SERVICES WE PROVIDE
As the county's designated lead economic development organization, the Huron County Development Council maintains the State database of available buildings and sites. Properties must be listed on this database to be eligible for response to state-generated economic development leads. We work with our local economic development and community partners to be sure that the database is populated with accurate information on all available sites in the county.
HCDC receives and distributes state-generated economic development leads to our local economic development partners and communities. HCDC is the only agency in the county that can respond to these leads on behalf of our communities. We provide assistance with preparation of RFIs (Requests for Information) that may be required with the proposed site response.
To the Region
The economic development services HCDC provides do not stop at the county borders.
HCDC takes a regional approach to economic development by collaborating with our neighboring counties to address common issues. Our five-county Manufacturing Month Team has planned impactful events over the last four years to bring awareness to career opportunities in the manufacturing fields and assist our businesses in meeting their workforce needs.
To the County
HCDC Represents Huron County
As the county's designated lead economic development organization, the Huron County Development Council represents the county's interest with a number of local, regional, and state organizations and agencies.
To The Communities
The Huron County Development Council works closely with local economic development organizations and governmental leaders to position communities for economic growth and assist with projects.
HCDC recently assisted the Village of New London and City of Willard with creation of Community Reinvestment Areas to spur residential and commercial development in their communities. We are presently working on creating a CRA for the Village of Wakeman. HCDC played a significant role in the development and implementation of the Willard Comprehensive Plan. Wakeman and New London have expressed an interest in HCDC assisting their villages with developing comprehensive plans for their communities.
Additional services HCDC can provide our communities include Annexation assistance, Enterprise Zone Management/Reporting, CRA Creation, Management/Reporting, and Special Project Assistance.
To The Businesses
Each Economic Development Opportunity Is Different
The Huron County Development Council offers custom-designed economic development and workforce assistance to our clients. We meet with our businesses and listen to their needs and help develop a program to provide them with the greatest assistance. We walk our clients through the entire process whether it is HCDC direct assistance or assistance from one of our expert resources.
We work to position the county for increased economic development opportunities by establishing and administering the Huron County Transportation Improvement District and will serve as the Administrator of the Huron County Land Bank which is in the process of being created. HCDC serves as the Community Improvement Corporation for the majority of the county as well.
Services include, but are not limited to Business startup assistance, Relocation assistance, Business expansion assistance, Workforce assistance, Financial resource assistance, Potential incentive assistance, and Permitting and licensing assistance.
BUSINESS RETENTION & EXPANSION
The HCDC BR & E Program is a county-wide business retention and expansion program that provides us with the opportunity to get to know our businesses better, identify specific needs of businesses and determine how we can be of assistance, and analyze common issues and trends that exist throughout the county so that programs and assistance can be provided to benefit our entire county.