Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) programs are the most critical economic development programs implemented by a community. These programs support existing businesses and help them grow. The programs garner support from existing businesses who can then help develop and implement other programs. Existing businesses are frequently important tax payers, major employers, and supporters of broader community enhancement programs. Business Retention & Expansion programs help make business leaders feel good about their contributions to the community, and increase the likelihood that they will stay and hopefully grow with the community.
Following are Business Retention and Expansion services offered by EDP Best Practices, LLC:
Training – BRE Programs Overview: Provide a comprehensive presentation highlighting a variety of BRE programs from simple to complex. Discuss with the Board and Staff which programs might be a best fit at this time and ways to implement the programs with current resources.
BRE Plan / Program Development: Work with the Board and Staff to develop a Business Retention & Expansion (BRE) Plan and / or Program emphasizing practical efforts and programs supporting existing businesses.
BRE Resources: These Business Retention & Expansion resources and examples represent best practices from Agencies large to small.