Economic & Workforce Development
The CSRA RC provides economic and workforce development services to each of its member jurisdictions. Staff have expertise in a variety of areas designed to assist with business recruitment and retention, economic development, and workforce and youth leadership and skills training.
Designated by the U.S. Department of Commerce as the region's Economic Development District, the CSRA RC works with local economic development agencies throughout the recruitment and retention process. Staff also prepare an annual Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) document that outlines economic development goals and objectives for each county.
CSRA counties have active economic development programs and expend substantial resources providing assistance to their existing business base. Competition for new businesses is fierce, and local and state incentive packages continue to grow. Increasingly, only communities with substantial incentive packages to offer are successful in attracting major new employers.