The county Department of Economic Development, headed by Lisa J. Morina, is split into three divisions: Business…More Development, Community Development and the Workforce Investment Board.
The Division of Business Development offers listings of available property, small business seminars, business planning resources and information on federal, state and county business incentives.
The Division of Community Development administers the federally-funded HOME Investment Partnership program and Community Development Block Grants, which cover programs such as Owner Occupied Residential Rehabilitation. It also provides financial assistance to municipalities for projects such as building community and youth centers and rebuilding streets in low- and moderate-income housing areas.
The Workforce Investment Board (WIB) is a partnership between business executives and county and state government. It works with the county One-Stop Career Centers and aims to educate and train workers in the county to meet the needs of their communities.