The Economic Department is working to develop and apply new ideas, techniques, and technologies to generate and improve productivity levels, fiscal sustainability, business development, job growth, and quality of life within White County.
Unique strengths and competitive advantage are the key concepts which underlie all strategies that are effective in building and maintaining White County’s local economy. Understanding the dynamics of White County’s economy, the production, distribution, and consumption of goods and services is critically important to optimizing the ability to move forward. These dynamics impact every aspect in the quality of life for White County residents and every form of business. Economic vitality in the county is based on the ability of businesses to meet consumer needs.
"The communities that prosper will be those that develop strategies to create resilient local economies that make the unique strengths of their people and their place a source of competitive advantage.” (The President’s Council on Sustainable Development, 1998)