2011 was a busy year for the DeWitt County Development Council.
Ruth Stauffer, Executive Director of the DC-DC, updated the Clinton City Council this week on their organization's activity over the past year. The goal of the group is to increase economic development within the county. Stauffer says a new revolving loan fund helped bring Serv-Pro to the county in 2011, and another un-named business is coming in 2012.
[audio:dcdcupdate1.mp3]Stauffer On Serv-Pro And 2012's Un Named Business[/audio]
Stauffer notes another major project for the DC-DC in 2011 was keeping an up-to-date business and jobs inventory for DeWitt County. She says it's surprising the number of businesses located within the county, and feels the job situation in the county is relatively stable.
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Looking ahead to 2012, Stauffer feels there are several attainable goals for the group. She says two highlights are the pursuit of a gas station/convenience store for some of the smaller communities in the county, as well as the ongoing Clinton Lake Development Project.
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The City of Clinton, along with DeWitt County and Farmer City, are the primary funding sources for the DeWitt County Development Council.