Identifying available, skilled workers crucial to community’s future

Thursday, December 12, 2019

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The mission of the Jacksonville Regional Economic Development Corp. (JREDC) has remained the same since its inception as the Jacksonville Area Industrial Corp. in 1964: to create, expand, recruit and retain job opportunities for Morgan County.

Today, the JREDC Board of Directors and staff are dedicated to continuing this mission through business attraction and business creation initiatives, retention and expansion of current industry and development of our workforce in both Morgan and Scott counties.

To achieve this work critical to the health of our regional economy, JREDC’s Board of Directors adopted a five-year Regional Economic Development Plan in 2018, identifying seven goals that guide our daily work. These strategies include improving quality of place, creating an entrepreneurial ecosystem, strengthening the region’s workforce, assisting existing businesses to expand and grow, developing available properties in the region, engaging community-based organizations and pursuing development that diversifies the region’s economy.

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