Enhanced Enterprise Zone Designation Announced for Grundy County

20 May, 2009

The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has approved Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Grundy County that will allow the area to continue to move forward in its economic development efforts.

“Creating jobs and boosting economic development are the top priorities of this department and administration,” said DED Director Linda Martínez. “We are hopeful that DED taking an active role in enhancing Grundy County’s economic development efforts will lead to the creation of several new jobs throughout the county.”

The Enhanced Enterprise Zone program was implemented in 2004. Enhanced enterprise zones are specified geographic areas designated by local governments and certified by the Department of Economic Development. Zone designation is based on certain demographic criteria, the potential to create sustainable jobs in a targeted industry and a demonstrated impact on local cluster development.