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The Economic Development Standing Committee 
  

                            

Betsy Shultz
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Chuck Forster
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Stephanie Matthews
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Laurel Crenshaw
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Shawn Winkler-Rios
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Teri Kohley
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Jay Bozievich
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Sid Leiken
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Funding Projects

The criteria for success are simple. How many jobs will be created and retained in this community? Are these family-wage jobs? How much revenue will keeping a business here generate? How much investment will recruiting new businesses bring?

This Committee brings a broad diversity of expertise and experience to the budget-making process and makes award-winning project recommendations to the Board of County Commissioners (BCC) for funding.

Every fiscal year the EDSC funds various workforce training programs, distance learning programs, business retention and expansion, lean managment training, telecommunications research and implementation, public works improvement projects and numerous other opportunities to develop Lane County's greater economy.

The Lane County economy is regionally and nationally competitve in several industry clusters, including high-tech manufacturing and biotechnology, secondary wood products manufacturing and sports equipment manufacturing. This committee of decision-makers is committed to allocating funding for the most successful projects.

Success Stories -- Learn more about the variety of projects the EDSC has funded and how the Lane County Community is benefitting from economic development.