Enhanced Enterprise Zone Designation to Lewis County Granted
9 Dec, 2009
The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Lewis County. This designation will allow county officials to continue to move forward with economic development efforts.
“Awarding this EEZ designation to Lewis County is evidence of DED’s continued commitment to working with communities to create new opportunities that will transform Missouri’s economy for the future,” DED Interim Director Katie Steele Danner said. “The Enhanced Enterprise Zone Program is a successful tool DED can bring to the table to assist local economic development efforts.”
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.