OGEMAW COUNTY WELCOMED LT GOVERNOR GILCHRIST ON WEDNESDAY. THE LT GOVERNOR WAS IN TOWN TO PARTICIPATE IN A ROUNDTABLE CONVERSATION WITH LOCAL BUSINESSES AND AREA OFFICIALS ABOUT THE COUNTY'S SUCCESSES, NEEDS AND HOPES, AND HOW THE STATE GOVERNMENT CAN BE A BETTER PARTNER IN DEVELOPING THE AREA.
April 6, 2022
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Volunteers sought for EDC Committees
Ogemaw Economic Development Corporation (EDC) is seeking volunteers who would like to use their skills and talents to help business development in Ogemaw County. The Ogemaw EDC works in various ways to help promote, facilitate and spur business development including offering education on business management, employee development and leadership, potential site information, financial assistance and help to mitigate business obstacles. These functions are accomplished through the director, board and committees of the Ogemaw EDC.
The EDC has established three committees to focus on its goals. It is for these committees that the Board is seeking volunteers.
Business Education and Workforce Development Committee – Responsible to develop and access education in a variety of methods for the benefit of current and potential business owners as well as current and potential employees. An example of this would be the annual Economic Outlook session, which in 2020-21 was changed to a series of recorded webinars.
Site Selection and Community Development Committee – Promotes available commercial sites to entrepreneurs, investors and developers. An example is the site listing on the Ogemaw EDC webpage (www.ogemawedc.com). Community development is about assisting with local community initiatives to enhance the economy including broadband expansion, childcare development and housing.
Financial Resource Committee – Works in partnership with financial institutions and small business associations to help businesses during all stages of business development and during times of shared crises. An example of this is the leadership for local administration of COVID-relief grants.
Committees meet approximately monthly to quarterly and are chaired by a Board member. If you are interested or have questions about serving on one of these committees, please contact EDC Director Penny Payea. A committee member application will be provided. A limited number of positions are available.
Being involved through EDC committees is a great way to give back to your community and to help shape the future course of it. The Ogemaw County EDC operates countywide and works to promote business benefiting every part of the county.