Huron County Development Council

The Huron County Development Council has established strong working relationships

Economy. Community. Success.

Local economic development organizations and community leaders

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Partnerships And Collaborations

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HCDC Executive Director Carol Knapp serves on a number of local and regional boards, committees, and organizations to enhance our economic and workforce development efforts.  These partnerships and collaborations play a vital role in the success of our county and region.

 
 
 

 Local Partnerships

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TEAM NEO (NORTHEAST OHIO) JOBS OHIO
Christine Nelson - Managing Director

Team NEO is the JobsOhio Northeast Economic Development Region.  The northeast region is comprised of 18 counties.  Carol represents Huron County at Team NEO monthly partner meetings.


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WILLARD AREA ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (WAEDC)
Donald Graham - President

Carol serves as an Ex-Officio member of the WAEDC Board of Directors.  The WAEDC Board meets every other month.   


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CITY OF WILLARD

Jim Ludban - City Manager

The City of Willard has graciously provided office space in City Hall for HCDC to better serve the southern portion of the county.  Carol generally spends one day a week in Willard and meets with Jim to coordinate the economic development efforts for Willard.


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VILLAGE OF NEW LONDON
John Martin - Mayor
Shawn Pickworth - Village Administrator

Carol works directly with John and Shawn on economic development opportunities in the Village of New London.  Most recently, the New London Community Reinvestment Area (CRA) was created with the entire village designated as a CRA.  HCDC assisted in negotiating New London's first CRA agreement with Firelands Electric Cooperative.  HCDC also assisted in preparation of a Transportation Improvement District (T-I-D) application which received funding. 


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NORWALK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NEDC)
Heather Horowitz - Executive Director

Heather and Carol meet monthly to share information and determine how they can work together for the betterment of Norwalk and Huron County.


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HURON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Kelley Lippus, Director

HCDC is a member of the Huron County Chamber.  


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WILLARD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ricky Branham, Director

HCDC is a member of the Willard Chamber. 


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HURON COUNTY WIOA BOARD

Carol Knapp serves as President of this Board

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ERIE BASIN RC&D BOARD
Greg Small - Director

Carol Knapp serves as Secretary/Treasurer of this Board


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DEVELOPMENT FUND OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
Chris Burnham - Director

Carol Knapp serves as Vice President of this Board.


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HURON COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION

Carol Knapp is a member of this organization.


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WILLARD PAC (PERFORMING ARTS CENTER) COMMITTEE
Johanna Beebe - Leader of the PAC

Carol is providing assistance and guidance to this committee.  HCDC serves as fiscal agent for the Wil-PAC Project. 


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FUTURE MAKERS PLANNING COMMITTEE

Carol, Abbey Bemis (Erie County Economic Development Corporation), & Elaine Colvin are the planning committee for the 2018 Future Makers Manufacturing Showcase Event.


 

Regional Partnerships

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Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation
Beth Hannam - Executive Director

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Seneca County Economic Development Corporation
David Zak - President & CEO

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Ottawa County Community Improvement Corporation 
Jamie Bier-Grant - Director

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Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC)
Abbey Bemis - Director

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