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Targeted Industry
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Targeted Industry


HCEDC supports industrial investment and development in the county.   Recent research has revealed significant potential for growth and investment in select sectors. These “targeted industries” are best situated to capitalize on strengths of the existing business environment, consequently creating a win, win situation for the enterprise, county and its residents.

Holmes County Targeted Industries 
  • Agribusiness
  • Tourism
  • Skilled Trades
  • Light Manufacturing
Local targeted industry sectors enable the council engage in strategic activities/initiatives which:  
  • Capitalize on supplier and customer linkages
  •  Reveal emerging niches and subclusters
  • Address a range of skill requirements (include both high wage jobs as well as jobs that meet the employment needs of existing residents that may currently lack high wage skills).
  • Devise recruitment strategies aimed focus on specific sectors delivering high wage jobs and/or high capital investments
  • Develop workforce initiatives with education/training designed to provide people with the skills to move up career ladders;
  • Focus on traded sectors industries and firms that sell their products/services outside of this Region, and thereby bring income and wealth into this community.