Supporting Economic Development In the Ste. Genevieve Region
The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is a non-profit subsidiary of the Ste. Genevieve Area Chamber of Commerce, who focuses on promoting an improved quality of life for all and supporting industrial and economic development in the region.
Serving as a resource for businesses, the IDC’s main role is bringing people together to solve the economic and development issues of the area. The IDC connects businesses to the right resources so progress can be made, whether it’s to overcome a challenge, find necessary information, or expand. Reacting to the need on the street, the IDC will work side by side with businesses, municipalities, and residents to make the overall community stronger.
For current businesses, the IDC can serve as a financial resource, pointing owners towards appropriate avenues for funding. If a business is experiencing an impediment towards growth or being able to maintain operations, we’ll do whatever we can to provide a means for overcoming that hurdle. If an industry is experiencing a workforce shortage, we’ll get them in touch with educational institutions or other areas for recruitment. The goal of the IDC is to help businesses get the resources they need to succeed.
When it comes to attracting potential businesses to the area, the IDC works in conjunction with city and county groups to make sure the area is putting its best face forward. This includes working on access to build sites and industrial facilities, among others. Recently, the IDC supported the region’s pursuit of becoming a Certified Work Ready Community. This certification is attractive to industry looking to relocate or expand, showing that the Ste. Genevieve region has skilled workers at the ready to fill needed positions.
IDC board members are elected from members of the Chamber of Commerce. The board strives to represent a cross-section of the industries and interests in the region, from banking, education, and health care to mining, agriculture, and retail. Our aim is to have a background in all areas important to the people of the Ste. Genevieve area.
Our doors are always open. If your business is experiencing a need or roadblock you can’t get past, we want to know about it and we want to help. Feel free to stop into our office, give a call, or connect with us right now. Your feedback is welcome and needed to help us keep Ste. Genevieve growing into the future.
The Industrial Development Corporation exist to promote the development and retention of business, industry and economic growth and to foster a continually improving quality of life for Ste. Genevieve County.