The Economic Development Center, Inc. (E.D.C.) will combat the deterioration of the community by assisting residents in developing and growing small businesses. In addition, decent housing affordable to low-income and moderate-income; training and workshops; creating an environment where companies will want to locate within the community, and community residents will have the resources needed to improve quality of life.
The E.D.C. using a diverse slate of programs will be distinctive in serving the various people of the region, especially the working class and historically under-served and low-income populations. Using a holistic approach to its commitment to the growth and development of the local economy through The E.D.C. will be collaborative, distinguished by partnerships with existing institutions, both public and private.