The mission of the Economic Development Authority (EDA) is to provide a professional management program that assists industrial and commercial development activities that minimize impacts to the environment, transportation systems, municipal water and sewer, and financial resources for the city.
The St. Joseph EDA, as a driving force for economic development, pursues the following core functions and strategic directions:
Organization Development Coordinate activities and goals with the City Council and Planning Commission
Infrastructure Development Assist with infrastructure development so that facilities and development sites are available and ready for development
Business Development Business recruitment, entrepreneurial development, and business retention and expansion
Workforce Development Working with state agencies to link available educational opportunities with business needs
Market Development Promoting the city both with existing business and potential new markets