Local economic development continues to evolve, and the Marshall County Economic Development Corporation (MCEDC) website, www.marshallcountyedc.org, has been updated to reflect that evolution. MCEDC has laid the groundwork for success and is attracting a lot of attention to the area. The MCEDC updated website will improve on how information about Marshall County is delivered and how that message is presented.
What was once perceived as simply marketing available industrial sites has come to incorporate more information needed by business decision makers such as quality of life. Economic Development research bears out the increased importance that a region’s quality of life plays in attracting and retaining business and workforce. The new website does an improved job of encompassing the type of work MCEDC continues to successfully accomplish.
In addition to commercial sites that are available and marketed for prospective site locators, information on the available workforce, the cost of doing business and the success stories of businesses located in Marshall County are highlighted on the new site.
Marshall County and the local communities have taken deliberate steps to encourage capital investment and the creation of new jobs by local industry. These business-friendly policies are highlighted on the website along with the attention getting results these policies are producing. Communities within Marshall County are striving to reduce the risk of locating and doing business here.
“Marshall County Economic Development Corporation has a proven strategy that has helped foster success for retaining and growing Marshall County industry and has successfully attracted several new businesses to the county growing the local economy,” said Jerry Chavez, President/CEO of MCEDC. “This success has garnered attention from state and national decision makers. Our new website has been improved to provide additional information and capitalize on this increased interest.”
Along with these traditional economic development features more nuanced quality of life elements are presented. The industry standards for economic development websites encompass areas such as housing, education, and recreation and are highlighted on the new site. These are areas that continued research show weigh heavily on decisions about relocation of industry and workforce.
MCEDC is grateful for all their investors and have featured these investors prominently on the new website. Big Idea Company, LLC has given the updated website a fresh look featuring videos and graphics that reflect the Marshall County community. MCEDC wishes to extend a special thank you to Wabash Valley Power Alliance and Marshall County REMC for their sponsorship towards the website. While the updated website has been made live on Thursday September 17, it may take as long as 24 hours for some domain name servers to update to the deliver the new content.