On April 9, 2015 Campbell County Economic Development Corporation (CCEDC) held our annual event at the Gillette College Tec Center. The board of directors and staff would like to thank those who attended and helped us celebrate 30 years of economic development in Campbell County. We would also like to thank Senator Michael Von Flatern for being our keynote speaker. During this event we discussed the last 30 years of economic development, the changes that have been seen, and the accomplishments that have been made. The future of economic development was also discussed, and we are excited where we are heading.
During this event, CCEDC unveiled our new name and logo. We will now be known as Energy Capital Economic Development. Board President, Heidi Hockett, stated, "While we were developing our strategic plan, we really wanted to focus on a name that encompassed our community. We're a community rich in natural resources. With the Powder River Basin producing 40% of the nation's coal, what better name than Energy Capital Economic Development."
We also revealed our new mission statement: stimulate and facilitate a diverse economy through business retention, expansion, and recruitment. With the completion of our strategic plan consisting of five sets of goals to help our community in areas such as: business outreach, business and industrial parks, and exploring value added for existing businesses, They plan to be out in the community visiting with you, the businesses, organizations and others that are the backbone of Campbell County.
One of our strategic goals is a strong Business Expansion and Retention (BEAR) committee. Businesses in the community will receive calls and visits from different local entities, including the Campbell County Chamber of Commerce, Gillette College, and Small Business Development Center, Manufacturing Works and others to sit down and visit with your company to learn about you and to see what issues are affecting your business. With that information Energy Capital Economic Development will be able to identify emerging and existing trends and issues affecting all businesses in the community and start developing solutions that will help build a stronger and better environment for business.