Partnerships And Collaborations
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.
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.
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.
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. 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 assists with preparation of Transportation Improvement District (T-I-D) applications.
NORWALK ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT CORPORATION (NEDC)
Heather Horowitz - Executive Director
Heather and Carol collaborate on programs for the betterment of Norwalk and Huron County.
HURON COUNTY CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Kelley Lippus, Director
HCDC is a member of the Huron County Chamber.
WILLARD AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE
Ricky Branham, Director
HURON COUNTY WORKFORCE INNOVATION AND OPPORTUNITY ACT" (WIOA) BOARD
Carol Knapp serves as President of this Board
Huron County is part of Area 7 Workforce development region consisting of 43 counties.
ERIE BASIN RC&D BOARD
Greg Small - Director
Carol Knapp serves as Secretary/Treasurer of this Board
DEVELOPMENT FUND OF THE WESTERN RESERVE
Chris Burnham - Director
Carol Knapp serves as Vice President of this Board.
HURON COUNTY TOWNSHIP ASSOCIATION
Carol Knapp is a member of this organization.
FUTURE MAKERS PLANNING COMMITTEE
HCDC, ECEDC, & EHOVE collaborate to host the annual Future Makers Manufacturing Showcase Event.
The event will take place on October 8 & 9, 2019 at EHOVE career center.
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.
Sandusky County Economic Development Corporation
Beth Hannam - Executive Director
Tiffin-Seneca Economic Partnership
David Zak - President & CEO
Ottawa County Community Improvement Corporation
Jamie Bier-Grant - Director
Erie County Economic Development Corporation (ECEDC)
Abbey Bemis - Director