...to stimulate economic prosperity in Jackson County
As the Midwest, the U.S. and the world continue to emerge and recover from the great recession, aggressive, focused and professional economic development strategies will be determining factors that separate the winners and losers among communities seeking to attract and retain jobs, investment and talent. Jackson County is well positioned to succeed in an increasingly competitive environment, thanks to recent improvements to its economic development approach. The Enterprise Group (EG), the County’s primary economic development organization since 1997, has recently reorganized and reinvigorated its efforts through new professional staff and a renewed commitment from its volunteer leaders and investors. The Imagine Jackson Initiative, launched in 2013, achieved a number of successes that created momentum and opportunities for enhanced growth and prosperity in the coming years. With the Imagine Jackson program, EG leaders and other stakeholders have been working to develop the next five-year plan - Imagine Jackson 2020.