Officials addressing future of Tuscola County EDC

Steve Erickson, executive director, Tuscola County Economic Development Corp.
Steve Erickson, executive director, Tuscola County Economic Development Corp.

The Tuscola County Economic Development Corp. board of directors has formed a subcommittee to formulate a strategic plan for the organization, which also will be discussed by the Tuscola County Board of Commissioners Monday.
Tuscola County Economic Development Corp. (TCEDC) board member Mary Kulis presented the idea through motion at the organization’s meeting Tuesday.
The board unanimously approved the motion to form a strategic planning committee.
“I think it would be important for us to get a sense of our priorities,” said Kulis, area manager of Consumers Energy. “I think it would be a good idea to form a strategic planning committee. We haven’t really identified our strengths and weaknesses and this would be a good opportunity to do so.”
TCEDC is a “special-unit agency” of Tuscola County started in 1982 by a group of farmers.
The EDC came up during a Sept. 29 county board meeting when Sen. Mike Green, R-Mayville, said the county “would be dead without it,” referring to the important role the TCEDC has in the county’s economy.
TCEDC is essentially a three-person team working to promote the economic success of Tuscola County – it’s involved in everything from park planning and small business loans to retaining the area’s largest employers. (Read more)

(This story originally appeared in the Oct. 22, 2016 print edition of The Tuscola County Advertiser and can be read online in its entirety here)

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