Livingston County Economic Development is marking the two-year anniversary of the Grow LivCo brand in conjunction with Economic Development Week, from May 9 to May 13, 2022. Economic Development Week celebrates the contributions of positive economic development and explains the role of the profession in the local community. During this week, communities across North America will celebrate and recognize the contributions made by professional economic developers to create more economically vibrant and livable communities.
Two years ago, Livingston County Economic Development launched a long-term, sustainable brand, Grow LivCo which represents the office’s dedication to growing and developing all aspects of life in Livingston County. From strengthening towns, Main Streets, and neighborhoods to driving the local economy, retaining and attracting residents and visitors, and elevating the quality of life in the region, Livingston County Economic Development is building a place where nature and culture reinforce one another.
“Over the past year, we have worked on new projects and funding opportunities including bringing Livingston County Tourism into our office, awarding $1.75 million in Covid-19 recovery funding, and expanding business in James Steele Commerce Park in Avon, all of which continue to improve the business landscape and quality of life of Livingston County,” says Bill Bacon, Director of Livingston County Economic Development. “Economic Development Week is the perfect time to celebrate our recent projects and look towards our future plans for growth.”
Created in 2016 by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC), the largest international professional trade association for economic developers, Economic Development Week aims to increase awareness for local programs that create jobs, advance career development opportunities, and improve the quality of life in communities everywhere.
“Economic developers play essential roles in promoting the economic health and vitality of their communities — a fact that has only been proven further by the events of the past two years,” says IEDC President & CEO Nathan Ohle. “The 2022 Economic Development Week will serve to recognize, honor and celebrate the ingenuity and leadership practitioners have shown in working to create a more equitable and prosperous future for everyone.”
To learn more about Livingston County Economic Development, visit Grow LivCo online at growlivco.com. To learn more about Economic Development Week, visit IEDC online.
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