The Pulaski County Community Development Commission Board members have a lot of projects on tap for this year.
“We’re going to continue to build our efforts towards some Youth Retention programming,” said Executive Director, Nathan Origer. “Ideally, we’d like to get some non-voting youth members on our board contributing. We are planning an Economic Summit for probably late spring and this year it’s going to focus on entrepreneurial development, business start-ups, people who have a business and need to figure out how to take the next step in expanding their businesses and sustaining their businesses.”
Origer was asked if he sees more businesses locating to Pulaski County.
“We don’t have any strong leads right now. We are going to emphasize that a lot more. Here, it’s been a lot of assisting with retention and expansion. In 2012, we’re going to be a little more proactive in trying to attract businesses, but we also want to pay attention to the kinds of companies that compliment our existing businesses.”