Economic Development
Responsible for the development and implementation of projects designed to encourage and enhance economic development in our communities.



This committee developments programs and support the signature programs on financial planning, fiscal responsibility, investments and entrepreneurship. They also encourage support of businesses owned by women and other minorities. National economic trends, such as unstable employment, the threat to Social Security as we know it, and the widening gap between wealth and poverty are the basis for the development of the signature program, FINANCIAL FORTITUDE SEMINAR AND EXPO.



Hosted by local entrepreneurs and volunteers, "How to Start a Business"

Workshop #1 Topics and Discussion focused on:

  • Self-Evaluation

  • Choosing the Right Business

  • Getting Educated

  • Legal Structures of Businesses

  • Location! Location! Location!

  • Start-Up Capital

  • Business Plan-Write It Out!

  • Record Keeping

  • Pricing & Business Strategy

  • Making a Business Beter

Workshop #2 Topics & Discussion: 

  • Qualities of an Entrepreneur

  • Choosing the Right Business

  • Time Spent on Business

  • Commitment and Dedication Involved

  • Education and Experience Needed

  • Cost Involved in Starting Business



Volunteers collaborated with local vendors to provide networking and retail opportunities for participants while gaining useful business strategies to achieve the maximum impact.