The greater Watertown area is fortunate to have several agencies that drive its economic development. Most chambers of commerce have a separate division that focuses on economic development, but at the Greater Watertown-North Country Chamber of Commerce, we work in collaboration with those agencies in our community to maximize results.
When you think of economic development, most likely you hear the words: small business, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, tourism, workforce development and many others. Moreover, economic development is also about job creation, retaining and generating new business for our community, marketing the community and being one of many resources for economic growth.
The role of the GWNC chamber, in partnership with the area’s economic development colleagues, is to promote the “product” that is being sold, such as housing opportunities, education, workforce development and leadership opportunities.
Chambers of commerce and economic development organizations must work together, co-exist, understand and acknowledge the critical role each organization plays in the community and the region. [Read more...]