the community’s developable assets and thus broaden economic and employment opportunities for the community.

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