A Changing Landscape for Success

Acting as a steward, the Authority will facilitate economic development that preserves and enhances the quality of life for Perry County.

The Perry County Economic Development Authority (PCEDA) was established in 1973 by the Perry County Board of Commissioners. It exists as a quasi-public entity and a subsidiary branch of the county government. It is governed by a diverse 21-member board of directors who meet monthly to set the direction, project agenda and budget for the organization. PCEDA is funded through a mix of county support and state and federal grants.

Our focus is on asset-based development where we cultivate our innumerable assets and intentionally grow the development in Perry County.

At the PCEDA we:

  • Promote existing industry
  • Offer support and education
  • Create business plans
  • Mentor entrepreneurs
  • Source funding
  • Advocate for community resources
  • Assist with expansions for businesses in our community
  • Assess county needs and facilitate solutions, such as an agriculture feasibility study and a downtown revitalization project
  • Highlight business and tourism promotion efforts

In addition to traditional business ventures and financial expansion opportunities, the PCEDA works to bolster the economic resilience of our communities. We help to grow Perry County’s arts and cultural programs, historical sites, such as our quilt barn and covered bridge trails. Our recreational activities are plentiful due to our state parks and forests, game lands and the Appalachian Trail. We also boast two gorgeous rivers that offer great canoeing, kayaking, fishing and adventure opportunities.

In Perry County, we are spoiled by the high quality of local goods and produce with small and large family farms that offer fresh produce, wines, beers, ciders, small-batch ice cream, cured meats and cheeses.

Our goal is to improve the local economy by facilitating a business-ready climate in our county supported by a strong quality of life. Preemptively finding solutions to potential issues in our economy is what makes us a strong resource for local businesses.

We are always cultivating new answers to the following questions:

  • What do our agricultural businesses need to succeed in an increasingly difficult industry?
  • How do we cultivate the next generation of business leaders?
  • What do we need to do today to excel in the future?

Contact us today for business support and to discuss resources to help you grow your business.

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