The EDA is in existence not only to help promote new businesses within the city, but to also help retain and redevelop businesses already in existence within the city.
The goals of the EDA are to:
- Develop sites which would be economically infeasible to develop without public assistance
- Encourage the development of housing within the city that is safe, diverse, and which gives our citizens affordable options to own a home
- Help restore blighted properties and downtown historic buildings by encouraging redevelopment activities
- Increase the amounts and types of services offered within the city