The Missouri Department of Economic Development (DED) has announced approval of Enhanced Enterprise Zone (EEZ) designation for Sullivan County. This designation will allow county officials to continue to move forward with economic development efforts.
“Our top priority is to support economic development and help to create jobs,” DED Director Linda Martínez said. “Helping Sullivan County utilize the important Enhanced Enterprise Zone program to support its economic development initiatives demonstrates our continued commitment to getting Missouri’s economy back on track.”
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.