Economic & Community Development
The Community and Economic Development Department supports on-going communication and regional planning goals within the seven-county BVCOG region. Through a strong emphasis on community and economic development, our staff works with city and county officials to concentrate on rural transportation planning, economic development, small business funding, community development, grant writing, demographic interpretation, and GIS and mapping services.
In order to effectively implement economic development projects through out the region, our staff has coordinated efforts with regional economic developers to create the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy. This plan, a requirement by the Economic Development Administration Planning Grant, serves as a guide in the continuation of current economic development projects and leads the way to undertake new projects in the region.