To lead a community-focused economic development initiative that shapes, influences, and creates a more prosperous Hendry County
Engage, collaborate, and partner with local business owners to increase access to capital, infrastructure, partnerships, and skills demand solutions. Identify, empower, and encourage innovation and start up growth by supporting incubator, maker-space, co-work facility, and other entrepreneurial catalysts.
Engage business and education partners to collectively address workforce supply and demand issues. Expand access to vocational, career, and college programs with enhanced transportation and distance learning options. Additional emphasis on early learning community, and re-education of unemployed/underemployed residents.
Aggregate resources, ideas, partners, and stakeholders to identify and work for assets most needed in our County. Leverage external partners and programs, as well as local partners to ensure well-planned and sustainable growth. Deliver on the community needs of our future residents to ensure retention of diversified and talented workforce, citizens and their families.