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  • EDC/Team Jefferson

    • Education
    • Non-Profits
    • Consultants
    2409 Jefferson Street
    Port Townsend, WA 98365
    (360) 379-4693
    • About

      Here is a brief overview of Team Jefferson's objectives, strategic priorities, and programming.

      Mission: To retain current jobs and develop new jobs by growing our local economy

      Strategic Priorities:
      1) Set a new tone - focus on assets/ encourage collaboration / be business friendly.
      2) Build credibility - manage EDC professionally, convene, facilitate, and support.

      Programmatic Themes:
      1) Energize Entrepreneurs: Innovation is the key to the new economy. 90% of rural jobs in the last two decades developed by existing businesses. Focus on assets of current core businesses and clusters. Entrepreneurship can be taught and mentored; self-employment is higher paying and locally owned business are more stable.
      2) Attract and keep young emerging workforce and entrepreneurs: An aging demographic needs to focus on efforts to recruit and grow a new high-skills/high-wages workforce and young entrepreneurial families. We reco