Our mission is to expand and diversify the economy throughout Richland and Wilkin County by retaining and recruiting jobs, growing strong and sustainable industry sectors, and promoting business competitiveness for Richland and Wilkin County.
Our objective is to become the premier economic development organization in the Midwest through a customized sector-based client services program focused on business retention, expansion, and recruitment. Most of all, we are committed to being your go-to source for economic information on Wahpeton and Breckenridge, as well as all cities in Richland and Wilkin County.
Objective 1: Grow Local Jobs – Help existing employers retain and expand jobs to improve economic vitality county-wide
In any community, most jobs are created locally. SVEDA will work with local employers to identify opportunities for growth, help increase the number of jobs in Richland and Wilkin County and foster a diverse and sustainable economy.
Objective 2: Recruit New Businesses – Recruit growing companies, especially businesses that compliment current industries, industries that has a high growth forecast, and businesses that diversify our industry mix.
SVEDA will work quickly and aggressively to respond to company and site selector requests and identify high-growth “gazelle” companies
Proactively market the region in collaboration with other economic development partners utilizing enhanced recruitment materials, website content, and social media platforms
Objective 3: Support Startups – Cultivate Richland and Wilkin County’s next generation of businesses and entrepreneurs
The creation of new businesses is another valuable way we can grow the economy of this region. To increase the chances of business success, SVEDA will support and promote a variety of opportunities for startup and entrepreneurial assistance.