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EDCC Program by Starr Lehl

  1. 1. Economic Development Certified Community Program
  2. 2. Criteria <ul><li>Organization </li></ul><ul><li>Updated, consistent web presence </li></ul><ul><li>Comprehensive Community Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Active Business & Retention Program </li></ul><ul><li>Local “Target” Identification </li></ul><ul><li>Building/Site availability – “controlled” </li></ul><ul><li>Infrastructure </li></ul><ul><li>Local financing/business assistance </li></ul>
  3. 3. Organization <ul><li>Lead agency? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By-laws or charter? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Staffing? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Local development entities’ coordination? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Local government support & cooperation? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Village or city </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>County </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Regional entity such as multi-county economic development entity and/or economic development district </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Comprehensive Assessment <ul><li>Assessment process within community? </li></ul><ul><li>Economic development strategic plan </li></ul><ul><ul><li>May be part of larger community plan, but must have section with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Economic Development focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>or clearly defined economic </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>development goals </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Business and Retention Program <ul><li>Also known as “BR & E” </li></ul><ul><li>Business Climate </li></ul><ul><li>- level of risk for leaving </li></ul><ul><li>-satisfaction where doing business </li></ul><ul><li>Workforce </li></ul><ul><li>Expansion & Investment Plans </li></ul><ul><li>-growth potential </li></ul><ul><li>Business Assistance Programs </li></ul><ul><li>How do you actively communicate and work with existing businesses? </li></ul>
  6. 6. “ Target” Identification <ul><li>What is existing industry section? </li></ul><ul><li>What are you trying to attract to your community? </li></ul><ul><li>How did you arrive at those “targets”? </li></ul><ul><li>Marketing plan to address targets? </li></ul><ul><li>* Timelines, responsible parties? </li></ul>
  7. 7. Training…. <ul><li>Any trainings conducted by DED or partners such as NPPD or other utility providers </li></ul><ul><li>  Spring or Fall NEDA Conferences </li></ul><ul><li>DED Briefings held around state 2-3 times yearly </li></ul><ul><li>NPPD Briefings </li></ul><ul><li>“ Winning Projects”, August of “08 </li></ul><ul><li>  Any training conducted by site selectors or consultants such as Wadley-Donovan or McCallum Sweeney </li></ul><ul><li>Heartland training </li></ul><ul><li>  EDI training (Economic Development Institute) </li></ul><ul><li>  MAEDC or IEDC training (Mid America Economic Development Council & International Economic Development Council) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Mock Prospect Visit <ul><li>PROSPECT PROPOSAL </li></ul><ul><li>PROJECT RESPONSE TEAM </li></ul><ul><li>ON-SITE CLIENT VISITS </li></ul><ul><li>MOCK PROSPECT VISIT </li></ul>
  9. 9. “ Controlled” building or site <ul><li>Must be entered on LocationOne Information System (LOIS) and Nebraska Economic Development Information (NEDI) </li></ul><ul><li>Title has no liens against it? </li></ul>
  10. 13. Infrastructure <ul><li>For controlled site.. </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Phase I environmental assessment complete? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Utility placement/redundancy? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Permit process/timelines? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Zoning? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Flood plain, wetlands, endangered species? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How do these items “fit” with targets? </li></ul></ul>
  11. 14. Local Financing Business Assistance <ul><li>Summarize local and/or regional financing options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Revolving loans? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>LB 840? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>CDBG reuse funds? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Private investment clubs? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Incentives (financial and non-financial) </li></ul><ul><li>Business and Entrepreneurial assistance? </li></ul>
  12. 15. Benefits of becoming an EDCC <ul><li>Better positioned for economic development opportunities </li></ul><ul><li>Properly identified and documented as ready for economic development </li></ul><ul><li>Marketed to business and industry </li></ul><ul><li>Publicly recognized as economic development leaders </li></ul><ul><li>ED CDBG points on scoring </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible to apply for “Downtown Revitalization” </li></ul><ul><li>Eligible to apply for “New Neighborhoods” </li></ul><ul><li>NIFA tax credit points </li></ul>
  13. 20. Recertification <ul><li>Long-Range </li></ul><ul><ul><li>community strategic plan with economic development component </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>funding plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Economic development evaluation from prior 3 years </li></ul><ul><li>Local point of contact </li></ul><ul><li>Every three years, a community with EDCC designation must submit a recertification application… </li></ul>
  14. 21. Certified Communities February, 2010
  15. 22. For more information, contact: Linda Black [email_address] (308) 991-2986

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