Strategic Priorities

Diversify Noble County’s Economic Base

Why?  To develop a more diverse economic environment for Noble County and decrease exposure to risk.

Key Actions:

  • Encourage and educate existing industries on diversification opportunities
  • Proactively recruit industries that will diversify the economic base
  • Develop an eco-system for entrepreneurs

Strengthen Collaborations Throughout the County

Why?  Increased collaborations and alignment of resources lead to economic growth.

Key Actions:

  • Encourage and help facilitate the creation of a shared Noble County Vision
  • Assist in the education of elected officials and key stakeholders as it relates to economic development
  • Encourage and facilitate collaboration between local chambers of commerce
  • Support and enhance the efforts of the Noble County Convention and Visitors Bureau 

Expand Marketing and Communication Efforts

Why?  Increased communications with site selectors, industries, and key stakeholders may create more opportunities for growth in Noble County

Key Actions:

  • Support the Northeast Indiana Regional Partnership
  • Continue to develop relationships with Noble County industries
  • Enhance the NCEDC website
  • Develop and implement a fully integrated marketing and communication plan

Diversify the Funding Stream of the NCEDC

Why?  To balance the financial support between private and public sources to support and sustain operations.

Key Actions:

  • Identify potential funding sources by analyzing beneficiaries of NCEDC’s services
  • Investigate and capitalize on opportunities to share resources with like-minded entities
  • Continue to seek grant support for special projects